Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Freshlook Colorblends in Gemstone Green and Sterling Grey

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Hello everybody! :)  If you've been reading my blog, I'm sure you remember that I mentioned in my teaser post earlier about the Pretty, Sexy, Beautiful Eyes Blogging Contest, kindly organized and sponsored by Mr Lens. Well, here's my take on the Freshlook Colorblends contact lenses, so please read on for my review and verdict, as well as lots of self-taken vain pictures. XD *cough*

Of course, before I start, I must introduce you to the website where my lens came from. :) I'll try to keep it short and sweet without leaving out the necessary details. :P


MrLens.com.my is the largest online distributor of contact lenses from Europe that has entered the Malaysian market, with over 50 types of contact lens available, including brands such as Acuvue, Freshkon, Freshlook, Maxim, Blincon, Sauflon, and many others. They even have toric lenses for those who suffer from astigmatism! :D Besides providing cheaper prices for quality branded contact lenses, Mr Lens also offers free delivery (to selected areas in the Klang Valley) and Cash On Delivery shipping options.

If you think the wide range of choices and great discounts aren't awesome enough, you definitely won't want to miss the chance to save more cash! You can get discounts with Mr Lens' "Recommend A Friend" program and earn vouchers from the "Coupon Share with Friends" activity from the Mr Lens Facebook page. Check out the website if you don't believe me about the affordable pricing! :D

There are currently 12 colours to choose from in the Freshlook Colorblends range, and I was given 2 boxes to review, so I decided to pick 2 of the newer colours, Gemstone Green and Sterling Grey. The prescription power ranges from 0.00 to -10.00.

My lenses arrived via dispatch courier, and the packaging looks like this:
The mini pack of mints is a super nice touch! :)
Note: I am really satisfied with Mr Lens' customer service! :) There was some hiccup with my order, so I sent in an enquiry concerning my shipment. They replied me via email the next day, and the day after that they also followed up with a call to apologize, explain and offer solutions. Needless to say, I received my items within the week, and am impressed with their good and efficient customer service.

The boxes.
Power range, expiration date and colour are clearly labelled.
The lenses are packed in blister packaging.
Compared to the glass vials with metal caps so often seen these days, the blister packaging makes it so much easier to open and remove the lenses without fear of chipping a nail or injuring your fingers.

Freshlook Colorblends - Gemstone Green

Gemstone Green is one of the 3 vibrant new shades in the Freshlook Colorblends range. I chose this particular colour not only because it's vibrant and noticeable, but also mainly due to the fact that Harry Potter has green eyes! Yes, I am a HP maniac. :P Plus, green is also my lucky colour for 2012!
Dad bought me this official HP t-shirt way back in 2003 or 2004.
This is what the lenses look like.
Gemstone Green
My eyes before and after putting on the lenses.
Before and after.
Worn on both eyes.
As you can see, the green is still clearly visible even over my dark brown natural eye colour. It doesn't have an enlarging effect like circle lenses, so if you often wear iris-enlarging contact lenses like me, these will take a while to get used to.

And here are some syok sendiri photos of myself so you can see how green the lenses are! :P

Flower prints and leaf green reminds me of spring and summer. :)
Matches my green nails and makes the green pop!
What do you think? Do green eyes look good on me? ;) I love these green lenses because they're so vibrant and fresh, making your eyes the center of attention, especially in bright sunlight.

Freshlook Colorblends - Sterling Grey

The second pair I chose is Sterling Grey, which is also one of the 3 vibrant new shades in the Freshlook Colorblends range. I like wearing grey lenses because grey is a neutral tone and can go well with outfits of any colour.

The lens itself is grey with a hint of dusky blue.
Sterling Grey
(This picture reminds me of Wall-E, for some reason! LOL)

Comparison pictures.
Before and after.
Worn on both eyes.

Similar to the green ones, these grey lenses show up remarkably well despite my dark natural eye colour. For both colours, you can see that on the lens itself there is a darker outer ring, but once placed on the eyes, it is not visible at all.

Again, more syok sendiri pictures. XD




Personally, I prefer grey lenses for everyday wear. They're noticeable but the colour isn't overly unusual, so you can place emphasis on your outfit or accessories. With grey eyes, you can match it with any colour of makeup, so it's perfect if you want to try out fun, bright eyeshadows or go for a classic smokey eye. ;)

Verdict?

Overall, the Freshlook Colorblends contact lenses are pretty good. When I first put them on, my vision was slightly blurry, but after a few minutes my eyes had adjusted to the new lenses and there was no problem with my vision. I've been wearing both pairs alternately over the past week, usually for 8 - 12 hours (I know, it's not recommended to wear them for such a long time >_<) and using eye drops every few hours. They still felt comfortable at the end of the day, and my eyes did not hurt after taking them out.

✓ Pros: 
  • Vibrant colour even over dark eyes
  • Soft
  • Comfortable
  • Wide range of colours and prescription powers
✗ Cons: 
  • Eyes feel dry if not lubricated with eye drops every few hours
  • No iris-enlargement effect.
Freshlook Colorblends are monthly disposable contact lenses, and are available for purchase at Mr Lens for RM43 (retail price RM80) per box.

Many thanks to Mr Lens and Plusizekitten for providing the lenses for review. I really hope that I can win the contest! :D




*The contact lenses were sent to me for review. All opinions are strictly my own honest views of the product.

18 comments:

ef.ae said...

i like the grey.. i think it blends better with the asian look ;D

Merryn said...

I don't really like to see Asian wearing green or blue. I prefer more 'natural' colours. The grey suits you better :)

Hilda Milda™ said...

It's hard to find green lens that can be so obvious since we have brown eyes, nice! (:

Ahleessa said...

I love Freshlook colored contacts! It's comfortable. The gray one looks great on you! :)

Nicole Sim said...

Hello there! I love the grey contact lens because it suits you the most. But the green contact lens are quite unique and kinda add some 'anime' feel with it. I think that purple might suit you too! Hehe :3 wanna get colour lens but no $$ T___T

LauraLeia said...

ef.ae: Thanks! I think so too. XD

Merryn: Yup, grey is definitely more natural than green. But green is good for days when I'm feeling that I need more colour, hehe~

Hilda: Yeah! It's hard to find green lenses that aren't eclipsed by dark Asian eye colour. >_<

Ahleessa: I can wear them for 12 hours without feeling uncomfortable. :D They're great!

Nicole: Hehe, thank you! I would love purple lenses, but the 3 new colours are only grey, green and blue. I've seen other reviews of the new blue colour, and it's really bright! Not natural at all, more for cosplay, haha. They should produce a bright purple one, I'd definitely buy them! XD

Bonnie said...

I have to say -- Your nail polish is super cute in these pictures.

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jamiey writes said...

I love colour lenses. But my astigmatism is high, opticians don't recommend me to wear coloured contact lenses :(

toshi said...

wow. nice pic. i like the first one....ur make up is nice! nt quite the same as ur normal one...bila mau hang out? XD

IceCreamBun said...

GREY!! hahaha!

LauraLeia said...

Bonnie: Thank you :)

jamiey: Aww that's too bad. But i think they have coloured contact lenses for those with astigmatism, so maybe you can wear them for special occasions? :D

toshi: Haha, thanks! Of course it's different; it was done by a professional! XD You organize an outing and i'll try to make it. :P

IceCreamBun: Looks like grey is very popular, haha! :D

Tammy Miu said...

Hi Laura :) thanks for participating in the Mr.Lens review project! I've selected a photo from her and passed your link to Mr.Lens to share on FB page! https://www.facebook.com/MrLens.my

Personally I like grey too.. and your cute necklace that's you're wearing in the pic!

:) p.s followed u!

LauraLeia said...

Tammy: Thank you Tammy! :D Fingers crossed to win a camera, haha. ;)

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chichicho chichicho said...

nice review.
are there any green lenses that has an enlarging effect that you would recommend?

@lly Channel said...

I have a very very bad experience with MrLens services. They are too rude to the customer. I purchased first time from their website and choose for COD. When I called me, the man seems like screaming at me and said he can't find my actual address and because my delivery address is at office and I only provide my block address this is what usually I do and I will come down to collect. That man said "I don't want to waste money to call you again when reached and I scare you do not pick up phone". What kind of lousy service.

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