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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Circle Lens Review - Magic Image (MI) E229 Wine Red

Here is my review for Magic Image (MI) E229 Wine Red circle lenses, sponsored by kiwiberry1's collection. I am seriously in love with these lenses, cus they are basically what I want my natural eye color to be! ♥

Magic Image is a relatively rare brand, and the E-series offer nine colors from the naturals (brown and grey) to the exotic (peach and red). The Wine Red is an especially unique color; it is a very blue-toned dark red, unlike most other red lenses out on the market. Here is the bottle for the lenses: And here are pics of me wearing the lenses. On my dark brown eyes, they show up as a rich burgundy, which is eye-catching without being freaky.

Natural light
Direct sunlight
Indoor light
I think this is the only pair of lenses I own that seems to show up DARKER with flash. The pattern on the lenses is quite see-through, so I imagine these would look very interesting on lighter-colored eyes.

Magic Image noted that these lenses are 14.0mm, but they seems to be slightly enlarging, more like 14.2mm lenses.

Natural Light
Indoor light

Since these are red, comparing them with my i.Fairy Ruby Red lenses are of course necessary :D

Natural light
Indoor light
The Ruby Reds are obviously larger and brighter than the Wine Reds, therefore they are more for costumes while the Wine Reds can be worn for more casual looks.

I also think the pattern of the Wine Reds look similar to the Geo Nudy lenses. Unfortunately I only have the mega-huge Super Nudy Browns, with the really dark outer ring. :p

Natural light
Indoor light
Hmm actually, now that I look at it again it is not that similar. Ah well.

Here are all the lenses featured in this review. Clockwise from the top are the Wine Red right side up, the Super Nudy Brown, the Wine Red upside down, and the Ruby Red. The Wine Reds kind of look like ghosts of circle lenses next to the two other types.

Design: 10/10 - The color is excellent, and the pattern is not freaky looking.
Enlargement: 7/10 - Noticeable but not "I am an alien" huge.
Comfort: 7/10 - They are kind of thick, actually.
TOTAL: 8/10 - Whenever I wear them I will play "How long until someone notices I have red eyes" :D

Thank you kiwiberry1's collection for the lenses!


Glitterish Allsorts said...

I like the look of these. Red lenses sound like they will be hard to pull off but these ruby ones look edgy rather than scary.

♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

wow crazy colors.. i wonder if the red will be too zombie like.

Elizabeth said...


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