From The Straits Times    |


The year-end festive season is underway and as much as we love the spirit of revelry that’s in the air, it can also be challenging to keep yourself looking on point and gorgeously party-ready, especially with the many after-work and weekend celebrations and gatherings, on top of wrapping up the year’s work at the office.

Here’s a quick beauty tip: Focus on your eyes first because it is the first thing people notice when they look at your face. And when it comes to these, the windows of your soul, you’ll want to subtly accentuate them, while keeping them healthy because it’s that natural, healthy sparkle in your eyes that makes all the difference.

To keep eyes healthy, always remember to rest your eyes regularly, especially if they’re glued to an electronic device like a computer or smartphone for long periods of time. As a general guideline, look away from your screen for at least 20 seconds for every 20 minutes you’re on your device. Also, even if you think your vision is fine, go and visit an optometrist for a routine eye exam about once a year. This may help to pick up on potential eye problems and nip them in the bud.

To beautify your peepers with makeup, you need to brush up on your eye makeup techniques, which should include blending a flattering eyeshadow colour onto your lids, outlining your peepers with eyeliner for definition, and finishing with a highlighter shade on the inner corners of the eyes and on the brow bone for added dimension, you can even go beyond makeup with the right contact lenses.

Play up your eyes to look captivating this festive season

Can’t take my eyes off you

Cue the latest addition to ACUVUE® DEFINE®’s suite of beauty contact lenses, Radiant Chic™. This contact lens is specially developed to make your peepers look eye-catching and luminous. It features a blend sheer tones of dark brown with underlying lighter gold and bronze nuances for eyes that look like they are lit-from-within.

The lenses are designed to enhance your natural iris pattern with translucent, eye-inspired designs. And because the shades are all in brown and gold tones, the effect is subtle yet enticing, making it impossible for others to take their eyes off you.

What’s more, the ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Chic™ lenses boast a 3-layer effect – blending three translucent pigment layers to play up your eyes’ natural beauty by enhancing depth, adding reflection, and helping to delicately define and accentuate the iris.

Besides these Radiant Chic™ lenses, there are 6 other variants in the ACUVUE® DEFINE® line – like Radiant Sweet™, which gives a reflective, tear-filled effect, or Radiant Bright™, which subtly lightens the colour of the iris for a bright-eyed look. You can mix and match different lens designs with your makeup hues to add variety and have fun with your look every day.

Play up your eyes to look captivating this festive season

The lenses that take care of your eyes

The ACUVUE® DEFINE® range of daily disposable contact lenses are more than just a convenient one-time-use option to beautify your peepers.

Besides shielding your eyes from UV rays with sunglasses or an umbrella, when you wear ACUVUE® DEFINE® contact lenses, they provide extra protection with an internationally recognised standard of UV protection that protects your peepers from the sun’s harmful rays.

Additionally, ACUVUE® DEFINE® contact lenses have one-of-a-kind Beauty-Wrapped-in-Comfort™ technology that ensures that the colour pigments are safely enclosed between two layer of lens material to prevent direct contact with your eyes.

So look no further than ACUVUE® DEFINE® when it comes to picking a pair of contact lenses with a little extra something to beautify your peepers.

Play up your eyes to look captivating this festive season

Take advantage of Shopee’s 12/12 sale to stock up on your beauty essentials like ACUVUE® DEFINE® contact lenses! Head to the ACUVUE® official store on Shopee ( to buy ACUVUE® DEFINE® vouchers at a special price of $89 for a month’s supply of lenses (original price $104), and you’ll also receive a $20 Zalora voucher.