Jan 25, 2013  •  In Asian, Beauty, Giveaways, Reviews

Neo Natural Touch Brown Circle Lens Review, and an EyeCandys.com Giveaway!

Circle lenses, or cosmetic contact lenses which are designed to give the illusion of larger eyes, have been around in Asia since 2004 and started gaining popularity within the U.S. in the past few years. While some are designed to look natural by enlarging the irises just slightly, others can be quite snazzy with intricate colors and patterns, in sizes that are clearly meant to be noticed.

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I first wrote about circle lenses back in 2010, and I stand by my original assertion that circle lenses are just as safe as regular soft contact lenses as long as you take the same precautions as you would with regular lenses. I have continued to wear my Geo Fresh Brown lenses since then, taking care to clean and store them properly, not wear them for extended periods of time, replacing them before they hit the 1-year mark, and getting regular eye exams.

The thing I loved about the Geo Fresh Browns was that they look really natural. They made my eyes look bigger, but only ever so slightly. While I did not wear them every day, I would wear them almost whenever I went out and not ONE person ever noticed I had circle lenses, or even colored contacts, on. And whenever I pointed them out to anyone, they always did a double-take and said something along the lines of, “Oh yeah…I can notice them now that you told me. Even then, I can only see them if I look really close.”

(In fact, I’m wearing them in the profile picture at the top right of this page — could you tell? To see more pictures from that day, click here.)

What I didn’t like about the Geo Fresh Browns was that they were slightly less comfortable than my regular, everyday contacts. This isn’t to say that they were uncomfortable, but they would start to feel a bit dry after about the 5-6 hour mark and I would have to apply rewetting drops.

After I had my annual eye exam last month and obtained a new prescription for my somewhat worsened nearsightedness, I decided to try another brand of circle lenses. You see, I had found an online circle lens store called EyeCandy’s (formerly EyeCandyLens) and had read their “Tips & Trends” page which stated that while Geo is the world’s most popular brand of circle lenses, the Neo Vision brand is generally found to be more comfortable.

And wouldn’t you know it? Neo Vision had just released a new natural-looking lens called Natural Touch Brown:

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I had been thinking about purchasing one of the Neo Dali brown lenses, but was torn as to which to get. (See this EyeCandy’s blog post for a fantastic comparison between the three.) But when I read about the Neo Natural Touch Brown, the natural starburst design really drew me in and I knew that I had a winner.

I had ordered from EyeCandy’s before so I knew that they are a reputable dealer. Plus, you can’t beat their FREE standard shipping!

I tore into the package as soon as I received it. The verdict?

THE. MOST. COMFORTABLE. LENSES. EVER.

Seriously. I have been wearing soft contact lenses since my early teens, and have tried numerous brands and types in those two decades. The ones I have been wearing for the past couple of years — the Proclear 1 Day disposables — have been the best yet in terms of comfort, but the Neo Natural Touch Brown lenses feel even better!

And I LOVE the way they look. They’re more natural-looking than the Geo Fresh Browns (the Geo lenses were slightly lighter than my dark brown irises), and while my eyes have never been my best feature, they provide a certain “pop” that makes them stand out without being obviously so. Additionally, I look so much more fresh and awake when wearing these contacts!

Here’s a close-up of what my eyes look like with them on:

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The lighting in our condo sucks (sigh…the benefits of city living!) so you can’t really see the color too well in this picture. I would say that the color in real life is a natural brown in a shade that is between that of my picture and what is shown in the close-up of the model’s picture above.

Here’s a shot of me wearing the lens in just one eye so you can see the difference it provides. The diameter of these lenses is 14.2mm (14mm and 14.2mm are what is recommended for the most natural-looking enlarging effect) and while I have read that some people don’t even notice much of a size difference at this range, I have small Asian eyes.

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And here’s a photo that isn’t so close-up. Looks pretty natural, right?

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Once again, these lenses feel soooo comfortable on that I would wholeheartedly recommend the Neo Vision brand to anyone. I’m so tempted to try their other lenses now!

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

EyeCandy’s has very generously offered a FREE pair of circle lenses to one of my readers!

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The winner of this giveaway will be able to choose ANY pair of lenses from the circle lens category of their extensive inventory!

What’s more, since EyeCandy’s ships internationally, this giveaway is open WORLDWIDE.

To enter this giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. Not sure how to use Rafflecopter? Watch this 52 second video for a tutorial on how to enter a giveaway using Rafflecopter. There are 6 methods of entry, with the first method (commenting on this blog post) being mandatory while the fourth method (Tweeting about the giveaway) can be used once per day:

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This giveaway will end on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, at 12:01am EST, at which point a winner will be randomly chosen and announced here.

Please use a valid email address and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win!

Good luck, and thank you for entering!

64 Responses to “Neo Natural Touch Brown Circle Lens Review, and an EyeCandys.com Giveaway!”

  1. Michelle says:

    I actually love the ones you have on, the natural brown, I might get those :)

  2. Sarah Bagay says:

    i would love to win GEO Café Mimi Macchiato Brown in -0.75 both left and right pretty please~ :)

  3. Janni says:

    I’ve allready bought myself circle lenses from eyecandys and they came in yesterday but one of them came in ripped in the mail package! :(
    I tried the other one and it looked amazing so I would definitely love to get new ones and this is a great opportunity for me so thanks for giving me a chanche!!!! xx

  4. Christine says:

    Lol, I always wanted to try light brown lenses.. ^^

  5. Liz says:

    I want to try the neo celeb brown :)

  6. Rosa says:

    I love the brown!

  7. Niki says:

    I really want to try this one.

  8. Lydia Potter says:

    I think I’d get purple ones, since I need them for a cosplay outfit I’m making c:

  9. Jerrica L says:

    I would get natural brown ones because I’ve been wanting them for awhile~ thanks

  10. KawaiiKiiwi says:

    Nice review <3
    I think I would like to have some blue or green ones or maybe brown lenses ( starmish series :3 ) perhaps ..

  11. Yuri says:

    Those lenses look so natural! :) I’ve been looking for a good daily lense to wear that is really natural, I just might try these ones.

  12. Carol W says:

    I’ve always wanted to try circle lenses. I’m boring so I’ll go with brown (my natural eye color)

  13. I WOULD LOVE TO GET THE BROWN ONE. JUTS LIKE YOU I DO HAVE PRETTY HAZEL EYES AND ITS PRETTY CUTE IF YOULL WEAR BROWN SINCE ITS NOT NOTICEABLE WHEN WORN. CUS BLAC IS TOO MAINSTREAM. I REALLY HOW IT GETS THE ACTUAL OUTCOME WITH YOU. AND RIGHT NOW I DONT HAVE CIRCLE LENS AND IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE. BEFORE I GOT A FRESHLOOOK CONTACTS TOO BUT IT REALLY DRIES MY EYES ESP IN AIRCONDITIONED AREA. SO WITH THIS I WANNA TRY THAT NEO CIRCLE LENSES.

    ARAGWIN.BLOGSPOT.COM

  14. ♥♥♥ IF WIN, I WOULD GET A PAIR OF HAZEL-BROWN LENSES!!! ♥♥♥

  15. Ha Vy Nguyen says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d like to have brown or blue circle lenses if I win. :)

  16. Anne says:

    Probably an amber or a purple! =D

  17. Jenna says:

    I’m so intrigued by these! I’d get something to enhance my already blue eyes, I think maybe the NEO Queen Blue? It’s hard to tell how it would look on my eyes since the models all have brown eyes.

  18. Pany says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! Love them all! :)

  19. Amber says:

    I’ve new stuck between these and mari gold. :) I’d be so happy if I won! So I’m excited to see who wins! ^-^

  20. nisha mendonca says:

    GEO Edge Aqua.GEO Mari Gold Blue,

  21. Hana Clay says:

    i want brown or hazel colour ^^

    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

  22. Yoon Kyung Cho says:

    Oooh thanks so much for this post. Now I know what I want to treat myself with for a rough work week.

  23. Hanan says:

    I would get a brown or vibrant grey pair of contact lenses :-)

  24. Wendy says:

    Sign me up! I would definitely go for a funky color.

  25. Sonia says:

    I’d go with the same neo natural brown colour you wear.

  26. sheya says:

    i would use hazel

  27. Haydia says:

    I would want a brown pair!

  28. Zeta says:

    i’d like the hazel one

  29. Lilly says:

    Brown.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

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