Sep 12, 2015

KLENSPOP | Silk Choco & Silk Brown

Silk Choco and Silk Brown are the newest additions to KLENSPOP's silicone hydrogel lineup
Unlike the other silicone hydrogel contacts I have tried so far, these are notably thinner and feel more flexible. My understanding is that silicone hydrogel contacts are generally thicker and somewhat rigid (the material is a hybrid of soft and hard lenses), and some people need a bit of time to adjust because of that. I am guessing these are targeted for those who like their contact lenses to be thin as well as looking subtle and natural.
(You might say "who doesn't want their contact lenses to be thin?" Well, there are pros and cons, but we will get to that later.)

They came in new boxes this time. 
I don't agree these lenses are "crazy" looking, but they are darn cute and do a nice job securing the fragile lens vials. (And they were wrapped with heaps of bubbles and boxed, of course.)

I wanted to do a comparison review since they both are brown contacts with the same graphic diameters.

Diameter : 14.2mm
Graphic Diameter : 13.6mm
Base Curve : 8.8mm
Using Period : 6 months
Water Content : 38%
Manufacturer : Polytouch
Origin : South Korea

They are obviously designed to subtly enhance dark brown eyes. People won't notice immediately that you're wearing contacts (unless someone is annoying you so that you have to roll your eyes). 
For me, they make my figures look softer and youthful or add an interesting color nuance. My  natural eye color is pretty dark and brown contacts like these usually lighten the color by a half shade, which is exactly the effect I am looking for.

No lens

Wearing Silk Choco

Wearing Silk Brown

The difference between the two are not as obvious, but you can see it a little better in the comparison photo below.

L-Silk Choco
R-Silk Brown

Silk Choco adds a reddish tone and makes my eyes quite glossy whereas Silk Brown appears slightly lighter and neutral for a sophisticated impression. (I personally like Silk Choco a bit more.)
From a distance, you probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart even if I wear each of them mismatched.

I still have a couple of FOTDs for you, but these will serve better to show how the two shades of Peri Pera Peri's Tint Water (reviewed) look on me.

Wearing Silk Choco and Peri's Tint Water Pink Juice

Wearing Silk Brown with Peri's Tint Water Orange Juice

As I mentioned, they are very thin and feel comfortable on all day long. My only gripe would be that they are more challenging to handle precisely because the material is thin. They flip easily when too wet and it takes a bit more time for them to settle on the eyeballs (if that makes any sense).
For that, I'd still prefer something from SCL line if I am looking for another natural brown pair of circle lenses. 
If you want to try silicone hydrogel contacts but are hesitant due to the rigid feel, you might just find them perfect.

*The products were kindly provided by KLESNPOP for review purposes."

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