I love color contacts (especially grey and light brown)- can't live without them. Everybody here in Asia uses them, but I personally think some of the circle lenses (especially the jet black ones) look horrifying... I've tried so so so many brands that I can't even keep track, but I'd have to give everybody a piece of advice:
Stay away from the asian brands!!!
Somehow only freshlook and acuvue have managed to NOT irritate my eyes... Obviously their quality steps up a notch from asian manufactured lenses. Even the ones from japan and korea. I opened up new and expensive as hell lenses from japan a few months ago and didn't even get to wearing them, because after I opened the pack I noticed that there was a tiny part of the edge of the contact that was "ripped" off...
My friend also thinks that the asian lenses aren't manufactured up to meet any safety standards. Once she took out her blue lenses from taiwan and there were remains of the contacts still in her eyes!
I've also seen on taiwanese television that some guy got his eyes blind because he was wearing color contacts while having a barbeque and his lenses literally melted in his eyes...
Always check your lenses for faulty parts that could potentially damage your eyes. And since color contacts are obviously more damaging than the standard non-color ones, try to use the daily disposable types. They are more expensive but sure as hell more worth it in the long run.
Edit, because I wanted to talk a bit about the other stuff mentioned before this post:
For my freshlook lenses, I barely had to use eyedrops! They pretty much never irritated my eyes... Even if I left them on from morning till next morning (clubbing, of course I didn't fall asleep with contacts on!) I also love the colors of freshlook lenses, they are so natural and so well blended. They have the best color combinations and don't look at all fake.
It's good to bring a bottle of eyedrops along with you, as long as you're wearing lenses. Sometimes dust gets in and it will REALLY irritate your eyes. A drop of the eyedrops will flush the dust and debris out of your eyes... Eyedrops are also essential eye moisturizers esp. if you haven't adapted to wearing contacts yet.
My doctor also told me that if your eyes still hurt after eyedrops, it best be to just throw the contacts out. Even if they aren't close to expiration. A lot of contacts I've worn claim to be ones for two-weeks or a months but I notice that they pretty much dry up and rot after a few days...
My friend has dark amber brown eyes and wears Freshlook colourblends pure hazel & they look really natural on her! They have a nice golden tone on the inner ring and have a greenish gray on the outer ring, i didn't know she was wearing contacts until she told me.. had me fooled lol!
i wear freshlook colorblends in GREY, i have naturally dark brown eyes... and it looks very natural on me too. everyone always says they love my eye color, or is it real? it looks real, and sometimes i say yes they are real
girls where i live think that color contact lenses are essential, no matter what shade they are! i hate it, im sorry but i think faking the color of my eyes is just a little too much
i remember dior came up with color enhancing contacts, they had different subtle shimmers for brown or black eyes, freshlook makes the enhancing ones too, those can look pretty with the right shade, other than that is just plain.. no
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^^ I like enhancer lenses ive seen people wear them & there really pretty, with opaque lenses if people get the colour wrong it can look hideous but if they go with a subtle natural tone it looks nice.
I have nothing against colour contacts i'd wear them if i could, but i've been blessed with 2 different coloured eyes
Also these lenses are beautiful i saw someone wear them at my opticians, there waicon trikolor i believe.
Last edited by luckynines; 23-09-2009 at 10:34 AM.
I might be a freak of nature, but when I tried colour contact lenses they didn't cover my entire iris. There was a big awkward ring of blue, and since you can't order them in any bigger sizes, I'm out of luck!
That site is really good and REALLY fast. I tried the soflens natural colours bc i read good things, but if you look on the size they are bigger than the freshlook...
I got them tried them on expecting the differenc eto be minimal but i couldnt actually wear them because they were so big i couldnt blink...it was like wearing a massive jacket on my eye. Anyway, the company weregreat after i called and explained and they gave me a refund. (I did send them back).
I also ordered a black pair recently, i have dark hazelish eyes, and wanted something darker but naturalish, so im hoping these are going to do that. i dont want them to look freaky, but we'll see! I havent used them yet.
"Looking good and dressing well is a necessity, having a purpose in life is not." Oscar Wilde
I don't know if anyone here has ever heard of these but there's these new contacts lenses called GEO lens and they're ridiculously big in Asia... like Korea, Japan and HK and stuff. Anyways, I recently bought a pair of them because a friend's friend was selling them and they are a bit weird/kooky but they're fun for special occasions and they're also really comfortable on my eyes. They're supposed to make your pupils look brighter and fuller I think. (Weird I KNOW) but apparently Asians have smaller pupils or something.. I've tried Freshlooks in grey before and my eyes don't seem to agree with them.
Anywas, if anyone wants to check out these GEO lens the people that I bought them from are just starting to sell to the public. I think before they were just doing sales to friends and families and stuff like that. If anyone wants to check them out you can go to www.torontocirclelens.blogspot.com. The couple who runs the company are super friendly and just really nice in general. I also think they're doing free shipping to Canada and the US. If you PM me, I might be able to get ppl a discount for 10-15% off because they're trying to attract some new customers.
i wear geo too but im not sure yet if its good or bad. its my first time wearing contacts.
i had a week of not being able to wear them specifically on one eye and after it was fine again.
Have any of you tried Freshkon? I'm currently using their misty grey, and it looks amazing!! They also do black and brown which make your pupils even larger.. really very gorgeous. They're pretty comfortable and I don't need eyedrops even after about 12 hours of wear.
i've been blessed with 2 different coloured eyes aclens
i love bi-coloured eyes so much, i used to wear only one brown contact lense (the blue looked creepy on me) but i've stopped using them because i could only wear them for short periods, otherwise my eyes got really really red and hurt nontheless, i'm thinking of getting them again..
sell crazy some place else, we're all stocked up here.
Hey guys, I plan on getting color contacts as well, I've been wanting some for years on end, but first I wanted to make sure that what I buy is very real looking, so I made up my mind with CIBA vision's DURASOFT 3 opaque lenses ..they cost a lot, but they are worth it ,I keep looking at recent photos of Paris and she has natural brown eyes that are perfectly hidden by her lenses....
what do you think ?
I think they look very real !!!! ?? thanks for sharing your thoughts with me