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New Circle/Colored contact lenses :)

Hi Girls :)

Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days. I finally had my JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) yesterday and I was away for a few days to do my usual massive cramming I do before exams :p
For those that were curious, I took level 1 and it was unexpectedly pretty easy. I think I over worried about it. The key point to preparing JLPT is trying out previous exams and figuring out the structure of the test. Once you've understood that, studying will be much easier than trying to tackle it heads first with no direction.

So, other than that :D a few days ago, I received some lenses to try out from
* FTC: I did receive the products for free , but didn't get paid to endorse them.

They are based in Malaysia and I actually like their user friendly website and massive collection. I just want to see more actual swatches of the lenses because the Japanese girls' versions just don't seem "actual". It's always hard to find real-life swatches of products when it comes down to colored/circle lenses.

This is how the packaging came.

I asked for EOS Adult Brown and Hana SPC in natural brown, but there was a bit of miscommunication and I ended up with EOS Adult Green instead of brown.

The Hana SPC's diameter is 14.5 mm, which makes your iris look bigger and rounder, hence making your eyes look bigger (or that's what they say =/). If you have extremely narrow and small eyes, I don't think these will be quite flattering because it will fill your eyes up too much (I think just regular diameter lenses will be more suitable in that case).

The EOS Adult green are 14.0 and they look more like baby blue than green. It also has a blue-purple limbic ring around it rather than a black ring.

* - * - * - * - * - * - * - [ Hana SPC - Natural Brown ] * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - *

The product swatch picture of these lenses are pretty exaggerated. It doesn't give you that hazel color if you have dark brown eyes like me. It blends in really nicely with dark browns, so if you want to just make your iris look bigger and nothing unnatural, these are pretty good :)

Here's a comparison

It doesn't necessarily make my iris look any bigger than it is. I have a pretty big iris size and long eyes with lots of white showing. I asked my boyfriend which eye looked bigger and he didn't even know I had lenses on :p

Looks pretty natural, you can't even notice the black limbic ring

Looking sideways, it doesn't get stuck in the corner of your eyes and create that awkward "lens separation" :)

Looking up is pretty smooth too. I think the light exposure is uneven in every picture. Anywho, if there is a lot of natural light in this picture, you can kind of see the lens. But the gradation is very natural, so if you like natural looks - this is a really nice choice.

with soft indoor lighting.

You can actually see the lamp reflection on my eyeball :p

(note: see how contracted my pupil is - the light was nearly touching my face)

Even if your eyes are exposed to extreme lighting, these lenses are hard to notice (IF you are an asian and you have dark brown eyes like me). For anyone who has lighter tones, I think it will be way more noticeable than this.

Overall, the lens is pretty thin so it's comfortable to have on. It doesn't have that "floating on the surface of the eye" feeling which is nice. If you want a natural look - it's good, if you want a pop in your eyes - it's not the one to go for. Direct sun light makes the lens a bit noticeable, but soft, artificial indoor lighting makes it hard to tell that you have lenses on.

* - * - * - * - * - * - * - [ EOS - Adult Green ] * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - *

Like all other "adult" colors, the green doesn't necessarily live up to its color name. It rather looks more like baby blue or light lavender-blue. It also has a purple limbic ring, so it at least lessens some of the awkward color contrast.

Indoor lighting really up close.

Looking away.
It is slim enough not to get caught in the inner corner of the eye and make the lens drift from the eye surface. But like most colored lenses, if the original eye color and the lens' color is strikingly different - it does give that detached feeling when you look at the eye at various angles. Also, it is really obvious that I'm wearing colored lenses.

The adult greens are rather like baby blues. If you are looking for an opaque baby blue color, the adult greens do give you that look. I still think the best and natural looking green lenses are the freshlook color lenses (amazingly natural, even on dark brown eyes!). But if you want more of an obviously blue/green colored lenses, these are the ones to go with. I have a lot of blue lenses, and these are the ones that come out the lightest. Others have a hint of foggy-blue, but these are really noticeable.

here's an extra shot of each lens on each eye.

PS. Please excuse my bushy brows LOL I am growing them out to make an eyebrow tut :p

Ok, have a lovely day ladies :)


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  1. Oh the lenses look really nice on you! I do want a pair of adult brown ones. There's something really nice about them.


  2. They look great on you! Even though the color difference for the adult one is really big, it still looks really nice! I wish I could try contacts/circle lenses...but just the idea of getting so close to my eye freaks me out :X

    I'm looking forward to your eyebrow tutorial! Mine are untouched and they kind of bother me now :\

  3. Great!!

    I was searching all over online to find a these lenses and finally I just bought them right after reading your blog!!


    Do you have meet your fans? Im going to NYC this coming christmas :)

  4. I miss youuuuu (: ! Sorry I just deleted my twitter like really randomly.. LOL I felt like it was taking over my life and then I should stop !
    ha. IM me or somethinggg :)

  5. Hi Catalina!
    Glad the exam went well!

    by the way, have you ever used cream eye liner?
    I was gonna buy one the other day but decided not to because it kinda looked hard to write...
    so if you have tried before, tell me how it worked!

    Love from Japan,

  6. natural brown looks gorgeous! i couldnt even tell u had them on. i gotta check them out! thks sweetie:)

  7. @xSplendidStar: I want adult browns too! >_<) I think I have passed that stage where I want different colors, now I want lenses that are similar to my natural eye color (the browns!)

    @mandy: haha, I know a lot of people that are like you too :p it just freaks the begeezus out of them to put something in their eyes :p but anywho, I'll try to figure out how to do the brow tutorial, I'm still debating if I should do it on the blog or on YT

    @Audrey: haha, I'm glad I could help :p Oh, I do.. but no one has asked me to meet them :p but I'm not sure if I will be in NYC of xmas :'( might be with my parents on the west side or somewhere else. I'll keep it posted on my blog! ;)

    @Maggie: hey honey :D aww, you shouldn't be sorry - you did a good job setting your priorities :) I am sure people will be happy to see you have everything accomplished rather than delaying them because of twitter. We will be waiting, so just do a good job with all you have to do and come back when you are done!! :D

    @huimeij: haha, thank you :) I do like cream/gel liners. If you like really non-smudgy liners I think stila's smudge pots are great to start with :D

    @Blovet Beauty: haha, aww, thanks for always stopping by :) it's nice to have a great support system like you *hugs*

  8. hi cat! nice lenses you got there! and the browns looks great on you :D actually,i haven't tried using lenses [ugh, i'm so old fashioned] by the way, i hope you don't mind me asking why you chose to study Japanese? just curious :D hope to see a new tut from you. i'm a new follower of your blog and're awesome :)take care!

  9. @honeyqq: haha, lenses are just another fashion expression :p you shouldn't call yourself old-fashioned~
    Oh, well I learned JPN in college. Everyone is required to learn a minimum of 2 years of a foreign language or have to have the proficiency for so before they graduate. I always wanted to learn Japanese and since it is easier to learn Japanese as a Korean (grammar, vocab etc is really similar) I just went for it. And since Japanese is a major credit eater (5 credits per semester) and easier to get a good grade on - it was like a GPA booster :p
    Anyway, a lot of factors contributed to my interest in the language, but all in all I think Japanese was the one language I was willing to invest my time in since it will be helpful to have it underneath my belt

  10. Ahh I'm seeing these circle lenses on a lot of blogs..

    I would love to try some, but unfortunately I have a heavy cylinder curvature in one eye :( sucks!

    But they look nice on you, I like the browns the most as well :)

  11. What a thorough review, thanks a lot for the hard work! I just stumbled across your blog and am loving it so far!

  12. 언니,, 어뜩하면 렌즈 공짜로 받아요??

  13. hi! following your blog, hope you can follow mine as well :)

    nice contacts!

  14. wow sooo pretty eyes, they look so good on you ^_^

    Tnx so much for visitin my blog and commenting, I like your blog ^_^. So sorry for not commentin sooner, got quite busy the past days because of my son's exam. :)


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