“ Brand: Stargazer / Type: Eye Pencil / Suitable for: Eye „
Recently I have been revamping my make up and so I took to trusty Amazon to make a few orders. I wanted some new eyeliner and was looking for a particular colour which led to me buying an eyeliner from this range and I paid just under £4.00 inc postage and packaging for mine and my colour option was 05 Blue.
The pencil is the same colour as you chose on the outside of it with Stargazer written up one side of it and it has a long silver lid that easily pulls on and off the pencil. It is a thin and long pencil this one and I was impressed by the size of it as you get a lot of product for not a lot of money.
This is of course a pencil and like alot of Stargazer products is a multi tasking product. This can be used as eyeliner or as lipliner though of course mine being blue I wouldn't contemplate using it for my lips however the range has a lot of colours within it including neons and pinks so if you are happy to use this one in both ways you can well do.
It is a wooden pencil, when it comes the nib it is pointed. The colour is slightly moist though not soaking and it doesn't drag on the skin at all. Once applied I find this to stay put without fading or smudging for a good few hours and not once has it ever agitated my over sensitive eyes.
This doesn't need sharpening very often at all though when I do I just use my usual pencil sharpener to do so, again something which hasn't presented any issues at all.
All In All:
I really like this eyeliner. Its simple to use and highly effective and the fact there are many colour options to choose and play with is a real bonus. With cheaper make up purchases I often worry about quality but this is a fabulous and budget range, easy to apply and at the end of the day (or night!) simple to remove with your make up removing routine!
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I bought a Star Gazer florescent green kohl eyeliner/ lipliner pencil last Halloween along with a set of the Star Gazer florescent coloured eyeshadows. My partner and I were going to a Halloween party and it was the first time I have ever been to a fancy dress party ever in my, then 24 years. (I dressed up as a witch.)
Star Gazer is a brand that was established back in 1978. They produce a wide range of brightly coloured cosmetics (not just florescent coloured products), wacky and wonderful hair dyes, hair mascaras and even brightly coloured wigs.
It is not the easiest to get hold of and although you can view their products online at www.stargazer-products.com they are not available to buy from there. You do see them now and then in drug stores, but they aren't regularly stocked in any local shops that I know of.
They are available on Amazon and ebay. I bought my eye/lip pencil from Amazon, where it is currently selling for £1.51+£1.55 postage.
~ Packaging ~
The Star Gazer pencil is a florescent green colour with the Star Gazer logo in a bold black colour. The pencil is a little bit shorter than your average eyeliner or lipliner pencil at around 4 inches long. It has a silver lid which fits firmly. It is easy to remove, but it does not come loose.
The ingredients are listed in black on the back of the pencil in small print and the word, 'Kohl' and '25' are on the front of the pencil next to the Star Gazer logo.
~ Use ~
The manufacturer says that this product can be used as an eyeliner or a lipliner pencil. Please note I have only used this as a eyeliner pencil and have not applied it as a lipliner. It is claimed of these pencils, 'They are UV reactive and glow very bright, perfect for clubbing'. I have not worn this eye/lip pencil under UV light so I am unsure of whether these claims are correct.
On removing the lid of the pencil the point of the pencil appears a darker green than the florescent colour of the actual pencil suggests, but it applies very easily and it is a bright bold green colour.
The point of the pencil is firm, but not hard so I find it is comfortable to apply. I found that the pencil is long lasting and you don't need to top the colour up once it is on.
It sharpens easily without constantly snapping, which I find with some liners.
~ Overall ~
Overall, this is a fun brightly coloured eye/lip pencil. It is easily applied and claims to react to UV light. I don't imagine I will get much wear out of this so it is a good price, but I imagine it will become a favourite if I have a mid-life crisis a few years down the line.
When I was younger, I was what many might call a 'goth' and loved to have very dramatic make up. There were only two make up brands that could provide the kind of colours I wanted, Barry M, and Stargazer .
Now, Stargazer are not a very well known make-up brand, and you certainly won't find them in most branches of Boots of Superdrug. You might just find them in your local 'alternative' shop though - or of course, you can purchse their products online.
Luckily I live in Nottingham, and we have plenty of 'alternative' shops, where I can pick up these eye-liners for just £2 a pop - very cheap in comparison to some other ranges. They also have a great range of colours - no fancy names though, just numbers - ranging from your standard black, brown and grey to slightly more daring flourescent UV reactive yellow . I've had all manner of colours, luminous pink, deep rich reds, and brightest blu, as well as thick swtahes of black around my eyes .
I should also specify that the Stargazer brand market these as 'eye and lip' pencils, rather than just eye liner, although personally, I would recommend keeping your pencil to just one area of your face, for hygeine reasons . Imagine if you had an eye infection - you would not want that travelling to your lips! Although, I'm sure most readers, if they had an eye infection, wouldn't be messing with eye makeup in the first place.
These pencils can, I find, get a little hard when it is cold, and drag a little on the eyelids, creating a somewhat wonky effect . For this reason, I usually like to warm them just a tiny bit by sticking the lid end into a mug of hot water for a few seconds, which seems to soften these enough to get a smooth glide.
I've found that I get a good amount of colour form these pencils . Some can look dark but go on light, however that is not the case with this brand at all. I also find they last quite a long time, and when the time does come to sharpen them, they sharpen very well, although I do recommend cooling these before sharpening to avoid the kohl becoming too soft , enabling you to keep a sharp pointed end for accurate lines .
Overall, for £2, these pencils are excellent value, and the range of colours is impressive, especially for people who are more daring in colour. However, I have a few words of advice - If you do decide to order stargazer products online, the brands website ( http://www.stargazer-products.com) is not the place to do it, as the swabs of colour they show do not, I feel, accurately represent the colours of the liners. I really think if you can, you should play with the testers in the shop to get the best idea of the colours, if you must buy online, Ebay and some of the alternative clothing sites offer better colour accuracy than the brand website .
Overall, a decent eyeliner - applies easily, lasts well, and sharpens easily.