Monday, August 6, 2012

In the Pursuit of Fabulous...Review of Ifairy Style Hanabi Blue Circle lens

Hello my lovelies,
     I am doing another Circle lens review for you today. Today I am reviewing Ifairy Style Hanabi Blue Circle lenses. As being a brown eyed beauty, I longed to have the striking combination of blue eyes with black hair. This combination has always been truly stunning with mixture of darkness and light. So naturally I needed to try this out on myself to see how I liked it.These are the first blue circle lenses that I purchased and I am extremely pleased with them. Having really dark brown eyes I was concerned that the color wouldn't be noticeable from a distance, but I was pleasantly surprised. While you can make out that the lenses are blue from a distance but the bright blue color and pattern isn't really noticeable until you are close up and in bright light. I asked my husband what he thought of the new lenses and he responded, "Their blue and they look weird." I am guessing that "weird" is going to be the standard response for circle lenses due to the enlargement. He should be used to weird, he is after all with me. My camera and the light were apparently working against me today. So until the budget allows, my camera will continue to call my bluff on throwing it away from something new.So Dreadful gives Ifairy Style Hanabi Blue the following ratings..
Natural light inside
Sunlight outside
Enlargement- 9.5 out of 10 bats
   Theses lenses are larger than my Candy Magic Big Size Green. They are 15mm, so you will notice a considerable difference. The lenses do give you an alien or doll like appearance. So people will look at you and try to figure out what is different about you.

Color and Design- 8 out of 10 bats
    While these lenses do stand out against my dark brown eyes, I really wished that they were more vibrant from a distance. The swirled pattern is quite striking against the blue but I wish I could see it a bit better on my eyes. Similar to the Candy Magic Big Size Green these may be more vibrant on lighter eyes.

Comfort- 8 out of 10 bats
   These lenses are quite comfortable, however I do get a bit of a haze in my peripheral vision which can be slightly annoying.

Overall- 8.5 out of 10 bats
   The color and design are gorgeous and you will have an doll like appearance with these lenses,however the hazy peripheral vision may be irritating.

Until next time my dears..

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pursuit of Fabulous-Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow

Hello my darlings,
    Today I am reviewing Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadows. I must admit, I was a little hesitant over the initial cost but since I am in search of a new makeup sealer for my eyebrows (that will be another post for another day) I decided to take the plunge. I will admit that when I first saw them on Faces by Sarah 's blog I had to try them out. I purchased both the black (#0E) and the jade (#8E) featured in Sarah's tutorial and honestly, they are well worth the money. I have used them both as a quick eyeliner and couldn't be happier. The shadows go on smooth with a creamy feel, unlike some pencil shadows which drag roughly across the eyelid. I can even line my tightline with these shadows which is saying a lot. I hate the feel of eyeliner dragging across my tightline so I hardly ever line it. But These shadows are simply amazing and they last all day long. In addition to their staying power, they are virtually smudge proof against little (or even big) fingers and waterproof.  So Dreadful gives Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadow the following ratings...

Pigmentation- 8 out of 10 bats
  The colors are highly pigmented. I often find that pencil shadows/liners are never as vibrant as they appear online or often you have to cake them on in order to achieve the desired color. This is not the case with Aqua Shadows. They may be a little bit difficult to blend so be warned.

Staying power- 9 out of 10 bats
   I'm hard on my eye makeup. I have allergies, little fingers that want to touch my eyes, and I also wear contacts so I am constantly either touching my eyes or someone else is trying to. So if Aqua shadows can put up with the things that happen to my eyes and stay on without making me look like I am a raccoon or that I have been punched in eyes, I am impressed.

Affordability-7 out of 10 bats
  While I love the product and I would love to have all the colors, it is really steep for my budget. They are twenty dollars USD a pop and with twelve different beautiful colors the average person is going to have to pick and choose which ones to buy. Due to the color, feel and staying power really makes these shadows worth it. I would rather have one amazing lasting shadow which doubles as eyeliner that is a bit more expensive than the cheaper one that I have to cake on and use twice if not three times as much in order to achieve the same look.

Overall rating- 8 out of 10 bats
    The pros outweigh the con for this product.While they are expensive, they last and are super pigmented and glide on the eyes like a dream. So go and pick out the color or colors that you really want and enjoy.

Looking to order? You can order Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadows here .

Until next time my dears...