Today I'll be reviewing the lenses on the left.
These are the Hana/SP Eye AF31 Grey lenses, purchased from KiwiBerry1-Collection.
Water Content: 45%
Base Curve: 8.6
PLANO, 1 year
I apologize the pictures are blurry. Taken in bathroom lighting with a new camera that I'm still getting used to taking just eye shots...
Left with lens, right without, no makeup
Both in, no makeup, blurry picture ;(
Both in, full blown makeup.
The water content of 45% was the sole reason I chose these lenses. I have trouble with my other lenses drying out very quickly and irritating my eyes, so I really wanted to try a pair with higher water content. These are definitely the most comfortable of all my lenses, only with minor irritations if I'm staring at a screen for too long. Eye drops are still a necessity, but I don't reach for them as often as other lenses.
One strange point... I know, I'm not supposed to, but I tried these on straight out of the vial, and that was THE MOST COMFORTABLE I felt wearing lenses! I couldn't feel them at all the entire time I wore them. I also noticed the lens on my right eye tends to move out of place sometimes. Once I found it on the SIDE of my eyeball and I couldn't even feel it.... thank god I was in front of a mirror and not at work.
Another reason I chose these was because they reminded me of the Sesame Grey lenses which I've been dying to get (but probably won't since they're so damn HUGE). The design is very pretty despite the spiky edges. The inner ring is quite large though, so my natural eye color can be seen when up close. I just really love the design of this lens, I just wish the inner ring were just a bit smaller.
I honestly don't see a whole lot of enlargement in this, despite being a 14.5mm lens. If you're looking for bigger eye effect, stay away. This gives off a very subtle enlargement that goes completely unnoticed unless I point out myself that I'm wearing lenses at all. I personally don't mind this; maybe if they were just a tad bit bigger... but anyone wanting big eyes would be wasting their money.
Most lenses I've tried have a pretty vibrant effect or show up quite well. As with the minimal enlargement, the color doesn't show up well either in person. No one could even tell I was wearing lenses at all from even a short distance. Up close [and in photos] however, it's quite obvious! The inner ring doesn't blend into my natural eye color at all. To me, these lenses just make my eyes look a bit darker and slightly bigger, but the grey color is only noticeable from maybe a foot away. People with very LIGHT eyes would probably fare better with these. BROWN EYED GALS BEWARE.
The best point of these lenses for me is the comfort. I'm excited that more lenses are being released with higher water content for people like me with shitastic eye sensitivity. The color was a pretty big disappointment since it doesn't show up very well at all. Funny enough though, I quite like these lenses, but more due to the comfort. With makeup they don't really make my eyes stand out very much either. I feel like I'd have to pile on the makeup, but still have the same effect as a simple everyday look.
Beautiful design, slight enlargement, but don't expect to stand out!
Okay, on to the pic spam.
And why not, here's an FOTD
- Face -
- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
- The Face Shop Phytogenic Foundation Powder
- Eyes -
- Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
- Castle Dew eyeshadow palette 'Shine Jewel Dia'
- Maybelline Vibrating Mascara
- Daiso lashes "A Type" (Review HERE)
- MUFE Pencil Liner
- Hana/SPC AF31 circle lenses in Grey
- Lips -
- Burt's Bees Lip Balm
- Missguided lipgloss (gift)
- Sony NEX-5N (face shots, pic spam, hauls) really wish my boyfriend was keeping this! :'(
- Canon EOS Rebel T1i (circle lens vials)
More pic spam
Bonsai tree me and my boyfriend bought in San Francisco Japan Town
my buddy Charles <3
Delicious cream puff tart my boyfriend brought home from work!!!
Needs better lighting. :'(
Picked up some lashes at Ichiban Kan in San Francisco. I LOVE that store..
Stocked up on my favorite Daiso lashes!
Better than CHI!
Going to Monterey again tomorrow. I'm excited as usual, especially since we got our sexy new camera to play with! At least for tomorrow anyway, since that's the main reason my boyfriend got the camera to test it out [and get some awesome pics of the new Great White!] and then return it. XP
Until next time,