Faces Solid Black Long Wear Pencil Review

by mehak on November 8, 2012

in A+, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Faces Cosmetics

Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Solid Black

Guest Post by Sktribal

There are many really good eye pencils for the upper lash line. In fact, most eyeliners fare somewhat well on the upper lash line (unless you have really oily lids). Finding a good eyeliner for the waterline, however, is usually a struggle. I have used a lot of traditional kajals as well as the Maybelline Colossal kajal but none of them fare that well on the waterline. The Colossal is by far the best of the ones I’ve tried till now. Getting the faces eye pencil was an impulse purchase. I was purchasing razors for my dad on an online shopping website but the final amount was too little to qualify for free shipping. So, I had to add something to my cart to avoid paying for shipping. I browsed around the website but couldn’t find anything I liked. I chanced upon the Faces cosmetics page and was looking at the eye pencil range when I realised I owned quite a few shades from the range. By then I was too bored and tired of looking for stuff to purchase so I randomly added this black eye pencil to my cart. I was a little apprehensive about the purchase because the reviews I’ve seen online of this shade were not very appealing. The swatches showed a really dull black but in reality it is a really smooth dark black pencil.

When I finally got my order, I swatched this pencil and was pleasantly surprised with the texture and colour. I tested it on the waterline and it goes on really smooth and intense in just one stroke. It is way better than the Colossal in this aspect. I have to really work the Colossal into my eyes with many strokes to get a smooth intense line. Faces Solid black doesn’t tug on the eyelids or sting the eyes. It’s like a traditional kajal but better. It also wears really long. I tested it on a day when my eyes were unusually watery. I applied it at around 2pm and when I checked at 7pm, the line had broken up a bit but the most of the colour and intensity was still there. I think it wears way better than the Colossal kajal and is probably more cost effective too.

The Colossal Kajal tube houses a short, tiny amount of the kajal whereas the Faces eye pencil is a full-length eyeliner/Kajal and will last you quite a while. I use this eye pencil almost exclusively for the waterline because I use gel liners for upper lash line. But for the purpose of this review, I tested the pencil on the upper lash line and it fares really well like all the other Faces long wear pencils I’ve tried. Overall, I’m really impressed with this eye pencil especially for its use as a kajal.
(In the pictures, I’ve compared the Faces pencil with Chambor jumbo kajal and Maybelline Colossal kajal. I’ve tested their resistance to water)

Rating: A+

Price: Rs 249

Overall Recommendation: This is an excellent black eye pencil from the Faces long wear eye pencil range that can be used on the upper lash line and waterline with excellent results. This particular shade, Solid Black seems to have been specially formulated for the waterline. I say this because I’ve tried using other shades from this range on the waterline and they aren’t as comfortable to wear as this one. I personally think that Solid Black is better value for money than the Colossal kajal and will last you much longer. This seems to be a highly underrated product but one that I’d highly recommend to all of you !

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

poorva November 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

im always on the look out for a kajal which will stay on my waterline, since my eyes r extremely watery!
i guess should try this out:)
great review:)


Manu November 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Yes, do try it out. It worked pretty well for me even when my eyes were unusually watery. I tried them again on a different day and it lasted the entire day :)


mishi March 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm

use it. its best..i havebeen using it and i can say that its the best


Embellished November 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’m using the colossal at present. Will probably get this next! (:


Manu November 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Even I have the Colossal..I thought it was really good till I used this one :)


seraphicgirl November 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Hey mehak! Thank you for putting this post up! It reminded me of my commitment to most of my readers about a review on this pencil which I was supposed to do. I think this is the best product in the market right now! Totally in love with it.


mehak November 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

m hearing SO much praise about this. I wish the faces marketing team would buck up a bit. noone really knows about this thing!


Manu November 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Faces marketing sucks. They had an amazing blending brush and a really cheap duraline like stuff but they decided to discontinue it :(


seraphicgirl November 9, 2012 at 1:24 am

I swear! Even I happened across this pencil while looking for random stuff at my local retailers. My review will be up by morning!


gargi November 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Looks great! Needs to try it


Manu November 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Do try it..it’s pretty darn amazing, especially for the price :)


Pooja@ibc November 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I discovered Faces Black eyeliner about a year back and I picked 5 of these, this solid black and Gray shades are HG stuff, seriously soo good and so pocket friendly! I’ve finished my solid black liner and will be repurchasing :)


Manu November 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Nice :) I have a lot of other colours but never thought that the black one could be such a great kajal :)


Amrita November 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

for me colossal is the winner.. it has never failed me!!
I’ve used other eye pencils from faces long wear range and they never smudged too.
but when i purchased this one.. on a humid day it did smudge :( i actually like thick lines so i guess i applied too much that day.. i don’t know what happened but it smudged and from that day I’ve never used it..
colossal have never ever smudged on me :)


Manu November 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

Oh good, nice that we’ve all found something that works for us :)


Shikha November 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

reading reviews make me rethink is this better than Colossal?? Needs to try


Manu November 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Ya, give it a try :)


Jennifer November 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Sktribal, faces brand should use ur review for their product marketing…. u have written so well that i am sure a lot of us will go buy this one!!! :)


Manu November 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Aww..thanks, Jennifer! Means a lots to me :)


rids November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

ll def try dis one next !!!


Manu November 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Yes, do try it. You’ll like it :)


philamazan November 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

i have the white one from this range…
didnt really like it… :(


Manu November 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I don’t think the white one is from the long wear range, is it? Even I’ve heard that the ones not from the long wear range aren’t any good.


Richa Saxena November 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

This looks like a great liner….Will be trying this one next!


Manu November 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

Do try it out…worked great for me :)


dia November 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

hey have u tried lakme eyeconic kajal..and from where i can get this in mumbai??
Thanks for the review…


Manu November 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

No Dia, I haven’t tried the lakme eyeconic kajal yet but you can get it at any lakme counter across the city. You can also get it online at medplusbeauty.com and lots of other online shopping sites :)


Dia November 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Thankyou manu :) and 4rm where i can buy faces solid black eye pencil…(dont want to buy online)


Anu November 25, 2012 at 1:57 am

the faces kajal is awesum but it is too soft so when u sharpen it then it kind of crumbles and u never hav a sharp tip :( :( also its a little clumpy wen u use it on d eyelash line


Avanti December 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

Girl, you must try their other color. They have a lovely range of eye pencils. My personal favs are their peacock green and peacock blue.


richa September 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm

From which online site i can get this kajal ?? And price is also reasonable.. Please suggest me.


parmita May 16, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Im absolutely disappointed with this eyeliner.. I wear lens, not aa single day goes by where if by mistake i apply it on the lower lid and my vision gets hazy..


sneha July 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Hi Mehak!
How about Lotus Herbal colorkick kajal ? Is it good?


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