“ Brand: Stargazer / Type: Blushers / Subcategory: Eye Shadow / Suitable for: Eye „
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Star Gazer is a cosmetics brand I have been buying products from since I was a teenager, it goes without saying then that I am a massive fan of their make up.
The company began as a stall in London in the late 70's, it was influenced by the punk fashion and attitude of the era. In the 80's they began branching out and their products are now widely available both on the high street and online. The company make all their products themselves and our constantly adding to their range. They produce a wide variety of cosmetics including Nail Polish, Blushers, Eye Shadows and Mascara. What sets Star Gazer apart from competitors is the unique style of their make up which is bright, colourful and with a alternative edge.
None of their products are tested on animals.
Star Gazers eye shadows come in a variety of bright unusual colours. My most recent purchase has been the royal blue and this is the one I am reviewing today.
The eye shadow comes in a 3.5g black plastic pot with a clear plastic lid on the top so the eyeshadow can be seen inside. A sticker on the bottom of the eye shadow gives general information such as an ingredients list.
I really love the colour of this eye shadow, it is a quite dark blue and looks very bold and intense when applied. I apply it like I would any other eye shadow, by simply sweeping my make up brush around the pot and then brushing it onto my lids, i tend to blend a little with my fingertips too. It goes on really well and I find only a small amount is needed to create the desired effect. Once applied the eyeshadow stays in place and it can actually be a little difficult to remove at the end of the night. This is certainly not a eye shadow I would use everyday, its more of a going out one or when you really want to stand out from the crowd! I have never experienced any adverse reactions whilst using any Star Gazer products.
I would highly recommend trying the Star Gazer range of eye shadows as not only are they of a high quality but they are also fun, vibrant and unique. I bought mine from a little alternative shop not far from where I live but they are widely available on the high street and I have seen them in New Look too. Of course they can also be bought online from Amazon. Prices vary but tend to be around £2.00- £4.00
Stargazer is fast becoming one of my favourite make up brands. The colour spectrum that this range covers astounds me and I love them. I originally bought some of their products for my daughter as she tends to go for the brighter, out there colours for makeup. Being a bit older and not wanting to look like mutton dressed as lamb or like I am trying too hard, I tend to stick with browns or the smoky look. I do splash out with a bit of colour every once in a while, just for a change though.
While picking out nail varnish colours, I noticed that the eye shadows that were really catching my eye were also from Stargazer. There are some subtle colours within their range as well as neon colours and glitter shades too. These are for sale at around £2.50 each and although they are relatively small, the pressed powder you get is so packed with colour you only need a tiny bit to get that impact on your eyes. The actual powder is in a black plastic case with a clear plastic lid, you can therefore see the colour through the lid. You can use these colours wet for a change in look, also some of the colours can double up as blusher as well, which makes the price even more worthwhile. There isnt much fall out during use and the glitter versions distribute glitter evenly as well. Some of the more striking colours can leave a slight stain on the eyes if appied too thickly, but make up remover does get rid of it eventually. They do not crease or bunch up or fade so overall a great product.
I can't fault these eye shadows at all, they are great for the teenybopper (I can't believe I have just used that word!) as well as the older lady, because of the variety of shades available. It is also at a price that even the teenager can afford. Well done Stargazer 10/10
I have not bought any new products from Stargazer recently as I am trying to use up all my already opened items.
Stargazer isn't a brand that I am very familiar with to be honest and I only ended up buying one of these compacts when I was mooching about on Amazon looking to revamp my make up a bit.
The colours within this range are amazing and vast. Yes you can purchase neural colours, ones with glitter and with shimmer and neons and allsorts really and I was pretty spoilt for choice. I opted for red and the reason for this? Not only did I want to try red on my eyes but these can also be doubled up and used as cheek colour so they are versatile.
These weight 3.5g, the base is black plastic, the colour block is round and set into that, the top is clear plastic and flip style and on that it is branded and then on the base contact details for the manufacturer are given. There is no applicator provided and no mirror and I only paid just over £3.00 so I didn't expect anything fancy but the casing is robust enough.
This is a dry powder and its very easy and smooth to apply. I use my own applicator of course and the colour I have is very highly pigmented in rich colour. It goes on evenly and clings to my brush very well indeed and once on it doesn't agitate my sensitive eyes at all and stays put with no smudging or fading for hours and hours and really vibrantly.
For me though this is completely wrong to use on my eyes unless for fancy dress or something so I have relegated this to being used on my cheeks and as a blusher I really do like it as it blends ever so well and I don't need too much to get a nice blush on my cheeks and once achieved it stays put all day long.
All In All:
I think this is a great product though I admit to it being the wrong colour for my eyes, I really like it on my cheeks and am very surprised with the great quality that it is!
Google if interested, available on Amazon and in a huge range of colours too!
For the times that require a splash of colour instead of the average run of the mill colour palette, turn to Star Gazer. These little bundles are compact and come in a variety of colours, producing really vibrant end results.
I own nine different ones and have had them all for well over a year each, and not one of them is showing signs of needing replaced anytime soon. I absolutely adore colour, and in my opinion the Star Gazer eye shadow are by far the best product on the market for quality and value. I can pick up a pot for around £2.75, a brilliant price especially when they last for so long!
They come in quite dinky pots, so storing them is never an issue either. There is one thing that I have found though, predominantly with the purple and the different shades of pink that you can get, it can stain a bit and takes a bit of a rub with the face cleansing wipes to get it off properly. But thats all I can find to fault this product.
In all honesty its a fantastic product, even if a few of the colours do cause a bit of face stainage after useage.
Again this is another item sold in the shop I work in. It is a quite a versatile product and at a tempting price for the amount of things you can do with it.
These li'l babys retail for around £2.75-£3.50 depending where you shop which is quite good value as I've had quite a few for quite a few years and they are nowhere near running out plus you can use them as more than just eyeshadow.
They come in neat little flip-open cases which are quite thin and slide into your make up bag easily even when it's stuffed full of everything else you "need"
The product itself:
It's first and obviously main use is as an eyeshadow however as I pointed out with the neon versions of these it is best to use a base first like a primer, or if you are me a collection 2000 highlighter stick! After applying the base , then use an eyeshadow brush to gently dab on the colour to get the brightest effects.
Secondly I also use the product as an eyeliner, mixed with a little vaseline or MAC mixing medium it can be painted on with a thin eyeliner brush to make super effective eyeliner!
And thirdly, mixing it purely with vaseline it can double as a good face paint , again painted on with the relevant brush.
AHA! I forgot to also mention you can use it as a blush for some of the red, pink or peach shades, or hey if you are feeling adventurous maybe some of the other colours!
a versatile and affordable product.