Beauty Secrets: AIR OPTIX® COLORS Contact Lenses


I received a free eye exam and contact lens fitting from LensCrafters and a 6-month supply of Alcon AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses in exchange for writing a review, all opinions are my own.

I have a bit of a confession… I’ve worn colored contacts for so long (over 15 years) that sometimes I forget what my natural eye color looks like. Not that there’s anything wrong with my naturally dark brown eyes, but I’ve always wished I had a more interesting eye color and since I need prescription contacts anyway, changing my eye color is just part of my everyday beauty routine. I had been wearing the same type of contacts basically since high school until a few months ago when I switched to the new AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses. These lenses seriously feel so much better than the ones I had been previously wearing because they let in more oxygen making them more comfortable on my eyes – which is especially important if you are like me and stare at a computer screen for 10+ hours every day!


I wear gray contacts on a daily basis which I think are pretty subtle, but when I want a little more “pop” I love the sterling gray color (as pictured above). I like that I can also play up the more vibrant color with makeup by using a colored eyeliner like Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (wearing the shade indigo on top) or  Makeup For Ever Aqua Eyes (wearing Grey 22L smudged on the bottom waterline). I think wearing colored contacts also allows me to play with cooler toned eye shadows as well because they tend to look better with grey eyes than they do with brown eyes and a warm complexion. Close up you can definitely see that I’m wearing contacts but I like that the AIR OPTIX® COLORS blend in with my natural eye color so they don’t look really fake – most of my friends don’t even know I wear colored contacts because they’ve never seen my natural eye color!

Have you tried colored contacts before? If not, have you ever wondered what you would look like with a different eye color? 


DISCLOSURES: High oxygen transmissible lenses: Dk/t = 138 @ -3.00D. Important information for AIR OPTIX® COLORS (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear only for near/far-sightedness. Contact lenses, even if worn for cosmetic reasons, are prescription medical devices that must only be worn under the prescription, direction and supervision of an eye care professional. Serious eye health problems may occur as a result of sharing contact lenses. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information. To read important product information about AIR OPTIX COLORS contact lenses, please visit

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