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Unread 07-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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small eyes + circle lenses

So I'm a recent circle lens addict and wonder now why I never discovered the joys of circle lenses before, because they are awesome. I can't wear them for more than a few hours, as they seem to irritate my eyes if I leave them in for a long time, but the effects are so worth it. I was just wondering if anyone else, especially Asians, have experienced the following and what you do about it. I'm Asian, with a semi-monolid and rather small eyes (one eye has a pseudo-crease, the other eye has something even less). I've found that when I put circle lenses in, they make my eyes look EVEN smaller due to the effect of the circle enlarging the pupil.

Has anyone with smaller eyes noticed this? I do wear false lashes with cosplay and it helps the enlarging effect, but it's a bit annoying that I go through all the effort to make my tiny eyes look bigger and have the circle lens negate the effect XD
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Unread 07-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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Ah, you're not using eyelid glue to open your eyes and give yourself a double eyelid, are you? Most Japanese/Asian models in fashion and makeup magazines wear eyelid glue or tape to open their eyes larger.

http://makeup-piggy.blogspot.com/200...-tutorial.html This is a great tutorial on how to do that. There are a lot of video tutorials on Youtube as well.

It could also be how you are applying your lashes. Are you applying them with the lashes pointed up and not just out? If they're pointed up then the lashes will make your eyes appear larger.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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Ah, no! I've never used eyelid glue. My right eye has an almost double eyelid, but it makes my left eye look sad and droopy as a result. Photo: http://twitpic.com/23lxkz

I watched the video and I think I will have to try it.

As for applying lashes, I'm afraid I'm not sure what you mean exactly by "up and not out." I confess I've only started wearing false lashes in the last year and a half for cosplay, so I'm fairly new to the whole thing and haven't gotten very good at it yet.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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Ah, about up and out, let's see...I mean, are you applying your eyelashes so that they're slanted upwards so that the tips of the lashes are visible from a front view. So when you apply them, you're not just pressing the lashes down on your skin as you have your eye closed, but are adjusting them so the points of the lashes are skyward. =)
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Unread 07-09-2010, 12:57 PM   #5
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what diameter are you getting for your lenses? because if it's huge then sometimes contacts start looking like a cross between sclera lenses and regular lenses (and also, when they cover up that much surface area on your eyes, they get irritated faster because the eye can't breathe as well). so maybe try one with a smaller diameter?
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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@Crystalike - I see what you mean! Thanks, I'll make sure next time I'm putting them on to pay careful attention to your instructions.

@China - I have been wearing the standard diameter lenses, I believe. The only pairs I've tried are Geo and Dolly Eye, the very very basic colors. (if there are different sizes for those, I have no idea, for all I know I may be ordering the wrong thing XD)
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Unread 07-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #7
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Ah! My eyes are like that, well.. your eyes look prettier than mine D: But I have one monolid and one double lid. Your left eye isn't that bad though. If you don't have the glue you can use eyelash glue. Just apply a little bit in the middle of your eye, like just a line, on where your crease would be. Closer to the inner corners of your eye because if you apply it too much on the outer corner of your eye there'll be a line and it'll look so obvious. And then.. sorta push it in? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SMPB3X5Osc

The video will make more sense xD You don't need to apply as much as they do since you have a semi monolid. I've been using the glue for some time now, you really only need to apply a line on the crease and you're good. If you still need help I can make a video xD
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Okay, i am not Asian but my iris is already very huge, i am just hoping that the circle lenses i JUST purchased arnt too big, Since i am Caucasian i cant lift for a double lid because i have a double lid, I am really nervous that the contact will take up too much surface area!
I think its too late for me but what diameters do you guys go for?
I accidentally purchased a huge size, 16.5 xAx;;
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Unread 09-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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Okay, i am not Asian but my iris is already very huge, i am just hoping that the circle lenses i JUST purchased arnt too big, Since i am Caucasian i cant lift for a double lid because i have a double lid, I am really nervous that the contact will take up too much surface area!
I think its too late for me but what diameters do you guys go for?
I accidentally purchased a huge size, 16.5 xAx;;
meh, let me look at the lens when you are near downtown and i will tell you. but 16.5 is actually bigger then my lens
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