Living Japanese anime doll? Circle contact lenses & false eyelashes for big, kawaii eyes. Eyecandy’s Lens: GEO, EOS.
Notice anything different about me? Perhaps I’m more doll-like than usual?
The secret’s in the eyes: I’m wearing eyelashes and circle contact lenses (EOS Candy Magic King Size Brown.) How? Why? Keep reading for a dolly makeup tutorial and review!
Recently, “living dolls” have been in the news (girls who make themselves look like anime characters — using makeup, Photoshop and possibly plastic surgery). For “kawaii eyes”, they wear circle contacts to make the iris look bigger.
I love to experiment with alternative looks, so I was excited when Eyecandy’s sent me Asian cosmetics and colored lenses.
Believe it or not… this is the very first time I’ve worn specialty lenses! In the past, I never bothered because I have a high prescription.
However, these EOS lenses go up (or down) to -8. The brand’s been on the market for some time now, with excellent reviews, so why not give it a try? I’ve always envied my cat’s eyes, and this is a chance to match him.
How to get the big-eyed look:
1) Fill in your eyebrows with Jealousness Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil. I drew a high arch to open up the eyes.
2) With the same pencil, line your upper eyelids, and trace a line below and beyond the lower waterline for a bigger eye shape.
3) Apply white eyeshadow from the Jealousness Ultra Shimmering Duo to the inner corners of the eye, and under the brow as a highlight.
4) Apply brown from the same Duo palette to the crease of the lid, for depth and shadow.
Jealousness is a Taiwanese cosmetics brand, and so far, I like their products. The eyeshadow goes on smoothly, and has a shimmery tone that lets you replicate looks seen on Jpop and Kpop stars.
I intensified my look with dark lipstick and another layer of false eyelashes, this time on the bottom lid. These large-diameter contacts are GEO Bambi Princess Mimi Sesame Grey.
Novelty contacts have come a lot way in recent years; they’re a lot more comfortable than in the past (although you probably only want to wear them for photoshoots or special occasions).
Please, take care of your eyes: keep your contacts clean, don’t wear them past the recommended time, and invest in good brands like the ones available through Eyecandy’s Lens.
So, who wants to be a doll for a day? I invite you to browse the big selection of lenses and makeup at Eyecandy’s. Use the coupon code “LACARMINA” for a free surprise gift with your order.
PS: Some of you thought I was wearing circle contacts in my Dark Beauty Magazine cover photo. Actually, it’s Photoshop!
PPS: Thank you, Kayla Dempsey, for this watercolor of me. It’s inspired by my Leveled Magazine look (again, those are my real eyes).
PPPS: Cheers to Contiki for asking me “10 Questions” about travel TV hosting and journalism. I hope my answer to “funniest travel story” makes you smile!
Have you tried color and circle contacts? What was your experience like, and which are your favorite brands?