Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lens review: I.Fairy Yuri Red

Lately I had been trying to wear lenses with a more "natural" look because I had had problems in school when I turned up with bright red eyes. Now I'm out of school, and so it's time for lenses that could never be mistaken for my real eyes. For a while I've felt like red eyes so I decided on the I.Fairy Yuri Red.
As usual, my photographer is Shiro Samurai

I.Fairy has these small and cute vials.
I realized pretty instantly that my eyes would probably not look crimson, because the lenses had more of a ruby and violet color. It was fine with me; I was fascinated by the design of the lenses.

I made sure to put them to soak in lens solution for a whole night before wearing them. 
This is how it looks with one lens in. The enlarging effect is not huge but it's fairly good. This picture was taken after I had ripped off my false lashes, and the eyeliner went with.

My natural eye color is blue-ish gray.
The following pictures were taken indoors. As you can see, the lenses don't show as red despite the name. Their color doesn't really fit their name but I find them gorgeous nonetheless. 

Facing the window.
Bathroom light.
Room light with the lamp on.
Flash picture.
White light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the corridor.
It felt better to be outdoors because since the pupil hole is a bit small, I would see dark corners every now and then when I was in a dim light. It's not much of a bother though.

Facing the light.
Turning away from the light.
Standing in the shadows and facing the light.
Facing a corner.
I love that the outer ring of the lenses is irregular. I was enthusiastic about this and it met my expectations just fine: unnatural but not horribly alien. 
Comfort-wise, I would say that these aren't the best but they are fine enough to be worn for several hours. They don't dry out too fast but they do have this slightly thick feeling in the eye. In others words, the comfort is okay but if you need very comfortable lenses to wear to a movie, you will not pick the Yuri Red.
Lastly, here is how the lenses look from a distance.

In short: 

Color: 7/10
If you wanted red lenses, you will be disappointed. Otherwise, these have a beautiful mix of violet and dark red that reminds me of some precious stone. It's almost mystic.
Design: 10/10
 The pattern is unique with the irregular outer ring and the curved rays of violet among the red.
Opacity: 9/10
Your real eye color is almost completely covered, but some of it might show through the pupil hole.
Enlargement: 6/10
Slight enlargement, which fits the design perfectly in my opinion.
Comfort: 6/10
As I mentioned, comfort is not the strong point of these lenses. A little below average.
Naturalness: 2/10
No, I do not believe that these lenses could ever be mistaken for my real eyes.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lens review: T.TOP Fashion Gray (Sponsored)

This post will be about the T.TOP Fashion Gray, which were very kindly sponsored by Klenspop. Thank you! Remember to go visit their store at and check out their Facebook: Also for you Japanese people, there is Klenspop has circle lenses at affordable prices; especially in the brown and gray shades but they have plenty of other colors too. You can also buy make-up, lens cases and lens cleaners from them so make sure to check out the store. 

I found the T.TOP Fashion Gray really pretty, mostly because of their unique pattern and their subtle shade of gray. The bad thing is that I got big comfort issues but I think I was unlucky with this pair.

About the lenses, I was mesmerized by their design when I received them. I tried them on in the following days but I made sure to let them soak in lens solution for a full night before wearing them for the first time. I wore them to school and I immediately noticed that my vision was blurred. Reading was hard and straining, to the point that I wondered if the lenses were defective. The left lens was fine but the right one just blurred my vision, it was really uncomfortable.
I took off the lenses after two hours since there had been no improvement at all. I tried wearing them again on another day but the problem didn't disappear. All along I was really careful with storing and cleaning my lenses but it didn't help. After three times wearing the lenses, I contacted Klenspop to inform them that I suspected my right lens to be defective. The answer they gave me was unclear so I decided that I would do the review as fast as possible and take off the lenses straight after. I was worried about this but I didn't experience any pain or physical discomfort; only the annoying blur.

As usual the pictures are unedited so they show how the lenses look in real life.
Photographer: Shiro Samurai.

On my finger, "wrong" side up.
This one was taken with the flash.
Information about the lenses:
Diameter: 14.1 mm.
Base curve: 8.5.
Water content: 38%
Lifespan: 1 year. (I'd recommend you only wear them for maximum 6 months.)

First are some pics taken indoors in different lights. My photographer and I apologize for the gray-ish light but there is no helping it: the sky has been covered in a thick layer of clouds these past days, and it's seemingly going to last.

One lens in to show enlargement.
Natural room light (facing the window).
Flash photo.
Bathroom light.
Under white-ish light.
Yellow light.
Now, outdoors pictures.

Facing the little light there is.
Turning my back to the light.
Facing a corner. (still outdoors)
Facing the light again, but it was a bit brighter.
And some distance pics.

So what do you think about the Fashion gray? Do you prefer your circle lenses with a more natural pattern or with a fancy/fantasy pattern? Leave a comment to share your thoughts, and thank you for reading.
Once again, big thank you to Klenspop for sponsoring me.

In short: 

Color: 7/10
The color is subtle and doesn't always show much. Then again, my eyes are mostly gray so the lenses blend easily.
Design: 9/10
 I love the design. I wish it would go just a little bit farther toward the middle of the lens.
Opacity: 6/10
The beautiful limbal ring is very opaque but the gray color is sparse.
Enlargement: 6/10
Fair enlargement, and they won't come close to eating up your eyes.
Comfort: 3/10
I've had my vision really blurred to the point that it was difficult to read. I can't put a very accurate grade for comfort because the longest I could wear them was two hours... but as far as I could tell, they seem to dry out fast.
Naturalness: 6/10
These actually look fairly natural from a distance, but as soon as you take a closer look, the fancy pattern gives them away as circle lenses.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lens review: Lenspop Bunny Color Brown (Sponsored)

A couple of weeks ago I received an email about circle lenses sponsorship. I almost disregarded it because at first I thought it was spam. But then I realized that the sender was an actual lens site: Klenspop. They were serious about sponsorship.

The store sponsored me the Lenspop Bunny Color Brown lenses. They seem to be popular right now so Klenspop is promoting them. I was happy about this because I would likely have picked these lenses myself.
Once technical details were settled (the useful detail of telling them where I live), they sent me the lenses. Soon enough, I had a small package from Korea in my hands. 

It was about 15x15 cm.
 Inside the package was a smaller box, safely wrapped in bubble paper.

Instructions on the back.
And inside the box were the lenses, as well as a small lens case and tweezers.
I never got tweezers with my lenses before.

Now to the lenses in question. They look pretty, and not overly big. The pattern and color are natural-looking. I'm happy because I had been wanting more natural lenses.

Before showing pictures of the lenses when worn, I'd like to say a word about the store. Klenspop didn't explicitly ask me to do it but I want to do it anyway.
Klenspop is the international version of Lenspop, based in Korea. Klenspop opened Jlenspop ( for Japanese. So if you are Japanese, please visit it and take a look at it anytime. You can also find them on Facebook:
They sell colored contact lenses of course, but they also have make-up (lipsticks and eye liner), as well as accessories for lenses. (fancy lens cases and lens cleaners for example)
As I mentioned earlier, I hadn't ordered from Klenspop before but I will in the future. They have a lot of different lenses with beautiful designs, especially in the brown and gray colors. They are really affordable too.
When Klenspop was emailing me about sponsorship, they were kind and helpful so it makes me want to order from them too. I had no problems with the lenses they sent me, and as I said before, the lenses were packaged carefully. 
About the Lenspop Bunny Color Brown:
Base curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 14.0mm

Let's get to the pictures.
The photographer is Shiro Samurai. All pictures are free of any color filters or editing that would change the lenses' color or appearance.
My natural eye color is some kind of mix of gray and blue.
Pictures were taken on a cloudy day, early in the afternoon.

One lens in, showing enlargement.
First, pictures taken indoors

Facing the window indoors. (lights are out)
Flash pic indoors.
Bathroom light.
Indoors with the light on.
 And then pictures taken outdoors. The weather was cloudy as mentioned.

Facing the light, but the sun is covered by clouds.
Turning my back to the light.
Facing the light, that became brighter.
Standing in a corner, facing the wall. (still outdoors)
I also have some pictures that show the lenses from a distance.

Yellow light in the stairs.
White light in the corridor.
So, this was my second time wearing the Bunny Color Brown. First time was just the previous day, I wore them to school and I didn't get any comment at all. A friend said that he didn't even notice that I had lenses in my eyes before I said it. This settles it for me: these lenses look very natural. When I looked into the mirror, I thought that they could be my real eyes.
This said, I found them pretty comfortable to wear as well, with one exception: stare at a screen for too long and they seem to dry out, your eyes feel tired and you just want to take them off. This goes for all lenses as far as I noticed, so if you need to work on the computer for a long time or if you have a gaming day, it's better to take off lenses or have eye drops at hand.
Otherwise, they have good comfort. At times I completely forgot about them.

I love the shade of brown, love the pattern, love the slight limbal ring. They give me pretty brown eyes, and they are perfect for school days. The enlargement is slight so I don't need to worry about standing out too much because of huge eyes.

In short:

Color: 8/10
The lenses have different shades of brown to give a more natural look. It makes the color warm and pretty.
Design: 8/10
I'm really fond of the design. It looks so cute, though when the lenses are worn, it doesn't show so much. It's still a very good design I think.
Opacity: 6/10
They are opaque enough to make my light eyes look brown, but on a closer look, my natural eye color shows towards the middle.
Enlargement: 2/10
These are my smallest lenses so far. But I like it this way. I'd rather have small lenses for casual looks and school days anyway.
Comfort: 7/10
Comfort is good but it varies depending on what I do. If I am outdoors, I can't feel the lenses but if I am staring at a screen, I feel them in my eyes and they tend to dry out.
Naturalness: 9/10
They look like they could be my real eyes.

That's it for the Bunny Color Brown.
Thank you  Klenspop, these lenses are so cute