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I’ve always been pretty adventurous when it comes to experimenting with hair, clothes and makeup (and food!). I’ll jump in feet first! A bright green gloss, you say?? Temporary magenta streaks in my hair? SURE, why not!?
But when it came to cosmetic content lenses? Different story.
They just never really appealed to me. I couldn’t picture my brown eyes (dark chocolate brown with a navy blue ring to be exact! — they’re my dad’s eyes) as a completely different color. I dunno… Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
It wasn’t just that they look unnatural sometimes, especially when you know someone very well and you totally know what their eyes naturally look like. I can get behind most dramatic cosmetic changes like hair (seriously, what’s natural about pink streaks?!), but when it comes to my eyes? I just can’t picture looking at myself in the mirror and seeing bright green eyes. It freaks me out!
But that was also one of the reasons I wanted to try the new 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® prescription contact lenses. They’re subtle — not at all like full-on colorful contacts — and they don’t change the color of your eyes.
They’re not just subtle. They’re SUPER subtle, but the beauty benefit was very clear once I tried them on.
What they actually do is a little hard to explain, but it’s easier to see in pics…
See how my eye on the right looks a little bigger?
Once you notice it, I think the difference stands out more. My iris looks larger, and there are amber flecks around the edges.
It’s more obvious when I open my eyes REALLY wide and effectively look like a crazy person, LOL! So please excuse the crazy eyes below. They’re strictly for demonstration purposes, although I am thinking about walking around town like this just to see what kind of friends I’d make. 🙂
Unlike tinted contact lenses, these don’t change the overall color of your eyes, but I love the subtle difference.
There are a couple things going on here…
- First, the outline around my iris (also known as the limbal ring) looks larger and more defined, which makes my overall eye look bigger.
- Second, the iris-inspired designes that have light-effect patterns add depth and dimension without changing the natural color of my eye.
As soon as I put one of these on, my eyes seemed bigger and brighter to me, but not in a cray-cray silly way. El Hub, however, didn’t notice a difference at all.
Granted, the man walks around without his contacts or glasses half the time, so I’m not exactly sure WHAT he sees… Yeah, there’s a very good chance that Baby Girl is going to need glasses one of these days, LOL!
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® lenses are prescription lenses, so you’ll need to go to an eye care professional for an appointment. I had a fitting with an optometrist to get them in my prescription. The lenses are sold in boxes of 30 or 90. Prices vary by doc, but they’re as low as $65 for a month’s supply.
There are three different effects available- NATURAL SPARKLE®, NATURAL SHIMMER® and NATURAL SHINE®. They range from super subtle, to slightly more impact, to even MORE impact (but still not too obvious), and complement all eye colors — green, blue, hazel, gray and, yes, brown like moi.
ACUVUE® worked with Celebrity Makeup Artist Julianne Kaye to create some simple, how-to makeup tips that complement all three effects, and you can check ’em out in the links below…
Makeup How To NATURAL SPARKLE®
Makeup How To NATURAL SHIMMER®
Makeup How To NATURAL SHINE®
Because I have dark eyes, I really like the lens with the most dramatic effect, NATURAL SHINE®.
You can really see the difference in closeups. Have a moment with my eyeballz for a sec…
I SEE YOU!
Subtlety. That’s the key here. If you’re looking for a dramatic, jaw-dropping change, these probably aren’t for you, but if you’re looking for a subtle enhancing effect for everyday wear or fabulous special occasions, give ’em a try.
Check out Acuvue.com/Define to learn more.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Important Information for Contact Lens Wearers: 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses are available with and without vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, contact your eye doctor immediately. You should never share your lenses with anyone else. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit www.Acuvue.com.