Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Diamond Beauty Diamond Eyelash Fixers

As makers of the ever-popular Diamond Lash lashes, and with so many brands coming up with their own versions of lash glues, it was only a matter of before Diamond Beauty added on to its current version. This summer, they've come up with two new items to add to their lash glue line up, bringing the total to 3 types of lash glues. Each retails for 840yen with tax. Most other lash glues (Dolly Wink, D.U.P., Eyemazing) retail at 945yen with tax. The glues are made in Korea.

★ Resistant to water, sweat and sebum
★ Dries clear and unnoticeable
★ Contains hyaluronic acid and collagen
Diamond Beauty's original Eyelash Fixer. It's quite similar to D.U.P.'s Eyelash Fix EX 552 Clear. I've used both, and find that the product itself is pretty much the same, but I prefer Diamond Beauty's version because of the packaging (hehe) and because D.U.P.'s dries up on the tube (glue accumulates and dries at the screw portion) too quickly.

★ Latex-type glue gentle to the skin
★ After removing, glue is non-messy
★ Little burden to false lashes and own lashes, so lashes can be reused more times
★ Dries clear and unnoticeable 
The first of the two new eyelash fixers is a latex type one. My favorite lash glue, Dolly Wink's Eyelash Fix, is a latex type glue, and I absolutely love it except for its not being waterproof...But the reusability part is true, I find after removing lash glues like D.U.P. and the original Diamond Eyelash Fixer, it's still sticky on the lash part, which greatly misshapes them... 

★ Resistant to water, sweat and sebum
★ Black-type glue to fill in gaps between lashes, giving the effect of eyeliner
★ Tube has stainless steel balls to prevent uneven color distribution
★ Contains hyaluronic acid and collagen
The second of the new lash glues is a black type glue. So far the only black glue I've tried is Dolly Wink's version, but I did not really like it as it was hard to remove from the lash...making it not so reusable. Also, this wouldn't work if you don't use black eyeliner, or if you're like me and like to slosh on a lot of glue^^ With latex/clear glues, they dry clear so it doesn't matter how much glue you use, but for black glue it becomes very visible because they dry black... 

What's your favorite type of glue? 
While I did  love the original Diamond Eyelash Fixer (used up 2 tubes) I went back to Dolly Wink's Eyelash Fixer because of the trouble the former posed while removing glue from lashes. If you've read my past post on Caring for Lashes, you'd know that I don't wash my lashes with water/soap/makeup remover, I just pluck of the dried glue from my lashes before reusing. Latex glues are easy to pluck off, whilst the clear non-latex types and black types are not so easy because they are still kind of sticky. I'd love to try Diamond Beauty's latex type glue and see how it compares with my all-time favorite Dolly Wink one! Which would you like to try?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Diamond Lash Rich Brown Series ♡

After over a year, Diamond Lash is finally releasing a new series of lashes, the Rich Brown Series~ (リッチブラウンシリーズ) The name is because all the lashes in the series are all brown♥ I love brown lashes, but so far the only ones i use are from the Zipper x Eyemazing collection, so it's great that the selection is expanding. D.U.P. has some brown lashes too, but they're quite on the "safe" OL side and aren't very long or voluminous...

As with all previous Diamond Lash series, the Rich Brown series has 6 types of lashes, and the trays look to be a light light pink, lighter than the Pure series. Each pack comes with 5 pairs, however unlike all other Diamond Lash lashes, these retail at a slightly higher price of 1260yen with tax. Though previous series have all had both upper and lower lashes, this series only has upper lashes. 

レディ Eye / Lady Eye
Diamond Beauty's description: 
The natural bunches from the inner corners to the center and the volume at the outer corners give gorgeous eyes. The brown lashes give a feminine finish that is not too flashy.

This is one of the lashes I'm looking forward to, I like gradating lengths longer at the end, and the spreading out of the lashes at the end look more natural compared to fixed interval/shapes like Beauty Eye in the Pure Series. And of course the brown color is gorgeous~ 

 アーモンド Eye / Almond Eye
Diamond Beauty's description:  
A natural thick design with extra fine brown bundles in the center, for dramatic cute round eyes. Natural bundles for prettier eyes.

This is the other one I'm looking forward to, I like the density in the middle! My all-time favorite Diamond Lash, Celeb Eye, also has emphasis in the middle, to bring out the pupils. However these look kinda short...

バンビ Eye / Bambi Eye
Diamond Beauty's description: 
Closely-spaced fine brown bundles in the center, to give the illusion of wider eyes. For naturally impressionable cute eyes.

シフォン Eye / Chiffon Eye
Diamond Beauty's description:  
The extra fine brown lashes give naturally gentle eyes, as if naturally increasing your own lashes. They casually blend in with your own lashes, for a soft, gentle look.

These are seriously some of the thinnest/un-voluminous/un-dense lashes I've ever seen, though I guess they'll look quite natural on!

ロイヤルEye / Royal Eye
Diamond Beauty's description: 
Brown lash bundles that naturally adjust the length of your own lashes, casually making your eyes stand out. A design that blends into your eyes, for an elegant finish.

These are partial lashes that you use on the outer corners to emphasize your natural lashes to make them look longer.

クラシック Eye / Classic Eye
Diamond Beauty's description: 
The slightly stiff brown bunches at the outer corner naturally widen the eyes. Because of the moderate length, they adjust your own lashes without being too long, and give an elegant finish.

The 6 styles are: Almond Eye, Lady EyeBambi EyeRoyal Eye, Classic Eye and Chiffon Eye. They go on sale exclusively at SBY and the Diamond Lash online store from 12th July 2013. It will hit all other sales channels in August 2013.

The photoshoot was only done recently, so even the website hasn't been updated with promotional images yet, so there are no reference pics to see how these lashes look like on the models/when worn. But nevertheless, this is a series I look forward too! 

And if you wanna read the image models' entries on the photoshoot:
中北成美 (Nakakita Narumi/ BLENDA model) 

東野佑美 (Higashino Yumi/ CanCam model) 

宮城 舞 (Miyagi Mai/ ViVi model) 

Jun Jun (Hair & Makeup artist)