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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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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
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Comments
Dec 14, 2008
by Anonymous

BUT WHERE CAN I BUT THEM???

I really wanna but them... but where from??? >_<

Dec 15, 2008
by Anonymous

Gah

They're called circle lenses people, and they're very popular in the Korean culture. Especially 'ulzzang' chicks. (Basically it means 'best face')

Look up pictures of the ulzzang culture. You'll see these contacts in a lot of their pictures.

Dec 17, 2008
by Anonymous

untranseunte1

PHOTOSHOP! ¬¬
bah..!

Dec 18, 2008
by Anonymous

seriously?

I personally think they're cute...just like average color contacts. It's just a change of pace...playing around. I'm sure some of these girls wish they looked like someone else, but no more than the Barbie look-alikes you get in the States. One persons hot breast in another's nasty bag of silicone. To call any race of girls ugly is just a way of lashing out, probably because you don't find yourself too worthwhile.
So please, if you don't like it, say so. Explain why, and leave it at that.

Dec 20, 2008
by Anonymous

I agree

You are totaly right these do make most anime and real life girls way cuter right, they are not a bad invention, but hey you can't expect any less from Asia, you guys are so smart!

Jan 1, 2009
by Anonymous

wowww

wowww

Jan 4, 2009
by Anonymous

READ READ READ!

you people are all losers.
stop hating if you don't like what you see. gtfo of this page & don't talk shit,
this page was made for a reason, for people who WANT to know about cosmetic circle eye lenses.
so i suggest of you will be rude, just don't say anything.

and btw the only thing photoshopped in this "ulzzang girl's" picture, is the face which many ulzzangs do,
her although HER are not photoshopped, you idiots . go look on google images "circle contacts eye lenses" you can see many girl's pictures wearing circle eye contacts .
if you don't believe so, then your loss of knowledge,
i think the reason why you people hate .
is because your just jealous. ;)
if not? i don't need to hear your faint reply .
it won't affect me, but you ugly haters knowing the truth~

~byebye~

Jan 4, 2009
by Anonymous

BTW

if you don't know what an " ulzzang " is, find out yourself and look it up on google, idiot. :)

Jan 7, 2009
by Anonymous

stupid people

You know maybe people like to use them for cos-play...hmmmmmm.....Have you guys ever thought about that! Personally I would get them and plan on getting a pair eventually becuase I like to cos-play and it adds to the effect......I hate people.

Jan 12, 2009
by Anonymous

id give her one

id give her one

Jan 13, 2009
by Anonymous

eh

it's not really that cool- she looks good in the picture but what happens when she smiles?
but the more i think about it... why don't asians smile more? how sad!

Jan 13, 2009
by Anonymous

definitely

definitely

Jan 22, 2009
by Anonymous

wtf

Where the fuck did all these damn teenagers and weeaboos come from.

That girl is not that hot. She would be cuter otherwise, but she's not at all remarkable. She looks like every other scene kid out there, but she just happens to be Japanese.

Some of you guys sound like virgins and will likely stay that way. I mean, are your balls that blue that you claim a girl is so fucking hot because she looks like she's on heroin and her picture is 'shopped to the point of oblivion? And she also doesn't even have an upper lip.

I swear, I think half of the interwebs is retarded.

Feb 3, 2009
by Anonymous

Tell me about it!

I actually think they give an interesting twist to her... but people are too narrow minded! I'd buy those in a second.

Feb 8, 2009
by Anonymous

I think that is really sad

I think that is really sad than asian women have to attempt to live up to the standards of the appearance anime charactors. I mean, they are DRAWINGS. That is not how people are supposed to look, it's creepy.....

Feb 8, 2009
by Anonymous

ASIANS NEED TO STOP TRYING

ASIANS NEED TO STOP TRYING TO LOOK LIKE PLASTIC!!!!!

Feb 8, 2009
by Anonymous

i'm looking at this picture

i'm looking at this picture with the Xfiles theme song playing in my head.......

Feb 9, 2009
by Anonymous

why do asain women try to

why do asain women try to look like children? it's gross. i think the men want to rape little children but cant so the women have to look like children.

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

that is sooooooo fake

that is sooooooo fake looking. i'm totally natural and look great. ppl. dont need theese.

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

i dont like that wierd girl.

i dont like that wierd girl. she looks wierd. i want to know why she cut off her face and glued plastic to it and where the hell her lip is. people dont look like that. I'm asian and i dont think those ugly fake girls look good. i hate it. i hate it.

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

the make-up is absolute fake

the make-up is absolute fake looking to. people always thing asians are all like ythis stupid bitch, but they are NOT. there are just some that are vain like this. Just like not all Americans are stupid, and all black people are ghetto. Steriotypes are so annoying.

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

my OWN opinion :3

I think they look adorable ^____^
~<3

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

THANK YOU!!!

god i hate them. I have those vain asian chicks at my high school. They are mean and vain and i wish they knew that anime charactors look like caucasians!!!
asians are ugly.
sigh........

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

ewwwww r u seriouse

they are not hot. they are fake looking. She looks creepy, I bet you wouldn't touch that chick if she had no make-up or contacts.

why are big child-like eyes hot, r u a child molestar or somthing???

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

the problem is more of the

the problem is more of the fact that they are trying to look like children to be 'hot'. It's creepy and gross. I think it's somthing a child-molestar would like......

besides it doesn't look natural or normal.

Feb 10, 2009
by Anonymous

pointless

It doesn't look like it would have much of an affect. Most people, like myself, have dark rings around thier eyes anyway.

Feb 22, 2009
by Anonymous

awww.

the girl looks damn cute IMO *_*
(question of taste i think...)

nevertheless: the pic is photoshopped for sure....
i mean.... look at her skin :o

just TOO perfect somehow ._.

Feb 22, 2009
by Anonymous

my eyes look like that

my eyes look like that without contacts..lol...

Feb 28, 2009
by Anonymous

they are so cool

whats wrong with them.?? i have small brown eyes and would LOVE big grey/blue ones to try out. why not, could look really cool

Mar 3, 2009
by Anonymous

PunKs

ca lui donne de trop beau yeux !!!