Monday, January 2, 2012

FreshLook Colorblends Green

Sorry I have not posted a review of sorts for some time now. I have not had a chance to take pics or post what I wanted too...That and when I've gotten off of work I just had other stuff I wanted to do while I had the opportunity to do so. I haven't really been wearing/trying any new lenses as of lately. There are a few circle lenses I am debating from as well as a few commercial lenses I haven't worn in awhile I am debating repurchasing. As of recent weeks past however I have been rewearing some lenses I've purchased after going a long time without wearing them. Mainly I've been wearing them to make room for newer lenses I intend on purchasing. One of those lenses is FreshLook Colorblends Green. I'll spare you from word vomit momentarily and show you the pictures.

Lens Shot (fyi this is a promotional picture from Ciba Vision I DO NOT own the rights too)


Close Ups:



"Full Face":



(Please excuse the quality of the pics as I'm just figuring out how  to take detailed shot's without flash with it.)

They are comfortable. Not because of their fit as my eyes naturally have an 8.3 base curve. More so because my eyes are used to this brand o_O?? I digress. I think they look okay. As far as green lenses go I still don't truly care for them (Adore Bi Tone Yellow being the exception because that lens is FLAWLESS!!!). I also like the natural, slight enlargement the limbal ring gives me. That being said I do think the blending in person is nice. I really wish they would change the name of this lens though. Yes the base color is green. However the beige/yellow starburst and charcoal limbal ring even on the darkest eyes creates a more hazel effect. Ultimatly these come down to a few pros and cons for me..

Easily attainable (FreshLook is EVERYWHERE afterall)
Comfortable once worn enough (After about a week unnoticable)
Natural (The blending in my experience is good in person)
Limbal Ring (It sit's outside my iris but is opaque enough to enlarge my eyes slightly, giving them a more noticable appearence)

Easily attainable (Who hasn't purchased these at one point? I believe most people have owned this lens)
Standard/Median fit (While an 8,6 base curve is average many lens wearers would benefit from another size)
Blending (While they blend nicely, I think a more muted deeper green starburst would be better/more green)
Limbal Ring Color (While the limbal ring is nice, I think a slightly more jewel toned but natural limbal ring would create a more noticable, natural result)

Overall I feel this is a safe lens. Cheap. Comfortable. Easily Attainable. Neutral enough tone/shade to work with multiple ethnicities/features.

I would recommend this lens for someone who want's a natural hazel/green shade, and is looking for an inexpensive option. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who want's a natural, but vibrant and completly green lens. Hope this review helps!

Disclaimer: Any and all images bearing the tag are my sole property. They can not be used or displayed on any website/forum/advertisement without my express permission.
(Stealing's not nice!). Any images not owned by myself are labeled as such. I have in no way/shape/form been compensated for this  review. I am in no way/shape/form affiliated with Ciba Vision or it's parent company Novartis pharmaceuticals. All opinions in this review/blogpost are mine, and mine solely.



anna said...

I found your blog while looking for contacts, very informative! I was wondering if you would be able to help me out since you seem to know your stuff - I normally wear acuvue define vivid but want to try a different color and I only like dailies, so that lead me to the freshlook color dailies. However, I can't figure out if they cover just the iris or a little bit around it as well to enlarge like the acuvue define does. The acuvue define vivid says the colored portion is 12.8 mm, but I can't find such a measurement for the freshlooks. I see you have the acuvue define accent which is just a tiny bit smaller than the vivid, would you be able to tell me how they compare to the freshlooks in size? Thanks so much!

Gregg said...

The printed pattern of FreshLook One Day is smaller than the Acuvue Vivid. On myself personally it fits my iris exactly. I find FreshLook Colorblends and Colors monthly versions overlap my iris. If you want the larger effect but want FreshLook you will have to opt for the regular Colorblends.