Monday, February 29, 2016

Contact Lens Review: Lenspop Ellen Panda PM 14 Violet

When I was a bit younger I was really obsessed with the color purple and violet. Just like a bowerbird, instead of collecting everything blue... I used to collect everything that everything close to that color! I was really fond of that color that I even wished to have the same eye color as Elizabeth Taylor. We all know the mutation Alexandria's Genesis is just a myth so basically the closest thing you could ever have to that is having your own purple contacts. However, before it wasn't possible and practical for me to do so because the only contacts available with grade in the market are usually black, grey and brown.


Fortunately now, we're no longer limited to certain designs, sizes and colors! I'm quite delighted to find out that some but not all pink and red lenses are available with grade. Finally, my prayers have been answered!

Introducing my FIRST EVER VIOLET LENS --- The Ellen Panda PM 14 Violet!

L-R: Loving the new Klenspop box! Here's the front and back packaging! It looks like some cool retro pop art!


The contents of this box includes a pair of contact lens vials, contact lens case and plastic tweezers. I like the contact lens case included here because they're translucent so I could easily see which pair I wanna wear for the day. The tweezers are quite handy too, the tips are gentle enough to grasp the lenses without damaging them. 


Here's the instruction manual included in the kit. It's very informative and I recommend that everyone should read it not only to prolong the "lifespan" of your contact lens, but also to maintain your eyes in tip-top condition as well. But I still suggest that you should see your optometrist before you do anything else if this is your first time. Just to be on the safe side.

Front of the vials

Back of the vials


I'm glad they finally have graded violet lenses available in the market now! Since I have a terrible eyesight, I got them in my grade because I just don't want to wear these with glasses on. That's too much of a hassle. Plus, I find it such a waste if I'll just end up hiding these behind glasses!




LENSPOP Ellen Panda PM 14 Violet

Origin: Korea
Lens Diameter: 14mm
Graphic Diameter: 13.7mm
Base Curve: 8.6 mm
Water Content: 38%
Lifespan: 6 months
Prescription / Power: Plano to -5.00


Front and back design



DESIGN

Here's what they look like when worn:

Natural Light

Indoor Light


With Flash

Rating: 4/5 stars

What's so nice about these is even though they're just two toned lenses, it doesn't look too flat and somewhat manages to add some depth and dimension in to the eyes. I'm guessing that it's because of the gradient of the print. The pattern reminds me so much of my very old contacts, the Geo Angel Brown! However, I still think this looks best on people who have dark irises. And I don't know if this would suit people who have a very light eye color due to the large pupil hole. But that's just me.

Obviously these won't pass off as anything but natural due to the pattern and thick ring of the lens design. Yes, they don't look natural but your irises wouldn't stand out too much either since they aren't printed out too opaque. If you want a more dolly look than a natural look, this is for you!


COLOR


Rating: 3/5 stars

These are indeed true violet lenses and they don't look anything like purple. If you are indoors, people will not notice that you're wearing violet lenses. I swear! Everyone I've encountered won't notice it unless you tell them. I even had one friend who thought I was wearing black lenses. WTF? Though that's fine with me since I wouldn't want to wear lenses that look like crazy lenses anyway unless I'm doing a cosplay. Just like I said earlier, these wouldn't blend well with people with lighter eye color. I saw some people with blue and light brown eyes wearing these and they don't appear blend well. I'm even surprised to see that it wouldn't even blend well even if they're having the same eye color as the lens. So weird! But if you do have irises that are as dark as mine, go ahead!


ENLARGEMENT

Lenspop Ellen Panda PM 14 Violet and Crystal Garnet Brown for lens diameter comparison


L-R: No contact lens vs. Lenspop Ellen Panda PM 14 Violet

Rating: 5/5 stars

When I first saw these in the vial I was surprised to find out that they're only 14mm lenses! I even showed it off to my friend and she also thought I was wearing something bigger. In terms of enlarging the irises I believe the Ellen Panda PM 14 deserves five stars! I think it's because of the thick lens ring and the 13.7mm graphic diameter. I don't know if it's just me but I even had it compared side by side with my 14.5mm Crystal Garnet Brown and they appear to look like they're the same size!


COMFORT


Rating: 5/5 stars

They are just as comfortable as most of my 14mm lenses. I have no problem overextending them as long as I have the right contact lens solution because I'm allergic to anything with thimerosal. A solution that I highly recommend using for this is the Opti-Free Pure Moist. I have yet to try their lens lubricant sometime as well.


OVERALL


This is my first time to wear violet contacts and I am so pleased with them. At first I was a bit cautious on how I'd wear them with makeup, I initially thought they were difficult to pair with and would clash with my whole look. I love how they are accurately violet as they say it is. Yes, they don't look natural BUT they do make me look instantly dolly which is something I personally prefer when I'd going out at night. If you want a hint of color change and decent enlargement. You better try this out!


If you're wondering where I got these lenses they're available at Klenspop, the leading company of circle lens and cosmetic lens in South Korea. They have all colors under the rainbow available online from all brands A to Z! To learn more about their upcoming sales and promos do visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Klenspop!


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