May 31, 2016

Lens review: Vassen Bambi Green

Hello people!

Time for another circle lens review! I'm gonna review the Vassen Bambi Green lenses, also sometimes known as Vassen Bambi Queen Green. ^^ These should be the same lenses as the Kimchi Bambi Green as well, since Vassen is the company that manufactures the lenses that both Kimchi and I.Fairy sell under their own brand.

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

Base curve: 8.6 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm
Water content: 42%
Life span: 1 year (I recommend 6 months)

If you've been spending some time with circle lenses you'll probably notice that these lenses look extremely similar to the super popular GEO Princess Mimi Apple Green lenses (I've reviewed them here)! I honestly first-hand bought these contact lenses just because I wanted to compare the two and see if they were actually identical or not – more about that later!

One lens in. Notice enlargement.
Okay, so the color is pleasantly vibrant and the green is actually a true green and not one of those greens that either disappears into your (light) eyes or that ends up looking all muddy and shit; they don't end up looking blue-ish/teal either – just simple real green and that's awesome. I'm assuming that these would show up well on dark eyes too and I like how they have yellow in the middle to make them appear a bit more natural; it also softens the color so that it doesn't clash with your real eye color.

The enlargement effect is definitely big enough that you won't miss it, but it's not so big that it would eat up my eyes. These lenses will definitely provide you with a dolly eye look, if you're looking for that, but I'd also say that these are quite versatile and I could see myself wearing them as a daily fashion lens, as well as for cosplay. :)

Lens photos ahead!
All photos taken by me during a May evening with a clear 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 window in my apartment.
Apartment room light, lamps on.
Apartment room light, standing under yellow lamp.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
White corridor light.
Yellow corridor light.
Weak yellow light in staircase.
Facing a weak lamp in the staircase, natural light in the back.
Indoors storage room, natural light from the side.
Weird blue light.
Outdoors, back against sun. (aka facing wall)
Outdoors, indirectly facing sun, aka standing under the roof/shadows.
Outdoors, facing sun.
I had no problems inserting these. I don't feel them much in my eyes because the lenses are quite thin, but I do experience some occasional dry bouts and minor itchiness; I've also had a few occasions when one lens suddenly blurred my vision for a couple seconds, nothing bad though. The first time I wore these my eyes had been watering and itching (likely because of the bright sun) before putting them on and I think that affected why I only managed to wear them for 2 hours before my eyes were like "take them out plz". Please notice though that I have sensitive and/or dry eyes. The second time I tried these I could feel that they started drying already after 30 minutes; I also found myself rubbing my eyelids and poking the inner corners of my eyes a lot. 1 hour in I'm blinking hard, keeping my eyes closed and really wanting to take the lenses off so yeah, I can't say anything else except that these dry way too fast for me. :( Then again, eyedrops would solve that problem!

Distance photos!

Okay so, these lenses are overall really likable; the design is quite simple but that makes them really versatile and yeah, the color is definitely bright enough that if you like green lenses you should give these a try! The Vassen Bambi Greens could be a cosplay lens, a j-fashion lens or even a fancy everyday lens! The only issue I have with these is that the comfort is lacking, for me at leaast.

And here comes the bonus comparison photo I took to show how the GEO Princess Mimi Apple Green and the Vassen Bambi Green differs from one another! At first the Vassen Bambi Green seems like a rip-off but there's actually a fairly notable color difference!

GEO Princess Mimi Apple Green on (watcher's) left, Vassen Bambi Green on right.

Short summary:

Color: 9/10
Beautiful true green lenses! The color shows up well and it's quite vibrant!

Design: 8/10
Beautiful and versatile design that makes your eyes look full of life!
Opacity: 8/10 

These change my eye color, no doubt.
Enlargement: 8/10
These are big but not so big that I couldn't wear them for daily looks as well.
Comfort: 4/10 

Below average. Not really uncomfortable per se but they dry out really fast for me.
Naturalness: 2/10
These are not as natural as the Princess Mimi because of the brighter color and the yellow inner ring. Too big and flashy to be realistic.

Thanks for reading my circle lens reviews! ^.^
Shiro Samurai says bye bye ~

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