I’m trying to get more comfortable in front of the camera as I usually hate the way I look in pictures. I really do think I look better in person. Maybe it’s some positive form of body dysmorphia?
So how do I get used to being in photos? Start doing posts that force me to do so. When I got the opportunity to try out some cool coloured contacts by Spooky Eyes, I knew I had to do it.
With this post I wanted to play with colour – both eye colour and lipstick – to transform a bronzed eye makeup look.
I picked out 3 colours of contacts and then was surprised by Spooky Eyes for which ones I received. I received the really cool and unique Funky Violet contacts by Dream Eyes. A nice colour opposite to my green eyes.
I forgot something in this whole experience – I had to put contacts in……which I haven’t done in YEARS. I envisioned a lengthy 2 hour process of crying and dry eyes all at the same time. In reality, I got the contact in on my second try. The key for these contacts, because they are so big, is that you really have to lift your upper lid up to create the biggest space possible. Also make sure once the contact is in to lift your upper and lower lids over them – it helps the contact stay in your eyes.
Like I said, these contacts are huge – just look at the comparison to my usual iris size. The large size makes them relatively uncomfortable to wear. They would be great for a Hallowe’en costume but not the best for those days you just feel like changing your eye colour. Sometimes they would also shift and you could see a sliver of my green eyes popping through.
Please remember to insert the contacts BEFORE you put makeup on. That way you don’t ruin your makeup from the tears and less chance of something getting stuck under the contact. When applying makeup, close your eye to minimize any chance of getting something in your eye.
While the violet colour is super vibrant and cool, I think if there was a bit of shading or texture within the “iris” part it would make these more wearable for every day (like these). But these would be great for a futuristic Hallowe’en costume or something whimsical like a fairy.
Now if I ever do need contacts, I know to check out Spooky Eyes as I know how easy it was to get their contacts in and they have an amazing selection of lenses (even Christmas themed ones!). An added bonus is that all of their lenses are FDA approved so you know you are purchasing a quality product.
Now onto the lipstick colour change….
I wanted to use my new baby I purchased Sunday night at an Inglot Event – a metallic purple lipstick (#71). It complemented the bronze eye so nicely as well as both my purple and green eye colour. I’m obsessed with this lipstick and have never seen anything like it before. They also have a darker metallic purple which may just have to make its’ way into my collection soon.
But what if you don’t want to rock a metallic purple lip? Really you should though, it’s awesome. I opted for Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick in Pinkberry.
What do you think of my colour shifting? Uber jealous that I have one random purple contact left? I know I would be!
til next time…
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Disclaimer: This product was received for consideration. All opinions are my own and not affected by any affiliates.