Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GEO Princess Mimi Bambi Apple Green Circle Lens Review

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The GEO Princess Mimi Bambi line, as far as I’m concerned, set the bar for cosmetic circle lenses. No longer was it simply enough just to have a black ring, to define and to enlarge, and lenses could no longer get away with delivering colour with a simple low definition design. GEO Bambi Princess Mimi lenses gave not only enlargement, definition and colour, but sparkle and glow, with intricate iris designs and multi-faceted colour.

Originally produced by popular gyaru model Masuwaka Tsubasa, and sold under “Angel Color Bambi”, GEO reproduced a more affordable version of these designs under Princess Mimi. While Chocolate Brown, Sesame Grey and Apple Green are the same design in different colours, Almond Brown is really a very different concept, and some say don’t really belong in the series. However for me all four designs are legendary.


Brand: GEO
Origin: South Korea
Water content: 38% - 42%
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Base Curve: 8.7
Duration: 1 year disposable


The design of Apple Green, like Sesame Grey and Chocolate Brown, features an opaque black outer band and a translucent ring of green, and then yellow. This gives it its multi-faceted colour. The spaces between the iris design lets your natural colour show through, and creates a sparkly halo effect on Asian eyes. The Bambi series leave quite a lot less space in the centre for your pupil than other designs, and this gives maximum colour coverage for dark eyes.


A lot of people say they feel that the Bambi series don’t look natural, but I totally disagree. Out of all the lenses I’ve tried, I feel that the Bambi designs most successfully replicates the look of the real human iris. Although the one thing that does make this design look somewhat unnatural is the uniformity of the pattern.


I’ve heard that people think 15.0mm is too large, and they prefer the smaller 14.0mm and 14.5mm sizes. I think 15.0mm is the perfect circle lens size for creating the gyaru look, while 14.0mm maybe be better for more natural ulzzang makeup style, or no makeup at all. I’ve dabbled with 16.0mm, and I think this is definitely too big. When you go larger than 15.0mm, the difference in eye enlarging effect is rather negligible.


In terms of comfort, I’ve often commented that the bambi series are not the most comfortable lenses. The comfort level can also differ from day to day, strangely. Some days they are comfortable all day, and other days you eyes start to feel dry after a few hours. However, as long as you keep them well hydrated with eye drops, they should stay comfortable. This doesn’t apply to Princess Mimi Bambi Almond Brown, however, which are one of the most comfortable lenses I’ve worn. This might have something to do with the amount of the lens surface that’s covered by the design.


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  • Beautifully intricate design that mimics the human iris
  • Strategically placed spaces in the ink gives sparkly halo effect
  • Full colour coverage that shows up vividly against even very dark eyes
  • Black boarder defines
  • Perfect size at 15.0mm and gives satisfying enlarging effect


  • Not as comfortable as other lenses, however, are comfortable if kept hydrated


You can get a pair of these beautiful lenses form Eyecandy Lens. They also sell a value pack of the whole series! Or, why not join my competition and try your luck at winning a free pair!

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