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Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

 

Anyone who's seen Japanese comics, cartoon videos, anime art or - Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video - will instantly be struck by the uncommon look of the girls - big eyes that, by making the rest of the face look small, add the cuteness and sex appeal prized by many Japanese men. Since no amount of cosmetic surgery will make actual human eyes larger, some girls are trying another way to up their cute quotient: extra-wide contact lenses!

These are no ordinary contacts - they're not only tinted, but tinted prominently in the extra-wide outer ring. The result is the appearance of a bigger, wider iris.

To quote the sales copy, "Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!"

The extra-wide contact lenses are made by a variety of companies including Geo and Dueba, and cost in the $30-$50 per pair range. It seems they're not just cosmetic - send in your prescription and the lenses will be made to order.

 


This lens site has a great collection of crazy contact lenses for you to check out, including some anime contact lenses in their Anime and Fantasy section. As well, the site featuring Big Circle contact lenses sells a few other beauty aids including a painful-sounding "nose clipper" that demands a posting of its own - keep a big, watery, shiny eye on this blog!
 

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Comments
Aug 23, 2008
by Anonymous

You know the problem with

You know the problem with this is the size of the contact, with most anime eyes the bottom and/or top of the iris is hidden, if the contact is made correctly she wouldn't have to look like a startled rabbit! What is so bad about wanting too have an animeish look? It's so cute and pretty, although she is pretty, sadly this picture is not and fails miserably.

Aug 26, 2008
by Anonymous

Ultra Kawaii

Cosplay is alive and well! It's not just for Asians anymore! >(^*^)<

Aug 29, 2008
by Anonymous

she IS hot leave us cute azn girls alone!

omg people these dais

this IS a real preson
her skin IS real
she ISNT a doll

she just looks after her skin, wears the right make-up and had eye contacts
which i also wear

i dont want to sound rude or anything, but YOOH ARE ALL M.F!!

if yooh dont like what us HOT asian girl wear then DONT comment!!
do yooh think any girls like her or me would go out with an ugly guy with a personality like all urs?!
dont mistake urselves!
so rude, keep ur bad thoughts to urselves!

niwa

Aug 31, 2008
by Anonymous

You must be one of those really lonely guys

You're a fucking loser. You grow a pair you lonely Son of a Bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 31, 2008
by Anonymous

Lol dumb people

I see people, Asian and all races wearing these at cosplay events.

Providing you have the right cute face for the contact lenses they look great.
However if you're some hairy woman dressed in a sailor moon outfit that is way too small for you and shows the cellulite on the back of your thighs... then your big watery, shiny anime eyes don't look that great.

I have a pair that I bought for 15 dollars and I recommend them to anyone.
They're fun looking and don't hurt to put it.

Sep 2, 2008
by Anonymous

I think it looks kind of

I think it looks kind of cool. It might be fun for halloween.

Sep 2, 2008
by Anonymous

Sick of it!

The contact lenses with big ass eyes (that's about to pop out) with tiny ass mouth and a tiny 'boy-looking' body...is sooo unattractive! Actually it's scary - that's not how a lady looks like. Who are they trying to fool...themselves?

Besides, many of this photos are photoshoped (like extremely to the max!)

I feel sorry for this teenagers, they should embrace their exotic look, rather then trying to look like an anime or barbie.

Sep 3, 2008
by Anonymous

this

i want to get them but i cant find out were to get them anyone know were i can voyace2@hotmail.com

Sep 7, 2008
by Anonymous

that's a Real Doll (tm), not

that's a Real Doll (tm), not a human being. I think it's dumb, but it's better than foot binding.

Sep 11, 2008
by Anonymous

B'AWWWWWWWW

This is the kind of image you see when something pops up in horror movies.

Sep 12, 2008
by Anonymous

bizarre

makes you kinda want them but kinda not. Big eyes are pretty, i happen to like mine very much, but this is just unnatural. Let's just learn to like ourselves the way we are and leave crap like this for Halloween costumes.

Sep 13, 2008
by Anonymous

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

i am here waiting girl i am here here love her yusef_200776@yahoo.com

Sep 14, 2008
by Anonymous

guys...

Its her eyez, stop being judgemental, I'm not an anime person but I just wanted to see what all this new eye widening thing was about... but u don't see me calling her "ugly bitch" or "mannequin" but its not like as if I'm a fan either...
just be nice, u don't have to like it or insult it...

Sep 18, 2008
by Anonymous

is it really that wide?

okay but her eyes are already naturally big. what aboout someone with eyes not as wide? the other picture with the xamples of the brown color, the models eyes looks as if she is wearing ordinary contacts nothing major.

Sep 19, 2008
by Anonymous

Naruto

I like it, it makes a girl hot.

Sep 23, 2008
by Anonymous

damm... she must be excited

damm... she must be excited to see anybody

Sep 25, 2008
by Anonymous

OMFLARBIES

These things are awsome!! and for those who dont like it forget you! I am a real anime lover, I would do anything to have that. And like many mothers have said "if you have nothing good to say, dont say it"

Sep 28, 2008
by Anonymous

lol

lmao talk about a bit of pent up anger there.

Oct 2, 2008
by Anonymous

Stacey says

I think it's cool... Not for everyday though. Overall, it's a cool new way of self-expression and great props for the Halloween and Cosplay conventions ;) check out this blog at

Oct 20, 2008
by Anonymous

those contac lenses are cute

if you don't like them that's fine; not everybody has the same taste, but is it really necessary to slam other people for liking them and all the rudeness. And as for the Cyborg legs; where do I sign up?!

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

really?

Does this offend people that much? It's fun and cute -that's all. IT might be a little creepy too - but I like creepy:) Get over yourselves jealous white people!

Oct 27, 2008
by Anonymous

welcomeeeeeeee

i am yusuf from yemen 23 years old i am looking for friendship for ever i am learning languages & stadying other my yahoo yusef_200776@yahoo.com any one im ready for starttttttttttttttttt waiting

Oct 28, 2008
by Anonymous

omg sexy

sexy eyes i want the

Oct 28, 2008
by Anonymous

People are so lame

It doesn't matter how much makeup hair special lenses or anything else you put on a human being. They won't look like a cartoon character, just a human being DRESSED UP like one. If you do that because you think it's fun (cosplay), that's one thing. If you do it because you actually think it makes you "cuter", you're sad. You're probably one of those girls who watches anime gawking at the women thinking, "I'd be hot if I was an anime girl like they are. Men LOVE anime girls. I'd be so beautiful if I looked like that..." not realizing that YOU CAN NEVER BE A FUCKING CARTOON CHARACTER.

If you need something to widen your iris to make you more attractive, I doubt you're all that attractive to begin with, so don't waste your money. I'm all for people doing things because it's different, but when you do things because someone honestly convinced you that it's an "improvement", you're pretty lame.

And sorry, but yes, her skin is clearly photoshopped, so stop with the, "She just takes care of her skin and uses the right makeup" nonsense. Besides, most of these Japanese women barely have facial features to begin with, everything is flattened, small, and blended in as if they were airbrushed from birth, so adding contacts like that would just add to the strange look they already have. People from other cultures who have very distinct features (defined mouths, noses, eyes, cheekbones, skintones) don't need something like this. If they wore them, people probably wouldn't even notice.

Oct 28, 2008
by Anonymous

So sad, no one is natural anymore.

Uhhh...Are there any NATURAL people in this world that feel confident and beautiful w/o all of this b.s. such as:
1.) Skin Bleaching Creams.
2.) Hair Weaves/Perms/Dyes/Implants.
3.) Make-up/ Cosmetic & Oral Sugery/ Microderms.
4.) Implants & Butt/Breast inhancing garments.
5.) False finger and toe-nails.
6.) Liposuctions.
7.) And, now, Wide Anime eyes?!

I'm sick of the fakeness. :(

Nov 10, 2008
by Anonymous

i hate racist people. the

i hate racist people. the dousche that said asian chickens look better than caucasian can go to hell. i have a lot of chinese AND japanese and they all look the same. get over it you moronic gerbil!

Nov 20, 2008
by Anonymous

douchebag

i will practice my imagination! she looks awesome!!

Nov 30, 2008
by Anonymous

Smoking much?

There's a difference between big eyes and big pupils. Big eyes= BIG EYES.
Having normal sized eyes with big pubils just makes you look like you've been smoking a bit too much wacky tobbaci.
That girl looks like she's on a bad trip lol

Dec 4, 2008
by Anonymous

eyes

i think its amazing to make them wider 0.0

Dec 6, 2008
by Anonymous

all of you saying "that is

all of you saying "that is soooo ugly" or "that is the weirdest thing ever",
I think these are actually kinda cool. Plus I bet you think all these people
walking around these days with fake boobs and noses are absoloutly "normal"
while you are judging people with new kinds of contacts.
Please don't judge people just cause the try something different.