Freshlook Colorblends are definitely not for dramatic IN YO FACE color or size changes. If you are looking for something more subtle and natural, they will fit the bill and certain colors show more than others (their 3 vibrant colors show much more than the normal ones, but they still fall under the natural/subtle look). I reviewed the Brilliant Blue
color on my DA account. Due to how dark my natural eye color is, they ended up looking about like most other medium-opacity blue lenses do (so more of a dark sapphire color). Not horrible, but not AMAZING either. I never had problems with mine either though I use ClearCare cleaning solution (a no-rub solution) so maybe that is how I have avoided tearing the lenses due to minimal handling. I do like the 55% water content since often colored lenses are still 38% or 42%, so they are comfortable to wear.
That said: As they are made to be weekly/biweekly lenses, they are not made as beefy/sturdy as say, monthlies, quarterlies, or yearlies. They also are not circle lenses and offer no enlargement whatsoever. I put one Freshlook Color blend in with a blue 14.5mm circle lens and the difference was a bit startling.
So if you are looking for brightly colored, dolly lenses: Freshlook Colorblends are not a good choice. If you want something comfy but subtle and natural, they are fine for that. It completely depends on what you are going for.
You do have the option of printing a certificate
and taking it to your optometrist to ask for Freshlook samples. Then YOU can form your own opinion on whether they will suit your needs. Typically they send you away with trial lens pairs in several colors you want but everyone's office is different.