♫ Final Fantasy Type-0 OST - ゼロ (Zero)
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
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
My lenses arrived via dispatch courier, and the packaging looks like this:
|The mini pack of mints is a super nice touch! :)|
|Power range, expiration date and colour are clearly labelled.|
|The lenses are packed in blister packaging.|
Freshlook Colorblends - Gemstone GreenGemstone 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.|
|Before and after.|
|Worn on both eyes.|
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!|
Freshlook Colorblends - Sterling GreyThe 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.
(This picture reminds me of Wall-E, for some reason! LOL)
|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.
- Vibrant colour even over dark eyes
- Wide range of colours and prescription powers
- Eyes feel dry if not lubricated with eye drops every few hours
- No iris-enlargement effect.
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.