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When you combine the beauty of a woman and the loveliness of nature's best in foreign lands, the combination will have you struck with awe and arousal.
Complete review published on 08.28.2015
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If you're looking for expertly shot photos and footage of glamorous models, then Watch 4 Beauty is the magazine for you. In addition to all that classy -- and absurdly hot -- teaser imagery that adorns their tour page, they boast some damn impressive stats: just over 300 gorgeous models, 500 steamy stories, 1,000 exclusive videos, and 100,000 glossy photos.
[v]Content Amount(4.5)Last updated on April 09, 2016.
Over 346 videos about 12 minutes each (download and stream)
DRM: No restrictions
+ Full Movies, Multi-Bandwidth
MPEG-4(New) (20000kb/s, 1920x1080)
MPEG-4 (New) (10000kb/s, 1280x720)
QuickTime(Old) (4000kb/s, 720x576)
WMV Low(Old) (3000kb/s, 480x360)
Mobile(New) (4500kb/s, 960x540)
Over 1685 galleries about 80 pictures each
+ Fullscreen pictures, Zip archives
Bonus Sites, Model Index, Message Board, Live Chat
Perhaps taking a cue from Watch 4 Beauty's content, whoever designed the layout of the main membership area went for a simple yet elegant approach. The left and right sides of the page are occupied by links the latest site news and the most popular models, whilst the body of the page is filled out with links to the latest content, and aside from the search engine tucked away in the top, right-hand corner, the only navigational tool is a menu with four simple options: Updates, Models, Magazine, and Cams.
I know what you're thinking: "So, they went the minimalist route on their layout. Big deal!" Well, it actually is. Particularly since it works so darn well. And why am I surprised that it does? Because there's so much damn content on this site. As I write this there's 340 models, 346 films, and a whopping 1685 photo galleries. And that's not even counting the 568 magazine issues, which also contain galleries and videos of their own. Hell, even the aforementioned photo galleries often contain a streaming video of their own, making the actual video count on this site much higher than advertised on the tour. Simply put, there's a whole hell of a lot of eye candy on this site.
So, where to start? Well, I figured the model index was as good a place as any. I mean, if you're going to shoot elegant erotica, you need suitable subjects, right? As it turns out, they have a seemingly unlimited supply of those. These girls come from all over Europe, South America, and the United States, but they all have one thing in common: class. The roster is made up almost exclusively of women who fall under the "classic beauty" category, sporting natural breasts and, and usually with no tattoos or other body modifications to distract us from their naturally appealing forms. Basically, precisely what you need to even begin to attempt high-brow smut.
Going back to the updates for a moment, I think it's worth mentioning that this site has been adding content since 2005, and since that time they have been, without fail, adding multiple updates per week. In fact, the current schedule seems to be a new update every two days. In fact, as I write this, an update was added mere hours ago — a beautifully shot short film featuring a ivory skinned Latvian beauty named Heidi, who does one hell of a mermaid impression whilst wading around in the sun kissed aqua-marine water of an olymp-sized swimming pool.
I also dig the fact that a lot of these scenes have running times that push toward the half hour mark. It seems most glam and erotica sites go 5 minute clips, and while this site does, admittedly, have its share of those, they also have quite a longer ones, too. Another thing that differentiates them from the competition is that they're willing to get a bit dirtier, doing full spread shots and solo masturbation. What impresses me most is that these scenes still manage to come off as classy and artistic despite the, at times, quite graphic displays.
And as I hinted at earlier, everything is beautifully lit and shot. The former, though, isn't all that difficult since they often take advance of gorgeous outdoor shooting locations. Still, the best scenic locales in the world wouldn't matter much if the man behind the lens and the fellas in the editing department didn't know what they were doing. Fortunately, the folks behind this site run a tight ship, as the finished product is always marvelous.
They've maintained this level of high quality since the site's inception in 2005, and another thing that's remained consistent since that time is their video formats and playback quality. Every single "film" on the site is available in 720p and 1080p HD with extremely high bitrates, as well as a surprisingly high resolution mobile option. My only complaint in this department would be that with streaming video you're limited to one option only. But since it's the best of the bunch(the aforementioned glorious 1080p HD), I guess I'll let that slide.
Since this is a magazine, I came in with the bar set pretty high for their photo galleries. Well, I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed. I rarely saw an out of focus image or anything that could be remotely constituted as a "dud" in any of these sets. What I did see reminded me very much of those glossy pages of my father's smut magazine, which I often ruined — much to his chagrin — in my youth. They managed to get that magic mix of class and filthiness, which I think some of the bigger magazines out there(who will remain nameless) often fail at. Also, an added bonus I noticed for all you foot fetishists out there is, even if a girl starts the set wearing some form of footwear, by the end of it she'll be barefoot. And there's almost always a few shots that seem to emphasize her soles. I wonder if their main photographer is a foot fetishist?
Oh, and just like the videos, the photo galleries have maintained a consistent level of excellence since the site's inception. Every single one is available in three separate resolutions, ranging from a 1,200 pixel width up to a whopping 3,840 × 5,760 pixel resolution. Unlike the videos, though, these babies have the added benefit that you can view all these resolution on-site. Of course, you can download the full galleries compressed in a ZIP, too, as well as the PDF format in "porfolio" style, which I thought was a really cool little addition.
As great as all of that is, I did notice a few minor flaws while browsing the site, and I feel I'd be remiss in my duties as a reviewer if I did not point them out to you. The first thing that really jumped out at me was the layout of the site. While the minimalistic design does work surprisingly well, I don't think it's enough for such a large body of work. The lack of niche tags alone was troublesome. And while their content definitely has a similar feel from scene-to-scene and set-to-set, it's not so similar that they can just throw navigational tools to the wind.
There was a similar issue with their model index. We're given next to no information about these girls, and at the end of the day the index merely serves as a tool for browsing by model. That's nice and all, but I think these sets and videos would be all the more hot if we knew a bit about these girls, I mean, hell, even Hustler usually gave us a little insight into their models.
This last one is a really subjective, but I can see some members being annoyed by the some of the models having facial and body piercings. Personally, I think this was a nice touch, as it mixes things up a bit, and gives the site a different feel from the endless sea of glam and erotica production houses out there. Plus, the pierced girls are a relative minority, anyway. On a related note, I noticed that a few images looked like they might have been slightly airbrushed. This seems to be standard practice for most zines out there, though, and they don't seem to be doing it too heavily or too often, so I'm willing to overlook it.
Watch 4 Beauty lived up to all of its tour promises, and in some cases even exceeded them. I was immensely impressed both with the ultra high-resolution still photography and their HD videos, which is rare for me when viewing a site of this genre. My only major complaint would be that the layout is perhaps a bit too simplistic for such a large archive, but finding your way around the site is still quite doable, nonetheless. All in all, a killer site, and a real steal at the current price of admission. Highly recommended.
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