Time for another circle lens review. This time I'm reviewing a very beautiful lens; G&G Diamond Grey. I had pretty high expectations for this lens and I wasn't disappointed - these ones really delivered!
Important note: I got these lenses from a friend who lost interest in wearing and reviewing circle lenses. These lenses had a wrong prescription for me and I think that these were close to their expiration date/already expired so thus I can not grade the comfort. However, I will say a few words about the comfort in general - pretty much my first impression of these. Remember: wearing lenses that are past their expiration date/broken/have the wrong prescription for you is a dangerous thing to do and it can damage your eyes for good so seriously, don't do it. I wore these lenses for half an hour and then threw them away so I had these on only for this review. Thank you.
This circle lens review is non-sponsored.
|The vials of the lenses.|
|The lenses in their vials.|
Base curve: 8,6 mm/8,9 mm
Diameter: 14,5 mm
Water content: 38 %
Life span: 1 year
So... Apparently with these beauties you get to choose which base curve you want. I think that choosing the one you want happens by writing it on additional information when ordering the lenses? Whatever the case I think it's seriously a good thing; 8,9 mm seems to be a trademark for G&G lenses but it doesn't fit everyone's eyes - at least not mine, I still have some flashbacks to the bloodshot effect that occurred back in the days... So yeah, if these beauties really are available with 8,6 mm base curve I can totally imagine ordering these for use!
Inserting these was actually quite easy; I don't recall any problems with it, at least not any major ones. Might have tried to curl around my finger a bit but that happens to me almost every time I try to insert a lens so yeah, nothing new under the sun. These settled in my eyes nicely after the first few minutes; I have always had more or less problems with G&G lenses because of the 8,9 mm base curve but this time I didn't feel any scratching or anything. For the first few minutes they felt like they were moving quite a lot though; I almost got concerned would they even settle but eventually they did. Thickness was pretty average I think - I don't recall these being thicker or thinner than usual.
|One lens in.|
Yup, the enlargement effect is there and it's even better than I expected! It doesn't make my eyes look huge but makes them a lot more noticeable. That much was probably to be expected though; the diameter isn't that large in the end. But even just by the size these couldn't be mistaken for my real eyes - these are too big for that.
The lens design is awesome! I have always had that eye emoji glance towards lenses which have the diamond-like print on them and these definitely do deliver; to be honest, right now these are in my top 10 favourites. The print really is diamond-like and in my opinion (in most light conditions) the print makes your eyes look like they were actually shining. Also like the black limbal ring; it isn't that thick but noticeable enough to give my eyes that "fantasy gaze"; I could easily imagine myself picking these if I ever decided to cosplay a fairy, a mermaid or some other magical creature. For alternative fashion these lenses work well - in my opinion these could fit many different styles! Also, am I the only one who sees a small halo effect too..?
These blend pretty well with my natural eye colour as well; my eyes are a mixture of grey, blue and green (grey being a dominant color) and even though I can clearly see my own eye colour shining through these lenses kind of... Boost it and make it look prettier. I could say that these work well in both light and dark eyes (the latter one judging by the official product pictures on PinkyParadise 's site)! ^__^
Now the lens pictures! Shiro Samurai took all the pictures for this review, thank you so much~!
The pictures were taken on a rather cloudy day in June 2021. These
aren't filtered in any way, only their size has been changed since the
original photos were quite big.
(Note: we took pictures of quite many lenses on the same day so the light conditions are going to be the same in the next few reviews too.)
|With a flash.|
|Facing the window.|
|Back against the sun.|
|Facing the (clouded) sun.|
|From the distance.|
- The color of these lenses is 8/10; beautiful shade of grey that blends nicely with naturally grey eyes, also like how the black details add some extra spice to these!
- In my opinion the design is 10/10 - I have a thing for this diamond-like design and these lenses make no exception to that; these also work both for cosplay AND alternative styles!
- I had to think about the opacity for a while but I would say 5/10. These do indeed blend nicely with my natural eye color, however they also let it shine through quite a lot.
- The naturalness is 2/10. The color adds some point to this section too but c'mon, who has diamond-like eyes by nature? These are also a bit too enlarging to look natural.
- Speaking about the enlargement, I would rate it 6/10. These are not HUUUUGE but the enlargement effect definitely is there.
Phew, that's one more review off the table - many more to come so if you're interested in circle lens reviews, stay tuned!
Until next time.