Sonia Kashuk Facing Stardom Face Palette for Holiday 2010

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?


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  • November 17, 2010

    I love love love this!! Before Prescriptives closed (sigh) they always had a “Holiday” make up palatte. This is very similar to what they had. My mom would always buy me the palatte every Christmas, and I have really missed it this past year or two. So, it looks like this might just be a replacement for me!!!
    I really love the shimmer eyeshadows and I am in love with the creme blush!

    • November 17, 2010

      Hi Aryln,

      Glad you like it! The blushes are definitely the stand out items here for me. :)

  • November 17, 2010

    Don’t like the eyeshadows at all!
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    • November 17, 2010

      Hi Krystal S.,

      They were not the most opaque shadows I have ever used, that’s for sure!

  • November 17, 2010

    The matte shadows aren’t impressive and the glitter ones look very chunky. Hope Target has some better holiday choices

    • November 17, 2010

      Hi Naomi,

      Oh they do, stay tuned for some good stuff coming soon! :)

  • November 17, 2010

    I don’t care for the eyeshadows too much. Vey streaky looking. I do like the colors but not the pigmentation.

  • November 17, 2010

    Hmmm. Well, from the looking at the colors in the palette, I think it could work for me. I like how it’s all-in-one (blush, lip, and eye). But, the issues with fallout & color payoff make it a no-go. I’ve picked up a couple of the Bobbi Brown holiday palettes this year, and I think they are pretty outstanding (but pricier than this one).

    • November 17, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      You know I have never used anything by Bobbi Brown except an eye cream, an undereye brightener and a concealer!

    • November 17, 2010

      When they work for you, BB products can be awesome. A touch conservative for you? You seem to like brighter looks and more color than BB tends to do. I am a big fan of the red lipsticks she came out with for holiday this year. They are all slightly different shades of red. Really nice formula, too (usually I find BB lipsticks drying), but these seem better.

  • November 18, 2010

    I was so excited to see this, and your great pictures, until it got to the swatches. Sonia Kashuk should be embarrassed to put her name on this palette, when a rinky dink cheapo outfit like Wet n Wild can run circles around her in the pigmentation department.
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  • November 18, 2010

    After seeing your swatches, the color payoff just doesn’t seem that impressive.
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