Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Make Your Eyes Sparkle And Shimmer With 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™

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Let me introduce you to the new 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™, a revolutionary lens that will totally amaze you! I'll start off by telling you that when there’s ever an opportunity to change the look of my eyes without surgery, I’m going to grab that that opportunity with two hands!

You see, as well as being short-sighted, I consider the way my eyes look to be very boring (I’m forever wishing I had eyes like Zooey Deschanel’s - don't we all!?) and that small bit of insecurity can often bring my confidence down, so when I hear that there’s a new lens on the market that will enhance the appearance of them, I’m all ears (and eyes!)


I’ve tried several types of contact lenses in the past and have experienced the boost of confidence that they can give you with such a small change. It's almost like you become a different person! 

If you’re a wearer of contact lenses and you'd like to try 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™, I have good news! You can get a free trial at your local participating optician! All you have to do is visit the Acuvue website, fill in your name and email address to download the voucher and locate your nearest optician practice. You will need an up-to-date eye prescription but if you get your eyes tested on a routine basis, you're good to go! You will so amazed by the 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ contact lenses!

Here’s a before and after showing you what my eyes look like with and without the lens:

Acuvue Define natural shimmer before and after
The one on the left is without, which I think looks very washed out in comparison to the one I have the lens in. With 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™, my eyes appear bigger, luminous and intensified because the lens provides a more defined limbal ring (the edge around the coloured part of the eye) creating a stronger contrast to the white part. All of these factors give the illusion that your eyes are bigger - the results of which are visible in the photo above.

They come in two designs; Natural Shimmer and Natural Sparkle. I've tried both but I prefer natural shimmer which is what I'm wearing in the photos. In my opinion, Natural Shimmer suits those with dark brown eyes, it has got gold flecks around the lens which are there to illuminates your eyes. Whereas the Natural Sparkle lens will work for those with lighter coloured eyes to give the brightening, mesmerising Zooey Deschanel effect (I’m jealous!) 

wearing acuvue define natural shimmer

For me, it's quite an obvious change and people will likely respond with "oh, you're not wearing your glasses today". But for others, it’s a subtle change to your overall look that will make people look at you trying to figure out what you’ve done in the “You look different today... have you done something to your hair?” kind of way! 

I feel that I don’t have to hide behind my glasses anymore, and confidently become a contact lens wearer again. I've also enjoyed a change in my make-up routine when I opt to wear the 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ lens instead of my specs. I like to put the focus on my eyes by emphasising elements of my make-up such as a thicker cat eye or a heavier mascara. 

Here’s the full run down of my make-up routine to suit my new shimmery eyes!

Face
beauty blogger face of the day make up

Primer: Inika Truly Organic Pure Primer is applied all over the face to ensure the make up lasts on my skin all day long with minimal touch ups.

Base: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream is my base for Spring/Summer because it provides a comfortabale light to medium coverage, and has a hydrating gel formula.

Concealer: Soap&Glory Kick Ass Concealer is creamy and velvety. I dab away at my blemishes and touch it up throughout day when necessary. 

Blush: I am usually quite heavy handed on my blush but as you can see, with a strong eye and lip, I decided to add a subtle flush of colour to my cheeks with Benefit's Majorette Blush.

Setting: bareMinerals Mineral Veil is the final step in which I sweep the powder over my face to set it and remove any shine. 

Eyes & Brows
eye make up

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow: Using a chocolate brown and a champagne white, I work both shades on to my eye lids until they're blended perfectly.

They're Real Mascara and Roller Lash: I would normally wear my lenses on a night out which means the false lashes are a must-have. I can't be bothered to faff about with false eyelashes during the daytime so I use Benefit's Roller Lash to keep my lashes curled upwards and a few coatings of They're Real Mascara to give us volume and thickness. 

They're Real Push-Up Gel Liner: I love this gel eyeliner pen, it's really pigmented, long-lasting and easy to use on the upper lash line.

Lily Lolo Eyeliner Pencil: Applying a bit of soft kohl liner on the waterline defines the eyes

HD Brow Kit: This is my favourite brow kit, which I sometimes use as an eyeshadow too. 

Benefit's High Brow Pencil: This is a highlighter that I've used on the brow bone and also a bit under my eyes too!

Lips
MAC 5 alarm red lipstick

Keeping it simple with a sheer, but bright lip colour, I'm using:

MAC's 5-Alarm (with a bit of balm underneath because 5-Alarm is quite drying). MAC 5-Alarm is a sheer red with an orange undertone.

Mirabella Lip Liner: It's not a matching shade, but I wanted to keep the look quite simple and low maintenance so I went for a sheer red-brown. The liner I opted for still defines the shape of the lips but in a more subtle way.

make your eyes appear bigger wearing acuvue define lens

What do you think of the 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ lens? Is it something you would like to try? If you fancy giving it a go, don't forget to visit their website and apply for a free trial at your local participating optician! Use #AcuvueDefineBeauty if you decide to share a photo of your new shimmery, sparkly eyes on social media!


New 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE enhances the natural beauty of your eyes. Inspired by the beauty of the natural eye, the lens combines a dark ring around the coloured portion of your eye with a luminous-effect pattern, resulting in a brighter, more memorable you. Choose between one of two designs to suit your eye colour. 

NATURAL SHIMMER™ for more depth and intensity or NATURAL SPARKLE to add a luminous brightening effect.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Johnson & Johnson Acuvue via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Johnson & Johnson Acuvue


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10 comments

  1. Your eyes look gorgeous! I wear contact lenses but hate my eye colour, so I really must see if I can get my hands on some of these :) x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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  2. Love that lipstick shade is so pretty on you - the lenses look fab by the way :) x
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Super pretty, crazy how much a difference they make!!

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  4. You look absolutely amazing, your skin is wow x

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  5. I think your eyes look gorgeous with and without, but the lenses definitely give some more definition and suit you a lot!

    copper-garden.co.uk xx

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  6. Your makeup looks gorgeous, I need to try the new bare minerals complexion rescue x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  7. hi what is the diameter of Define shimmer? Does it have 14.5mm? thanks

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    1. The diameter of Define Shimmer is 14.2mm.

      I don't know if they have a 14.5mm option. Perhaps you may be able to get a definite answer from their twitter account. www.twitter.com/ACUVUE

      Many thanks

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  8. The lenses look lovely on you! They really add that subtle definition. I'd love to try these, but I have astigmatism and I already need special lenses for that :(

    Lexie
    nailgirl.net

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