Sunday, June 3, 2012

This Or That: Colorbar I-Glide Pencils vs Faces Long Wear Pencils

It has always been a bone of contention whether the Colorbar I-Glide Pencils were the ones to go for or whether the Faces Long Wear pencils fare better. Of course both are dear to us beauty bloggers and to all beauty enthusiasts but seriously sometimes even I am at a loss at what I should really go for. Both ranges of pencils have similar shades and similar staying power even on oily lids, so getting confused between the two is an expected deal :)

Hence, I am trying to make an endeavor to make it easier for everyone of us to finally make a decision where these two pencils are concerned :)


Colorbar I-Glide & Faces Long Wear Pencils
Staying Power
They have similar staying power. They stay on for more than 8 hours easily.
Performance on Oily Lids
They both stay on and do not transfer or smudge on oily lids. I have super oily lids and I vouch for them both
Both are super smooth texture-wise and glide on like a dream!
With Faces stores open nationwide plus with the advent of various online beauty portals, availability of both is not an issue.
Ease of Removal
Both are waterproof but can easily removed with soap or makeup remover. No tugging, no scrubbing :)


Colorbar I-Glide Pencils
Faces Long Wear Pencils
They cost Rs. 375/- per pencil
They cost Rs.249/- per pencil
Each pencils weighs 1.1 gms
Each pencil weighs 1.5 gms
Color Selection
Decent range of shades available
The range of shades available in this pencil is a tad bit more that those of the Colorbar ones :)

Though the competition was really close, Faces Long Wear Pencils win by a slight margin mostly on the basis of the cost of the pencils :) Other than that it is super difficult to judge on the better pencil :)

What is your take on it?