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Monday, March 21, 2011

FOTD - Lightning bolt-inspired eye makeup

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of tutorials lately. I actually recorded a video on Thursday but I didn't realize a mistake I made until when I start editing the video, so the whole thing was scrapped. :(

Anyway, here is a look I wore when I went to a fetish night at a gay club (taken post-clubbing at 3am). I didn't even know that my horn hair matched the theme, "Angels and Demons", before I got to the club! The eye makeup was inspired by lightning bolts ala Bowie. Anyone want a mini-tut of this look?

Closeups of the eyes (circle lenses are Neo Cosmos Glamor Gray):

Front view (the lips have faded a lot, but they are supposed to be red in the middle fading to black at the edges):


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Circle Lens Review - GEO 3-Tone / Tri Color Green (CM-903)

Here is my review of Geo 3-Tone / Tri Color Green circle lenses, sponsored by Shoppingholics. I have meant to try this series of lenses for a while, as they are quite frequently seen on models in Taiwanese makeup magazines. I think the design is just as pretty in person as in the mags!

The 3-Tone are "natural" lenses, with a delicate design and minimal enlargement. They have a grey outer ring, green main color ring and a golden-brown inner ring, to give a design that looks more realistic. Just a note, I think I wore the lens backwards on my right eye (your left), so they look a bit mismatched.

Natural light (next to window)
Indoor light
Since the lenses are designed to look natural, there is minimal enlargement.

Natural light
Indoor light
I compared the 3-tone to the similarly-patterned EOS Misty Green, as they both have a dark outer ring and golden-brown inner ring. Obviously the 3-tones are much more "real" looking, but the Misty have better enlargement and definition with the darker and thicker outer ring.

Natural light
Indoor light
I also compared to another "natural" color lens I have, Neo Cosmos Glamor Blue. The Glamor are much brighter, but they both look quite "real" compared to other colored circle lenses.

Natural Light
Indoor Light
Here are all the lenses used in this review. Clockwise from the top: 3-tone green upside down, Misty green, 3-tone green right side up, Glamor blue.
Design: 9/10 - Love the design mimicking real iris of green eyes.
Enlargement: 6/10 - I don't think there is much enlargement, as these are 14.2mm lenses I think.
Comfort: 8/10 - I can wear them inside out without discomfort, which is interesting.
TOTAL: 8/10 - Great lenses for people who want natural colored lenses, no wonder they are popular. :)

Thank you Shoppingholics for the lenses!


Makeup Palette Review - Love Alpha Summer gadually compact (sponsored by KKcenterHK)

Here is my review of Love Alpha Summer Gradually Compact eyeshadow and blush palette. KKcenterHK has generously sponsored me with this colorful palette, and I had a lot of fun playing with it.

This palette is made up of two layers: The top layer contains 8 shimmery/metallic eyeshadow in various colors, and the bottom later slides out to reveal two blushes, a sponge-tip applicator and a small brush.
Here are the applicators close-up. The brush was a bit too small to be useful, but the sponge-tip applicator is of great quality.
Here is all the shadows and blushes swatched on my inner arm. I swatched the left blush on the left, the eyeshadows in the same order as the palette in the middle, and the right blush on the right. I then tested each of the eyeshadows and the blush on my eyelids and cheeks. All photos below are taken with natural light next to a window, and I am wearing Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion as base on my eyelids.

All the eyeshadows have good pigmentation and the blush is decently pigmented as well. The eyeshadow colors are quite versatile and can be used for daytime and nighttime looks. Overall I give this palette 8.5/10 as the quality is good and the packaging is interesting.

Thank you KKcenterHK for the sponsorship!