November 27, 2018

Lens review: Vassen Diamond Red


Eeyup, I'm gonna review another Vassen Diamond lens – and this time it's the Vassen Diamond Red! These are really similar to their green versions in all ways except for being, well, another color. I'm always excited to review red lenses as I'm so fascinated by red eyes, haha. I'm drawn to unnatural colors, the weirder the better!

Let's do this!

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

I'm gonna have to admit that the combination of a sparkly, really fabulous and I guess feminine design with such a crazy color as red is really interesting. It's an odd combo but that's what makes it so appealing in my eyes, lol. I don't know who thought "blood diamond eyes, fuck yeah!" and slammed their hand on the table but this is a pretty rad lens and quite out of the ordinary.

One lens in.
Typical Vassen lens is big and doesn't shy on the color and these hold true to that. The red is impossible to miss, despite not being the craziest color in the market it's actually more of a toned-down red, a darker and with a what-if-red-was-natural approach to it, perhaps aided by the ever so slight transparency. 
The design is clearly diamond inspired and really pretty to look at, it's artsy and detailed and the black portions of the lens add depth to the gaze. There's also a black limbal ring which makes your eyes stand out a bit more and it provides a sort of dolly look. I just wish that the pupil hole was a bit smaller as my real eye color is glaring back at me from the center and it 'clashes' because the color ends abruptly.

Lens photos below!
All photos taken by me during a November afternoon with a semi-clear sky with the sun super low on the horizon and blocked by a roof (fuck you polar night :D). 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.

Indoors, natural room light.
Indoors, yellow room light.
Facing window. (shadow side)
Flash photo.
Outdoors, back against sun. (facing wall)
Outdoors, facing the sun that's blocked by a rooftop.
Comfort is really similar to the Diamond Greens, meaning that these lenses are generally okay but I do feel them in my eyes sometimes because of them being a bit thick. They also seem prone to do the "dry feeling" on and off, but it might just as well be my sensitive and really dry eyes acting up. It's so hard to grade comfort when my eyes are being jerks more than half the time. ^^" I don't see why I couldn't wear these for the average 3-4 hours though it might not sound like much but that's the usual wearing time for me, meaning that the lenses land on a decent to good scale.

All in all, if you like fancy red lenses that don't scream SPAWN OF SATAN APPEARED then consider getting these. They could be suitable for cosplay, funky fashion, goths and whatever elegant dark styles you can think of. It's not casual but not crazy either, mainly because of the red having a slightly darker tone and the black making it look more dimensional and thus, in some way, more realistic I guess – it always feels dumb to label a red lens natural but I have to consider that transparency, design and actual shade can do a lot of difference. x) The diamond print is really pretty and glimmery too!

Distance photo!

Wanna see more diamonds?
Check these out: Green, Blue

Short summary:

Color: 7/10 

A tad darker, not in-your-face type of red. It's wonderful in its own right.
Design: 7/10 

A glamorous, sparkly diamond print with black details to add dimension and depth.
Opacity: 7/10 
Obviously makes my eyes red but the print has some hints of transparency.
Enlargement: 7/10
Big and dolly but not overdoing it.
Comfort: 6/10 
Generally fine I'd say, feels a bit thickish and dryish but otherwise as good as any other decent pair. 3-4 hours estimated wearing time on super dry and sensitive eyes.
Naturalness: 2/10
Red and big gemstone eyes? I don't think so.

Thanks for reading my blog, hope you liked this review!


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