Sonia Kashuk’s holiday 2010 collection for Target features a variety of items, including this eye, face and lip palette called Facing Stardom Face Palette.
Inside this sleek shiny black palette we have six eyeshadow, two pressed eyeliners, two blushes and two lipstick shades.
The eyeshadows feature three glittery sparkly grey & taupe colors and three corresponding matte grey colors.
You can use these on their own, but they seem to work best as a layer. Putting the matching sparkly glitter over the matte shades definitely makes the colors stand out more.
The glitter does have a huge tendency to get all over, so it can be messy. The matte shades were all pretty subtle and sheer. The last one (darkest one) was a bit patchy and didn’t go on as smooth (on my hand anyway) as the first two colors.
The blushes are both really nice. The top one is a shimmery peachy pink and the bottom one is a nice pink creme.
Both are extremely creamy and pigmented and they are my favorite things in this palette.
The top two colors here are pressed eyeliners. First we have a deep chocolate brown and below that a medium warmer brown.
The bottom two colors are the creamy lipstick shades. The left one is fairly pigmented and is a medium natural pink color. The second is a lot more sheer (more of a gloss if you ask me) and it’s a pink/brown/nude color.
Glitter shadows on their own
Matte shadows on their own
Glitter shadows on top of matte shadows
Pressed eyeliners and lipsticks
To be honest I wasn’t all that impressed with this palette. I liked the glitter shadow colors, but major fallout kind of makes them a pain, and they can’t really be worn on their own as they don’t have much color payoff. The matte shadows are very sheer and the last one was patchy and uneven. I suppose you could use these wet and see if there is more payoff, but I am lazy, I prefer deep pigmentation right off the bat. I did love the two blushes, I found them to have an amazing feel and pigmentation and both are colors that suit me. The eyeliners are just meh, a little patchy, and I didn’t like the lipstick colors for me at all. I think the second lipstick is more of a sheer gloss, it didn’t really have a lipstick feel to it.
What do you think, worth it or not?