GEO Ultra Black XCK-105 (review)
Hello there you beautiful creatures!
In my previous review I talked about the GEO Black CK-105 circle lenses, in this review, I will be looking at the Ultra XCK-105 model which is the larger version. Just to compare the two models, the penultimate photo towards the end of this post shows both of my eyes wearing one of each.
I bought these ones from www.iwantcute.com for about £15 and have to say, love love love them.
Let's jump straight in with the specification:
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 lighting (indoors)
This is my natural eye colour in artificial lighting (flash photography)
One circle lens in, natural lighting (indoors)
One circle lens in, artificial lighting (flash photography)
Both lenses in natural light (indoors)
Close up of the circle lens
Difference between the smaller model (CK-105) and this one (XCK-105): The smaller lens is on the left <-- and the larger lens is on the right -->
As you can see from the photo above, the left hand side lens doesn't really touch the bottom of my eye like the lens on the right hand side does. In photos it can be quite difficult to differentiate between the two models but face to face in real life, there is quite a big difference.
I really really love these lenses. I know I said the same about the smaller model in my previous review, but I really REALLY love these, hence why I decided to give them a huge score of 5/5.
The enlargement factor is the main reason why I am so in love with these lenses. I find it quite difficult to find circle lenses that give me that dolly-eye look because my irises are quite large naturally but these definitely do the trick. I choose to only wear these with quite heavy makeup (black pencil liner, liquid liner and false eyelashes) because otherwise, I do look a little alien-like with massive black eyeballs and it doesn't look very natural at all. But hey, if you are going for that alien-like look, these would suit you perfectly!
I wore these for most of the day on quite a few occasions actually and to be honest, they do get a little irritating more quickly than the smaller lenses, I probably start to feel these in my eyes after around 6-7 hours, nothing painful, I can just start to feel them drying my eyes out a bit! I am sure this is directly linked with the fact they are 14.8mm lenses and they do just slightly sit under my eyelids. I can wear these for most of the day and they sit so comfortably on the iris but I do need to start thinking about the moisturising eye drops after approximately 6-7 hours.
I would recommend these 100% if you are looking for that dolly-eye look with a makeup combo or something slightly more obscure without the heavy makeup. These are extremely noticeable both in natural light and especially in artificial light / flash photography so if you were looking for something slightly more 'natural' I would suggest going for the 14.0mm model (CK-105). I don't think I mentioned this, but I really really love them :) Out of all of my lenses, these are the ones I wear all the time, out shopping, to the restaurant and for family get togethers, these are my go-to lenses for sure!
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 :)