Elegantly masquerading Darker desires
Lovehoney sent me the Fifty Shades Darker Anastasia Masquerade mask to test, in exchange for an honest review. I have previously bought several items from the Fifty Shades of Grey range.
The mask comes in a cardboard sleeve, in the black and blue Fifty Shades Darker theme. The mask is visible through the cut-out window in the front of the sleeve. It looks very intricate, made from silver filigree and with diamante jewels accenting the cheekbones. The effect is very elegant and striking.
Bunny behind the mask
To secure the mask to the wearer’s face there are silky ties either side of the mask. They have ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ printed along their lengths. My only negative comment here is that the stitching securing the two ties at the sides appears roughly sewn – almost like tacking stitches. They look like they wouldn’t put up much resistance against a firm tug.
I only wore the mask a short duration; 10-15 minutes, purely to test it, so my feedback on how it feels to wear is based on this alone. It fit evenly and comfortably over my eye sockets and bridge of my nose. I tried it on without my glasses and then tried wearing my glasses over the mask. This did not really work, though, as my glasses were then not seated on the bridge of my nose.
Subsequently, I tried the mask on over my glasses, and to my surprise, it fit quite well over them. This is where the Fifty Shades Darker Anastasia Masquerade mask is better for wearers of glasses rather than the original rigid Fifty Shades of Grey masks – the latter aren’t wearable over glasses as they’re simply too rigid. This won’t pose a problem for contact lens users but I cannot wear contacts, and so have to wear my glasses. This means I will get more potential wear out of the Darker mask, since it is made of material rather than being rigid.
Overall thoughts of the Fifty Shades Darker Anastasia Masquerade mask
I like the look of the mask; it looks very classy, though it won’t necessarily offer as much disguising as the original Fifty Shades rigid masks. The filigree design has intricate rose and key motifs. As previously mentioned, it is comfortable to wear, albeit only tested for a short duration. Fans of the Fifty Shades stories and the range of toys will like the mask, and it will be a novelty to use for sexy role plays.
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