Monday, February 18, 2013

Top 5 Most Bizarre Circle Lenses Ever

Here in Asia, the cosmetic contact lens industry has been exploding for the past 3 or so years.  "Color con" is the all-encompasing term that you'll hear most often hear, referring to enlarging circle lenses, non-enlarging, regular colored contacts and costume contacts (e.g. the ones used for cosplay or theatre).  New designs are being pushed out literally every single week, endorsed by famous "net idols" ("regular people" bloggers who became like actual celebrities).  A lot of them are actually rebranded models that have been selling well for years and are well-liked by most people.  But there are certainly numerous ones which, well, seem like they were designed by an artist on crack (or just someone with a rather bizarre sense of aesthetics).  Here we present to you the top 5 weirdest circle lenses ever conceived:

5. Butterfly Circle Lenses

I have never liked butterflies, so this one just freaks me out.  Maybe it would be an interesting addition to a "Fairy Queen of the Amazon" costume, but otherwise,  Isn't the thought of having little bugs in your eyes a bit frightening anyway?

4. "Pastel Rainbow" Circle Lenses

I'm not sure I quite get the aesthetics of the jagged edges here.  They look like stickers.  I don't think anyone would wear them except for perhaps costume purposes.  I think they'd definitely be more acceptable if the pattern was round and not spiky, since the coloration itself isn't all that bad.

Here's another jagged one with a crazy carnival theme striped pattern.

Does the insane design not remind you of this: 

Yuck, right?

3. Harry Potter Circle Lenses

Now just when you thought copycat products from China couldn't get any weirder, here comes the world's most beloved wizard - in circle lens form! Actually, the only "Harry Potter" part of this lens is the name and packaging.  I guess these Chinese companies will use anything that's trending to market their product despite its irrelevancy.  Harry Potter aside, the design is an unappealing one consisting of little colored knobs outlined in black.

2. "Show-Mix" Glitter Circle Lens

I'm not bold enough to wear these, but they do look quite interesting.  I'm curious as to how the fine glitter was so densely incorporated into the design.  These certainly look like colored contacts on steroids, but the bizarre part of this isn't the pattern itself.  Just take a look at the promo pics this company put out below:

What an amazingly appealing set of pictures, huh?  Perhaps the demo eyeball was the closest thing they had since you can't try on the lenses yourself.

and the #1 spot goes to...



1. Hello Kitty Circle Lenses

You must be thinking WTH right?  You knew Asians were into Hello Kitty, but not to this extent!  Really, what could be more romantic than staring into someone's eyes, getting lost in their gaze and...omg, wait, what is that...are those...CAT FACES in your eyes?!?!  Recommended for creeping people out and as a prank gift to your Hello Kitty fanatic friends.  Needless to say, these are costume lenses for sure, and will definitely get people talking about your contacts (if you like that).

Friday, February 15, 2013

Review of GEO Mari Gold Violet

Valentine's Day was yesterday, I thought it'd be relevant to write a review on a more "romantic" color lens like violet.  Pink lenses are also fantastic but, between the two, I think that violet is definitely the more "neutral" or "wearable" color.  Out of all circle lens colors available, violet is actually one of the least popular; and I must admit that I never found an opportunity for wearing this color until a photo of Elizabeth Taylor's violet eyes piqued my interest.

The GEO Mari Gold series is definitely one of my favorites! What sets this series apart from other common 2-tone designs is the light-scattering effect of the gold particles in the centre of the lens.  The first comment from people who see me wearing Mari Gold violet is "Wow, cool, I like your violet contacts" and then when they look a little closer and notice the metallic pigments, it turns into "Omigosh! So pretty!!"

Color & Design:

The coloration of Mari Gold Violet is visibly violet.  It doesn't appear muted on my dark brown eyes so I think it would work well with lighter eye colors as well.  The gold flakes in the lens really do show up (even in dim indoor lighting).  These circle lenses would work equally well for "daytime wear" as well as for more special events like a date or a night out.  I enjoy wearing this one with just very simple eye makeup, such as a shimmery light pink eyeshadow and cat-eye eyeliner.


The enlargement of the Mari Gold lens is sufficient for my needs.  Anything more and I will start to look bug-eyed.  I need to wear at minimum eyeliner + mascara with this lens to make it work.  People with already big eyes may not find that this lens gives them much enlargement.

Do you think it fills up too much of my eye space?  Let me know what you think.


This circle lens was quite comfortable for me. They are more comfortable than my other GEO Magic Color lenses produced in 2010.  They're definitely changing their formula for the better! I used Rohto Lycee eye drops after 5 hours. (For reference, my 5/5 comfort rating for circle goes to NEO Vision monthly lenses and Bausch & Lomb LACELLE)

GEO Mari Gold Violet can be purchased here on EyeCandy's website for $26.88 plus free worldwide shipping.

- Coco

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Sales are ON now at EyeCandy's!

Hey everyone! We're having a February Sale now on our website  From 01/02 until 14/02, you can get 15% OFF hundreds of items in the "February Sale" category.  There's no minimum purchase required.

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Happy shopping lovelies!