G&G Maxiy Barbie Brown/Walkure Brown – Circle Lens Review and FOTD
Hello lovely, it’s been a while.
At least that’s what I thought when I started getting back into my Circle Lens review mindset. My exploits into beauty began with reviewing one of my favorite “enhancements.” Since I started reviewing them I’ve accrued quite a large collection – but I haven’t reviewed them! Luckily, I am comfortable enough with these to write up a quick review in the day before I send my laptop off to HP for repairs. I hope that you enjoy this slight deviation (or return?) and my review of G&G’s Maxiy Barbie Brown (Walkure Brown) circle lenses!
These lenses were the first pair I was ever interested in buying, but because they are rather large – I tried out a few smaller lenses before jumping in.
Unfortunately there’s some inconsistency with their name and branding. The lenses ARE produced by G&G, but occasionally are sold under the manufacturer name “Mirine.” G&G refers to these as their Maxiy (from the Maxiy Girl series) Barbie Browns or just Maxiy Brown AND as Dolly Brown. When they’re sold under the Mirine brand they are refereed to as the Walkure Brown. As far as I can gauge (having purchased both from the G&G name and the Mirine name) they are the same lenses and both came in the standard G&G Bottles:
These lenses can range pretty wildly in price. At PinkyParadise and HoneyColor they are sold for $22.90, PinkCon sells them for $35-30. I’ve seen them on pre-order for as little as $15, but they’re a bit harder to find there.
I bought theses lenses because they are almost exactly the same shade as my natural iris. A very deep, chocolatey blackish-brown. The inner part of the design is closest to the look of my eye color whereas the outer graduation is darker.
The outer ring is darker and more solid than the inner portion. As you can see, it is a slightly lighter brown and is also a cross-hatch style. The color ends in the “flower” center, which gives the eyes a really cute watery look. The design is perfect in every way IMO – it all serves to blend it into the natural iris.
Because the lenses are so large they have what is called a “halo” effect. That is, that slightly lighter bit of color where your natural iris ends but the lens’s color extends into the white of your eye. This adds to the watery, big-doll-eyed look.
Apologies to those unused to circle lenses if the look is a bit jarring. It can be at first! These may be a bit more shocking than normal because they are so large! Typical circle lenses end up at about 14.2mm (clear contacts are usually 13.8) These are 14.5mm but give your eyes a look as if they are 16mm wide! They’re extremely enlarging and I find that it is as big as I can go without looking too “alien.”
I used these lenses to replace my Neo Vision Extra Dali Browns - i’d been wearing them pretty constantly for about 3 months and they’ve gained some imperfections that hindered my vision. For those of you that haven’t read my previous Circle Lens reviews – a large portion of circle lenses are available with a prescription. I have these lenses in my prescription and in PLANO (non-prescription) for when I wear glasses. They’ve become my most frequently worn pair next to my DollyEye Greys.
These are very comfortable for me, especially for larger lenses. The larger your lenses are the less oxygen your eye gets and the faster your eyes and the lenses get dry. I get about 4-6 hours of comfortable wear and about 8-9 hours after drops at the 5-hour mark. I usually get 8-11 hours with no drops – but that is with smaller lenses!
Unlike my DollyEye lenses, the Barbie Browns have a nice wide clear center so there is no obstruction to my peripheral vision.
These are my most natural lenses and next to the DollyEyes the most dramatic! They are just so darn large and dolly-looking! I love them. Of course, I won’t leave you without a quick FOTD using these lenses!
Do you see what happens when I don’t brush my bangs forward just right? ; w ; ~hides forehead~
ELF Mineral Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW 35
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark
MAC Blot Powder in Dark
MAC Powder Blush in Peaches
Flormar Terracotta Blush-On in 43
Muneca Cosmetics Shadow Magnet
BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (Shades #4 and 5 from Bottom Palette Column 1 and #4 and 5 from Bottom Palette Column 2)
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
G&G Maxiy Barbie Brown
MAC Lip Pencil in Soar
MAC Sheen Supreme in Full Speed
Overall: 93% (A-)
For my non-circle lens lovers, what do you think? Is it just creepy? Are you intrigued?