Thursday, 23 April 2009

Circle Lenses!





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After my last post I've been quite curious about this whole double eyelid, Asian eye surgery phenomenon. 

The girl in the white top is hot, the girl with the blue contacts is just scaring me and the girl with the painting/drawing of herself is cute as a button, with big brown eyes and all..but the thing is she looks remarkably like those anime cartoons.. you know.. kind of like the girl in her drawing!  I mean, I can't tell if that's a self portrait or a cartoonized version of her, but I guess it’s both since she looks like a cartoon.  It's the Sailor Moon look! Apparently looking like this is a great thing though and is really attractive in South East Asia!  Young girls and guys are using plastic surgery and contact lenses called "circle lenses", which is what all the girls above are wearing to achieve this look.

Circle contact lenses are basically regular contact lenses, but they give the effect of an enlarged pupil and a bigger iris, as they have an extra ring of colour to make your eyes look bigger.  I don't have a problem per se with contact lenses or coloured contact lenses but I do have a problem with getting plastic surgery to make yourself look like a cartoon because it happens to be the "in" thing at the moment.  Unfortunately, I can’t comment on the girls above as I have no idea if they have had plastic surgery done, but they did have their pictures posted and talked about how they were wearing circle lenses, so that part is confirmed.  With contacts, sure, it's fun to wear them sometimes and change up your look - who wouldn't want to be able to have limpid brown eyes one night and sparkling baby blue's the next?  I've tried coloured contact lenses before and I totally would get some again if I wasn't so paranoid about ruining my eyes.  I wouldn't however wear them all the time or get contacts that are so obviously fake.  I think coloured contact lenses should be treated somewhat like makeup.  Someone (usually in the case of men because girls do tend to notice things like makeup) should look at you and say "wow you have really nice eyes", not think "omg that girl wears a lot of eye shadow".  Likewise with contact lenses, I feel that they should look somewhat natural.  For the unfortunate girl above with the blue contacts, they do not look natural.  In fact, when you look at that girl, I bet the first thing that pops out at you are her contact lenses.  I just don't understand why anyone would want that to be the case!  

Side story: The other day I was coming home from school and I saw this really pretty girl while waiting for the Skytrain with what looked like a fur coat instead of eyelashes.  Literally, she didn’t have eyelashes she had a fur coat for her eyes.  Semi-fake-nice person that I was, I asked her, “wow I love your eyelashes, are they real?” and she responded with, “oh no, they’re from Shoppers Drug Mart, this Quo brand, I stack them though”, giggles, “I put three on each eye.”  My eyes went 8-| I said “WHAT you wear three on each eye?!”  She said, “yeah, everyday”.  I honestly, don’t understand why anyone would wake up every day in the morning and put three pairs of fake eyelashes on each eye.  Seriously, most of these girls need an intervention.  Their eyes are beautiful the way they are, the shape of it, the monolid, everything!  Of course, girls all around the world have complexes and each culture or race has their own issues.  I guess I just wish we could all be happy the way we are.

16 comments:

  1. A fascinating article about contacts and a well written one at that. Very good job.

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  2. Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the post.

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  3. Great post. Very informative article about circle lenses. I really want to get one myself soon because I know they make your eyes appear a lot bigger. ~~~Love Jess xoxo

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  4. Wow, I like what you wrote, I was googling photos of circle lenses and found this blog. It shed a new light =)

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  5. uuuuuuum......... i dont want to sound offensive or anything but those asian gurls should really accept thier eyes the way they are i mean im not asian because i have naturally green eyes. But those girls should accept thier culture and stop trying 2 look white. I hate it wen asian girls die thier hair blonde and get blue eye contacts it just looks wayy to fake i think asian women look good with thier brown eyes and black hair.

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  6. (mainly to "anonymous)
    I might be wrong, and I certainly can't speak for all countries in Asia, but after 3 years living in Japan, I was under the impression that they were trying to look like children far more often than trying to look white.

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  7. anonymous chick is real dumb im not asian but come from an ethnic background and their are lots of girls that are blond and blue eyed or dark with dark eyes. so you cant say they are trying to be "white". and as for them being fake if your a chick then you probly dress the way you like, wear make up,dye your hair or all of the above. human women treat their bodies like canvas's its just what we do. and chances are some part of you is fake too "anonymous". unless you live under a freakin rock! so stop being ignorant and face reality

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  8. I'm white and I've always been jealous of asian eyes. Almond shaped eyes, instead of the round circular eye shape seems so much more beautiful and exotic. Pretty is pretty, and when everyone around you is blonde, blue eyed, etc. the girl who stands out in the end is the one who gets the most attention. When Memoirs of a Geisha came out in the U.S. all of my girlfriends and I were in awe of how graceful and classically beautiful the actresses were. Not to mention tons of guys I know prefer to date asians girls, not the barbie blondes. I wish I could trade places with these girls, the grass id always greener on the other side...

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  9. They all look freakish and revolting.

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  10. Hi, what is the name of the blue lenses? they look so beautiful

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  11. i loved this article, i was looking at images of circle lenses and i found this. im half japanese and have lived in japan too but (to the anonimous with green eyes) asian women dont necessarily want to look "white" they aim to look cute, or more like the cartoons like this article says. and a lot of white people do die their hair to change their hair color and everything

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  12. erm... well I'm asian and I agree that the girls are just trying to look cute, not white. I have never thought about wearing contacts (other than prescription ones) but I think that people should be able to do what they want with their appearance as long as they're happy with it. Although I do think they should take plastic surgery more seriously, because no matter how small, every surgery still has risks.

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  13. I read some of the way through the comments and I disagree with what an anonymousness person said. She's right that SOME Asian people try to look like someone that they aren't, but isn't almost every culture today like that? Where I live there's women who always dye there hair, spray toner on there skin, starve themselves to be skinnier, and have plastic surgery on every single part of there body. I'm not an Asian myself, but I think that she was being kind of hypercritical towards them. Not every Asian dyes there hair, bleaches there skin, and has surgery on there eyes to make them look bigger. In the end, even though everyones cultures and what they believe to be beautiful may be different, our opinions of what makes us beautiful and ugly are based off of the culture that influences our beliefs.

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  14. I dunno what's up with Asians now. I'm mixed and even though I'm blessed to have both Asian and Western influences in my facial features, I used to think that Asians were gorgeous. Some of my friends would say 'Asians are ugly' and I felt they were crazy, but now..I can't disagree. Obviously, Asians seem to think the same and with all the awful looking hair colors, surgeries, and other fake 'enhancements', they just look absurd. I dye my hair and wear colored contacts too, but in moderation and I take my features and skin tone into consideration. Besides, it's very seldom and I don't NEED makeup to go out. It's just sad that many girls feel that they need to put a mask on to be beautiful. Worse is that most end up looking just plain silly.

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  15. Thanks for reading everyone! Lots of comments about whether people wear circle lenses to look "white" vs just looking cute... I think that circle lenses has nothing to do with looking white...it comes from Anime and I think Anime is as far from "white" as one can get! That being said having been born in Singapore and also being an Indian... Asians in general care greatly about looking white... (as in fair) and you will find that a lot of the images used to influence people via print and media are images of people who have somewhat of a Eurasian look to them.

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