Faces Smokey Eye Palette Review, Swatches with Eye look
Hello all pretty ladies, hope you all doing well. Today I am going to review much talked about Faces Smokey Eye Palette. The day Rati had posted the collection of faces products, I was eyeing on this kit. But since faces outlet was far from my place I had left it as a later purchase. Then few days back I saw this on fashionandyou.com on discounted price and at once ordered the palette. Let’s see how well does this palette score on my chart!
The packaging is lovely. It’s made of cardboard, just like how you open a book cover. Inside is the palette, products arranged on a plastic board.
Here is what the content list on package says :-
And here are the actual contents 😀
Price: INR 999/– ( I got it on discount price of 699/- + 100/- Delivery so total price of 799/-…not bad considering it was home delivery) :yahoo:
Let’s see the products one by one. :))
1. Faces Cream eye shadow – Black
This is a smooth cream eye shadow with fair pigmentation. I like how it blends on the eye lids. I just wish it could be a little more pigmented. It contains mineral oil and hence would not be of much use to oily lids. After sometime it creases :(. So better to be layered with a black powder eye shadow and use this as the base color.
2. Faces Eye pencil – Black and Brown
These eye pencils are not according to my likings. They are harsh, non-creamy, does not glide easily and less pigmented. I guess I would not use them at all. The separate Faces eye pencils are much much better than these kit ones.
Swatch. Left- Black (single and double swipe), Right-Brown (double and then single swipe)
3. Faces Mascara-Black
Yes I indeed, loved the mascara which came along. It did what it claimed. It does add volume and lengthens your eyelashes. I might pick this up again if they sell it separately. I love the wand. It’s think and does separate your lashes effectively. :yahoo:
4. Faces Metaliglow Eye primer.
I really thought it’s a wow primer when I first saw it. I like the pearly glow it leaves on your eyelids. It reflects light and hence gives a pearly glow. I liked the tube packaging and the doe foot applicator. But I found it not so comparable to other primers specially my MAC paint pot for the lasting power of eye shadow. It does make eye shadow stick better to eye lids and in blending. But the staying power is not much. I may not buy this again.
Blended. You can see the pearly glow it leaves. 🙂
5. Faces eye shadow brushes
There are two brushes provided in the kit. A total waste!! I don’t understand the purpose of such brush. Both the brushes are exactly same. The bristles are soft. They are medium sized with fanned bristles. Please tell me how to use them? I am clueless about using such weird shaped brush for eye shadow. 😕 :(( I might never use them.
6. Faces Eye Shadow Palette
And here comes the topper. The main worthy thing in this whole kit is the eye shadow palette. Just love, love, love it :inlove: . All 5 eye shadows are superbly pigmented, has a satiny smooth texture, it blends amazingly well. All of them are shimmery shadows. The black one has obvious glitter but not very chunky. The colors are diverse. From left to right I will describe the colors as Champagne, Soft grey, Charcoal black, Peach and taupe brown.
Swatches on the finger tips.
Swatch on hand without any prime, just a single swipe with finger.
Swatch, single swipe over the metaliglow primer.
I will summarize entire kit in the Pros and Cons. :))
Pros of Faces Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette
The kit is self-sufficient for a great everyday look as well as full smokey eye look.
The eye shadows have amazing texture comparable to M.A.C satin finishes. Quite blendable and pigmented. I would just buy the kit for this palette. The colors can be mixed and matched or used separately as well.
The mascara is another product which I loved. The wand is superb. It does lengthen and thicken the lashes and separate them too.
The cream shadow can work if used with a powder one on top. But I wish it was comparable to NYX Jumbo pencils as base.
The metaliglow primer is good for its glowy radiance and easy spreading formula.
The price is decent as I got it in sale and with the content its quite reasonable.
Cons of Faces Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette
I hate, hate, hated the eye pencils and the brushes. :((
I did not like the creasing of the cream eye shadow. May be because I have oily lids.
I wish the staying power was a little more of the eye shadow. Though I founf it quite decent if I use it with my paint pot. So I guess the problem is with the primer I think.
Will I repurchase this kit? I think I would rather but separate eye shadows and pencils. But if this is at a better discount I would surely pick it up for the palette and the mascara.
Will I recommend this to you? If you are looking for a everyday use palette plus party look inclusive one then I will surely recommend this. You can do various looks with this single palette. 🙂
My Rating: :-* :-* :-* + 0.5 for overall kit
Eye shadow palette: :-* :-* :-* :-*
Mascara: :-* :-* :-* :-*
Eye pencil: :-*
Cream eye shadow: :-* :-* :-*
Metaliglow primer: :-* :-* :-*
A simple eye look I did using the peach shade on lid and the taupe brown shade on crease (4th and 5th one from left). First I applied the primer and then the e/s. Applied the brown pencil liner on upper lashline with lots of difficulty and applied mascara.
The other was an attempt to do full Smokey eye look. Which I guess failed horribly.( 😛 ) I didn’t like the pigmentation of the black for a full Smokey eye. I would definitely choose a jet black e/s like NYX black.
I have used the primer, cream eye shadow as base and then grey and black shade of the palette. Applied lots of mascara. The only thing I am using out of the kit is the black track fluid line on upper and lower lashline.
P.S: I am just an amateur not a pro with make-up so please forgive my mistakes. I am still learning the basics. The looks are just for fun to give you an idea about the products. Thank you. 🙂
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