Hello my lovely readers, today I have two reviews for you~
UNIQSO has kindly sent me a pair of circle lenses and a new bb cream to try, so I'm super-duper excited to share with you my thoughts.
The circle lenses I received are the intriguing Barbie Puffy 3 Tone lenses in brown, and the bb cream is a Hello Kitty one. Yes, Hello Kitty has her own range of bb creams!
This is the first time I've received items from UNIQSO, but I can say that their staff are very sweet and friendly, and they often respond very quickly to any email enquiries. When you purchase circle lenses, you'll also receive a lens case free.
The vials come wrapped in bubble wrap and snugly fitted into these adorable teddy bear boxes.
~COLOUR & PATTERN~
The colour of these lenses are so unusual, and quite amazing. I'm also really satisfied with the dramatic eye colour change. They are brown lenses, but on my darker eyes, the result is more yellow gold.
The second I put them on, the first word that popped to mind was 'feline'. These lenses really remind me of cat eyes. They give that very mysterious and alluring feel that feline eyes exude.
Pattern-wise, the lenses are prettily designed (not too pixelated or cartoonish) - the outer ring is not a thick black line like many other lenses, but is instead a more subtle, thinner brown ring. The main lens colour is golden in colour, though sometimes it appears green to me! And the inner ring around the pupil hole is orange, which seems like an odd choice, but which works so, so well with this yellowy-greeny colour.
These are the first Dueba lenses I have tried, but I think in comparison to GEO lenses, the comfort level is about equal. But what really stands out for me is that it is so much easier to tell between the right and wrong side up. Sometimes it's difficult with the GEO lenses to see if it's turned inside out as the curved edge can be very subtle, but I didn't have any problems with the Puffy 3 tones.
Huge! They don't have a thick black ring, so the enlargement isn't too noticeable at first glance, but once you've got them on you can see a definite enlargement. I was a bit scared to try them at first, because I'm only used to 15mm at most, but they weren't more difficult to put in at all.
I usually prefer more sweet and dolly looking circle lenses, but I'm glad I got to try these Puffy 3 Tones, because I feel really exotic and mysterious when I wear these. I pair them with a kitten flick eye liner look, and I just love the result. It's very grown up, and kind of sexy.
I'd recommend these lenses if you want big, exotic, and alluring eyes - something more mature and sexy, rather than dolly.
Now let's move onto the other next review - the Hello Kitty Moisture BB Cream! I was looking forward to trying this because I do love trying new bb creams, and also because I have a soft spot for all things Hello Kitty ^^
|Isn't this so cute?!|
The Hello Kitty Moisture BB Cream claims to conceal blemishes naturally and effectively, mildly soothe damaged skin, and effectively control oil, as well as maintain skin cleanliness.
Hello Kitty fans will adore this super kawaii packaging! The bb cream comes in a 50ml squeeze tube with Hello Kitty's face on it. I also appreciate that the squeeze hole is very small, so there's greater control in deciding how much product to dispense, as well as being very clean and hygienic.
The only downside is that everything is written in Japanese, and there is also no ingredients list. I think there is SPF in this, but I can't find note of it anywhere on the packaging.
This bb cream is made in Japan - Hello Kitty's home ^^
There are 3 shades available in this range - white, beige, and green. I can't tell you much about white or green, though I do know green would make a good base for counteracting redness of the skin.
Beige (Shade 02) is a very light colour, but at least it doesn't have any ashy undertones. It's pale on me, so I would only recommend this bb cream to very fair skin tones. This bb cream will somewhat adapt to your skintone, but I found after it oxidises it is still too light for me.
The texture is very thick, thicker than most bb creams I've tried before. It applies smoothly due to its thicker texture, but doesn't feel thick and heavy on the skin. Once it warms up, the bb cream actually thins out a bit.
~SCENT & COVERAGE~
The Hello Kitty BB Cream has a faint floral-perfume scent, which I can hardly smell when I apply it.
Coverage wise, I expected the coverage would be high since the texture is quite thick. But as the cream dissolves upon warming up against the skin, the coverage turns out to be light to medium, depending how much you use, and how many layers you apply. I tend to only apply a very thin layer, so my obvious acne scars do show through, though my lighter blemishes tend to be satisfactorily hidden.
I think it does generally soothe the skin as claimed - the bb cream feels moist and soft on my dryer skin, so there is a soothing element to it. I can't comment on the oil control factor as I have dry skin - this bb cream gave my skin a semi-dewy look and feel though.
Also, due to this moist coverage, I found cream blusher and liquid illuminators melded quite nicely with this bb cream.
This is a bb cream I would suggest would better suit dryer skin types (looking for moist and soothing coverage), and fair skin types best. And of course, Hello Kitty lovers might want to add this to their collection, as well~
Thanks again to UNIQSO for the opportunity to review these products!
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