Circle lenses are a fantastic way to achieve a truly authentic look with your cosplay, and recently I purchased two pairs of circle lenses from a site called Pinky Paradise.
Pinky Paradise offers a large variety of sizes, colors, and patterns at quite reasonable prices. I know I will get multiple uses out of these lenses over the next year, and with the quick shipping time and wonderful first experience, I will definitely be shopping with Pinky Paradise again.
Both pairs of lenses came securely packaged in protective wrap. Pinky Paradise also provides a lens case for each pair of lenses purchased. I’m not certain if it was intentional, but the adorable macaroon cases I received actually matched the color of my lenses! This made storage both easy and convenient.
The lens vials were secure, without any evidence of tampering. Pinky Paradise offers the option to purchase circle lenses with your prescription, and then labels the vials accordingly. While I do wear glasses for most of my day, I won’t require any vision correction for photo shoots or walking around conventions, so I opted to go prescription-free this time.
I made sure to pick up a fresh bottle of lens solution to thoroughly soak and clean my lenses before first time use. I won’t go into the details of washing and wearing circle lenses in this review, but please let me know in the comments if there is any interest in a “How To” article on the subject.
Out of their vials, the lenses looked absolutely gorgeous. The colors were vibrant and I could tell they would be very gentle on my eyes. I let them soak for at least twenty-four hours prior to trying them out.
These babies were my main concern, as I knew I needed blue lenses for more than one cosplay over the next six months. If they didn’t work out for me, I’d have to shell out even more money to achieve the perfect look. Thankfully they looked gorgeous!
The Super Pinky Blue lenses have a diameter of 15.0mm, a water content of 42%, a base curve of 8.6mm, and a life span of one year with proper care and cleaning. While you can see my natural eye color up close, from a natural distance they blend well and they certainly look great on film.
I didn’t experience any blue haze with these, and, because of the high water content, they were incredibly comfortable even with long wear.
For my Rainbow Dash cosplay, I needed a pair of pink lenses, but I wanted something a bit out of the ordinary. I opted for these Phantasee Glow UV Pink lenses and they turned out better than I could have anticipated. They were actually a bit brighter than what was pictured on the site, and I was quite happy about that.
The Phantasee Glow UV Pink lenses have a diameter of 14.0mm, a water content of 38%, a base curve of 8.6mm, and, again, a one year life span if properly looked after.
I did not get a chance to actually try these under UV light, but when I do, I will be sure to report back via Twitter or Instagram.
I had a fun evening texting disconcerting selfies to friends and family because these were truly the stuff of nightmares when worn with natural hair and makeup.
I did get some pink haze with these, though only in my peripheral vision. Due to the lower water content, in comparison with the Super Pinky Blue lenses these were not quite as comfortable, but by no means painful.
Pinky Paradise does run a number of great promotions in rotation, so now is a great time to check them out if you’re in the market for some circle lenses. They also have a starter kit which includes eyedrops, solution, a lens case, and traveling kit. Pinky Paradise is a great place to start for those who are trying out lenses for the first time.
Have any of you tried Pinky Paradise? Are there other circle lens providers you recommend? Let me know in the comments below, and make come back next week for my makeup test!