Sunday, 16 December 2012

Stargazer White Liquid Foundation

Stargazer are one of those brands that I used for years in my early teens (it was easy to get hold for me and it was cheap) but I seemed to gradually stop using it as I got older, for no real reason other than it became a little more difficult for me to get hold of. I finally decided that I needed a white foundation after trying and failing to find a foundation to match my skintone (aside from Illamasqua). As somebody who is very pale, I decided that I'd definitely get a lot of use out of it and I'd be able to use up some foundations that I own that are a little too dark. I hate walking around with the knowledge that my face and neck don't match. In the end I went for the Stargazer one purely because it was cheaper at £4 (prices for this seem to vary).



This foundation comes in glass bottle. It doesn't feel cheap, and it's quite heavy! It has a spatula applicator which means it's quite difficult to get the amount of product you want out at once, and it's impossible to reach the bottom of the bottle. I much prefer foundations with pumps, as it's so easier and you don't waste as much product. It's also very difficult to pour out of the bottle because it's so thick.



Before I mixed it with my usual foundation I decided to try it alone for fun (I do strange things when I'm not uni). This foundation has quite a thick consistency, yet I was surprised when I found that it applies very sheer. It has a very sticky feel to it. I found that it doesn't blend very well and the coverage isn't great. You'd need quite a lot of it to get a completely white finish. If you apply a thin layer of it on its own it does brighten the skin without paling it down too much. I haven't been able to test how long it lasts on the skin because I haven't had the opportunity to wear it out (the coverage isn't good enough and I'd feel a little odd wearing this on its own).



In terms of mixing foundations, this works perfectly. It lightens my regular foundation and means that I don't have a difference between my face and neck, and I'm much less self concious and paranoid about going outside with my normal foundation on. It's much easier than having to pay a lot more of a lighter high end foundation, and it also means that I'm not wasting the foundation that I already bought.

If you are looking to pale down your skin, I would say you'd be better with the powder that I reviewed here. It's much easier to build up and get a completely white finish, and it doesn't have the strange sticky feel to it.

This foundation costs £3.50 (depending on where you purchase it from) from Stargazer.

Disclosure: I bought this product myself.

6 comments:

  1. I bought this foundation a few years ago when I needed a white for my Pierrot makeup. I did find it applied patchy too, I didn't realise it would be so sheer! It took a lot of build up but I managed to white out my face in the end with the help of their white face powder compact! I've never tried mixing it with foundation, mostly because I tend to prefer using concealer rather than foundation and I never have trouble finding a pale enough concealer! Stargazer are cheap but quite good, especially their lippies! ~♥~

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    1. I was really expecting it to be pretty opaque! It's so much easier to white out your face using the compact, I think. I don't have any of their lipsticks anymore, I think I have some nail polishes around somewhere though!

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  2. Never tryed that one, the compact powder tho it's quite nice, although shows of any bit and bump you have, specially if you are in what of that days, where your pores look like holes, does not look pretty at all.
    I prefer to use it above my normal foundation, and still i dont use foundation very much this days.
    I heard the barry m white foundation tho it's perfect to mix and match with other foundations to have the perfect colours, wish i had somewhere to buy it here.

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    1. That's true. The compact is also not so good if you have dry skin. I wouldn't use it without any foundation underneath! Somebody actually recommended the Barry M one to me but I had just bought this one! Barry M is easier for me to get hold of than Stargazer too. Shame you can't get hold of it. :(

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  3. I got this too and didn't think much of it either. I only used it once and just got rid of it after that. It's just too thick and sticky. When I opened it I wondered what on earth it had an applicator for, then I realised it's the only way of getting it out of the bottle. It reminds me of wallpaper paste. If you don't mind paying over £20 for foundation Illamasqua do a great range of white foundations. Skin Base or Rich is what I like to use. Be sure to check out my blog.

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    1. I was quite disappointed with it because I liked their powder so much. The thickness of it means it really doesn't feel comfortable to apply, I definitely agree, it does look like wallpaper paste! I love Illamasqua foundations. I'm using Rich in 115 right now and it's perfect! I really want to try Skin Base but I think I'm going to wait and hope that they have another sale! They've started including their foundations in sales so I need to start stocking up! I wish paler foundations were easier to come by.

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