Monday, October 6, 2014

Geo Nudy Blue Review (Pinky Paradise Sponsored)

With my EOS Daisy Red lenses I was also sent a pair of Geo Nudy Blue lenses. I used these with my Barbie makeup (for my Halloween countdown that I mentioned in my last post). Like the Princess MiMi Apple Green lenses, I have tried many of the colors in the Nudy series and it is one of my favorite series (second only to the Princess MiMi series) and since I am on a quest to find blue lenses I like this year I wanted to finally see how these looked. I was particularly interested in seeing how this color differs from the Nudy Golden Blue lenses I had a while back and must say I much prefer this color!
Enlargement 
These are the classic Geo Nudy Blue lenses and as such they have the 14 mm diameter. I'm used to 14.5 and 15 mm these days so these aren't as big as I'm used to but to be honest I miss the simple slightly more subtle dolly eyes. The Geo Supersize (or Super Nudy) lenses are a bit bigger at 14.5 mm and have a dark limbal ring so if you like this print but want BIG eyes the Super Nudy variant would probably be a better choice.
Print/Pattern
I adore this pattern and as I've said before these are pretty much universally pretty over all eye colors. Despite having a semi-sheer pattern they somehow look very opaque on the eyes. They're very good at balancing blocking out the natural color while blending into the natural color. They have a faint key hole but the keyhole on this print has never bothered me since the opening is small enough so that my pupils can usually reach the edges.

Vibrancy
Since the pattern is kind of mesh-like and blends out your natural color, the color you get is dependent on your natural color. On my eyes these look quite bright but I notice on brown eyes, they have a deeper blue hue that is still quite vibrant.
Comfort
Not the most comfy lenses in the world but not particularly uncomfortable either. They have that very very light scratchy feeling some lenses have. Probably shouldn't wear for over 4 hours without the aid of eye drops.
Enlargement: 8/10
Print: 10/10
Vibrancy: 10/10
Comfort: 9/10
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

EOS Daisy Red Review (Pinky Paradise Sponsored) + 50% off code!

Today I'm reviewing my first set of red lenses and those are EOS Daisy Red lenses! If you've been following me elsewhere you know I've posted a 50% off code for Pinky Paradise so I'll post it here too (it's only good for 2 more days) use Halloween2014memila at PinkyParadise and get HALF off on a lens purchase (excluding phantasee and toric lenses) but it’s only until October 6th!
 I also did a look based on a BJD. This look was part of a Halloween countdown where I do different looks every day until Halloween. So for day 3 I chose this BJD as the inspiration for this look but I'm afraid I don't know whose picture or doll this is as no source was listed when I came across it online but if anyone knows, I will gladly credit their photo!
Anywho, On to the lenses.
Enlargement 
At 15mm these do a great job of  enlargement. A good choice for dolly eyes. I've started to do the closeups and comparison photos with out eye makeup on, like I used to, because my eye makeup normally has an enlarging effect too and I just think seeing them without the aid of makeup gives a more honest impression of how they look. Plus not every one wears gyaru-esque makeup with lenses.
Print/Pattern
Let me start by saying that it is extremely hard to find red lenses that'll blend into eyes of a greenish hue because as you may or may not know red and green are opposites so these colors clash quite harshly at the opening, drawing even more attention to the keyhole than usual. These don't have a huge opening though and there is very slight fade into a yellow tone on the pattern that I hoped would blend into the green and it did, it also softened the keyhole, which is nice but they sit oddly on the eyes (as many lenses do) and so I still get the crescent moon keyholes. Not as noticeable in low light but definitely still there.
Vibrancy
The vibrancy was the most disappointing thing about these lenses. These really only look red under a flash. Most of the time they just look brown. I was hoping for something as vivid as the stock photo suggests and it does look like that when it's not in but once you put them in they just look like brown lenses with a hint of red...like a brick red. So if you're in the market for subtly red lenses, these would be great but unfortunately I was looking forward to something a bit brighter.
Comfort
I've noticed that with most EOS lenses I've tried, they're all quite thin, and these are no exception. This makes them better for long wear but also makes them harder to put in. They fold over on themselves and flop off the eye if you don't put them in correctly on the first try. Thinner lenses usually don't adhere as easily to the eye as a slightly stiffer lens would (but stiffer lenses usually dry out quicker). These also have the usual 2 minute transition where my eyes need to adjust before they become comfortable but after that, it's smooth sailing.



Enlargement: 10/10
Print: 7/10
Vibrancy: 4/10
Comfort: 8/10