Today I am reviewing 3 eye pencils from FACES Canada – their Long Wear eye pencils in shades Dark Green, Aqua Blue and Purple.
Check these out at FACES website here http://www.faces-canada.com/Products/FacesCosmetics-Makeup-Eyes-Eye-Pencil-Eye-Pencil1/FACES/Eye-Pencil/pid-1039893.aspx; there are around 10 shades and costs around INR 349. You can also buy it from Medplusbeauty website here http://www.medplusbeauty.com/products/faces-long-wear-eye-pencil
Regarding the quality of these eye pencils, they are pretty good on pigmentation and on staying power.
There are 2 different finishes here – matte and shimmery/satin.
Staying power on average is around 6-7 hours and is longer for the satin/shimmery one rather than the matte one, which I found surprising.
Also I found that the Satin/shimmery finish pencils applied more creamily and smoothly than the matte ones but matte shade sets faster than the Satin type.
Matte shade also became patchy after 4-5 hours while satin finish stayed better and longer.
Dark Green is a matte green shade that flatters fairer skin tones better than medium to dark skin tones.
On my skin, it looks more blackish green and the color doesn’t actually show very well.
I am okay with one, but this is not a favorite of mine out of the 3.
Aqua blue is a bright shade, but not an intimidating bright.
If you are wary of using a bright color, start using this over a matte color to subdue to color a bit.
This is a nice bright blue color, that is a superb color for summer outings.
Do remember that bright eye colors go with subdued makeup and neutral lips.
This has a very shimmery satin effect and applies beautifully.
Not an everyday color, but a really fun color for Summer and beaches.
My fav color out the 3 shades is the Purple. I love it, its a beautiful egg plant color.
It just looks so beautiful and applies so nicely.
It can be applied dark to look more blackish purple for a daytime wear or sheered out a bit to bring the purple tones better.
Try smudging purple against black to give a wonderful smoky effect for a beautiful day look.
Overall, I like this range as a whole, though I would pick a satin finish & stay clear of mattes.