MrLens is the largest online reseller of contact lens from Europe in Malaysia and the finalist in the prestigious Swiss Economic Award in 2008. They have the largest online inventory offering the lowest price in Malaysia with free delivery (for purchases above MYR50 for selected areas in Klang Valley). They have recommend a friend program for you to earn discounts where your friend will need to register and make their first purchase Also, coupon share with friends to earn vouchers to shop at MrLens are available too! If you want to know how to shop with them, click here. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’m one of the participants for Pretty Sexy Beautiful Eyes Blogging Contest and here is my first pair of lens to review. I have selected Freshlook Colorblends in Amethyst, it comes in a box of a pair of lenses.
These contact lenses came in blister packs which is safer than little vials when it comes to opening the packaging. Blister packs are easy to use as you’ll just need to prick at the bottom left where it says ‘lift foil’ and pull to remove the seal. For those vials, they have metal seal where you’ll be very prone in injuring yourself while opening it. There’s quite a strong sterile scent once the blister pack is opened. These contact lens is 45% phemfilcon A (with UV absorbing chromophores), 55% water, in borate buffered saline containing 0.005% Poloxamer and they are monthly disposable contact lens.
I soaked these lenses overnight with my saline solution before wearing them the next day. The diameter of the lens is 14.5 which is pretty much quite a standard size. There will be no big eye effect because those lenses diameter are usually larger than this. I prefer to go without big eye effect because sometimes the effect is a little exaggerating and I love playing around with colors more. These are three tone lenses and offers the most natural look for your eyes.
Here’s a before and after wearing the lens. How the color of the lens shows up on your eyes will depend on the color of your iris. My iris color is dark brown and I’m using artificial white light here. Amethyst is purple, however it turned out looking blue-ish on my eyes but it does look very natural.
The color is not as opaque and it’ll be very visible for only close-ups. If you’re looking for natural look lenses, these are great. I was wearing these lenses in one of my current makeup tutorials which is Mystical Sky Prom, please do check out the tutorial to achieve the look I’m wearing for this entire post! The makeup and the lens matches very well.
In this image it’s a combination of artificial and natural light. At this distance, I looked like I did not wear any lenses at all. Currently, MrLens Facebook is having a campaign on Share with Friends to earn MYR20 discount once 10 of your friends like their page. So what you’re waiting for?
Brands available in their website include:
Acuvue Tru Eyes, Acuvue Moist, Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys Astigmatism, Acuvue Define, Soflens 38, Soflens 59, Soflens Toric, Purevision 2, Purevision HD, Biomedics 38, Biomedics 55, Proclear, Definition, Focus Dailies Aqua Comfort, Focus Night & Day, Air Optix, Air Optix for Astigmatism, Freshlook One Day, Proclear 1 day, Sauflon Clariti 1 day, Soflens daily disposable, Acuvue 2, Acuvue Advance, Adore Dare, Adore Imagene, Adore Pure Eyes, Air Optix Multifocal, Biomedics 55 Evolution, Biomedics Toric, Blincon BB, Blincon Big Eyes, Blincon Classic, Blincon Elegance, Blincon Jazzy, Blincon Sweetie, Chameloen, Colorvue, Freshkon Alluring Eyes, Freshkon Color Fusion, Freshkon Dezigner, Freshkon Mosaic, Freshlook Colorblends, Maxim Color Blue, Maxim Colors Orange, Maxim Color Pink, Maxim Color Toric, Sauflon 55UV, Sauflon Bioclear, Saulfon Bioclear Toric, Sauflon Clear Comfort Aspheric, Soflens Multifoca and etc.
My first time wearing contact lenses are also Freshlook Colorblends and it took me half and hour to put it on. I almost forgotten about it until I tried putting this pair on. The lens is super soft that it kept rolling in my palm when I was washing it with my saline solution. Putting it on is difficult as it is so soft that it flips backwards or sticks halfway on the finger. I have not use this brand for such a long time and it took me half and hour again to put on again. My eye was getting red after its nicely on. For the first hour of wearing it, it was a little uncomfortable as I kept sighting blurry spots at the sides of my vision but after a few hours it was normal. I also get a little dizziness after 4-5 hours of wearing and my eyes started to get tired. Despite of wearing it for more than 8 hours, sometimes it makes my eye red but without irritation. Removing it was a little slippery because the lens doesn’t stay in its shape nicely and the shape of the lens moulded onto my eye ball. Is that normal? Because I only experienced it on certain lenses. If you’re looking for more opaque colors, you could look into Brilliant Blue, Gemstone Green and Sterling Gray.
Currently they are available for MYR43.00 and price might differ from time to time for its promotion, discounts or offer.
- Natural look
- High moisture content
- No irritation
- Too soft that it doesn’t stays in shape
- Made me felt dizzy
- Blurry vision
My rating: 3/5
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