Review : Eyemi Blue Contact lenses

Review : Eyemi Blue Contact lenses

Happy New Year everyone! Slowly trying to get back into the hang of blogging here! 2016 has been meh and cruel to me, and I’ve been in a fairly long hiatus with the blog, even. I haven’t even finished the polymer clay tutorial series I was working on I’ve got some great things in store for everyone this year, and a lot of backlogs to post, including quick and helpful reviews like this one: my quick review of Eyemi Blue.

Looking for a pair of blue contact lenses for your cosplay that will show up on dark eyes? Eyemi has you covered! The brand is currently one of my favorites when it comes to vibrant colors that show up even on dark irises. I have black eye color naturally, and finding lenses that really show up on them is tough.

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Eyemi lenses come in a box packaging, with a really cute cat design! Mine was purchased from Megumii. Buying from them gives you a free contact lens case and kit as well, with tweezers and applicators for the contacts. ^^

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The lenses have 14.5mm diameter, with a limbal ring that isn’t too thick, and design hat isn’t too “out-there” with the focus really being on the color.

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When worn: First two photos in indoor light, taken with a point-and-shoot camera (digicam)
Last photo (with makeup) taken with the front/selfie camera of a tablet.

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In natural light, selfie taken with a tablet. The color shows up well enough even in selfies taken from arm’s length.
The lenses are also pretty comfortable, and I’m able to wear them for extended  hours. In fact I bought an entire set of the other colors just for my cosplays this entire 2017—*sweats* I’d really recommend these to cosplayers!

How’s your experience with Eyemi if you already have them? What’s your favorite contact lenses for cosplay? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo Xarin

*This post is not sponsored; lenses are purchased for my personal use with my own money.

Review: Crystal Marble Grey Contact Lenses

Review: Crystal Marble Grey Contact Lenses

Today’s blog post is a review on Crystal’s Marble Grey contact lenses! This is one of the very first lenses I ever bought, for my Fire Emblem: Tharja cosplay. As usual, I bought my lenses from GWYSHOP, which carries one of the cheapest prices for these lenses.

 photo IMG_0749_zpsmjlaw8mi.jpgThe swirlie patterns on them make them (to me) a good fit for a “mysterious” character, so I got these as I intended to use the for my Tharja costume.

I must say that the reason this review was so delayed was because it was not going to be favorable… this has been one of the most uncomfortable lenses I ever wore. It was softer than the other lenses that Crystal carried, making it harder to put in since it tends to flip over and lose its shape. It was unbearable for long hours and whenever I tried to go out wearing it (to take photos of it in proper daylight) I’d end up taking them off more or less so I wasn’t able to get those photos for the longest time.

 photo marble_grey3_zpsrk4swaby.jpgBUT FINALLY they were able to become comfortable!!!! Since I’m a cheapskate I used to buy the cheapest contact lens solution in the market *cough*EO*cough* and on a whim I decided to change brands and splurge a little more. Our eye doctor recommended what she claimed was the best brand for lenses, as they really preserve and embed moisture into the lenses. The solution was expensive tho since it only comes in a 300ml bottle and was P300+… BUT IT WORKED LIKE A MIRACLE and I must say I can barely feel the lenses now and put them on all day. You can really feel, even just to the touch, that they have more moisture. The previous brand I was using left them feeling rough after being stored in the solution.

The design itself (to me) really is good for characters with more mystery, and the thick limbal ring gives the eyes a doll-like effect. The color also shows up rather well in photos! These are good everyday or cosplay lenses.

 photo burgz_zpspjyygz5h.jpgBottom Line: These are good contacts–if you’re willing to shell out extra for good solution. Otherwise, don’t get them, and if you’re very sensitive, I wouldn’t recommend this series as they’re very soft and hard to put on. 

Hope that helps!

Review: Crystal Titanium Brown Contact Lenses

Review: Crystal Titanium Brown Contact Lenses

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be sharing my review of Crystal’s Titanium Brown circle lenses. As a quick overview, I find these to be very appropriate and good hazel-brown/golden brown circle lenses. My lenses were purchased from gwyshop.com

I wanted lenses that can pass for characters with brown/golden eyes, and usually these characters are strong and usually mysterious and maybe a little sinister. I found the pattern on the Titanium series to represent that very well so I purchased a set. They’re P250 for a pair at GWYSHOP, and you can get them as low as P200 with their current promo code.

The Titanium lenses have a lifespan of 1year and a diameter of 14.5mm.

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Titanium Brown contact lenses in the free lense case that they come with.

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No edits or filter; Crystal Titanium brown in indoor light. The color seems like a cold-toned gold.

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In outdoor, natural light/direct sunlight (which is always best light imho). The color is a warmer toned brown/gold.

 

Here’s my overall review for these circle lenses:

  • Cheap price. P250 for a pair of lenses that last for one year is always a good deal.
  • Easy to purchase. Most online sellers often have them on stock and you can get them in a matter of days or overnight in some cases!
  • Good pattern that has a limbal ring to give the illusion of bigger eyes.
  • The lenses have a bit of firmness to them, making them easier to put on a more comfortable for me (at least in my case; i always have trouble putting on lenses that are on the softer side).
  • I would still not recommend these for long-time wear; they get uncomfortable over time (unlike the Jewel series for me which I can wear for 8-10 hours no problem). I use these lenses for cosplay or j-fashion purposes which is probably one day out of one month, so my usage of them is not often. If you must wear lenses daily, especially for prescription ones, I still highly recommend going to your optical store. photo mih_zps12811535.jpg

Hope that helps you guys! Thanks and have a good one~!

xoxo

Xarin

 

Cosplay Make-up Tricks Video

Cosplay Make-up Tricks Video

Sooo I made a video recently of the usual make-up tricks cosplayers use in their cosplays. It covers stuff from concealing lips to coloring eyebrows to eyelid tape. Nothing too complicated and fancy for beginners. I’m not a pro myself, so I made sure everything here is easy to do and easy to follow. You can also use these tricks for other fashion or theater endeavors.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alo4VFZUMWo&w=420&h=315]

Hair Chalking Wigs

Hair Chalking Wigs

HAIR CHALKING WIGS

Most people ask if Hair Chalk, or Soft Pastels/Artist’s Chalk, works on wigs. And yes, it does. I just wanted to answer the question definitely and share some results with everyone.

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