When I was growing up and wearing glasses an inch thick, coloured contact lenses were as unattainable as blonde hair – they just did not make coloured lenses with power that high and besides, Dad would have a fit if I wanted them :P I tried a green pair once a few years ago, out of curiosity – I’d always wanted green eyes… and red hair :P I’ve done the hair too but not together :P
Fast forward to the present day, and we now have coloured contact lenses that are disposable! Freshlook one day color contact lenses – how cool is that? I can have blue eyes one day, green the next, hazel the day after and grey to end the week :D
I’ve had Lasik done on my eyes so I find it a little uncomfortable to wear contact lenses these days although these felt quite comfy – I did remove them before day end though. I guess I’m not the best person to judge the comfort level of these Freshlook lenses, but I persevered just to try to shock people with the different colors :)
Sadly because mine were the dailies, and thus more subtly coloured, other than a cursory glance, I did not get much of a comment from anyone. :P
You can see for yourself above – the blue is quite subtle but it does make your eyes look bigger as your iris looks larger and more defined – same effect as the big eye lens without the scary Ju-On look :P
I decided to try to highlight the blue-ness of my eyes, hoping that someone would notice :P
To highlight blue eyes – or how to make blue eyes pop!
Now ladies, we want blue eyes to “pop” not “pop out” so be careful with terminology ;) To emphasize my new blue eyes, I wore a blue dress and applied shades of blue on my eyelids. The effect was still rather subtle overall. Perhaps that’s what Freshlook is going for – a subtle change of colour, as opposed to dramatic dresden dolly blue eyes.
The eyeshadow is the Lancome Color Focus Quad #311 – its a gorgeous palette. Try to get your hands on it! ;) Someone did spare me a look as I sat at a busy eating place so perhaps it did work. Or maybe its just that few girls walk around with blue eyeshadow in the day :P Still, you can’t quite pick up the blue in the picture above – its subtle. I’m going to try Green next.
So these days, we not only can play with eyeshadow colour, we can even change the colour of our eyes. However, I might get the more striking lenses next time – the new ones come in brilliant shades of Gemstone Green, Brilliant Blue and Sterling Gray and I’ve seen them worn – they stand out a mile! :D
A box of 10 Freshlook Dailies colour contact lenses retail for about RM49 a box at most opticians and come with power for those who are short sighted. Mine were 0 power as I no longer use contacts nor glasses after lasik :)
Have you tried wearing colour contact lenses? Do you prefer a colour that stands out or something more subtle? I’m happy with subtle for everyday but I’d rather wear something more dramatic for oomph!
And did anyone sing along with me to the Country song “Don’t It Make my Brown Eyes Blue” by Crystal Gayle? (Audio only below)
Yeah… I’m a little bit country a little bit rock and roll ;)