November 23, 2015

[Sponsored] Lens review: I.Fairy Ruby Brown

How's it going peeps? :)

I have a lens review in store today! I'm gonna be reviewing the I.Fairy Ruby Brown (sometimes known as Vassen Ruby Brown) circle lenses, sponsored by the lovely LensVillage. C: They have a wide array of authentic lenses to choose from, fast shipping and efficient customer service – there's really nothing to complain about! I'd warmly recommend them for circle lens shopping. ^o^ I used to buy from them a lot even before I got sponsored so yeah, I'm just being honest here about how good they have always been to me!

This review contains 100% my honest opinion ~

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Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 16.2 mm
Water content: 55%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

Indoors, holding the lenses up next to the window. (sunlight)
Indoors, natural room light.
Bright sunlight outdoors.
These lenses have a kinda simple design featuring a dark thick-ish limbal ring with some longer and shorter lines reaching towards the pupil. The design of the I.Fairy Ruby series looks to me like a middleground between anime/fantasy and some more semi-natural lenses – they could work just as well for cosplayers as for ulzzang fashionistas! I must say though that these lenses are especially amazing for cosplay purposes since the color is very noticeable from a distance and it photographs well.

When I first wore the lenses I had some small problems with getting them in, mainly the right lens because it kept coming off my eye once I put it in and tried to blink it in place. I don't know why but a lot of circle lenses have been doing this to me lately; I just can't seem to insert them on the first try like I used to before. I dunno why this keeps happening but I guess I either have bad luck or I'm doing it wrong lol. But yeah, I don't think it's the lenses, unless maybe they are thinner than average or something..? I didn't really react to this pair being exceptionally thin or anything so, yeah, must be me just derping around. *shrugs* Nevermind that, lol.

One lens in. Notice enlargement effect.
The right lens at first felt very slightly scratchy the two first times I put it in so yeah, I took it out, cleaned it every time before re-inserting it and then it instantly felt better on the third try! The left lens had no problems at all.
The first time I ever wore these lenses they were comfy for me – I could wear them for 5 hours before I felt the first signs of dryness appear. I biked to town (in cold weather) with the lenses in my eyes, played some video games with a friend and went to eat in a restaurant. Most of the time I didn't really feel that I had contacts on! I'm sure I could easily have worn these lenses longer if I had wanted/needed to, but I decided to take them off since I was about to start a serious gaming session. x) For me my lenses always dry out faster if I'm staring at a screen (computer screen, television screen etc) so yeah, I'd say that comfort on these lenses is definitely above average!

Lens photos up next!
All photos are taken by me during a November afternoon with a very dull clouded sky. I haven't seen the sun properly for weeks and that's also why the photo quality is lower than usual – pardon for that. :( Polar night is limiting daylight time as well so yeah, it's really hard to do lens reviews right now and get sharp and clear photos as a result. 
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, as per usual.

In my apartment, facing the window.
Indoor room light (lamps on) in my apartment.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo indoors.
White corridor light.
Yellow corridor light.
Weaker yellow light in the staircase.
Very warm orange-ish light in the staircase. There is a small window next to me
but I'm facing the lamp, not the window.
(by 'light' I always mean lamp light btw, unless I'm outdoors)
Outdoors, facing the direction of the sun. (which is faaar from visible..)
Outdoors while facing a corner of the building, aka back against light.
The color seems to appear as a lovely light brown most of the time, but in some lights they can take on a slight yellow tone that makes the lenses look somewhat magical, haha.
I think that the brown shade these lenses appear as gives my light blue-grayish eyes some kind of innocent touch to them, too; I don't know how to explain but I somehow felt like the light caramell-like brown color combined with the big black limbal ring made my eyes appear softer, as well as more defined, and thus gave my overall appearance a younger boyish look!

Lastly I have a couple distance photos to share ~
This time I tried for a shy boy look – that's what I think that these lenses could work well for! ^.^

Want to see these lenses in other colors?
Check out my following reviews: Red

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Short summary:

Color: 9/10
A lovely soft light brown color. :)
Design: 8/10
The design itself is fairly simple but the effect it gives is no less than wonderful!
Opacity: 8/10
These change my eye color nicely. I have no complaints.
Enlargement: 8/10
These lenses are big in size just like I.Fairy lenses always are. They are not crazily big though.
Comfort: 7/10
Really comfortable. I could wear them for 5 hours while doing various things, both indoors and outdoors, before the first signs of slight dryness showed up. They don't hinder my vision either.
Naturalness: 3/10
The size, noticeable print and the thick limbal ring can't be mistaken for real eyes.

Thank you for reading, I hope y'all enjoyed this review!
Thanks to my sponsor, LensVillage!


  1. Oh gosh you put so much effort to catch all the different lights! xD It's great how you can see the difference, especially outdoors from the direct light in comparison to standing outdoors but with back light :D

    Thank you for reviewing these! Have a great day ♥♥♥

  2. Hmm, for once good looking brown lenses that show the color even from far away :3 (and don't immediately reveal your own color...)
    Thanks for review and clear pictures!


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