“ Brand: Star Gazer / Powders / Type: Foundation / Subcategory: Powder „
Stargazer white pressed powder, Myself and many other goths are drawn towards this product like a vampire is drawn towards humans!
This product give's a perfect matte finish, leaves no shine no mess and no hassel, is has a good sized mirror and an applicator puff with it. This product is used by normal style people aswell, if not around town for shopping but looks great on photos for a night out perfect coverage and looks super cool for halloween and other fancy dress occasions, this product works well with black eyes and eyebrows and if possible white or nude lips, even black or a dark purple shade of lips if your going for the ultimate gothic look. This product is not just available in white but has 5 different shades randing from dark - tan - white.
However what it doesn't tell you with this product is that depending on your skin type this could not be the best pressed powder for you, this product is best used with dry/oil skin only, if you have completely oily kkin it will show through the powder, also if it's oily base skin you can clog up your pores to much and will possibly break out with a few spots or possibly acne which isn't worth using if your unsure, if your prown to breking out with new products try not to use this at all, so be prepared if your planning on following the crowd like sheep and using because of current Twlight obsession, BEWARE. Also, if you put on more than one layer you may feel like this product is to heavy on your face and will really clog up.
You can buy this from many online stores such as Amazin at only £4.29 for the 6g, Pyretta's lair £4 free shipping] And there's always lots on ebay ranging from £2-£5 with free postage.
Today I will review the white pressed powder by Stargazer.
If you're looking for a 'normal' kind of makeup, Stargazer is not the brand you'd turn to. Instead, it is favourite by goths and their kinds for a chalky white complexion.
While I feels quite drawn to the goth style, I don't go all-white all the time. I'm already outstandingly pale and let's face it, going to university or work with visibly powdered, white as a sheet skin will just come across as ridiculous.
But if you want to go to a club and pull off the vampire look or if you're dressing up a little classier for Halloween, you might just need a white powder. Stargazer is the only brand I know which sells completely white compact powder all year 'round - so hwne I was dressing up as Morticia from the Addams Family, I knew what powder to buy!
The powder comes in a black paper cardbox which simply has the brand name written on top. The powder itself is in a black case which has a built-in mirror.
It is pressed firmly into the case and you have to take a puff or a little sponge to apply it to your skin.
The mirror comes handy, but as times goes on it becomes dusty and it's hard to clean without damaging the powder. The case is made of black plastic and never broke. With compact powders I tend to accidently break the two parts of the case apart, but this one lasted my clumsy hands.
I think the powder is a little tricky to apply. You have to moisturize well - if you're skin is dry, you don't have a chance of applying it nice and even. So you defenitely have to put on some got facial cream before and leave your face to absorb it. Then you can apply the powder. For me, this hasn't really worked. Everything was absolutely uneven and I ended up being chalky-white in some places and almost the same as before in others, no matter how much I applied. The worst bit was that it made my widened, clogged pores stand out terribly. There were white-ish dots all over my nose and I just looked silly.
After a while, I found out how to make the powder work for me. I applied my regular powder, which is pretty much my skin colour, and then carefully took a small sponge and applied the Stargazer powder over it. That way, it looks a lot better and I can pull it off at a club or for dressing up.
If you do it the way I described, you end up with a nice and pale complexion, but it will always look a little fake. The powder is very visible and doesn't blend in with my skin too well. You'll always look like you're wearing powder, which I think shouldn't be the case. Powder should make your skin looks natural and soft.
How long does it last?
The powder stays alright if you use your regular powder underneath. If you just wear it on it's on, it will just fall off quickly and get smudged and you will end up looking smeared.
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Aqua, Butylparaben, Calcium Silicate, Calcium Stearate, Cetyl Acetate, Chalk, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Lanolin Alcohol, Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben, Mica, Oleyl Acetate, Paraffinum Liquidum Parfum Polysorbate 40, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Talc, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate,
May contain: CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891
You can buy this at any goth or punk shop that sells make up as it's usually the brand they sall for makeup, nail varnish and hair dye. I've seen it at lots of shops in Camden Town, London, and you can even buy it from Amazon.
It's usually about 3.50.
It's really hard to get completely white powder, so I'm glad this products does exist at all - but that still doesn't make it much better. If you don't apply face lotion and your usual powder underneath, you will end up with a teint so bad, you'll look like a fool.
I still give it two stars because with some effort it can look okay.
Stargazer is one of those cosmetic brands that is on the sidelines.. It first came onto the scene in 1978.. Many people will just think 'Goth' with this cosmetic brand and yes it does consist of that, but it brings together so many different styles that are on the alternative side or just the experiment of colours. Stargazer can be used be anybody to create a unique style personal to them.
Usually you can find Stargazer costmetics in any local alternative shops or some major chemists. Also online from the Stargazer website, or many other alternative sites. The prices of these products ranges to whatever you are buying and where, but it is great value. The white pressed powder can be bought from around £4-£5..
Halloween past, I decided to really go all out, so thinking of needing my face to be completely white the first brand I though of was this.
I bought mine from a local shop at £4.99.. It came in a small black box which had 'Star Gazer Pressed Powder'.. Inside is a compact circular shiny black container with the words 'Star Gazer' on it and on the back you can see all the ingredients. When you open it up there is a mirror, which is a good size and the powder with an application puff.
When applying the powder you just gently wipe the puff over the powder and it easily transfers the powder onto it, then you just gently apply to your face. I had to apply over and over making sure there was enough powder on the puff or else it would have wiped off what powder was on my face. It took me about 5 minutes to make sure my whole face was covered well but when you are finished the coverage is good.
Throughout the night it did start to wear off quickly, you could see bits of my face with my natural skin tone and other bits where still white.. I would advise to take it out with you (I didn't) to reapply throughout the night.
Flaws I had with this was that I noticed any dry patches on my face so much more, but saying that my skin is senstive and when I removed the powder my skin didn't feel dried out, it actually felt softer! Removing the powder is easy, just whatever method you use should take it off no problem.
Before I put the powder on I moisturised my face well, but if you are doing this ensure that your face is completely dry before applying the product.
These powders comes in five different shades:
The quality of this make up is great and the price is an added bonus.
Star Gazer Pressed Powder - White:
Back in my youth, (wow, that makes me sound old), I was a Goth, I still would be now but I really can't be bothered with the make-up every day so I save it for special occasions and Halloween is obviously the perfect occasion to let my inner Goth out for the night. I decided to get some proper "Goth White" in so I turned to my old favourite Star Gazer.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Star Gazer brand let me tell you that they sell very inexpensive make-up products that are a little more edgy than a lot of main stream brands. Their roots are in the Punk movement so that gives you an idea of what to expect. Their website is www.stargazer.com and you can buy direct from them, they also sell Star Gazer stuff in New Look and obviously in markets and 'Goth' shops.
To achieve the perfect white face that looks like porcelain, I go for a good layer of Star Gazer white foundation, (basically white face paint), then set it with this powder and it lasts all night although to be honest it does feel heavy on my face. The powder is quite drying too so I always use a mattifying moisturiser first to help keep my skin soft and to help keep the dreaded 'shine' at bay.
The packaging is very simple; the pressed powder comes in a plain, shiny black box with Star Gazer emblazoned on it in white. The compact itself looks the same but round and is made of very sturdy plastic that will survive a good battering in your make-up bag without it breaking up and the catch is excellent. I can actually open it with one hand, (we have all been there), yet it is strong enough not to come open in my bag. There is a handy mirror inside and a pad that is actually great for applying powder which is often not the case with cheaper make-up. Really for £4.00 it is amazing to get a good amount of product, (6g), a mirror and a really sturdy compact!
This really does do what it says on the tin in that it is white, very white, and very matt too. These are important things for a Goth so it is absolutely perfect. Most people would not want to be completely white but this is useful for fancy dress for vampires, undead, geisha, Goth and even wicked step-mother costumes. I am seriously pale skinned naturally and I burn even after 5 minutes in sunlight, (even with sun block on), so I actually sometimes use this to blend with my 'normal' pressed powder which is the palest I can find but is still often too dark.
For £4.00 this a real bargain product for Goths, really pale people and for fancy dress. It has a 18 month shelf life too so it will last for 2 Halloweens.