July 15, 2015

[Sponsored] Lens review: Neo Ruby Queen Gray

Hello guys!

This time I will be reviewing the Neo Ruby Queen Gray circle lenses!
These lenses were kindly sponsored by Klenspop! They sell mostly circle lenses and makeup for affordable prices so yeah, go take a look at their store if that sounds interesting to you! ;) If you want to read more about my experiences with Klenspop then do check out my earlier review here!

But now let's get on with the review! ~

This review contains 100% my honest opinion. 

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.0 mm
Water content: 38%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

As recommended I put the lenses to soak overnight before wearing them for the first time. I had no problems with these lenses while inserting them, everything went as it should. Sometimes when I put them in they can sting a little, but in those cases I just take 'em out, clean them and put them back in and then the problem is gone. :)
I think that comfort of these lenses is pretty okay; I've had some days when they felt rather bad and dried out around the 4-hour mark and then on other times I've worn them for around 6 hours during a convention with little to no issues. They seem a bit random but most of the time I'd say that comfort is on the better end of average.

One lens in. Pay attention to the enlargement!
These lenses definitely appear gray on my light blue-gray-green eyes. They also blend nicely and enhance my real eyes in a way that doesn't look unnatural. The diamond pattern is pretty, it doesn't jump at you but it's still there and it definitely adds something extra to your gaze!
The limbal ring is thin and the lens design fades towards the pupil hole. The Ruby Queen Grays don't really provide much in terms of enlargement so I wouldn't call these for the dolly type of lenses; enlargement is in the nice subtle range.

All of these photos are taken by me during a cloudy summer afternoon. There's no color filters added so that you'd see how the lenses really look. ;)

Inside my apartment, facing the window.
Inside my apartment, turned away from the window. Only natural light.
Flash photo indoors.
Bathroom light.
White-ish corridor light.
Weak yellow light next to the staircase.
Indoors looking/facing through the outer door's window, which is leading
to the backyard.
As you can see they do appear gray on my eyes in all light variations (even the crappy lights, woop! :'D) that I've tried so far. I'm fairly sure that these would appear gray even on other eye colors!
They might not be the most opaque ever but the color change is there and yes, it's nice enough to not completely block out your real eye color, if that's a look that you prefer.

And next for the outdoor batch of photos! Still of course taken during the same time as the indoor photos!

Outdoors under the building's roof, facing the light indirectly.
Outdoors facing the sun indirectly.
Outdoors, back against the sun.
Outdoors, back against the sun. Part 2.
Facing the sun directly.
I'm sorry for squinting but it really hurt my eyes. ;_;
Sorry about my pained expression on the photo above; my eyes were overly sensitive this day and even when I looked at the cloudy sky (aka not directly into the sun) my eyes started watering like hell and it was absolutely horrible to keep them open.

Super close-up photo! (facing sun)
I would say that I like these lenses! The diamond pattern is gorgeous without being too overwhelming, creating a semi-natural look while still providing your eyes that extra 'pop' they need to stand out in the crowd!
I'd recommend these for cosplayers who like to do more natural-ish approaches to their character portrayals, as well as to fashion people who love using circle lenses to complete their looks. ^^

And lastly I of course have the distance photo!

Short summary:

Color: 7/10
These are a nice medium light gray shade that shows up well!
Design: 7/10
The design has this kind of diamond shape but it's a tad more subtle than other lenses with similar diamond patterns, aka it mixes with your real eyes and doesn't look too fake.
Opacity: 7/10
Fairly opaque on the outer corners but towards the pupil hole the color fades and blends into your real eyes.
Enlargement: 3/10
Enlargement is small but it's there!
Comfort: 7/10 
Comfort is okay. I could wear them for several hours without getting any notable discomfort.
Naturalness: 6/10
Even though these have a fancy diamond pattern they still don't look as unnatural as one would expect, thanks to the smaller enlargement effect and the nice blending with my eyes!

And that's all for this review, thanks for reading folks!
Also, thank you Klenspop! ♡

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