I am finally back again with another lens review after a whirlwind adventure of moving into my new abode. While moving and unpacking can take on a person's sanity, (How the hell did I acquire this much stuff and did it breed while moving are two of the questions I found myself constantly asking.) I figured before I drowned in an ocean of cardboard, I should do a review of some sort in order to break the monotony of trying to unpack and find a place of all this STUFF. So in order to start off the month of September properly, I decided to do a review of the FreshLook ColorBlends Gray lenses. Why the color gray and not something more vibrant? Well there are two reasons really.First,while I do have some more vibrant lenses to review (which I am drawn to more) I really haven't seen a lot of reviews about grey lenses. Yes, there are reviews of grey lenses but not as many as greens, blues and even browns which I found interesting. And second, it has been nothing but gray here with storms and winds from Hurricane Issac making landfall. Now, I am really sad to report that I am really not overly impressed with these lenses. Essentially I was extremely excited to get them and try them on but once they were in my enthusiasm deflated like flaccid balloon. Now I will warn you ahead of time, these are about as natural as they come (which may be part of my disappointment even though I was wanting natural colored lenses).To quote the Princess Bride, I was hoping for eyes that looked liked "the sea after the storm"and all I got was what appears like gray foggy patches on my eye. O.o So now when I wear these I appear to have some strange eye disease. Could this be because my eyes are darker? Possibly? But never the less, these lenses make my eyes look dirty and like I should be quarantined due to this new eye plague. I didn't even ask my husband what he thought of these since I was afraid he would all the Centers for Disease Control after looking at my eyes.
|I don't have an eye disease, honest. Freshlook gray lenses in natural light.|
|While they do look slightly better inside, I still look like there is something wrong with my eyes.|
Enlargement- 2 out of 10 bats
These lenses are as natural as they come. They even have the subtle brown ring at the outer edges of the gray. So if you are looking for lenses that make you eyes appear larger even the slightest bit try a different brand.
Color and Design- 3.5 out of 10 bats
The lenses look lovely in their jars. The grey appears nice and opaque with the soft brown outer ring. After putting them on you will do a double check at the foggy appearance which reminded me of my lovely dog Zyllah's developing cataracts when she passed away at the age of 14 years. Now, I will state again that I have dark brown eyes. They may look amazing on people with lighter eyes. I just look like I have an eye disease with these in.
Comfort- 3 out of 10 bats
As if these lenses didn't have enough going against them with making me appear to have eye cooties (as my 8 year old would say) they really aren't as comfortable as my other lenses. They don't conform to my eye as well as other brands that I have and I can constantly tell that they are in. I really hate that. When I wear a lenses I want to forget that they are there and enjoy the day.I don't want to be constantly be reminded about the floating piece of plastic that is hovering on my eyeball.
Overall- 3 out of 10 bats
While the naturalness of the size of the lens didn't bother me at all since I was looking for a pair of "natural" colored lenses. The color, design and comfort were a huge flop. The pigmentation of the coloring against my natural eye color failed completely. The color didn't cover up or blend very well it just gave me the appearance that I have foggy disease ridden patches on my eyes and the comfort just wasn't there. I will not be purchasing these lenses again and I will continue my search for the perfect gray colored lens.
Until next time my dears...