Who is it for? Faces Lipstick Purple Tiara 07 is a blue-based purple-pink lipstick with an intense matte finish. This one is an almost dupe for MAC’s bestseller Retro Matte lipstick Flat Out Fabulous in terms of shade and finish.
Rs.299 for 4gm
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My Experience with Faces Lipstick Purple Tiara 07
This lipstick comes in a matte black bullet. The shape of the bullet is very similar to MAC’s lipsticks. The shade name is mentioned in both the outer cover as well as on the bottom of the bullet. The packaging is sturdy and travel-safe.
Shade, Pigmentation & Texture
The shade Purple Tiara is a blue-based purple which is slightly different than typical magenta lip shades. Though the shade is blue-based, it is still not a flashy pink. The shade is wearable. Pigmentation is moderate to high for this lipstick. I get the absolute opacity in 2 swipes. The texture of this lipstick is dry; just like MAC’s Retro Matte series. From the moment of application, it sets into a solid matte finish but it does not exaggerate fine lines of the lips. The shade is completely transfer-proof.
The lipstick has subtle vanilla fragrance but the fragrance does not stay at all.
Ease of Application
I won’t say this lipstick has a smooth application. Due to the hard matte texture you need to apply a light lip balm first. You have to apply slight pressure and have to drag a bit to apply this one.
The weightless matte collection is one of the latest launches from Faces Canada. Though the liquid lipsticks are on the rage now, sometimes you need those age-old bullet lippies. Liquid lipsticks are one-time wonders. You get solid matte finish but you can’t really touch it up without patchiness. This lipstick is not like those creamy matte lipsticks. It gives almost liquid lipstick like finish. That is why, the dryness is there but it is slightly more comfortable than typical liquid lipsticks. It’s finished reminds me of Sugar’s now discontinued Plush Hour Matte range.
Overall Performance of Faces Lipstick Purple Tiara 07
- Blue based purple shade
- Close wearable dupe of MAC Flat Out Fabulous
- Super matte liquid lipstick like finish
- Stays 6+ hours
- Survives light meals and drinks
- Dry texture; needs dragging for application
- Full opacity comes in 2 swipes
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
This shade would take infinity to finish off, so no chance of repurchase! I would definitely try some other shades from this Weightless Matte range. I would recommend this one to people who like solid matte finish in their lipsticks.
Pro Tip- Faces launched 10 or so shades in this range but the finish varies across the range. While some shades are in the creamy matte, some are intense mattes like Purple Tiara. Some lighter shades might look patchy as well so research well before investing in this range.
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