Today I’m excited to share with you my new FreshLook Illuminate One-Day Color Contact Lenses.
These lenses were sponsored by KLensPop.com. If you aren’t familiar with them, KLensPop is an online store that sells only 100% authentic Korean circle lenses at affordable prices.
Here’s what I got in my shipment:
- 2 FreshLook Illuminate boxes
- DL Plus+ Eyedrops
- 2 contact lens cases
- mini circle lens tweezer
Each box comes with 30 lenses (15 pairs), all with the same power. Since each of my eyes have a different prescription power, I had to get two separate boxes. The price for 1 box is $25.00.
Now taking a closer look at one of the boxes, you can see that it separates into 3 smaller boxes. Each one of these smaller boxes has 10 lenses (5 pairs).
***Also note that the expiration date for my lenses are more than 3 years from now. This is awesome because I don’t plan on using these everyday, but only for when I go on weekend vacations and trips.
Inside of the smaller box, we find the contact lenses.
As you can see, each lens is individually wrapped in a liquid filled plastic container.
The FreshLook Illuminate contact lenses are available in two different colors: Rich Brown and Jet Black
I ended up getting Rich Brown because I wanted a color contact lens that would enhance my natural eye color.
According to the product description:
FreshLook Illuminate is an eye-enhancing, daily disposable contact lens specially designed for Asian eyes to make eyes look naturally bigger. At the end of the day – more beautiful eyes, effortlessly! Unique starburst pattern blends the coloured ring into the iris of the eyes to make eyes naturally bigger and more beautiful. Special dual-layer colour printing technology that enhances all shades of Asian eyes. The colour of the lens interacts with light to “adapt” to the shade of the wearer’s eye for a natural look.
In case you’re interested, this is the Korean commercial for FreshLook Illuminate:
Here’s what the lens looks like after opening them up and placing them in my contact case.
To me, these lens don’t look very brown at all. I would describe it as more of a super dark chocolate kinda brown.
The diameter isn’t very large either, it’s only 13.8mm. Most enlarging circle lens are about 14.5-15.0mm. Your average clear contact lens are normally 14.0mm. So with 13.8mm, don’t expect to have that dolly eyed look that you get with circle lenses.
If you want a lens that looks natural, this is for you.
If you want convenience, this is for you.
If you want the healthiest color contacts for your eyes, this is for you.
… But if you are looking for a dramatic effect for your eyes, look elsewhere.
Before popping the contact lens into my eyes, I applied a couple drops of the DL Plus+ Eye Drops onto my lens for extra comfort. There was no stinging and my eyes happily accepted the contacts with no trouble or redness at all!
The photo below is to demonstrate the before and after of these contact lens.
The diameter of my iris is actually a bit smaller than average. The enlarging effect is quite minimal using these lens and I’m afraid that on other people it might be barely noticeable.
One thing I do like is that it really defines the edges of my iris. Instead of the fuzziness that you see on the left eye, the right eye has a really nice crisp look that looks really nice with eye makeup.
I’ve also taken a few more photos for you to get an idea of how these contact lens look under different lighting.
The only thing is that you can’t really see much of a difference at all! The color of these lens are really minimal and blend in super naturally with my eyes. Your average male would not be able to tell that you’re even wearing colored contacts. This is really great if you strive for that natural look or work in a professional environment.
One last look at an even larger close up of my eye! OMG yes I know it’s so big that it’s a bit scary.
But now that you can see the contact lens on my eye close up, you can also sort of see the detail on the edges. It is really quite beautiful if you are able to look closely enough. But once again, to me, this color looks like it is black!
I wore these lens all day without any issues. They were super comfortable and I didn’t notice them at all! A lot of my other circle lens give me red eyes, but this one strangely did not.
The only thing is that you need to be careful with these lens. They are super thin! I don’t think this has ever happened to me where a lens has ripped apart as I removed it from my eye. Maybe my nails are too long? I’m assuming that the daily disposable lens are more fragile since they are meant to be tossed in the trash after use.
Before I end this post, let me give you a few bullet points it sum up my thoughts on these contacts:
- I got these for the convenience of not having to deal with solution and contact cases when I travel
- These are much healthier for your eyes than your average circle lens
- You can look beautiful and natural with these lens
- The price is reasonable, assuming that you don’t plan on wearing these 365 days a year
- The color could be more brown, but still looks nice in person and up close
- Enlarging effect is very minimal
- Super comfortable lens that you can wear from morning to late night
FreshLook Illuminate One-Day Color (Rich Brown) Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
What do you think about one-day contact lenses? Would you use them instead of circle lenses?
If you are interested in shopping for disposable lenses (there are 1-day, 1-week, 2-week, etc.) available on KLensPop’s website. I urge you to check them out as they are a much healthier alternative to the circle lens that you are most likely wearing right now.
Also don’t forget to enter my circle lens giveaway!
Ends this Thursday.
Thanks for reading!