Product Type: Stargazers makeup
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Stargazer Liquid Foundation
Member Name: prettypolly40
Stargazer Liquid Foundation
Stargazer White Foundation
I have heard about Stargazer in the past but I thought it was a cheap and tacky brand and stayed away even though reviews have been generally good about them. Me being me though I stayed away, that was until recently.
Since moving from my mineral foundation to liquid that I used to use in the past and loving again now, I have been having difficulty in finding the correct shade for my oh so English pale skin, even the palest shades that I have tried from MAC, Maybelline and Revlon just don't seem right and my face and neck don't match at all making me paranoid throughout the day and I look like I haven't a clue about makeup. I was near to the end of giving up my liquid foundation and moving back to my mineral makeup that seems lighter for me. I didn't want to do this as I have fallen back in love with my liquids and was determined there was something out there for me to use and work with.
I have been searching the Internet for ages on makeup sites, professional makeup sites and makeup forums for something that I can mix with my usual liquid foundation to make it lighter. A lot of the forums came back with pale foundations but for high end brands that I can't afford and don't want to pay that much every time I ran out so I dismissed that option. On a professional website I came across a concept I loved the sound of although it was expensive, I came across a foundation called Face Atelier that has a pure white foundation in there called Zero Minus (which makes the foundation lighter) and Zero Plus (that makes the foundation darker for darker skin tones). I searched for Zero Minus and found this product is an American product only and costs $37.80 which was in the sale at the time, it normally retails at $42 (£25) that is around £23 pounds for 1oz bottle.
Again I loved the idea but not the price of the product so I went searching for something similar but cheaper.
On a forum someone said why don't you try a product called Stargazer's White Foundation and mix it in with your usual foundation at a very decent price? My prayers had been answered as this is what I was looking for, although it was Stargazer and I was dubious in trying it I thought why not? What do I have to lose? I couldn't believe when I went on their site http://www.stargazer-products.com where I bought it from I could get it for £3.50 for 30g, now we're talking my language. So I ordered it there and then along with some nail polishes! Again this is something I wouldn't have normally done but I got carried away. Stargazer said this foundation won't dry out your face and won't look chalky when applied alone. It's used for gothic themes and Halloween etc. Stargazer boasts colourful and daring cosmetics cheaply for every occasion.
It didn't take long for it to arrive; the foundation literally is pure white and comes in a 30g glass square bottle with a black shiny screw lid. It wasn't the consistency I was expecting of a foundation where it is a little runny and easy to get out of the bottle, instead this foundation is more like a paste and not runny at all. When you take the lid off there is a spatula in the lid to help you get some of the product out. When I applied some to the back of my hand the product is actually rather light, lighter than I anticipated. This foundation doesn't smell of anything at all and you get great colour coverage out of it when worn alone, or like I did swatching it on the back of my hand. It dries quickly and has good staying power, without being drying and chalky like the site states. All ready I was impressed by Stargazer; at the back of the bottle it says expiry is 12 months.
I then started playing around with it and used it the way I intended to, which was to mix with my usual foundation to make it lighter.
I got a flat surface and poured some of my liquid foundation on it and then applied some of the white foundation to see how it would look. While mixing straight away I can see the colour difference and I am very surprised at how well it is working, although not at my exact colour yet I worked a bit more of the white foundation into the mixture. I swatched a bit on my clean face to see how it looked and wella, it was lighter and more me and not my foundation. It worked!! I have to say though the first swatch was a bit lighter than my skin tone so I added a bit more foundation and worked it in; finally I got my colour match! My face looked more of me with better skin than my neck, my face and my foundation that doesn't match. Since buying this product I have been using it all the time with my usual foundation and I love it. I am no longer feeling paranoid when I go out that I don't look right or my skin doesn't match my neck or rest of my body. Also I don't' feel like the coverage has been compromised while using this.
While using it I haven't got any irritation, dry skin nor is it chalky. I am very impressed with this product that I can see me using it every single time I use my liquid foundation, which will properly be for the rest of my life.
So if you're pale like me and can't find a liquid foundation so suit you, then you need this little beauty in your life.
I have now looked at Stargazer in a new light and I like it.
Summary: I have seen Stargazer in a brand new light