You need to think of Lidstars as twinkly colour washes for lids. You have no idea how fine the twinkles are so they create an almost constellation effect when you blink (in the right light of course!). When it comes to the colours themselves, they’re the end of the story, not the beginning. *Wash* is right because they’re not supposed to be big hits of pigment, quite the opposite.
In texture, they’re truly featherweight – you can barely feel anything there even on first application. The suggested method of application fits with Glossier’s simple approach – you dot your colour on to your lid with the doe’s foot and from there, smudge with a fingertip. All good in theory, but not particularly hygienic unless you remember to wash first and then after (because you’ll have twinkles all over your finger) that rather defeats the simple, on-the-go idea.
While in the swatch the colours look quite dense, you have to remember that you smudge these into a veil so even the darker shades become very diffused. I didn’t find I had all day last when I tested – in fact, if you have oily lids you might want to consider an eye primer – the twinkles stay put but the colour fades out quite quickly. However, these are understated statements if you like; an almost colourless sparkly lid is truly pretty and unexpected and definitely in keeping with Glossier’s ‘keep it light’ make up philosophy. I checked the Glossier reviews – they’re mixed but mostly favourable. Shades from bottom to top are:Herb, Fawn, Cub, Slip, Lily and Moon. They’re £15 each HERE.
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I have the Fawn shade and really like it. I find it lasts really well without a primer and I can build it up. I really recommend this shade. I also have the darker shade, Herb but find that a bit harder to work with. It can streak when applying. I do think the range is missing a bronze shade. I bought the two for £25 on the Glossier site. There’s 10% off with the code http://bff.glossier.com/hB8q9