March 1, 2014

Lens review: Dueba Volte Brown

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Another contact lens review incoming this time Dueba Volte Brown. Seemingly they are also known under the name Dueba Twinkle Brown. I've reviewed the Volte Green earlier so for more details/comparison go check it out. ;)

Lenses in solution, taken in bathroom light.
Sorry about the horrible photo quality.
Lens on my finger.
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Water content: 38%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

With just one lens in. (bathroom light again)
Indoors, natural daylight.
I bought these some time ago (as usual, I have a bunch of contacts yet to wear and review) and by cosplaying Sannan-san I got some use for them earlier than planned. The first time I used these I wore them for the Sannan photoshoot.

I'm really fond of the design of the Volte series. It just looks plain cool with that swirl and black outer rim. The diameter is 14.5 mm same as on the green ones. These look almost golden-brown when not worn!

The first time I put 'em on I got in the first lens just fine but the other one stung like hell immediately so I had to take it off. I don't know why it did that but when I tried putting it on again after cleaning it of course the same thing happened. This time it wasn't as unbearable so I just waited a while to see if the discomfort vanished and so it did. I don't know what was up with that but it has happened with other lenses before as well. *shrugs*
Oh well, while in my eyes they were comfortable; they don't hinder my vision or anything and I get no random colors at the corner of my vision. Then again that might be because these let a bit of my natural eye color through the pupil hole; my blue-gray eyes blend pretty well with the brown and it comes off as a light brown shade, almost with a golden tint. I really like this shade, it's pretty much what I was hoping for.
Oh, one thing though. I don't know if it's just me or what but I found these getting the "dry feeling" in my eyes earlier than the green ones do. I took them off not long after the photoshoot because they felt dry. For some reason at least so far it seems to me at least that the green ones are more comfortable long-term... oh well, I can't tell for sure yet because I haven't worn the browns many times. A bit weird though. xD

Distance photo.
Enjoy Sannan edition without glasses!
These look sort of natural as far as circle lenses are concerned because the enlarging effect is quite small and these sport no kawaii-desu-bling sparkles or anything of the sort. Pretty subtle if I do say so.
So yeah, these are not all over your face but noticeable nevertheless. Personally I think the brown ones show up better on my eyes than the greens do, but that might be because green is closer to my natural eye color than brown and thus the difference is more striking with brown contacts. I occasionally have my eyes look green-ish in some lights anyway, hence why sometimes I call my eye color blue-gray-greenish.

Want to see how other colors of the Volte series look? 
Check out these reviews: Violet, Gray, Green

Short summary:

Color: 9/10 
A gorgeous shade of golden-ish brown that looks awesome on my eyes.
Design: 8/10 
I'm a fan of the swirl design, also black outer rim looks really good and gives anime look.
Opacity: 7/10
The edges have nice color coverage but the center blends with your real eye color a bit.
Enlargement: 4/10 
Doesn't seem to enlarge much but this is how I prefer my contacts.
Comfort: 9/10 
Highly comfortable but for some reason I found the green equivalent even comfier.
Naturalness: 4/10 
Ignore the black outer rim and these look surprisingly natural.

That's about it, if you have any questions about the contacts just leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. These look lighter on pictures than they did in not-so-good light if you want my opinion. I like the fact that they make your eyes look a natural brown from a distance but when you look closer you can see the lighter, golden tint ~
    Also you look great with brown eyes :3

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