February 6, 2015

Lens review: TheDollyEye BarbieDoll 400 Blue


This time I will review a circle lens that goes under many different names, but mine are labeled under TheDollyEye – it's the BarbieDoll 400 Blue lenses! I had to sacrifice my man card because I just couldn't resist the pretty design, despite the Barbie name. Sometimes the name of these lenses is shortened to simply just BD400 Blue. I have seen these lenses under completely different names too as well, like Dueba Windy Blue and Dueba Candy Roller Blue; I guess Dueba is the original manufacturer for these but I'm really not sure, so don't quote me on that. ^^" Oh well, let's get on with this review before I find out what more names these lenses go under, lol...

Review time ~

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm 

Water content: 38%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

Diameter is 14.5 mm, according to the vials, and the base curve is the usual 8.6 mm. I try to stick to 8.6 mm lenses as much as possible because that's the base curve I got told by an optician that I have, or more like, that I have a base curve somewhere around 8.6-ish; I didn't get an exact estimate lol.

Lenses in vials, cloudy (snowstorm) daytime light.
Same as above but taken with flash.
One of the main reasons I bought these lenses were because of the unique swirling hurricane design. It's eye-catching yet somehow delicate. I really love the design; it gives a magical touch to your eyes. I just had to try it!
So yeah, I popped the lenses in and it went fine. I did feel them slightly in my eyes for at least 30 minutes though, but it wasn't bothersome enough for me to really care about it. Just the usual "oh I have a lens in my eye" feeling. They don't hinder my vision in any way I don't experience any blur, colored corners etc.

I'm so so sorry about my asymmetrical and messy eye makeup; I was in a hurry and I did all of it with eyeshadow because I couldn't find my eyeliner... #fml

One lens in, just to show enlargement.
My first words when I had the lenses on were "wow, these look pretty!". They looked exactly as I had imagined they would and I wasn't disappointed with the color coverage either. I feared a bit that the blue color might not show up too clearly because the lens design has a fair amount of black in it but nope, that fear was for nothing because these babies are clearly blue in most lights! :'D
The color is so pretty; it's somewhere between natural and costume-y and works for cosplay just as well as for a fashion lens I'd say. They are surprisingly opaque too, at least on my light eyes.

Enlargement I think is good too the lenses aren't huge but not tiny either. I assume these would be fine for most people and shouldn't look too much like aliens just took over your eyes.

Now I don't remember exactly in what lights all photos are taken but, anyway, they're all taken outdoors during sunset on a semi-clear winter day. No color filters.
All photos taken by me.

Outside, in the shadows I assume.
Facing the sun, it was horribly hard to get a pic on which
I wasn't squinting my eyes... ._. and it hurt
Outside, half-turned to face the light.
Indoors facing the window.
Indoors, facing the living room's window.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo indoors.
As far as comfort goes I think these are slightly on the better end of average. While I did feel that I had contacts in for the first 30 minutes to 1 hour the feeling completely disappeared when I went outside to do some business I completely forgot that I was wearing them!
I wore them for about 5 hours and 30 minutes before I took them off and that wasn't because I couldn't stand them anymore I just took them off because I wanted to wash off my makeup lolololo.

And as per usual I have one from-a-distance selfie to show you!

What can I say? I'm definitely pleased with this pair and would very likely repurchase more of the BarbieDoll 400 series, but in different colors! I really like how they look on me and I don't think that they are too girly for guys to wear either go for it fabulous circle lens loving lads, buy these! Don't be scared by the name, lol.

Want to see these lenses but in other colors? Check out my other review: Green

Short summary:

Color: 7/10 
Lovely blue shade that is somewhere between natural and costume-y, depending on light.
Design: 9/10 
Unique swirl design. Very pretty up close, almost gives a magical touch to the eyes!
Opacity: 7/10
The colored areas are surprisingly opaque on my eyes. Center blends nicely.
Enlargement: 6/10
Not huge but definitely not small either.  
Comfort: 7/10 
I felt that I had contacts on the first hour but after that my eyes got used to them.
Naturalness: 3/10 
Even though these are fancy I still think that they aren't too unnatural. No one stared at me when I walked through town and in school with these on, at least. The blue is too bright to look realistic though.

That'll be all for this time around, thanks for reading! Bye ~

1 comment:

Hasaki Tsuki said...

Wow! I had been curious about this kind of pattern for a while so I'm happy to see a review! :)
These lenses look very flattering on you, they give you such dramatic eyes. The make-up is so beautiful too!
Despite the name, I would also recommend these lenses for males. They really fit you. <3