Stargazer Pro Paint Stick Foundation Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 3 - 2010

I found this amongst my other Star Gazer goodies that I was sent last week and immediately my eyes went into a bit of a roll.

I can be a bit of a foundation snob.  Eyeshadows… I’ll buy and happily use from all price points… but foundation is the base of everything right?  If your base ain’t right… you ain’t coming in.

I have to say though, this Star Gazer Pro Paint Stick is pretty brilliant!  Don’t get wrong… there’s plenty of stuff about it that I don’t like.  For one, it kinda pongs… it smells chemically and cheap.  That’s probably because it is.

For two, the ingredient list is massive… there’s lots of unpronounceables in there.

And for three, well… it’s Star Gazer and not Chanel.  I’m gonna have to hide the packaging. SORRY!  But it’s true, this won’t be taking pride of place on my dressing table.

But snobbery aside; Stargazer Pro Paint Stick is a truly effective full coverage, creamy foundation.  In a stick.

It glides on without drag, #1 Light Flesh (sexy) is a great neutral colour match for me (don’t get this one if you’re darker than a NW/NC15 though) and blends seamlessly with the warmth from my fingers.

I’ve been working out the best way to use it, and for me… I’m loving it as a giant concealer stick.

I swipe the tube over the tops of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose and blend.  It evens out my skintone beautifully and once set with some translucent powder, doesn’t want to budge.  It means that I can happily coat the rest of my face in tinted moisturiser and be all “la la la I’m wearing tinted moisturiser, isn’t my complexion LOVELY!”

I’ve worn it all over too, but I tend to be a little heavy handed and I get that full-cover slightly sticky mask thing going on.  Here’s a before/after shot.  You should be able to see how well the redness and uneveness is covered?

Priced at £4 each and available from Stargazer online, though the online colour swatches look a bit rubbish.


7 Responses to “Stargazer Pro Paint Stick Foundation Review”

  1. liloo says:

    Loved this review. Totally my kind of product.
    Never been a fan of the main stargazer font but it could be worse: it would times new roman or comic sans. Packacing overally doesnt bother at all and I find it nice, simple and discreet. Would you stay it smells like old grandma like the max factor pan stick does?
    “It glides on without drag” >> haha. Actually, this would be the ideal item for someone starting out in drag makeup.
    I wonder what would the equivalent shade for NC20 would be. x

  2. Lily says:

    These look like what I call ‘stage sticks’. Full coverage to beat the stage lights/ heat – I can see myself testing these on performers in future. I can imagine one of these in a drag artists bag!

  3. Claire says:

    does anyone know how it compares to Maxfactor’s Panstik?
    I think i’ll have a go of this regardless, as a rosacea sufferer I love anything that gives me normal looking skin!!!

  4. Jenni says:

    I’m a rosacea too!
    Pan Stik is a classic product.
    I actually like the packaging and the price of this.
    Anything that doesn’t slide off my combo skin is a keeper.

  5. Lillian says:

    Great review! I which this came in a lighter shade though :(

  6. Great review :) I love stick foundations because I’m so damn lazy. I’m a bit the same though, I tend to use them as a concealer stick because otherwise I look like a cakey man

  7. Alicat says:

    I’ve just bought three of these in Dark Flesh (sekshy!). I have to say I’m smitten. I have a LOT of different foundations, BB creams, tinted moisturisers etc etc, and this is the one for me. The colour is spot on, I can keep it light or pile it on and a dust of HD Powder and I don’t have any problem with shine or transfer (I have combination skin). I love it. I found a store in Minehead that has them on sale for £2.50, so I bought three :)

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