Stargazer // Make Up Review

Nail Polish in 315, £2.50 *

 Nail Polish in 307, £2.50* 

Eyedust in 49, £4.00*

Pearl Eyeshadow in Copper Fire, £4.00*

Matt Lipstick in 205, £3.50* 

In my goth girl days, Stargazer were my go to brand. When I opened this package, I was hit with a little pang of nostalgia for when I first discovered make up. It brought back the Nag Champa smell of the local alternative store and the excitement of buying black nail varnish for the first time. I remember painting it on as a 12 year old, heading to school with my new goth identity and consequently getting put in detention (thanks, Stargazer).

Anyway, for a budget brand, you really can’t argue with these products. Although the eye shadows aren’t necessarily shades that I would pick out for myself (I would’ve loved them back in the day), the quality of the products has convinced me to have a look at the other shades available. 

The Eyedust is very much like the Barry M Dazzledusts. They’re extremely pigmented, glide on very easily, but on the downside get EVERYWHERE. Unless you apply this with a piece of tissue underneath your eye to catch the fall out, it will get all over your face. For anybody looking for a dramatic eyeshadow look, this probably would be something they are used to, but personally I don’t have the patience. At first this looks more like a black eyeshadow, but if you apply it with a slightly damp brush you really get to see the purple glitter, which looks amazing. This looks lovely dabbed in the creases to accentuate a smokey eye, but it’s not something I would apply all over the lid. For someone looking for a budget product that really does its job, I would definitely recommend.

As you can see in the swatch, Copper Fire is an incredibly vibrant metallic shade. Stargazer offer various different types of eyeshadows, this is from the Starpearl range which is intended to give a high shimmer finish, which it definitely does. Glided on gently, you can lose a lot of the red pigment to give more of a shimmery brown shade which looks lovely as a contour to a brown eyeshadow look. The range of colours that Stargazer offer is HUGE, so if these colours aren’t to your preference, check out the others. 

This lipstick is in shade “205” which is a vibrant red shade with a matte finish. As for the matte finish, it obviously doesn’t compare to to MAC lipsticks, but I would put it on par with the Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel. This does need a lot of build up, and straight from the bullet it is difficult to apply. When built up with a lip brush you get a gorgeous bright red result.

Now, on to what Stargazer is really famous for, it’s nail polishes. In terms of staying power, no drug store brand rivals them. The red in 315 is a lovely glittery red shade which paints on extremely thick in one coat, so great value for its price tag. 317 is a glittery mixture of turquoise, purple and silver, this is much more watery so can be used as a top coat over a base shade, or built up to give a glittery cosmic finish. 

Have you ever tried Stargazer? Would you wear any of these?

Lydia Rose,


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    • August 17, 2013 / 4:52 pm

      Yeah! Can't go wrong for £3.50 🙂 xo

    • August 18, 2013 / 10:42 am

      They're definitely worth a try! xo

  1. August 17, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Im in love with those nail polishes, i tried some a few years ago but it sounds like theyve really improved, definitely gonna pick up some more x

    • August 18, 2013 / 10:42 am

      They're so so good! Especially 315. x

  2. August 17, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    I used to love Stargazer back in my goth days too. I remember having a bright pink neon eyeshadow :P. Love the nailpolish shades you got, especially the red one. Btw, where did you get that pink glittery skull in the photos? I need it now!


    • August 18, 2013 / 10:45 am

      Haha I had one too! I just got it from Tesco's Halloween range a few years ago- really cheap and crappy but I love it! xo

  3. August 17, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Haha, I remember being put in detention too thanks to my 'emo' days and my makeup habits! Gorgeous shades, think I'll have to check these out!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • August 18, 2013 / 10:46 am

      Haha at least I wasn't the only one! x

  4. August 17, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    I'm not too familiar with the brand myself, the eyeshadows look interesting but like you said maybe in different colours! I lost my heart to the 317 nail varnish, it's gorgeous! Definitely a brand worth looking into, thank you!

    Rosie xo

    • August 18, 2013 / 10:48 am

      I completely forgot about Stargazer myself! Yeah, I'm going to have to try out some of the other colours, like I said they're really good quality etc but just not my taste. 317 is gorgeous! Thanks for reading 🙂 xo

    • August 18, 2013 / 10:49 am

      They're realllly good value 🙂 xo

  5. August 18, 2013 / 11:16 am

    Omg, these look like such amazing quality! I love that bronze eyeshadow, amazing colour pay off! xx

  6. August 18, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I used to have a stargazer nail polish in the very subtle shade of….. neon pink. And it was amazing! So bright and stayed on so long!! Really need to pick up some more!

  7. August 19, 2013 / 1:16 am

    The nail polishes look amazing! xx

  8. August 20, 2013 / 5:00 am

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  9. August 22, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    That lipstick looks great and the shimmery nail varnish is lovely

  10. August 23, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    WOW, those shadows are seriously pigmented, i havent had anything from stargazer for absolutely yearsss! i may have to hunt the eyeshadows down 🙂

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    Frankie xXx

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