Lens Village Ariale Diamond Black Circle Lens Review

Saturday, 28 March 2015

I've been wanting to try a different circle lens for awhile now, and was so grateful when Lens Village asked me to pick a lens to review! So far I have stuck to natural brown and grey lenses, but after seeing Joanne's review of a black circle lens (they looked so pretty and natural on her!), I really wanted to try a pair for myself.

I settled on a crazier pair than I would normally go for, the Ariale Diamond Black by Dollyeye. The lenses are shipped from Malaysia and were on my doorstep within 17 days.

"The diamond is a priceless stone. Living up to its name Diamond contact lenses will give your eyes a priceless appeal. Its unique inner diamond design surrounded by an outer black rim will give a classy look to your eyes leaving them relaxed throughout the day. It is available in black, blue, brown, green, grey, pink and violet colors. A 14.5mm diameter lends your eyes a wide eye look making them look bigger and appealing."

Power Available : 0.00 to -10.00 
Life Span : 1 Year
B.C : 8.6mm
Diameter : 14.5 mm
Origin : South Korea

Please read the Lens Village first time user guide to circle lenses if you have not tried them before.

The lens pattern is visible, but much less obvious over my dark brown eyes. It is a very pretty diamond faceted pattern which makes my eyes look huge and shiny! The reflect light extremely well, which can either make you look cute or alien-like. I don't mind looking either way haha. I have worn 14.5mm lenses before but these are definitely the most enlarging pair I have ever tried. I have small-medium sized, slanted eyes and these make my eyes almost anime level large!

*Note I have sensitive eyes. 
Unfortunately, I had some comfort issues with this lens. For a start, the lens is on the thicker, more opaque side of the spectrum. My left eye has felt uncomfortable every time I have worn these, and the lens tends to slip downwards in the same eye. If I close my eye and move my eyes down to 'catch' the lens, it then straightens up. Sometimes when I look in a certain direction, a patch of blackness obscures my vision on the inner side. This has happened on both sides occasionally. For those of you who are familiar with black circle lenses- is this normal?

I also found that the lenses looked best with a medium level smokey eye look. With my yellowish tanned complexion and new ash coloured hair they do look a little scary regardless of the eye makeup as the contrast is very harsh. My boyfriend said I looked like a shark! 

Overall, I don't think black lenses suit my complexion and hair at the moment, but I would be willing to try a more natural black lens. I think the pattern on these is great for costume parties or cosplay, however the discomfort is disappointing. I can feel the presence of these in my eyes all the time, so I cannot stand to wear them for 6 hours. Due to this, I wouldn't recommend these for sensitive eyes.

The Ariale Black lenses retail for $29.64.

What are your favourite colour lenses?

*I was gifted this product for review. All opinions are 100% honest.

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