Faces I-shine Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, EOTD

Faces I-shine Eyeshadow

Face Eyeshadow

After looking incessantly for a particular shade of golden through almost all the affordable brands (Lakme, Maybelline, Colorbar, Revlon, Loreal), I came across the โ€˜Facesโ€™ counter at Pantaloons. I was dazzled (lol) by so many shades of eyeshadow available!(No, I have not been to a MAC store :P). When it comes to eyeshadow, Faces has far left behind the other brands in the same price range.

Price: Rs 499/- for a quartet (which I find very reasonable considering a Lakme quartet costs Rs 425/-)

Packaging: Packaging is rather disappointing. There was a bit of fallout and the cardboard box in which it was packaged looked rather cheap. But the circular plastic container is cute and the applicator is fine too.
Now, lets have a look at the swatches !

The first color of the palette is a metallic black shade. It works great for sultry smokey eyes but is too shiny to use on crease to create depth.


Next is a shiny white shade. It works well as a browbone highlighter.
Next is the shade that I was looking for! The shade of Pure Gold ! It is great for dramatic Indian wedding looks.
Lastly, we have a dark bronze shade. I use it for a relatively subtle smokey look.

What I like about Faces I-shine eyeshadow:

  • The colour payoff is remarkable! I have used just one swipe (without any base) in the swatches. Yes, it is that awesome ๐Ÿ˜›
  • The texture is soft and smooth and they blend into each other easily.
  • This eyeshadow donโ€™t require any base. A bit of compact works fine.

Without a primer, this eyeshadow lasted an overnight wedding !! On the bride!!

We had a makeup artist fiasco on my sisterโ€™s second wedding (to the same guy ofcourse ๐Ÿ˜› โ€ฆ she had an intercultural marriage so yeah two weddings within a week—CRAZYYY!! but fun ๐Ÿ™‚ ) So, obviously I came to the rescue and did her eye makeup (golden eye lookโ€ฆ I made a tutorial a few months back). It came out pretty decent if not very professional (much better than cheap glitter paint the parlor wali was using )

  • The four colours in this particular quartet are really good โ€“ very different but complimenting. One complaint that I have from eyeshadow palettes is that atleast one shade from the quartet is useless -too similar to the other shades or plain weird. I can create so many looks with this palette – a variety of smokey eyes , dramatic golden eyes etc
  • The glitter is not chunky or tacky
  • No creasing if applied properly

golden eyes

What I didnโ€™t like about Faces I-Shine Eyeshadow

  • Well, this is the โ€˜I-shineโ€™ range so I shouldnโ€™t complain, but the shadows are too shiny for my taste. I would have preferred a matte shadow for contouring.
  • It is very powdery so there is a bit of fallout but its not that bad considering I can use my makeup brush to apply it.
  • The shade that I have is named โ€˜3โ€™ ๐Ÿ™ What a disappointment! Iโ€™d have preferred something like Dancing Diva or Golden Goddess!

I would highly recommend this because every woman needs to look glamorous once in a while and this can be her perfect tool . ๐Ÿ™‚

Rating: :-* :-* :-* :-* + 0.5


41 thoughts on “Faces I-shine Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, EOTD

  1. I am buying this..have just located a Faces store and this is just the quad I wanted..with the correct mix of colors I hope all the colors will go used..Thannkku for the review :beauty: :-*

  2. the eye makeup is AWESOME!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: and the winged liner came out super good! :jaiho: by the way..did you use false eyelashes?

  3. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: such a super useful quad for lazy people :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: Loving the colors … :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  4. it luks lovely but sadly i dnt knw how 2 do eye makeup but ll try one of these days.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    hey i wanna ask u guys smething..i ve never bought makeup online but i read d review 4 smashbox wish for the perfect pout n i just want it lke RIGHT NW!!! i found it on amazon but m a lil wary of buying beauty products online..ne suggestions..n also wat is d shipping cost lke, if u guys ve ne idea…helpppppppp.i want d gloss kittttt..

    1. usually shipping cost varies.. In Coastal scents I found the base shipping cost to be $13..however I found it higher for US drugstores..strawberry.net has free shipping and some sites offer free shipping for purchase above $50 or so..however me too never ordered anything online :(( ๐Ÿ™ only coz the shipping takes up half the cost of product

    2. hi sonal.. me too tried to purchase sum cosmetics frm ‘ebay.com’ bt the courier nvr reached me :weep: :weep: bt still i hav no regrets for my purchase as I got my money bak frm the ebay help site :toothygrin: :yahoo: .. so u can do the same.. shipping costs do vary for every product n site so just chk n purchase.. all the best.. :waytogo:

  5. those eyes look lovelyyyy :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

    oh and i too have the same question. Are you using false lashes by any chance?? The palette looks lovelyy :)) but I guess I’ll have to wait for all my e/s palettes to get over ๐Ÿ™

    1. Yes, I am using false lashes(QVS – natural)… but this is the only time I used it… its a very good angle… but otherwise its too OTT

  6. I have been eyeing this quad for a long time now.. I didn’t get it coz i already ahve a lot of golds and blacks.. :((

    And lovved your eye makeup.. You remind me of Fathima.. :-*

  7. it has some other nice shades too. i am not a big fan of golden e/s. but i love their plum-turquoise quad,though i dont hav it ๐Ÿ˜›

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