As some of you may know, I am a cosplayer. And besides the costumes and wigs cosplayers also need lenses to get all the details right. But coloured (circle) lenses can be quite expensive, and it can be hard to decide where to buy them. But luckily I found a good site, and I'm going to share it with you through a review!
I think that one of the biggest sites for buying (circle) lenses is Uniqso. You can also buy wigs and costumes there, but it's mostly known for their lenses. They are based in Malaysia, and have been around since 2010.
Buying & Shipping
The lenses I bought are the "Barbie Angel Blue" circle lenses. They're 16.2mm and are good for 12 months. They were $16.90, and after adding shipping costs and a discount code the total was $19.65, which is actually quite cheap!
I ordered them on the 17th of September, and they were shipped on the 19th. I received them on the 5th of October. Some people might find that a long time, but since I order from Asian countries a lot, I don't really mind the wait. If I look at all my past orders from Asian countries, the shipping time perfectly fits the average time it takes to get here.
This wasn't the first time I've ordered lenses from Uniqso, so I knew what to expect. Just like the last time the lenses were securely packed and seemed to be in perfect condition. Though somehow I always have trouble opening the small bottles.. But then again, I always struggle to open things. They also came with a free lens case!
Getting the lenses in wasn't a problem at all for me, as I used to have prescription lenses before I had glasses. If you don't know how to put them in, you can find lots of tutorials on youtube! At first the lenses irritated my eyes a bit, but I always have that when I put in new lenses. I wore them the whole day, and sometimes I would feel them again. It made me a little worried, because I never had that problem with the other lenses. But when I wore them the second day I didn't feel them at all! It was such a relief, because they were super comfortable and looked so cute! Occasionally I'll feel them again, but that's mostly when my eyes are getting a little dry. So then I either blink a lot, or close my eyes for a few seconds, and problem solved!
They really make my eyes pop, but they are a little darker than I expected. When there's no natural / white light around they almost look black. So that's a downside, but other than that I absolutely love them!
I absolutely love Uniqso, and the lenses I bought from them are just great. I think I would give the shop 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the lenses 4 out of 5. I'm super happy with them, apart from the dark colour. If you want to buy lenses please visit your optician first, as not every lens is suitable for your eyes (for example, you need lenses with the right base curve). Be careful with your eyes, you only have one pair of them!
You can buy from Uniqso by clicking here. Use the code "planet" for 10% off your order!