There's a massive heat wave going on right now but I still have to chug out new content so hey, lens review time! Today it's the Vassen Shinny Green lenses that are on the spotlight – I actually spent a really long time trying to find these lenses as I had very high hopes for them. I love green lenses and have been looking for the perfect green pair for a long time and I think I'm pretty near!
Let's get to it!
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Water content: 42%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)
If you're anything like me you'll wonder why they're called Shinny and not Shiny, is it a typo? No one will know but what I do know is that these are much prettier when worn than what the look in the vials suggests.
I had some trouble finding reviews of these lenses and it was a challenge to find a reputable lens store that even carried them (please note that it was years ago I bought these, so I'm not aware how currently available they are) but when you want something really bad you find a way! The reason I was desperately looking for these is because I had the impression that they would be the perfect green lenses for cosplaying Souji Okita from Hakuouki, one of my favorite characters of all time – and for once I think I hit the mark. Or at least a pretty damn good pair for cosplay purposes.
|One lens in.|
There's a moderate to big size increase that is further accentuated by the black limbal ring. I really like how the black rim is incorporated into the design so that it's a smooth transition and not just a sudden wall of blackness that looks really cartoony.
Lens photos below!
All photos taken by me during a July afternoon with a clear sky. There's no color filters or such on the close-up photos and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.
|Indoors, natural room light.|
|Indoors, yellow room light.|
|Indoors, unlit corridor.|
|Facing backyard window. (shadow side)|
|Facing window. (sun side)|
|Outdoors, back against sun. (facing wall)|
|Facing the sun while being under the roof's shadow.|
These lenses are really noticeable and pretty even from a distance! I definitely think that this is a great green lens for both cosplay and fashion alike. There's a great color payoff, a nice and versatile design, modest enlargement and good comfort – these are all kinds of awesome, in other words. ^.- I'd totally recommend the Shinny Greens if you're a fan of green lenses or looking for a semi-natural pair for cosplay (that still somehow manages to look anime) that has a great impact both near and far!
Absolutely gorgeous vibrant, bright and lively green with a lot of depth to it!
Simple but really versatile and eye-catching.
Solid color coverage, despite the lenses looking a bit transparent in the vials.
Quite big in size!
Thin and easy to wear – I don't feel them much at all and could easily wear them for multiple hours, despite having ridiculously dry and sensitive eyes.
Interesting middle ground between semi-natural and unrealistic.
Thanks for reading my blog! Stay cool out there!
Shiro Samurai out.