I have to admit, I've never really thought much about the colour of my eyes, they're just kind of "there". My mum has got the deepest, darkest brown eyes, as has my son. My daughter's are the the brightest of blue and mine are, kind of, just brown. I suppose you might call them hazel, but they don't really have any green to them. I'll settle on medium brown.
When Contactlenses.co.uk offered me a trial of their 30 day Freshlook Colourblend coloured contact lenses, I figured I'd got nothing to lose. I wear disposable daily contact lenses on a daily basis, so putting these slippery little suckers in my eyes is something I can do with my eyes closed (not literally, of course).
Contact lenses were a game changer for me when I first tried them over 20 years ago. Of course, they've advanced a lot in those intervening years, but coloured contact lenses are a new thing for me. I've seen them, of course, but probably associate them with being over the top and suitable for parties and one-off occasions.
Freshlook Colourblends, though, come in a wide range of really natural looking colours, and after spending far too long perusing the range, I settled on "gemstone green", a bright, cool shade of green and put my order in.
The lenses arrived in less than a week and were nice and securely packaged in a cardboard box (just the right size to fit in a letterbox which is fabulous as you don't have to then have to trek to the post office to pick up your parcel!
The lenses themselves are packed in large fluid filled containers which is great for handling them - some contact lenses seem to come in really tiny packs which then makes it difficult to get them out without dropping them in the sink, something I've done frequently.
I wore the lenses as soon as they arrived (I've never been very good at waiting!) and was pleasantly surprised at how very green they made my dark eyes. You can still see some of the brown to the centre, around the pupil and that helps make the colour look much more natural. The green of the lenses is shot through with different shades which also enhances the natural look. One thing you will notice from the before and after photos below is that they make my irises look larger than they actually are!
I wore the lenses for a couple of hours and they felt really comfortable. The only thing is that they do tend to move a little in your eye so occasionally you get a little blurred vision where the coloured part moves over your pupil, but it only lasts a split second before they settle back down again.
|MY NATURAL BROWN EYES|
|WEARING GEMSTONE GREEN LENSES FROM FRESHLOOK COLOURBLENDS|
The Freshlook Colourblends cost £17 a pair. I have to say that I'm a little tempted to get a pair in blue now.....
Have you ever tried coloured contact lenses? If you could change your eye colour, what would you change it it?
*This post was co-ordinated in collaboration with Contactlenses.co.uk.