Beauty: Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
OverviewProduct: Contact lenses
In which Tara jazzes up her DNA along with her make-up. Dammit, Tara! Stop playing God!
Yes, I know, what we were naturally born with is what suits us best. My dad’s words. I do agree with him to a certain extent (that extent being my ever-expanding make-up collection). However, lately I have felt an increasingly strong urge to shake up my usual make-up look and go for something completely different. But there’s only so far you can go with different coloured eyeshadows and blushers and whatnot. I had always wondered what I would look like with light coloured eyes since mine are a distinct fecal brown. So, since I’ve always loved the contrast of dark hair against bright blue eyes I decided to get myself a pair of blue non-prescription contact lenses.
I had never used contacts before so it was a bit of a battle to get them in. I at one point became convinced that my eyes were simply too unnaturally small to get the damn things in but after a few minutes of angry grumbling I eventually figured it out. I was happy to find that the blue lenses completely covered up my natural eye colour. Having eyes as dark as I do, I though the brown might show through but I needn’t have worried. What’s great about coloured lenses is that they really are useful in creating a totally different makeup look.
It’s not just about the eye colour, it’s about the final result of the makeup, too. While brown eyes can be made to look all dark and sultry, they don’t have that “pop” that blue or green eyes do. And that’s the look I was aiming to achieve. To help demonstrate this, I took a “before” photo of myself without the lenses, and an “after” photo with them in. The makeup itself didn’t change but the whole final look is completely different. The makeup is simply polished eyelids with a thick black line of gel liner across the top lashline, mascara & natural falsies, light gold eyeshadow in the tearduct area and a brown shimmery eyeshadow pressed into the outer third of the lower lashline. While this looks perfectly fine on brown eyes, it really makes the most of blue or green eyes.
I am well aware that the brown eyes suit me far more, and us brown-eyed girls can’t complain since we can easily whip up a mysterious, sultry look with little effort. But sometimes you need a change and I like having the option to go blue-eyed for a day. I’d recommend these to anyone who’s looking for a dramatic change or who wants to try a makeup look that tends to look better on different coloured eyes. These came in handy for my vain attempt at a Megan Fox look, just as they’ll come in handy for a blue-eyed girl’s vain attempt at a Kim Kardashian one.You can get these at www.cosmeticlenses.co.uk without prescription or pesky eyeball measurements. The lenses are made to fit the majority of people but if you need prescription lenses or have rugby ball-shaped eyeballs, you may want to get yours at the optician’s.