Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Stargazer swatches & reviews!

I am a big fan of Stargazer makeup - I remember being 16 and going to the local ear piercing parlour, which stocked stargazer products and I loved trying the colours on the back of my hand and my friends and I were always using the semi-permanent colourful hair dyes!  When they contacted me to ask me if I’d like to try out some more products, after reading my review on one of my favourite nail varnishes ever, HERE, I jumped at the chance!

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Star Pearl Eye shadows - £3.00 each (Had a little accident with the first and chipped it a bit!)

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L-R Peach Flush, Red Raptour

I am in love with these two eye shadows and they are the stars of the show here.  How beautiful are they!!!  Peach Flush is a perfect dupe for MAC’s vanilla and so much cheaper.  At such a good price I’m surprised that not everyone in the blog world is raving about them!  The second is a stunning pink berry colour which I can’t wait to use.  They are SO pigmented and not glittery or chunky at all – more like finely milled pigmented pressed shadows, very similar to Sleek’s eyeshadows.  Very impressed with these and I will definitely be trotting down to my local New Look to get more of them!

Nail polishes - £2.50 each

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A very cute glittery pink – its stunning in real life but so hard to photograph.  It doesn’t really look as pink in real life, it just sparkles the prettiest pink, blue and purple in the light.  I recommend you to try it on if there's a tester so you can see how pretty it really is.  Also looks lovely over other nail polishes!

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Another hard one to photograph – Purple and sparkly! Very pretty, the glitter is very fine and catches the light beautifully.

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My favourite out of the bunch – a two-tone metallic purple and navy blue, its stunning and I’ve only just got this back off my Mum who pinched it as soon as I opened the package!  Looks like a deep navy but shines purple and blue in the light!

All of the polishes need about two coats each and they last a good few days on the nails without chipping.  They are easy to remove – even the glittery ones, and they take about as long as normal nail polishes do to dry.

Glitter Eye Dusts - £3.00 each

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L-R – 103, 101, 5, 107

I was slightly shocked when I first saw these and my immediate reaction was ‘Wow they’re bright!!!’ and I was unsure of how I’d use them.   Once I’d swatched these however, I can definitely image using 103 and 5 as a hint of colour when I do my black smokey eye look.  They are all very beautifully pigmented, although purple being a bit more chunky than the others.  They really remind me of Barry M’s Dazzle Dusts in terms of pigmentation and colour range, although a few quid cheaper!  A must have for fancy dress and experimenting!

What I Think – Stargazer offers really good quality products for a great price.  It can be hard to get hold of in shops – and the stands in New Look are often quite a mess, but its worth having a browse because I think you can find some real gems.  The only thing that bugs me with the products is that they have numbers instead of names, although I can tell that they have started naming new products such as the pearl shadows.

I’ve found new favourites in the Star Pearl eye shadows and I can tell they will be a staple in my everyday make-up kit for a long time coming.

Have you used or got any Stargazer products?  What’s your favourite? How would you wear the Glitter Eye Dusts?

Please note I was sent the products free of charge but I was not paid to review them, and all opinions expressed are honest!

6 comments:

  1. i have one stargazer eyeshadow that i hardly use, but they look great, you could (not sure if they still stock them) get them in new look :) xxx

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  2. Those Star Pearls eye shadows are just absolutely stunning! I've never actually used any StarGazer products, though.
    Is New Look the only place where you can get StarGazer products? Because I reaaaaally want that Red Raptour eye shadow !!! <3
    And BTW the nail polish in 317 reminds me of MAC's "Formidable" nailpolish from the VV collection (:

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  3. I've often seen Stargazer products in New Look but I always bypass them because, like you said, the stands are always a mess and they just look tacky! From reading this though my opinions have been delightfully changed and I love the metallic purple/blue nail polish! I'll make sure to look out for it when I'm next in town

    Lucy
    www.grazedknees.com

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  4. I have never tried them but after seeing your swatches I will deffo take a look next time I am in new look :) The eyeshadows look lovely! xo

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  5. love this review, i've been tempted to buy stargazer polishes for a while now. i love the two tone ones they do! xx

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  6. Chloe - I think we can still get them in New Look so I'm def gonna check out my local store when I'm next in town!

    Rosa - They are beautiful arn't they! I'm in love with them. I think you can buy online at their store - http://www.stargazer-products.com/ or in New Look stores.
    It does have similarities to MACs polish actually!! XX

    Lucy - Glad to have changed your views! We should complain to New Look to tidy their stands up abit more! Let me know what you get! X

    Beauty and The Beast - Let me know what you think and if you pick anything up!! :D
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    Emma - The two toned ones are gorgeous arn't they, I'm tempted to get a few more too! You can never have enough nail polish! Haha!! XX

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