October 8, 2016

Lens review: I.Fairy Casper Green

Good evening!

I've just barely recovered from the flu and now I'm currently preparing for my last two cons of the year, one in Sweden and one in Finland. But before I get to posting any kind of cosplay plans or so I wanted to do a circle lens review! I will be showing you peeps the wonderfully multi-colored I.Fairy Casper Green lenses today! 

Let's go!

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

Ever since I saw these lenses for the first time I've been wanting to purchase and try them on! I fell in love with the multi-color design they have – it goes from yellow in the center, to green and lastly violet. *o* It's a really unique color combination and the print itself is mighty nice too; it's quite rare to find colored contact lenses that incorporate so many different colors into its design – most times it's just difference nuances of blue etc but yeah, the I.Fairy Casper series are bold enough to mix it up even further! Of course the green is the main "middle" color (it has the biggest first impression) but the other colors complement it. I really love how the yellow ring brings the attention to the eyes and then the luscious green takes over and lastly there's that lovely purple color which crowns it all.

One lens in. Notice size difference.
As is typical for I.Fairy these lenses are big. Not humongously big but definitely big; I'm pretty positive that these would look out of place if worn without eye makeup. But despite being large in size they don't give that traditional dolly eye look since there's barely any black limbal ring to even speak of. Nevertheless it's a really pretty and colorful lens that's a treat to wear if you want to feel like a peacock for a day!

Regarding comfort these lenses are pretty okay. Felt itchy after insertion and it lasted for about 5 minutes – nothing unbearable but a bit annoying still. I had to reinsert them a couple times each because they felt stingy. These lenses also made my eyes watery after I got them in, which rarely happens to me; I had to stand there for a minute or two and pat the corners of my eyes to get them to stop tearing up. But yeah, despite the shaky start I can quite easily wear these for 3,5 hours with no problems. Sometimes I feel them slightly blurring my vision though. Around 4 hours they started to feel a bit dry and so I took them off, although if needed I could likely wear them even longer.

Lens photos ahead!
All photos taken by me during a really dull and cloudy October afternoon. All close-up photos are free from color filters and such and that's so that the colors would be as true to real life as possible.

Apartment room light, lamps on.
Bathroom light.
Flash photo.
Facing a window in the corridor.
White-ish corridor light.
Really yellow corridor light.
Weak yellow staircase light.
Standing in a storage room indoors, no lights on
except for some weak yellowish staircase lights behind me.
Outdoors, back against the light. (aka facing the wall)
Outdoors, facing the cloudy sky.
The design of these lenses makes me think about forest dwellers like fairies and other fairytale creatures – and peacocks, of course. The colors go well together and don't clash or look weird in any way. One might expect though that the lilac would overwhelm the green, since it's the edge/final color but yeah, they do somehow blend nicely so that when you look at the lenses they do give the illusion that your eyes are first-hand green. It's quite fascinating, honestly.

Distance photo!

It's a really refreshing and different lens to wear and well suited for alternative fashion and fantasy costuming. ^.^ I'm tempted to try out other colors of this series but we'll see ~

Short summary:

Color: 9/10 

Alluring and pretty multi-color lens that has yellow, green and even lilac in it! Good color pigmentation!
Design: 8/10
Really nice fairytale-esque design.
Opacity: 8/10
Covers my real eye color well but isn't too opaque to look super costumey.
Enlargement: 8/10
Definitely big in size but the lack of a thick black rim keeps them from looking overly dolly.
Comfort: 7/10
Quite good. A bit itchy after insertion but it goes away in a matter of minutes. Can wear them for a little bit past 4 hours before they start to show signs of dryness. Might blur my vision slightly.
Naturalness: 2/10
Mjah. Too many colors going on to be passable.

I hope you found this review helpful!
Shiro Samurai out ~


The Cherry Blossom World said...

Hello Shiro!
The lenses are so cute, i love the design and colors!
A friend told me that the circle lens from I-fairy were not so comfortable! :S

Shiro Samurai said...

Hello Mely and thank you for your comment!

As far as my experiences go with I.Fairy they've mostly been good or at least above average in comfort. I know that brand comfort can vary a lot depending on the person because yeah, all eyes are different. It's worth trying out different brands to find which ones are the best for you. :) Of course comfort can differ between a different series of the same brand as well – like I.Fairy Hanabi or I.Fairy Casper, as an example. ^^
If you haven't tried I.Fairy lenses yourself yet I'd recommend giving them a try!