Creatures! First of all, I'm so sorry for being a serial procrastinator, I know I said I was going to post a new review soon after the XCK-105 review and I've been rubbish. Partly because I've had 3485696834 things going on in life and partly because I kept forgetting to charge my camera. No camera, no photos, no review. Well, I could have done a review full of words but it would have been pretty dire. Anyway, NO EXCUSES. I have had a serious talk with myself about the fact that I just ought to crack on and get this done.
Oh do I have a special treat in store for you! Today I'll be moving away from the black circle lenses and introducing a splash of colour. Sort of. We're venturing into slightly more exotic territory in this review and we'll be looking at the GEO Princess Mimi circle lenses in Sesame Grey (WMM-305).
As always, I bought these from www.iwantcute.com and I think they were about £15, maybe a little less..Super speedy delivery, recommend 100%.
Manufacturer: GEO Medical
Base curve: 8.6
Water content: 42%
Lens type: 1 year disposable
Are they comfortable? Yes, until approximately 6/7 hours of wear
How much did S.S love these? S.S score = 5/5
This is my natural eye colour in natural light (indoors)
This is my natural eye colour in artificial light (flash photography)
One circle lens in, natural lighting (indoors)
One circle lens in, artificial lighting (flash photography)
Both lenses in, natural lighting (indoors)
Close up of circle lens in artificial lighting (flash photography)
Both lenses in, artificial lighting (flash photography)
I know I've said this about the other two GEO circle lenses I reviewed but I really do love these. I love them all for different reasons and these Sesame Greys are my favourites of the non-brown/black lenses. If I feel like changing my eye colour dramatically, out of the greens and blues that I own, these are definitely my go-to lenses.
The enlargement factor is one of the main reasons as to why I love them. This is one of the larger models and at 15mm, the lenses are definitely noticeable both in natural and artificial lighting. More so in artificial lighting (flash photography) because the brown from my real eyes does come through the pupil hole of these lenses. I'm pretty sure that these lenses would look incredible on someone who has light eyes naturally because it's the outer black ring that makes them so pretty, the brown coming through in the centre does ruin it for me a little bit. I would say, these are extremely noticeable and strangers will do a double take when walking past in the street!
These lenses start to irritate my eyes after around 4-5 hours of wear. I'm unsure as to why but they do feel thicker compared to the black models that I have - it may just be that they look thicker because of the colour but I have to say, I can't wear these for as long of a time as I can wear my XCK-105s. After around 4-5 hours I have to use my moisturising eye drops and after around 6 hours I have to take them out. I have no doubt that their large size plays a big part in this, but they're not lenses that I would wear for prolonged periods of time.
I would definitely recommend these lenses, especially if you were looking to drastically change your look. These are extremely noticeable in all types of lighting but are beautiful nevertheless. People will stop you and ask you if you are wearing lenses but always end up asking you where you bought them from because they want a pair! Although I commented on their comfort (or lack of over longer periods of time) I still wear these quite often, just make sure you bring your moisturising eye drops out with you in case they start to irritate your eyes! And please remember, never wear circle lenses for prolonged periods of time, and definitely not overnight! I really love these and I refer to them as 'my Megan Fox eyes' because they manage to cover most of the brown from my natural eye colour when most other grey lenses I've tried are never opaque enough to cover my natural eye colour fully. Love them! And as I mentioned before, I am pretty sure these would look incredible on someone who's natural eye colour is a light blue/green because the black outer ring is what makes them truly special.
I think I covered everything but please comment or contact me via the FB/Twitter/email buttons under the 'let's connect' tab if you have any further questions :)