Yesterday my new circle lenses arrived from Circlelens.net. Not only are they larger than ever before, they come in different designs…and still in my prescription!
When I opened the box, I couldn’t believe how cute the packaging was – each order came in a little cute animal or character.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the little critters. Each came with a little spoon like object that you use to put the contacts into your eyes, and also tweezers to get the lenses out of the bottle or case when needed, without having to touch the lens with your fingers. There’s a little lid on each head that pops up to reveal the bottles of lenses inside. Daww…cute!
You could, alternatively, pull the head off to get at the precious contents inside. Also, the ears come off and become contact lens cases – awesome idea!
Here’s how they look in lens cases
What’s the first thing you notice? Well, apart from the designs, the fact that the blue is hardly blue at all. Not like the pictures above , which were taken from the Circle Lens website.
Well, let’s see how they look IN the eye, eh? Firstly the diamond compared to my natural eye.
Then as compared to one of the smaller lenses I have, my fave G&G BT in aqua:
You can see that yes, it does take up more eye space, and leaves less white of the eye. But man, it looks a bit weird. Here’s the pair in together.
OK, let’s put make-up on so the eyes don’t look quite so scary:
and here’s the Lacies in – they are a very pretty crisscross pattern, almost like a Moroccan or Moorish design.
I think you can see which ones I preferred. The Lacies have a pretty lacy pattern which is far less freaky looking than the Diamond (although freaky could be good at Halloween or in some goth clubs). Since I was going out to dinner with friends, I stuck with the lacies.
Packaging – 9/10
Super kawaii, and super useful
Colour – 5/10
More a pale grey-blue than a vivid blue
Enlargement – 8/10
While they were bigger than my usual ones, they are not noticeably bigger when you see them from afar.
Design – Lacies 9/10, Diamond 7/10
While the diamond was an interesting pattern I wanted to try, I’m not that fond of it when actually worn. It could be good with a space age costume.
Comfort – 8/10
I had no problems with them at all and wore them for about 6 hours. Not as comfortable as uber thin disposable dailies, but fine compared to other circle lenses.
Other comments – I wish the design went further in, towards the pupil, as my own eye colour shows through between the pupil and the design, especially in bright light or a flash, when the pupil contracts. All of them seem to be like this though.
I also got the diamond just in black, and the lacie in violet – will show you these soon. I need to try some of the other designs, I think, such as the Queenie 3T or the Mimo diamond. Since I like lots of colour, my faves will be the ones that are most vivid.