Our eyes are the first thing people see; they have the ability to capture attention in an instant and are even known as the windows to our soul. There’s a reason many a romantic poem, book and movie has a transfixing glance at the centre of their love story – looking deep into the eyes of another is a powerful thing. Many of us spend a huge amount of money, effort and time creating the perfect blend of eyeshadow or the most voluminous lash line we can manage as a way to flutter with confidence. On a scientific and biological level defined and sparkling eyes are perceived as attractive because they’re a sign of fertility and youth, so it’s no wonder eye makeup has become a multi-billion pound global industry as we seek to make the most of them.
If I was asked to name the beauty items I couldn’t live without, mascara would undoubtedly be top of that list; I could put down the popping colours of blush and even scrape by without a touch of lipgloss, but for me mascara (and often a powerful black flick) is absolutely non-negotiable for that reason… I don’t feel ready to face the day without framing my eyes and awakening my whole face. Although you’ll have to prise mascara and under-eye concealer from my hands, a new discovery has given my eyes a little added sparkle and effortlessly provided a way to update my look every single day: beautifully coloured contact lenses.
These effortless beauty lenses have been designed to not only enhance the natural tones of your iris, but provide an easy way to change up your look and give you the eye colour you’ve always dreamed of. Choose from pearl grey, yellow, ocean blue, striking green, amber or choco brown, with each set of lenses lasting up to a month – so you can pop them in time and time again. What’s even better is that they’re available with a prescription, so if you already wear corrective lenses you can still enjoy the benefit of these fab little touches; I’ve always been a bit sad I couldn’t play around with coloured lenses, but these allow me to do so without worrying about having to pop a pair of specs over the top.
I’ve got the Pearl Gray and Dark Green variants and they’re the most subtle way to make a real impact; I love how they just line and enhance my natural blue tone, helping to give my eyes a little something special without having to slave away over a smokey look for an hour or two. Just pop these in and off you go! You can use them time and time again for up to a month (you will need to store them in solution effectively) so they’re a really cost effective way to change it up – especially as you can get them from only £16.55 a pair. If you’re totally on board with making your eyes sparkle and shine bright, there are a few additional ways you can ensure the focus is very much on your flutter…
1. Highlight Your Under Eye
The most important step in ensuring your eyes look fabulous is minimising dark circles and reflecting the light away from sallowness. Rather than rubbing heavy concealers into skin, delicately dab a lightweight reflective formula (such as YSL Touche Eclat) in a ‘V’ shape under the eye using a sponge; the result will be radiant and youthful.
2. Line With White
Adding a little white to the inner corners of both eyes not only helps them to pop, but it ensures you look wide awake. It’s my best kept beauty secret for when I want to look my best on little sleep, as it minimises redness and keeps your flutter looking fresh. Using either a white khol pencil or matte eyeshadow, add a little to the upper and lower inner corners of the eyelid for maximum brightness.
3. Add A Touch Of Shimmer
Shimmering or metallic eyeshadow can create a subtle sultry look and help eyes to sparkle by reflecting the light, so change up your usual nudes or dark shades for something altogether more bright. Throw out all the rules you think work for you and try something a little different.
So with a pair of beautiful coloured lenses and my top tips, there’s no reason why your eyes can’t sparkle all season long. Which colour will you be opting for to make the most of your flutter?
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