“ Brand: Stargazer / Type: Eyeshadow / Suitable for: Eye „
I bought Stargazer having heard of them before, but never tried them, and thought I'd give them a go.
The eye shadow comes in a little black pot, with a clear plastic section on top so you can see what colour is inside. Around the outside of the clear plastic is Stargazer's logo, and on the back is a sticker detailing the number that the eye shadow is, plus the ingredients list, its opened shelf-life (12 months) and that it is made in the UK. The pot opens by unscrewing the top half (the bit with the clear part), which ultimately means loosing some of the powder when you first open it, so I think their design could have been better in that respect.
The Eye Shadow
The eye shadow is in a very fine powdery form, which does tend to go a bit everywhere, because of this, I suggest using it over something you don't mind being stained (or put a tissue underneath it/over your clothes while applying), and to be careful when putting the lid back on so as to limit wastage. It is easily picked up on either a brush (for long strokes) or on a sponge applicator (for more precision) and the colour sweeps onto the eye very nicely. The colour is quite vibrant (especially the darker colours) and can really be built up to a wonderfully intense shade if needs be. It also last for ages; from personal experience I can tell you it will last from 4pm application to 12 noon the next day if you're careful with it when you sleep, with little wear and only minor touch-ups required for your eyes. The powdery form of this eye shadow goes very well as a sweep over already applied pressed powder.
There is such a variety of colour available from Stargazer that I think everyone will be able to find something they like. They also do slightly metallic colours as well as their matte colours, for the more adventurous out there I would definitely suggest the metallic shine as it can add that bit of sparkle to your going-out make-up.
The Price and Places to Buy
Normally available at shops such as New Look, Boots or if you're going that way, Camden in general, it sells for around £3.50 a pot. I find this expensive if I want to buy a range of colours, particularly as each pot is only 1.8g in weight, however I managed to get my set for 50p a pot in the sale, which is more than reasonable. The intensity and staying power of this shadow is excellent and makes it one of the few shadows for this price to actually fulfil the criteria of good make-up!
Overall I would say, due to their extensive range and the excellent quality of the powder, that this is a 4 star eye shadow, brought down only by the sloppy design of the pot.
Stargazer is a very popular product within the beauty industry. Lucky for me I get to go to a Beauty show in London once a year where I purchased fabulous products such as these at silly prices! These retail as little as £3 on their own website. (www.stargazer-products.com)
Stargazer established in 1978 at Great Gear market in Kings Road London. Kings Road was the centre of fashion at the time and there was said to be a attitude towards colour and outrages that moulded many of Stargazers ideas in the ranges they now produce.
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I have three eye dusts from stargazer and they are beautiful. I have an emerald green, deep purple and a golden brown.
They are easy to apply but saying that I am a professional at make up so for you it may be more okward being a loose powder.
I would put a little translucent loose powder under the eyes before you start so it catches any bits that may have dropped down on the cheek.
I even use these shadows as a eyeliner too there is nothing that dissapoints me with this particular product.
The colours are so strong that you only need a small amount to make a statement. So when I am running late for work this is the product I use! They are so quick to apply and as I've said before there easy too.
I have used expensive make-up and very cheap make-up and this eye dust for only £3 beats all of my eyeshadows at £30!
I get fed up with constantly dipping my brush into my eye shadow and getting as much as I can on my brush and when I apply it, it looks like I have hardly any on but with this you only need one dip and one application.
I believe there to be 48 coloured loose powders from greens to blues to pinks you name it they'll have it.
The mixture of vibrant colours are dense and give a strong finish on the skin.
All the eye dust colours give you a fine shimmered effect around the eyes.
If you have a slanted thin make-up brush this is what I use to apply as it comes with nothing. You can also use your fingers its that easy! The grease of your fingers will not ruin this shadow like others because its loose.
It's perfect for the daytime and super duper for the evening. You can make such a creative look with this shadow!
With the slanted brush I use you can easily line around the eyes. You just give it a good shake as you will not want to drop any loose bits into the eyes! And just press against the lashes on the eyelid and underneath the eye.
As little as £3 who can go wrong?!
Thank you for reading and I do hope its been useful :-)
Stargazer Eye Dust
**WHAT IS IT**
This product is an eye dust made by Stargazer. It is a very fine powder, which is loose that you can apply to your eyes. Several colours are available in fact 48 different shades.
The colour ranges from pinks, greys, beiges, purples, greens, oranges, yellows, silvers, blues and browns. It includes bright vibrant colours and then more subtle natural colours to suit everyone's taste.
Personally I chose the silver colour as it gives a slight shimmer that is bright yet it is still quite subtle and can be blended in easily.
It comes in a small round glossy black tub. This tub is a good size to put into your handbag or take away with you for a night, as it is not very big. As it is made out of plastic it is durable and should withstand knocks without breaking.
On the front it has the Stargazer logo in silver and there is a see-through part which is circular. This means you can see the colour of the powder inside very clearly. I think this is a good idea as it means you won't need to open the product to see the colour inside.
The back of the tub has a white sticky label on it that gives you the ingredients and some additional information on the product.
You are not given an eye applicator brush with this eye dust so you will need to get one yourself.
The powder itself is really very fine I suppose like dust. This sometimes means that it can be messy to apply and I end up with it all over the place.
Make sure to not sneeze or blow on the tub when it's opened or it will go everywhere and you will be left with nothing. A plus to it being fine is that it goes on well to your eyes and will blend and smoothen in very easily.
The colour I have has a lovely shimmer effect to it, which is lovely, once you apply it to your eyes. Apparently all the colours have this shimmer effect.
The only downfall I would say about this product is that it doesn't last very long on your eyes. If you are wearing it all day and want to go out somewhere that night you will need to top up your colour as it will have become faded.
It cost me £3 for this product, which has lasted me for a long time, so it has been good value for the money.
Once applied the colour of this product (I purchased the silver colour Number 44) will give you a vibrant shimmer colour which I can't seem to find with other eye shadow's especially those that are pressed powder.
I feel that it is the loose powder that gives you this stunning effect. The eye dust blends in perfectly and can make your eyes stand out and be that little bit different.
I do find that when I apply this eye dust it does end up going all over the place so I find its best to apply when I am in the bathroom and usually put it on over the sink so its easier to clean up.
Most times there is fall off which can be annoying but I feel it is worth it to get the vibrant colour.
I definitely like this makeup but generally don't wear it for daily use as it does fade as the day goes on. I would tend to use it for a night out, as it will stay on your eyes well for this amount of time. Plus it is that little bit more special and glamorous.
I was after a bright eyeshadow for a night out one day, and noticed these Stargazers eyeshadows. They come in a variety of strong, vivid tones in a powder form. They are easily applied with a brush or applicator, but i find i always get some down my face when applying.
When applied i find that they don't last awfully long so i always put a thin layer of vaseline on my eye lid first when helps it to stick, i swear by this tip, this can also help to create a stronger tone of the shade. Eventhough some of these colours are pretty bright they don't look stupid on your eye like some bright colours do, but i would say that they wouldn't suit everyone. I also like the fact that they have a subtle shimmer to it so they don't look toatlly matt when on your eye.
I wouldn't buy this product normally, but as a base tone they are ideal at around £3 each.
Very bright eye shadows no matter what shade you get to be truthful, they aren't overly bright which is good.
It is a powder so you have to watch when you open it that you don't spill it all over your floor. But you have to turn it to take the lid off which is better than flicking it open because then it would fly everywhere.
Also because its dust, you need to get rid of the excess left on your eye shadow brush before you put it on or it will drop off and go on your face, and if you use finger to wipe away it will just spread across your face.
They're just £3 in places I've seen they're apparently cost more in other shops, so for £3 is quite a bargain because it doesn't seem to empty, had one for over a year now and is still full and I use it alot.
I have this in three colours, blue, a light pink and a kind of pale blue/aqua colour.
As I said before, they are bright colours, so even the light pink you can see on paler skin colours - I have this problem with a lot of pink eye shadows I buy, but with this you can see it very clearly.
You get a lot of colour choice from these they're currently 48 colours to choose from.
The shop i work in stocks a massive range of Stargazer and these dusts are a really popular product. The first and biggest point i want to make about these is that they are £3 in most places yet just as good (most of the colours) as barry m or even MAC pigments. They are a very highly pigmented dust and some of them contain glitter and shimmer too.
So here's the low down anyway!
£3 for a dust that never ever seems to run out! total bargain! A hell of a lot cheaper than the other market leaders too as Barry M dusts are £4.50 to start!
After you get the super stick super annoying ...sticker off to open these little pots they are a good size and the top screws off so you won't spill it everywhere, they also have a neat little clear window in the top so you can see the colour.
The product itself:
1.Used as an eyeshadow dabbed over a good base these can give really good effects.
2.They can also be mixed with vaseline or a mixing medium to make a good eyeliner!
3.Some of the shades are even good to use as a powder blush.
4.Mixed with vaseline (or a more professional mixing medium) to a good spreading consistency you can use them as face paints too.
Don't leave them in the sun, as I have found out the colour gets bleached out real quick, don't ask me why this is, I've got no idea! Maybe a good excuse to buy yourself a nice big train case and fill it with all the great products I've reviewed...or maybe thats what I shall do *wink wink*