February 25, 2017

[Sponsored] Lens review: GEO Animation CP-A6

Yo people!

Today I'll review a pair of circle lenses that are well suited for costuming purposes – it's the GEO Animation CP-A6, a pink and black animation lens! It's a really cool pair that gives your eyes a true 'anime eye' look – it's perfect for shoujo heroines and other cute manga and anime characters! This pair was sponsored by the well-known, Malaysia-based circle lens shop called LensVillage. They ship all over the world and carry a wide range of both crazy and circle lenses as well as cosmetics etc. ♡ I usually get my lenses within 2 weeks from them. I highly recommend their store and, unlike PinkyParadise as of recently, they still ship to America! ;)

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This review contains 100% my genuine opinion. These lenses were sponsored for review purposes but it does not affect my honesty.

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Water content: 40±2%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

These lenses are part of GEO's Crazy Lens series, aka Animation lenses. This series is especially made with costumers and cosplayers in mind and have super opaque designs that fit into the fictional world. GEO is also the most well-known circle lens brand out there and GEO lenses should always come with green anti-fake stickers that you can check up online, to prove that your received pair is genuine and thus safe to wear. LensVillage sells authentic lenses, of course.

As with any pair of contact lenses I highly recommend that you put the lenses to soak the night before wearing them. I always do this as a precaution because yeah, the solution that the unopened lenses are in is different than your ordinary lens solution – it might irritate your eyes. Everyone's eyes are different but because I seem to have dry and/or sensitive eyes myself I don't want to be taking any unnecessary risks.

One lens in. Notice enlargement effect.
These lenses have a distinct pink anime/manga eye design, approximately half black and half pink with some white sparkle effects (dots and streaks). It's really cute, has a small to modest enlargement effect and reminds me of the big sparkly eyes of magical girls like the Sailor Moon scouts and such. ^o^ The color and the unique design definitely show up well, even from a distance! This is definitely meant to be a costume and special effects lens. It's also completely opaque, which means that your real eye color won't be shining through anywhere.
The pupil hole is smaller than on your typical circle lenses and thus, in most indoor lights, there won't be much of a ring with your real eye color showing through in the center; this does come at a price though – the lenses do occasionally blur the corners of my vision in poorer lights. It's really nothing big nor anything that really bothers me but it's still noticeable and I thought I'd mention it but, then again, it's to be expected since it happens with any circle lens that has a smaller pupil hole.

Close-up lens photos ahead!
All photos are taken by me during a February afternoon with a clear sky. There's no color filters or such on these photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Apartment room light, only natural (window) light.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
Facing the window in the corridor. (not sun side)
White light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the corridor.
Yellow staircase light.
Staircase, no light.
Indoors storage room. Only natural light.
Outdoors, back against sun. (aka facing the wall)
Outdoors, facing the sun.
As you can see these lenses are clearly pink, no matter where you go. It's a really nice pink shade too, makes me think strawberry milkshake, haha. The pink is not a solid pink – there's some highlights in white around the edges, which help make it look more lively and less... err, fake and dull, I guess. Not like it's a realistic lens by any stretch but yeah, the colors look better when there's some depth to them. :)

Regarding comfort they are pretty okay. These lenses were really comfortable upon insertion and I barely feel them in my eyes, which is always a good thing! They are thin and it's also really easy to tell apart which side is which because the print is white on the back. But yeah, these lenses are really comfy to wear but seem to dry a bit early for me – I felt the first signs of the lenses being dry after the 2 hour mark. I could still comfortably wear them for a bit past 3 hours before I felt the dryness starting to bother me. I did get a sudden headache around the same time (not sure if related to wearing lenses or not) so that affected why I decided to take them off after three hours had passed, although I'm certain that I could, on a good eye day, wear these much longer – probably anything around 3-6 hours. My eyes were dry and a bit red afterwards, nothing bad.

I'll also address the question that probably a lot of people are wondering but few mention during reviews: do these lenses spin in your eyes? My answer is that yes, yes they do. They spin slowly though and I didn't notice it until around 20 minutes had passed. I've never had to worry about lenses spinning before (this is my first time reviewing a pair with a design on which it's highly noticeable) so I'm not sure how often/quickly it tends to happen normally. I noticed though that the way the lens is facing when you insert it will be the way it is once in your eye so yeah, if you put it "upside down" it won't correct itself automatically. Make sure you put them facing the right way from the start and enjoy your symmetrical eyes while they last; of course you can always go and turn them right when it starts to look retarded. Trust me, it does.  

If you're a fan of Japanese popular culture then get these pink peepers, it's a really fun lens to have! These will surely turn heads in town and make your costume stand out, if you're into cosplaying.

Distance photoooo ~ 

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Short summary:

Color: 10/10 
Super cute pink and black lens with great color payoff! Lovely highlights.
Design: 9/10 
Replicates the popular 'anime eye' look beautifully. Great for cosplay!
Opacity: 10/10
Perfect coverage.
Enlargement: 4/10 
Modest enlargement effect.
Comfort: 5/10 
Okay. Really comfortable (I barely feel them, no itchiness etc) but may start to feel dry after 2-3 hours on my sensitive eyes. Estimated wearing time around 3-6 hours.
Naturalness: 0/10 
No real human being is born with pink kawaii anime eyes.

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

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