The blue pair, which I am going to review today, is my latest and least favorite from the group because of the bright obvious blue color, but I wear them quite often especially with my warmer bronzy makeup. :)
NEO Shimmer Blue close-up
At first, I thought NEO Shimmer series was the same thing as NEO Princess since they both have the same size in diameter as well as the natural tri-color designs.
I inquired circlelens.com and they kindly sent me a comparison picture for me to see the difference. ;)
From the top row,
Celeb Eyes series
You can see they are indeed similar but different.
(click for the bigger picture)
NEO COSMO Shimmer Blue vials
close-up on vial
in lens case
Origin - South Korea
Brand - NEO
Diameter - 14.2
Base Curve - 8.6
Water Content - 45%
1 year disposable
*Color, Design* 8/10
Shimmer series has soft black outer rims with two other colors cleverly mixed.
The light brown colors in the inner area blend in very well with my natural eyes leaving a bit of green nuance.
I actually prefer the Shimmer series over Princess cause I personally think the colors blend in better with my eyes and they look not as opaque as Princess.
This particular color blue is quite bright but it is still on the translucent side, which makes it more wearable in my opinion.
14.2 mm is perfect to my preference.
It gives just enough enlargement without making me look like an alien or a puppy. ;p
They feel very thin and comfortable.
At this point, I am only buying NEO lenses especially for that reason.
I know I said this is my least favorite of the series, but I really like the color and design of this.
I don't think blue contacts are the best for Asian complexions and they do often look cartoonish and weird.
This Shimmer Blue does have a bit of the unrealistic character to it and I notice people stare when I wear them during the day, but it has the best of both worlds of artificial and natural thanks to the semi-sheer color and natural design.
I love to pair these with my warmer makeup colors since blue and bronzy brown bring out and balance each other and this makes it easier for me to pull off warmer shades. :)
What do you think about blue color contacts in general?
What is your favorite way to wear them?
Thanks for reading! :)