Today, I’m going to do a thing I’ve been meaning to do for most of the year, I’m going to review one of the pairs contact lenses I purchased for cosplay.
Brand: Super Pinky (Blue)
Size: 14.8 mm Diameter // 8.6 mm curve
Lifespan: 1 year
Find them here: HoneyColor
I bought these for my Luka Sandplay Singing of the Dragon (Vocaloid) cosplay, but I also have worn them for my Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians) cosplay and will for any bright blue-eyed characters I might end up cosplaying before the lens expiration date.
There were plenty of options to choose from when looking for lenses, but Luka has some serious baby blues, so I tried to get the bluest blue I could find that also had a picture of them on the model. Not the best way to choose, I know, since not only does the model have a different eye color than me, the photo is probably also shopped. But, hey, it worked out in the end.
I naturally have blue/gray eyes (they look a bit green here but I think that’s just in contrast to the blue of the contact lens), so these would look different on a dark-eyed person, but I have a feeling they’d still be very vibrant. The color payoff is fantastic, and while I might not recommend this for a character with more subtle blue eyes, these are very good for those who really have a killer blue eye color.
The biggest downside is the comfort. It’s only at the very beginning, but that can be a deal breaker for some people. Since they’re circle lenses, the chance of them being uncomfortable is higher than that of a normal lens (for me), and they were pretty painful going in at first. I felt as if the edge were a stuck eyelash, which is common. After a little rubbing and pattering around trying to ignore the feeling, it gradually went away and I felt fine the rest of the time I was wearing them. They didn’t dry my eyes out at all either, which was nice.
Though I am going to try out other blue lenses, I would purchase these again for Luka. I think they work very well for her character.