January 14, 2016

Lens review: Fynale Honoo Red

Yoooooo ~

It was a reaaally long time ago since I last reviewed a red circle lens (we're talking about years) but now it's time again! (*゚▽゚*) Wohooo!
Today I'll be reviewing the Fynale Honoo Red lenses, which are in reality much more of a pinkish red than a so called true red.

Let's gooooo!

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 15 mm
Water content: 55%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

As you can see already, by looking at the lenses in the vials, they look very pale for being a red lens. I wasn't honestly expecting them to be a deep red and I had already prepared myself that they might even be closer to a dark pink than a real red so yeah, as soon as I popped one lens into my eye I just stood there and nodded to myself in the mirror – these lenses are not of a true red color.
Even though these lenses don't exactly live up to the 'red' in their name they are undeniably pretty anyway! The pinkish red shade is really something that you don't bump into everyday and I can't help but think that it could be perfect for cosplayers looking for a lens that would be dark pink, pink-red or that middle-ground between pink and red! :D

One lens in.
When I first touched these lenses it instantly hit me that they are thinner than average; the lenses barely held their shape when I put them on my finger! They fold themselves easily when I clean them and/or pour solution on them in my palm too. Despite the thinness I had no issues inserting them and yeah, as soon as they were in my eyes I didn't even feel them. Yay!

Close-up photo of the lens! (sorry about the quality)
The pattern reminds me of a real iris but it still keeps that "hey I'm a contact lens!" look to it. It's cool and I'd say that it's balancing somewhere in the semi-natural range. The lenses sport a thin black limbal ring, which helps in delivering a more cartoony look.
The enlargement effect is really modest and, to me, it doesn't really look like a 15 mm lens not like it's a bad thing though! I personally dig lenses of all sizes so whatever the size is I like it, haha.

Lens photos coming up!
All photos taken by me during a January morning (around 11:00) with a cloudy 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.

Facing the window in my apartment.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
White light in the corridor.
Yellow light in the staircase.
Outdoors, facing the light. (cloudy sky, sun is not visible)
Outdoors, back against light.
Indoors in a small storage room. There's a small window, hence the light.
As I already said, these lenses were super comfortable from the first second I put them in; I don't feel them at all and that's always a big plus for me. I wore them 6 hours no problem; if anything then my vision was a bit blurred at the corners, especially when I'm indoors, but it didn't bother me all that much. I could wear them for longer than 6 hours if I wanted or needed but yeah, that's when I started feeling the first signs of dryness so I decided to take them off. Remember that you can always use eyedrops to prolong the wear-time if needed for an event etc!

Distance photos!

Am I the only one being reminded of Koujaku from DRAMAtical Murder
from these pics? xD Maybe I should cosplay him...
So yeah, if you are looking for a pure red lens then I'd suggest avoiding the Fynale Honoo Red or you might be disappointed in the color. But if you need something that's a bit more pink in shade but still is a red lens then these are your best friends forever! Get them!

Short summary:

Color: 8/10

Despite not being a true red these lenses have a lovely pinkish red color.
Design: 8/10
It's not anything fancy, in terms of design, but it looks really good nevertheless!
Opacity: 8/10
Pretty damn good.
Enlargement: 6/10
These have a modest enlargement. They are not big but I wouldn't say that they are small either.
Comfort: 9/10
Really comfortable! I don't feel them at all once they're in my eyes and I could wear them 6 hours no problem. They do blur my vision at the corners though, especially in weaker indoor lights.
Naturalness: 2/10
Don't expect red lenses with good coverage to be realistic. :)

Thanks for reading! I hope this review was helpful! ^_^
Shiro Samurai out. 


FankiKitsune said...

YOU SHOULD COSPLAY KOUJAKU 8D So I can make Noiz or Aoba if you want. xD

Shiro Samurai said...


FankiKitsune said...

OMG 8D Though now I dunno which one to make. I like Noiz more so maybe I'll do him. o.o

Salayna Hurlburt said...

I love it!