Faces Smokey Eye Kit: Review & Swatches

by mehak on April 14, 2012

in Eye Products, Faces Cosmetics, Reviews

Faces Smoky Eyes Kit

Guest Review by Ashwini

Whenever we buy a palette or a kit, we cant expect the quality same as the individual ones, though there are some really great budget friendly palette(nyx/inglot), this is not great but budget friendly for sure. Now, don’t be discouraged , just read on to know why I still think it makes a good black smokey eye kit. I quite like how faces has come up with this concept of smokey eyes which is fun experimenting with.


  1. 5 eyeshadow palette – net wt 7g
  2. Metaliglow eye primer – net wt 8ml
  3. Mascara-voluminizing and lengthening – net wt 7g
  4. Eye pencil(2) – net wt 1.13g each
  5. Cream eyeshadow – Black – net wt 6g
  6. Eyeshadow brushes(2)

My experience:

I love playing around with this kit, it has everything to create a black/neutral smokey look in one kit. I purchased this one just for the meatalligow eye primer since I had heard one of my friend raving about it.and primer alone costs rs.700 when bought separately. let me tell you in detail about each one starting from the good ones:

Cream eyeshadow: I found this to be the best among all. Its great when used as a black base not just for black but other colours too, love this specially with my bourjois blue ombre eyeshadow. On layering the colour intensity can be built to achieve the blackest-black. This is my first cream eyeshadow and its tempting me to try the same in other colours. definately a re-purchase for me. It gets 5/5.

Metalligow eye primer: it adds nice metallic sheen to the eyeshadow but not much change in the colour intensity(as you can see in the pics). It prevents the eyeshadow from creasing but not a great change in lasting power.it gets 3.5/5.

Eyeshadow palette :  contains 5 colours:

  1.  champagne colour- good for highlighting. but it’s so powdery that im not using it anymore.
  2. Dark grey colour.
  3. Black with silver sparkles
  4. Very light peachy pink with pearly finish
  5. taupe with pearly finish

All of them have silver and golden shimmers which is quite dominating in black one. Their lasting power is average,max 5hrs and with primer another 1-2 hrs. the pigmentation and texture of black and grey is the only good thing I can talk about in this palette. the black one is with silver sparkles and it looks oh so glam .The taupe is good too but lacks pigmentation.. I love the shade of the peachy pink one but the texture is powdery and there is so much fallout, same for the champagne one.it gets 3/5.

Black mascara: the texture is not too thick, much like liquid, takes more time to dry completely. not waterproof. It sure lengthens the lashes but no volume. Good for everyday use, definately not for smokey look. It gets 3/5.

Eye pencils: black and brown. nothing great, the pigmentation is okay. It is smudge proof and lasts for decent time too. But im not a great fan of these,We have used better pencils from same brand(long wear ones which are probably the best).i have been using these pencils for my everyday look but not for smokey eyes,I can rely only on my gel liner for that. It gets 3.5/5.

Brushes : lets just leave these two poor brushes alone, they too don’t know what type they are nor their function. Firstly, they are identical, why would one need two same non functional brushes ? they look like cheap painting brushes( I’ll just give it to my 5 yr old niece to work on her painting skills). Im coming to realise that it’s the brushes and blending part which make or break the smokey look,so use your own trusted brushes girls.

Overall Rating : B or 3/5

Price: rs.999 (I got it at discount of rs.699)

Final recommendation: I would recommend this to beginners (like me) who wanna work on smokey eyes look, considering we get a good black cream eyeshdow and primer and also nice grey and black eyeshadow, all for just rs.999. For those experienced with eye makeup, just enjoy these pics and forget about this kit. Though I would recommend you to check out that  cream eyeshadow fellow. do the math girls, some good quality eyeshadows+primer within this budget is quite a bargain.I got it on discount remember, that’s probably why I bought it,I would not have purchased for its full price in my right mind. You wouldn’t wanna waste those precious mac eyeshadows when you know you are just  practising and having fun   once I get the perfect look, I promise I’ll buy other badass and pricey ones im lusting over.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya April 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

nice review,this will be good for beginners :)


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

thank u :) yeah,for beginners only!


Kejal April 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Nice review.but m skeptical of doin smokey on myself :-|


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 7:10 am

thank u,even i used to think like that but practice makes difference.for muted and easy look,try smudged eyeliner look,that always works for me when im in hurry.


Lancy April 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Great review Mehak :)


Manu April 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Haha! Nice post. I just feel so bad for those two brushes that no one wants.. I have this weird habit of personifying objects in my mind :)


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 7:08 am

thank you,i felt pity on those brushes.no use of those brushes at all,i use their sponge brushes for some extent.


rashmi April 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

loved your review Ashwini :D …. and beautiful pics babes … loved how you applied with and without primer … :D :D thank you for sharing this with us :D


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

thank u so much :) this is definately not for mac guru like you


rashmi April 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Ashwini :d i commented because i liked the palette not to hear this baby :D :D i liked your dedication for post , pics and how you gave your insight for the product :D … you dont know how much people hate me for this tag and i always run miles from being addressed like this … am not …actually not :D … i loved when you said i will call you didi yeah mac guru kahan se aa gaye beech mein haan ?? :D :D ….


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

thanks for appreciating di, i love taking pictures,if im free at home,im taking pics,even as mundane as food or my toes,my husband says its like giving a toy to a monkey…ha ha ha.its not just me who gives that tag,most of your followers do too,dont worry about who hates what,they must be just j.yeah,u r like didi who happens to be a mac guru too :) i have made such a big wish list of mac products,not sure if i need all those but putting them on paper is like half work done,rest doesnt matter :)


rashmi April 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

hahahah ashwini … when i was reading your reply i could hear your voice and you lovely smile was in front of me :D with amazing spark you have in your eyes which is not to be missed :D :D ….. thank you once again honey …. and i totally respect the hard work you show with your post XOXO :D
now as you are talking about food …. i must ask you to send me pics in mail box ahhahaha :D D:


Tanmayee April 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

Loved the way you explained it……..also the primer makes the color pop better………I love faces stuffs :)


ashwini April 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

thanks…yeah,not so much for these eyeshadows but for my other eyeshaows.its doin a good job.


Maansi June 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

hey i saw that palette too at dat that same discounted price in a faces outlet..when i asked the Girl dr bout d discount, she told me it was jus a store discount she was givin..is dat kit available on sale evryhwr?


mehak June 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I think so Maansi, i havent bought it but whenever i check its o discount.


mehak June 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Specially on fashionandyou and all


ashwini June 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

i bought it from the faces store itself,i dont know about online discount prices or may bethat offer is no more given


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