ispyeyes contact lens review

So recently I have been watching a lot of makeup tutorials on youtube and a lot of the girls are wearing contact lenses, and I thought it would be fun to try wearing them.

In the past I’ve never really been interested in wearing them, but lately, I’ve been obsessed. I think that they make makeup looks so much better and I love all of the different colours that you can get.

One of the main inspirations for contact lenses is Huda Kattan.

I love how the contact lenses make her makeup stand out and draw your attention to her eyes.

She wears contacts a lot in her Youtube videos and when she is modelling her own brand makeup.

Wearing some thick wispy lashes also helps make the contacts stand out, and I especially like the grey and green contacts that she wears.

 

One of the main problems for me was finding the right place to buy them because my eyes are quite sensitive anyways so I wanted to buy contact lenses that were safe to use.

I remembered the Marnie Simpson from Geordie Shore had her own business selling coloured contact lenses, so I thought I’d have a look.

She has a huge range of colours to choose from, even Halloween lenses.

Looking through the gallery on the website I was drawn to the grey lenses so I picked the Mrs Grey contacts.

This is what they looked like on the website with Marnie modelling them.

I was completely in love with the colour so I decided to pick these lenses and they last for 2 months!

Marnie said “You’ll love Mrs Grey! These are a mid grey colour. They’re not too dark or light and can give your eyes an instant makeover. Again even though they’re natural these will work well for a night out. This is turning into one of my new favourites!”

I also had to buy the eyewear kit, because I needed the solution as well as the case, and then I bought the lens applicator kit as well.

So it all came to around £30 because I had to pay shipping.

It took a few days to arrive, and I was very happy when it arrived.

The lenses came in a small box with the ispyeyes logo on the box and the name of the lenses at the bottom next to the barcode.

I couldn’t apply the lenses straight away because they have to soak in the solution for at least 6 hours, so I had to wait a while before I could wear them.

The real difficult part was putting them in my eyes.

There is a video on the ispyeyes website showing you how to apply them and take them out.

 

Marnie shows you how to apply the lenses safely and to make sure that the lens in a cone shape, so that’s it’s ready to be applied.

I did try using the little applicator tool, but I found it easier using my finger.

You do have to be patient, especially if you’ve never worn them before like me.

After about 20 minutes I managed to apply both of them, and I was so pleased with how they looked.

My eyes did water for a bit at first but that’s normal, it’s just because the lenses still have some of the solution on them.

So this is what they looked like.

I was impressed with them because they were really light on my eyes and didn’t irritate them at all.

And also becuase of how light and bright they made my eyes look, because naturally I have quite dark hazel coloured eyes, so it was a shock at seeing what I look like with grey coloured eyes.

Up close you can see some of the green in my eyes but from afar they are really light and you can’t see any green.

I think that the eye colour is great with my platinum blonde hair, and I’m definetly going to buy another pair of contacts for when I go on holiday in May.

I will definitely need more practice with applying the contacts and taking them out, but already I’m getting better at it, here are some of my tips when applying them.

1. Wash your hands first

2. Make sure that you’re comfortable

3. Have a mirror next to you

4. Use the tweezers to pick them up

5. Do what works for you, using your finger or the applicator

6. Relax

By following these steps you’re sure to apply the lenses safely and correctly, and don’t get flustered! Take all the time you need.

When taking them out I use my nail, because my acrylics aren’t sharp and push the contacts to the outer part of the eye and then pinch it out.

There are different ways to take contacts out but this way works for me and you just need to find what works for you.

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Fake Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions review

So I recently decided to buy a fake HudaBeauty palette from eBay to test whether it was just as good as the real thing.

I bought the palette for £3.75 from eBay about a week ago.

The real palette is £25 on Cult Beauty, so there is a huge difference in price.

The packaging is almost the same, the fonts are slightly odd, but the ruby’s on the front are completely different. The real palette has metallic reflexes in the ruby and the colours are bright red, whereas the eBay palette is more of a plum red.

                         Real                                                                        Fake

The first thing that I noticed was that the glitter pigments were completely different.

The Top middle ‘glitter’ pigment is more of a coral as opposed to fuchsia pink.

Also, the middle glitter on the right looks more bronze than deep purple.

The colours in the eBay palette are more bright than the original and don’t look exactly alike.

As you can see from the glitter swatches the colours are completely different.

The real palette (which is the first of every swatch) is much more pigmented, with real glitter reflexes running through the colour.

The fake palette has failed to mimic the glitters in the Ruby obsessions palette, especially the last colour, they look like they are two different palettes.

Again, we can see that the colours aren’t a close match, however, the colours do compliment each other. But I did notice that there was quite a lot of fall out from the fake palette and you needed to go over the colour about 2-3 times to get good pigmentation.

I have used the fake eBay palette on the left eye and the real HudaBeauty palette on my right eye.

 

At first glance, the eyes don’t look dramatically different, but if you look closely the right eye is more bright than the left. The colours stand out much more than the left eye. The left is much darker and the right was easier to blend the colours.

I decided to use the matte shades in the palette as the glitters didn’t look anything alike and I wanted the eyes to look as similar as possible, so I wanted to create a pink cut crease and use all of the matte colours to see what look I could create.

Overall, I was surprised with how the look turned out, I’m not in any way shocked that the palette isn’t exactly the same, there’s an old saying that I completely agree with ‘you pay peanuts you get monkeys.’

The glitter pigments especially would be difficult to replicate as the HudaBeauty brand are known for their chunky glitters so I’m not surprised that they look nothing alike.

I do think that you could use this palette again for a pink look and as it’s a small palette it can fit in your handbag or makeup bag and you could even take it on holiday.

This is what the overall look turned out like.

I’m pretty happy with the end result.

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