review : GEO Café Mimi Waffle Grey Lens

February 5, 2012 No comments

Hello, hello! Today's post will be a contact lens review, sponsored by These arrived a couple of months ago, but I'd only managed to make a review now. More about GEO Café Mimi Waffle Grey* after the cut

The contents of the package. They gave me a purple elephant contact lens case! So cute!

The design of the lenses up close. From here, the grey and yellow color of the lenses is very apparent.
Kind of looks like grey waffles with honey on top! :)

When worn, under natural light. For some reason, the lenses appear to be more of a bluish grey on my eyes.

More photos when worn and under natural light. Because I was looking up for the photo of the lenses up-close, the design was more noticeable. Normally though, they blend in a bit too much. You can only see a bit of the dark bluish grey color.

When worn, with flash. Now the lenses have become completely blue! Strange. But really pretty! I like how these photos turned out, because the lenses look so nice! Sad that the design only comes out in photos with flash though.

The Waffle Grey lenses are the third of GEO's Café Mimi series that I'll be reviewing on my blog. I became really interested in these coffee-inspired lenses so I made it a point to try each one. I'm thankful for all the lovely sponsors who made it possible. With that, let's start~

Color & Design: ★★★☆☆
After the first two lenses from this series, I've already given up on the design of these lenses. I think they're much more suited for people with lighter eyes, else the pattern will just blend in. I do like how these look in photos with flash though, so it's one notch up. I don't really like the black part around the area for the pupil though.

Enlargement: ★★★★☆
These lenses are 15mm, and the enlargement is pretty apparent, but I feel it looks very unnatural. Bordering on alien-ish, almost? Or maybe it's just me. I think it's because of the strange pattern on the lens and the thick black limbal ring.

Comfort: ★★☆☆☆
Okay, here comes the weird part. These lenses are not so comfortable, compared to the other two Café Mimi lenses that I've previously reviewed. With this being a GEO lens, I expected it to be as comfortable as all the others, but for some reason it wasn't! It didn't hurt or anything, but once I put them on I couldn't get over the feeling of something in my eye. I took a closer look, because it bothered me so much, and it turns out that these lenses were thicker than the Latte and Macchiato ones. I'll have to give it a low score for comfort :(

Overall: ★★★☆☆
3/5 -- I think this is the lowest rating I've given lenses so far. I choose my lenses really well, so this was unexpected. For me, even if the lens is super pretty, if I can't wear it for more than 5 hours (these lenses start becoming dry after 3 hours), they're not really worth it. Too bad, as I really liked this line of lenses. This is my least favorite of the Café Mimi line.

I feel kind of sad because these were my very first grey lenses. Such a disappointment that I can't even wear them regularly. There are days that I can wear them fine, but on days that my eyes are dry I can't stand them, unlike my everyday lenses (my Super Nudy Browns) which are enlarging but still thin enough for me to wear and forget about during the day. Oh well, the hunt for perfect grey lenses continues!!

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by for review, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Financial compensation was not received for this post. Please see my full disclaimer for more information.

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