Faces Sparkle Dust Stackables Sunbeam Review

by mehak on May 2, 2012

in A- Grade, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Faces Cosmetics, Reviews

Faces Sparkle Dust Stackables Sunbeam

Guest Review by Sktribal

You know, if I ever got to meet the people at Faces, I‘d ask them to rename “Sunbeam” to “Sunset”. Why, you ask? Well, when was the last time you watched the sunset? If you’ve done it enough times at enough places, you’d know how beautiful and uniquely colourful each sunset could be.  Even if you’re not one to observe the sunset every chance you get, you’d still have seen the red, pink, golden hues of different sunsets on postcards or even computer wallpapers. What do you get when you capture all the colours of the sunset and transform them into iridescent pigments? Why, Faces Sparkle Dust Stackable sunbeam, of course!’ (Editors Note: Dude, apart from sunset those look like the spices in my kitchen n!!!)

This set of pigments from Faces consists of gold, copper, shimmery white and even warm pink shades. I only bought these to be used as eye shadows but I’m guessing they can be used as nail paint (mixed with clear nail polish) and maybe, even as bronzers/highlighters for the face. The colours in this stack are pretty common and you can easily find dupes for them but the texture is something that stands out for me. They are so finely milled that when you apply them on your lids, they look like a single film of brilliant sheen. They don’t have the chunky monkey shimmer/glitter that some eye shadows do (*cough* coastal scents *cough*)  They last pretty well on my non-oily lids…pretty much the whole day with just Lakme soufflé as base. If you have oily lids you’d have to use these with a primer. The shades are vibrant and well pigmented and all the colours show up well on my pigmented lids.

Tip: To prevent the shimmer getting all over your face, turn the stack upside down till some of the powder collects on the lid. Then, swirl you brush on the lid a few times till the pigment sticks to the brush well. Now, pat the brush on the eyelids.  This will minimize fallout.
The pigments are all packed into little jars/tubs that can be screwed onto one another to form a long vertical column that can be stored upright on your vanity.
Here’s a description of the shades:

  1. White with silver shimmer
  2. Very pale gold
  3. Yellowish gold
  4. White with pink shimmer (Looks white in the pot but the pink shows up more prominently when swatched
  5. Warm brownish pink (with mauve undertones, maybe?)
  6. Neutral shimmery brown
  7. Warm bronzy gold
  8. Deep rich reddish copper





Review Verdict: A-
Price: Rs 699 for 11.2 gms

Final Recommendation: The Faces sparkle dust stackables in sunbeam is a beautiful set of 8 warm, metallic eye shadows that I personally love. With this stack, you can create warm neutral looks for everyday as well as dramatic metallic eyes for wedding and other events. At Rs 700 (less if bought online) for 8 shades it is a total bargain for the variety and quality it offers. I would recommend this to everyone 

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Nisha Khan May 3, 2012 at 12:17 am

very pretty colors.


Manu May 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

Hai na? :)


Miss Delirium May 3, 2012 at 2:34 am

these colors are so cute :) i love this kind of eyeshadows :)


Manu May 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

Me too :)


Chris May 3, 2012 at 9:00 am

I chuckled at the spices comment. I love neutrals, and these look amazing!


Manu May 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

Ya, me too. Mehak was a wicked imagination :) These are neutrals that show up on my lids without looking chalky or glittery. This is definitely my go-to eye shadow set for everyday!


Manu May 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

I mean “has”.


Manu May 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

@Mehak, they totally look like stuff from the kitchen..the yellow’s turmeric, the paler yellow is besan..hahaha!


Parul May 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

I have the chotu version of this called earth with mostly the same shades…love it a lot..all the pigments are wonderful and surprisingly they do last on my lids..though to be on a safe side I use a base


Manu May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

Totally agree with you … even the lighter shades actually show up on my lids. This is one of my best eye shadow purchases till date :)


shivangi May 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

Wow this looks amazing!


Manu May 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

It is pretty good. I love that I can use every single shade without exception :)


Madeeha May 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

I always contemplate buying this but loose powder and shimmer just scares me !


Manu May 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I used to think the same but after actually trying pigments my attitude changed. They’re a breeze to use and very versatile. If you’re in a hurry, forget the brushes and smudge some kajal as base and pat some pigments on for instant colour. You just have to make sure that you swirl the powder till it sort of adheres to your finger/brush and becomes less powdery. As for the shimmer, they’re decently shimmery nothing over the top :)


Madeeha May 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for the encouragement maybe in the near future I will purchase them.


ashwini May 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

amazing pics…and those colours are pretty,,very apt for traditional wear. thanks for sharing,i had no idea they are that good.


Manu May 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Ya, the stackables are pretty good. I especially like this one because the colours are mostly neutral and wearable. Some of the others are full of jhatak pinks and blues not very practical for everyday wear ;)


ashwini May 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

ya,even for me,lighter shades of blue and pink never work,i stick to warmer and darker shades.


Preetha May 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

wow..such nice shades..well written gurl..:)


Manu May 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thanks, Preetha! :)


Nivedita May 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I have a fascination for golds and coppers because with my skintone, I can wear them most. I don;t know for how long I have wanted to get this set. Either I would be loaded with shadows or this one would be out of stock.
My luck what you would say LOL


Manu May 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Haha! Arrey that’s the sad part of all this. It’s just been about 2 yrs since I started with makeup and I already have a ton of stuff and I’m not even a beauty blogger. And because of all the new stuff that comes out every minute, we can’t even fully enjoy what we already own. It’s pathetic ;)


Pooja@IBC May 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

These babies look so stunning, great review and swatches!


Manu May 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Thanks :)


M May 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

The yellowish gold and the deep copper shades look lovely ! I’ve seen this in some other shade combination at the shop…i think it was called Wish. But I’m scared of shimmer too, to a certain extent. :(


pavani reddy May 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

those are some really prettyyyyy shades…as u said a comlete bargain…


Roli Gaur June 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

buying it!!! :D


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