After yearning for some coloured contacts for the best part of my life, I decided to bite the bullet and buy some circle lens from iwantcute.com. The site had been recommended to me by a college friend of mine and after snooping around various websites, they were the cheapest and the easiest to buy from. UK-based!
I looked around their stocks for months, trying to find what I would say was the “best” green contact - as in, best colour/best reviews...
Naturally, my eyes are rather quite dark.
In the end, I went with the GEO Berry Cessy Green and GEO Princess Mimi Green Apple.
I ordered from the batch, which gives some decent offers, such as: buy 1, get 1 half price or buy 4 pairs and get 1 free. Buying this way does mean a long wait, since you have to wait until the batch closes and then the batch to get from Korea to London. All in all, I think it took just over a month. But, when you're getting quite the discount, it's worth the wait,
Usually, they arrive in a white package (but since I was lucky enough to win the iwantcute prize giveaway, mine arrived in a cardboard box). Inside, however, was the smaller white package that contained the 2 pairs of contacts in storage vials and 2 free contact cases
There’s also a discount code on the package for your next order, if you choose to order with them again, which I most certainly will!
I was most eager to try the Princess Mimi, since the colour and size of them was fantastic.
They’re 15mm, which makes the eyes look massive. They're also very popular in Japan at the moment. They've been advertised in the last few months of Koakuma Ageha.
The Princess Mimi really do have that enlargement factor that achieve the look that Japanese models have. They do look so... doll like. I think this is because they make little attempt to look natural. The colour does go from bright green to a hazel towards the centre to blend with your natural iris, but the thick black circle around the rim does draw all attention.
Most importantly, however, the Princess Mimi lens are so comfortable despite being so big. I've never worn contacts before and after a few minutes, I couldn't even feel them anymore.
Without flash and with - the colour stands out enough without, even on eyes as dark as mine!
I would really recommend these for people interested in Ageha or Hime Gyaru fashions.