Many, many years ago I worked as an optical assistant. I remember that the one activity even more exciting than trying on all the frames was trying on the colored contacts. I have hazel eyes that are a little more brown than green, and every colored contact was a disappointment…except for the brown ones. Those made my so-so eye color a whole lot more special, although colored contacts were always rather uncomfortable. Recently I was sent something very exciting and infinitely better than colored contacts – the new 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses, as well as several NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer Palettes ($9.49) to go with my enhanced eyes.
There are three different types of 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses available and they don’t change your eye color; instead, they enhance the natural beauty you already have. This is done through LACREON® Technology, which enhances eyes in two ways:
1. clearly defining the limbal ring, which is the outline around the iris
2. iris-inspired designs with light-effect patterns that add depth and dimension to existing eye color
These aren’t colored contacts because they don’t change the color of the iris. Colored contact lenses don’t really look natural since they are opaque. The 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses are a complement to whatever your natural eye color might be. NATURAL SPARKLE® adds brightness, NATURAL SHIMMER® adds even more brightness and depth, and NATURAL SHINE® has an even more dramatic effect.
The reason colored contacts are so uncomfortable is that the color is actually printed onto the lens, which irritates the eye and the eyelid. 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® lenses are very comfortable thanks to their BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT® Technology. This technology actually encloses the pattern within the lens so the surface is smooth and wettable. The DEFINE lenses come in a box of 30 or 90 and are disposable lenses so you use a fresh pair every day.
Here is a comparison pic of my eyes with and without the Shimmer lens:
I absolutely love these lenses. The effect is subtle and natural looking, yet it definitely makes a difference. I couldn’t be happier with my newly defined eyes…I can’t wait to try the other two types of lenses!
Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman created several eye looks coordinating the different 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses with NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer Palettes and I tried the day-to-night look with the Cool Plum Palette.
The Neutrogena powder eyeshadows are combined with primer so they last all day without creasing. The texture is on the powdery side, but the pigmentation is nice and they really do have great lasting power. The colors are very pretty and, as Amy says, grey and plum are wonderful shades to enhance the eye while still being appropriate for daytime. My only issue is the sparkle travels a bit, so I find myself having to do a little clean up throughout the day. Otherwise this is a very nice and wonderfully affordable eyeshadow palette.
Between the Shimmer Lenses and the Neutrogena Cool Plum palette, I think the effect is terrific and I am so happy with the end result! If you wear contacts, I urge you to give these a whirl. Even if you don’t, Acuvue has non-prescription lenses available. Who couldn’t use a little more sparkle in their life? – Lisa
*These products were provided by NEUTROGENA® and ACUVUE®. Thoughts and opinions are my own. #gotitfree
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® are available in plano (non-correction) and vision correction ranges from +1.00 to -9.00 with a base curve of 8.5 and diameter 14.2mm. Both plano and vision correction versions of 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® are prescription contact lenses, and require an eye exam and contact lens evaluation/ fitting from a licensed eye care professional.
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