November 11, 2016

[Sponsored] Lens review: GEO Animation CP-S1 (Sharingan)

Hello to everyone!

Today I have a really rad lens up for reviewing that I'm sure a lot of anime fans have at least heard about! It's no less than the immensely popular Sharingan (lit. Copy Wheel Eye) lenses from the Naruto universe and, more specifically, the GEO Animation CP-S1 – which is the fully matured three tomoe (comma) Sharingan that is used by several members of the Uchiha clan, including Sasuke Uchiha. It's the most versatile and well-known of all the different Sharingan eyes. These lenses are also known as GEO Crazy CP-S1.
This pair was sponsored by a very trusted and known lens shop based in Malaysia, LensVillage. Be sure to check out their store by clicking the name – they have a lot of lenses (both crazy and circle lenses) available! ♡ My lenses arrived within 2 weeks ~

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This review contains 100% my honest opinion, even though these lenses were sponsored for review purposes.

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Water content: 42%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

These lenses are a part of GEO's Crazy Lens series, aka Animation. GEO has made several different Naruto Sharingans exclusively for cosplayers and this pair is one of them. Also, GEO is the most popular circle lens brand and always should come with green anti-fake stickers that you can check up online, to prove that your received pair is authentic and safe to wear. LensVillage sells genuine lenses.

For those not familiar with the Naruto series Sharingan is one of the Three Great Eye Techniques (the other two being Byakugan and Rinnegan) and is a special type of doujutsu (pupil technique) that naturally occurs in all members of the famed Uchiha clan. The Sharingan's first and most well-known ability is to copy any technique that it sees. It can copy and thus memorize ninjutsu (ninja techniques), genjutsu (illusionary techniques) and taijutsu (hand-to-hand techniques) of opponents with perfect accuracy and allow the user to use said techniques. Sharingan wielders also have the ability to predict an opponent's movement, as well as being able to track fast-moving objects with great precision, along with some other things. 
Needless to say I think I'd be pretty right in guessing that many Naruto fans have a knack for the Sharingan and, at least once, fancied the thought of having these iconic eyes with great powers... – now you can! Sharingan contact lenses look like the real deal and are a great asset to cosplayers as well as any fan!


As with any lenses (no, Sharingan is not an exception) I put these to soak the night before wearing them. Just by looking at the lenses it's clear that these will be highly pigmented. I was honestly super excited to try out my first Naruto themed colored contact lenses!

One lens in. I have light blue-gray eyes naturally.
Okay so, my first impression when I saw myself with these lenses on was "wow dang, these are hella rad! 8D". I must mention too that they were super easy to insert and as soon as I put them in I didn't even feel them in my eyes! Sure that the corners of my vision are slightly red (especially in poorer lights) but it's to be expected seeing how the pupil hole is small which is a good thing in this case because it makes it so that your real eye color won't show through much in the center.

Regarding the design I definitely have no complaints because these look like the real deal, just like in the anime! The color coverage is amazingly opaque and the vibrant red shade is intense and really noticeable – I seriously love these lenses. This is definitely one of the coolest colored contact lenses that I've ever had! The color is so impressive and bright that it will show up as a true red no matter what your real eye color might be.
These Sharingan lenses are not too big either – there's a very slight size increase but it's really nothing big enough to look weird on anyone.

Lens photos incoming!
All photos taken by me during a November afternoon with a cloudy sky.
There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
White-ish corridor light.
Yellow light in the staircase.
Outdoors, back against light. (aka facing the wall)
Outdoors, facing the light. Cloudy sky.
Regarding comfort these are really good! I can easily wear them for 7 hours with pretty much no issues. I actually went out in town with these on and completely forgot that I was wearing them... until I noticed people staring at me, lol. This one adult man who couldn't stop staring though, even after he walked past me his face rotated around just to stare a bit more. xD Oh and yeah, these lenses don't blur my vision, sting or do anything else that's uncomfortable. Here I should perhaps also note that I normally have rather sensitive and dry eyes so yeah, these Sharingan lenses really don't let me down on what's important during a long convention day – comfort.

And lastly I have some distance photos!
Of course, to match the theme, I decided to do an Itachi Uchiha makeup/costume test, my first one ~

The Akatsuki cloak is borrowed from Firith.
By the way, I'm honestly starting to think that I really should cosplay Itachi...
What do you think?

So to sum it all up: I honestly can't find anything negative to say about these lenses. It's really the perfect pair for all Naruto cosplayers and yes, they're visible even from afar. These lenses will complete any Uchiha cosplay and also characters like Kakashi Hatake etc. I can whole-heartedly recommend this pair to virtually anyone who wants to try them out and no, you don't need to like Naruto to appreciate how awesome these red eyes are. ;) I'd totally repurchase these in a heartbeat!
So, basically if you ever wanted to try out Sharingan effect lenses then the GEO Animation CP-S1 are definitely worth your money.

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Short summary:

Color: 10/10 
Amazing red color. Extremely rich, highly visible and perfect for cosplay!
Design: 10/10 
Great attention to detail. Looks like the real deal, what more could one ask for?
Opacity: 10/10
Perfect color coverage.
Enlargement: 3/10 
Slight enlargement effect.
Comfort: 9/10 
Highly comfortable. I don't feel them in my eyes and can quite easily wear them for 7 hours with no problems. Gives me red corners in my vision field, but that's to be expected with this type of lenses.
Naturalness: 0/10 
Unless you're born an Uchiha, no.

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions then leave a comment! ^.^
Thank you LensVillage for making this review possible! ♡
~ Shiro Samurai out. 

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