India (brown) blend well to produce a dark green when worn on blue eyes. While the result is not as dark as colorblends brown which produces a green-brown, it is far more natural-looking & provides a striking black outline of both the pupil & iris - far thicker than that of colorblends. Frankly, colorblends look ridiculous. They have a massive gap around the pupil and are off-centered. I highly recommend these for a 33% lighter, but 2x better quality result. Also I feel the reports of discomfort are from first-time coloured contacts wearers. While the edges initially felt slightly noticeable in my eyes (similar to half that of wearing colorblends inside out), it took just several hours of wear for them to sit at the comfort level I'm used to with colorblends (I know they're there if I think about it, but I don't care).
I bought brown (india) & naturally have blue eyes. The result is so much better than freshlook colorblends, which look absurdly fake with the massive hole around the iris (and to add insult to injury, off-centeredness). It's almost like they're trying to sabotage their customers! While the result of these is not as dark as colorblends (which produce a green-brown), it blends excellently to produce a dark green look with a strong black outline which is thicker than that of colorblends. The lenses themselves are simply brown, however. As for the reported discomfort, the reports are ridiculous and are obviously from first-time coloured lenses wearers. The edges initially feel slightly noticeable compared to colorblends (similar discomfort to maybe half that of wearing colorblends inside out), but I expect this is just a matter of getting used to them.
Not impressed with these lenses, color is great but comfort is not.
I will be using these for emergency only & will not be re ordering. Upon every blink, it feels like i have grit/sand in my eye (not good) & end up being very red/blood shot.
Looking for BROWN LENSES? Don't get these!!! I bought these as I fancied a change from Freshlook colour blends which I normally get in brown and they look amazing- I get lots of compliments on my eyes and NO ONE can tell they are contact lenses!
After reading a lot of reviews I decided to get the India and Pacific lenses. Awful. Just awful. Wish I hadn't wasted my money! They both look ridiculously fake, particularly the Pacific ones, which are just like any generic blue lenses, which always look really fake and not like any real colour eyes and show up really obviously.
The India were more of a Hazel than a brown, where as the picture has showed them looking even darker than Freshlooks! So disappointing! Also the iris diameter is massive so this makes it look even more fake as your own eyes show through.
Also the lenses themselves are thick, rigid and uncomfortable.
I don't understand why it's so difficult to take an actual picture of the lenses in their container as well as a person wearing them , rather than an artists impression?! One let down of this site, which is otherwise excellent, and I have been an loyal customer of as years- in fact, off to order some more Freshlooks Colourblends right now... which I suggest you do too if you want Brown Lenses, they are the only ones to get!
I have hazel/green eyes and decided to buy the Emerald contacts. The colour was the most natural yet striking contacts I've ever bought. HOWEVER, after half an hour my eyes started to sting, my eyes were terribly bloodshot and it was painful to blink! I have never worn such horrible lenses in all my years. I am so disappointed because if these were comfortable, I would have rated them 5 stars as the colour is so beautiful.
I wear the amazon and jade colours (green) and they also have a slight dark limbal rim making them look sexy, natural and pretty on the eyes. These by far outshine freshlook in terms of colour, look, shine and comfort. i choose a base curve of 8.7 (standard) and these remind me of the elegance lenses that were previously available but no longer are-so great for those seeking to replace those. Very beautiful lenses-i have dark brown eyes and these lighten a treat-tghe platinum ones are extremely light also, freshlook just dont lighten enough. These atre lovely
My natural eye color is blue and I wanted to go dark brown. Soflens' India lenses look SO natural, but made my eyes more of a Hazel/Green rather than a brown. But I still love them!
I have been wearing regular contacts since I was 11 and I just assumed all those bad reviews on comfort level were written by non-contacts-wearing-pansies. I now understand that they indeed are more uncomfortable than the regular contacts. I can usually wear them for 8 hours with only occasional minor discomfort. My trick is to use a gel-like eye drop and place one drop in the contact just before insertion. It helps.
I have medium brown, I am hispanic with black hair and the platinum look amazing, compliments everywhere and people really have to get close to see they are contacts, otherwise they think i am blessed with gorgeous eyes...hehehe. If you are used to freshlook colorblends you will notice these to be a bit thicker and might get drier, depends on your level of tolerance but this doesn't bother me. Very worth it for natural but striking looking eyes. Im trying Indigo color next!
I used to wear freshlook but found they didnt always look natural in all lighting and conditions. These lenses totally fool people into thinking they are the actual color of your lenses, i wear the Jade and Amazon shades and noone has ever doubted my green looking eyes-they alsp beautify the eye and come in a small and average diamter-perfect for small irises. Platnum is amazimg-just look on you tube at all the videos dedicated to this particular colour-they look so real, and are far superior than freshlook. i also find these lenses last longer than freshlook-these lenses keep their shape and are excellent all round-esp if you have dry eyes.
Im really happy and pleased with these lenses, I ordered Pacific blue and India. I find these lenses very comfortable, there is absolutely NO IRRITATION at all, I did feel a little Blurry vision but after few hrz it was all well. I was scared after reading some of the reviews but Im really happy now, Lenses fit very well, look very good and very natural in my drak brown eyes. Thanks!
Very fast delivery with contactlenses.co.uk.
Re- the lenses themselves, I've been using these for years. My natural eyes are 'middle' brown. These lenses cover my natural colour completely but look very natural at the same time. I've used emerald but it came out as a dark green. I wanted a lighter green and chose Jade, which is light and looks great. Topaz gives me very very intense dark blue eyes and Indigo subtle purple eyes. People don't notice that I wear contacts, and I get complements from strangers, men and women, for the colour. These lenses have only 38% water. Thus, are a bit more rigid than more 'watery' lenses, but this means they are easier to handle, because they are not so slippery, and as I tend to get dry eyes, these contacts don't get dry as easily as those of higher water content. I have tried Freshlook and found them very uncomfortable in my eyes. I recently tried Expressions in grey and the colour is more noticeably fake. They are more uncomfortable as well. I am short-sighted, so I need to correct my vision and this is why I have many pairs of contacts. With B&B lenses my vision is very clear, even at night. With the Expressions, sometimes my lower peripheral vision on the left eye is a bit blurred.
I now know that the B&B are the best contacts for me.
Im using Jade, the lightest of the greens here, its fantastic and looks very real. My eyers are dark brown and these drmatically and significantly lighten my eye colour, and are much much better than Freshlook which are much darker in comparison. The comfort level is the same and these lenses have a dark outer ring which also adds beauty to the eye. They also come in a smaller base curve which is good for me as i have a smaller iris.
Having used fresh colorblends for everr, i thot id try something new, whilst these are bright and stand out I personally found them too unrealistic looking, i am dark skinned and have brown eyes and where the fresh look colorblends look natural and often have people fooled, these definitely look like you have contacts in. Having said that they felt fine in the eye and I probably will try another colour in this brand, just perhaps a more subtle colour, the illustration doesnt show what these would look like and it would just be more helpful if the pictures actually showed the lenses being worn....
Ordered the lenses at the end of March, for going on Holiday in May.
Excrutiatingly painful, and despite attempting own solution to soak these, they did not become any more comfortable.
On attempting to return them, explaining that they had only just been opened. Contactlenses.co.uk were not willing to refund. Beware trying to return shoddy lenses!
Editors comment: I apologise that on this occasions we were unable to refund or exchange your lenses, this was due to the length of time between order and the request.