Every woman wants to know the secret to looking her best, and one of the best ways of doing this subtly yet naturally is by giving the eyes definition and shine. Which is why most of us resort to using coloured contacts to make our eyes pop a little more, and to get people to notice us. I personally have been guilty of this :p Through years of research and breakthroughs in technology - 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand is a revolutionary beauty lens that has the ability to bring every woman’s eyes to life by accentuating her best assets in a safe and healthy way.
In all my many years of wearing lenses, I still come back to Acuvue lenses because they are just so comfortable, and this is a true testament to their dedication to making it healthier for those who love to wear lenses, and rightfuly so, as mentioned by Lawrence Kwan, Director of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Malaysia.:
“Aside from giving a woman a completely unique look which naturally enhances her eyes, we at ACUVUE® believe in the importance of maintaining good eye health. This is why 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® is designed to ensure your eyes, just like your skin is always protected from the sun’s damaging rays. ACUVUE®is proud to be the only brand of contact lenses with an international standard of UV protection across its entire range of products”
Wait, did you say the only brand that has UV Protection for lenses? Now this is something I've got to see. Thankfully, I was invited to a special event hosted by Acuvue, and they actually showed to us why the new Acuvue Define hits the mark.
Apart from the UV Protection, I was also pleasantly surprised on the other tidbit of information that they gave us: 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® is the ideal choice for beauty lens wearers. Its’ BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT™ Technology (BWIC™) ensures that your eyes never come into direct contact with the colourants in the lenses.
Now, a lot of contact lens wearers out there never think twice about buying cosmetic lenses, purely for the fact that they want to look pretty, and that's basically it. But I have seen time and again, so many images out there that you can basically rub away the markings of coloured contacts, just by using nail polish remover or any other alcohol based rub. Now that is scary, because when you think of it, these things are actually touching your most important organ in your body, your eyes! So when Acuvue Define pointed this out to us, it put me very much at ease, because the BWIC ensures that your eyes never come into direct contact with the colourants in the lenses, so major plus point there!
Lastly, this is the one trait I love the most. 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses with LACREON® Technology - The Lens That Changes Everything™. To help keep your eyes moisturised and hydrated even during long hours of wear, 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® comes with a LACREON® Technology that provides a 20-hour cushion of moisture for super comfortable wear right until the end of the day.
Say what??? 20 hours of moisture for your eyes? Now that is something I REALLYYYYYYYYYY need. Being in a fast paced job, I am usually up early in the morning, and only come back late at night after a super full day of meetings with clients. So on average, I wear my contact for at least 15-hour long days. And most days, I experience dryness by the afternoon, and will need to constantly have eye drops in my bag. So when I heard about this LACREON® Technology, I knew I had to try it out.
Together with us that day at our event, we were also graced by the beautiful presence of Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 Vanessa Tevi where she shared with us her love affair with 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® as a beauty essential helped her through her journey while representing Malaysia at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas.
“Before I left for my trip to Las Vegas, I went in search of beauty lenses that would make my eyes pop in a very natural way. An optometrist recommended 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® and I couldn’t believe what a difference it made to my appearance instantly, especially in pictures! My family and friends kept telling me how much more vibrant and fresh I looked – and it is all thanks to 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE®,” said Vanessa. “With 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® I’m still me, just better and brighter,” she said.
As a constant advocate of good eye health, ACUVUE® together with its authorised eye care practitioners recommend regular eye checks and proper usage of contact lenses as it is after all a medical device. “It is just as important for beauty lens users who do not have vision correction needs to do eye checks before purchasing their lenses and an absolute must for those who do at least once a year. Proper eye checks and fittings help ensure that the lenses you are purchasing are suitable for your eyes and lifestyle. It also allows for early detection of potential vision problems,” explained Kevin Siew from Eyez Optometry.
Daily disposable contact lenses are medical devices and ACUVUE® would like to ensure that you are comfortably fitted with a suitable contact lens type. Therefore the provision of one pair of complimentary trial lenses for each person is subject to the results of an eye examination, the Eye Care Professional's diagnosis and recommendation, as well as stock availability. Eye examination fees apply.
And true to form, before giving us our complimentary lenses, each person was subject to an eye examination where they took our degrees and explained to us why eye care is so important.
So I was already quite excited by the end of the event, and after that, I got super excited again because we were each provided with a set of 10 lenses from each variant to try out. Which was one of the reasons this review took a while, sorry!!!!! Cos I didn't want to waste the daily lenses just by using it on a day I didn't really need it. I wanted to really test out its true form and substance on a day that I had full back to back meetings and events. Basically, on days I know I will be full steam ahead, to see how it fares.
So, first up, Natural Shine :)
These are how the lenses look like from the packaging, and as you can see, there are streaks of dark and light brown in there. According to them, it will give you naturally sparkling and luminous eyes.
What do you think? Are they sparkly and luminous?
I think it hits the spot :) I went in to work and my colleague told me that there is something different about me that they can't pinpoint, and those are my eyes :p I used to wear coloured contacts, so the splash of blue or green is usually so intense, it got to a point that my client called me the girl with the crazy eyes :p But after so many years of putting on those colours, I decided that it should be time for me to tone it down a notch, and going with natural colours like brown will make it stand out more.
Next up, Accent style!
The Accent style is more to provide additional accents to your eyes, giving you naturally distinctive looking eyes. In a way, defining it :)
As you can see, I've got a more defined ring, and my eyes looks more pronounced.
This one does not give as much pop of colour as the Natural Shine range, but if you want a more demure look, I would say this is it.
So what do we have for Vivid? Out of all the lenses, I would say Vivid is one of the lightest coloured ones, notwithstanding the lighter brown for Natural Shine, and it gives you more vivacious expressive eyes.
What do you think? Do you think my eyes are more expressive? I think so :) I feel the circumference of the eyes are a tad bit larger.
Definitely a type of lens that I would wear if I'm out for a social night, drawing attention to my eyes :D
So what do I think?
- I think overall, I love the three variants that I have been given. Each of them targets a different type of woman, and they have hit the nail on the head for the three types of women (I think) that they want to target. Those who just want to enhance their natural beauty, those who want to draw attention to themselves, but subtly, and lastly those who want to look ladylike without trying too hard :p
- How about the LACREON Technology? yes, this is one of the main things I looked out for when I was wearing them, and I have to say, it does live up to its claims. I didn't find myself reaching out for my eye drops at all, and didn't even have to continually blink to moisten my eyes, even after a long day. I am very impressed with this product.
- I think one other testimonial for this product will be that I didn't have to tell my colleagues or those close to me that I was wearing these lenses. They just came to me and told me I looked different (but a good different) and that is all the testimonial I needed. Looking different and great at the same time is the best thing ever, because you know that the product works, and you don't even have to shout about it from the rooftops.
- So do I like it? Yes, I do :) My favourite? all three! :D
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® is available in 30 lenses pack at RM149 (RSP) and 10 lenses pack at RM59 (RSP). ACUVUE® contact lenses also cater to different vision correction and lifestyle needs such as 1-DAY Acuvue® TruEye®,1-DAY Acuvue® MOIST®, and1-DAY Acuvue® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM. Recommended retail prices start from RM129 to RM169 for the 30 lenses pack.
Regardless of whether you are a beauty lens user or not, ACUVUE®quite simply is the lens that changes everything, giving contact lens wearers safety and convenience no matter what they are doing.
Til the next time, stay beautiful!