When it comes to the latest beauty and fashion trends, we instinctively look to our favourite Korean celebrities to see what’s hot and what’s not. Unsurprisingly, the latest craze our stars are rocking is coloured contact lenses.
K-pop idols and actors share a love for experimenting with different eye colours, whether they’re sporting them on the sets of music videos, photoshoots, K-dramas, or even when they’re out and about.
A beautifully-designed pair of coloured contact lenses accentuate the iris and lend a touch of vibrance to the eyes, so it’s no surprise they’ve become an essential puzzle piece to completing their everyday makeup look.
So if you’re mesmerised by the smoky gaze of BLACKPINK’s Lisa or BTS’ Jungkook, you can channel that too. Have a look at the Korean stars who rock coloured contact lenses so naturally and get a dose of #styleinspo for your next look.
Pssst! Keep reading, because we’ll be sharing our favourite new coloured contact lens series that look gorgeous and feel oh-so-comfortable on the eyes.
Korean celebs who rock coloured contact lenses
Lisa of BLACKPINK
BLACKPINK’s maknae (a Korean term used to refer to the youngest person in a group) has a knack for trying out different shades of grey, blue, brown, and green contact lenses – and we’re awestruck by her big, gorgeous eyes.
While we can all agree that most eye colours look charming on her, we can’t help but fall in love with her brown doe eyes that are sometimes accentuated with a hint of pink. They make her tawny peepers really pop while maintaining their natural look.
Instead of looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses, wear a pair of pink contacts like Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Monthly Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Flash Pink. Its petal-like design adds a soft, mesmerising effect to the eyes.
Irene of Red Velvet
Irene is known for her radiant, alluring beauty, and with those beautiful almond-shaped eyes, it doesn’t surprise us that they’re her fans’ favourite feature. When she puts on grey contact lenses, however, her gaze looks even more entrancing.
Designed with a touch of dark brown to frame the iris, Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Monthly Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Flash Gray naturally enhances your eyes with a hint of grey – perfect for everyday wear.
Jungkook of BTS
Besides his vocal chops, Jungkook is blessed with dashing good looks that have captured the hearts of many around the globe. His round eyes are pretty and inviting as is, but when he pops on his blue contact lenses, they transform into a sultry set of peepers.
If you prefer a blue that’s a little more muted, you can give your peepers a whisper of mystery with Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Monthly Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Flash Blue. You’ll notice a gorgeous 3-D design with splashes of blue, orange, and warm brown in there to define your eyes and elevate your entire look.
Jennie of BLACKPINK
Jennie’s brown, seductive eyes are definitely her most popular feature. And when she dials up the saturation with coloured contact lenses, magic just happens. We love it when she mixes things up just a little with a natural hazel shade – it truly enhances her look and gives her eyes a stunning tone of light brown.
Recreate Jennie’s look with Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Daily Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Shimmer Hazel. The sparkling coloured contact lenses subtly lighten your eye colour but make a huge statement.
Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation
A household name who’s known for her soulful vocals, Taeyeon also stands out because of her captivating eyes that are often accented by coloured contact lenses.
One of the most distinct colours she’s worn is frozen grey. Its pale tones highlight and bring out her beguiling eyes, and it’s a shade that’s become really popular in recent years.
Go a shade or two lighter with Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Daily Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Shimmer Gray. The wash of grey really enhances Asian eyes, and its natural-looking gradient and pattern help you nail down that dreamy K-idol look.
Seulgi of Red Velvet
Double eyelids may be the beauty standard in East Asia, but Seulgi’s gorgeous eyes prove that monolid peepers are just as ravishing. And when she pops on a pair of light brown contact lenses, her gaze becomes twice as mesmerising.
Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Daily Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Shimmer Hazel are the way to go if you want to achieve Seulgi’s pretty light brown eyes. It’s subtle but flatters the eyes, making them look bigger and brighter.
Yoona of Girls’ Generation
From popularising “curtain bangs” to reviving coloured contact lenses, Yoona is undoubtedly a trendsetter in beauty. One of our favourite looks from her is when she’s sporting a striking brown-grey shade that amps up the elegance.
For a chic, classy look, try Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Monthly Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Flash Gray. It’s designed with a gradual blend of brown around the pupil area, ringed by an outer burst of grey. The result? A beautiful, natural gradient that looks almost like you were born with it.
Jimin of BTS
Even if you’re not part of the ARMY, you can’t deny Jimin’s breathtaking eyes. He’s no stranger to idol contact lenses since he’s often spotted switching his look up with different shades. One that caught our eye is a blue shade that makes his peepers pop.
Want statement-making eyes that call for a double-take? Then opt for Miacare’s CONFiDENCE Daily Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses in Shimmer Blue. The feathered layering of colour lends an especially beautiful effect to the eyes. Plus, the blue in these lenses doesn’t look overly harsh or stark.
How to channel their gorgeous gaze easily & comfortably
Coloured contact lenses are easy to find at optical shops, but if you’re looking to kick the aesthetic and comfort factors up a notch, consider these pretty lenses from Miacare.
One of the leading silicone hydrogel contact lens brands on the market, Miacare is committed to bringing the trendiest shades and most comfortable experience to its wearers with its CONFiDENCE Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses.
The lenses employ a unique tri-layer printing technique that keeps the pigments in the centre, making sure it retains its colour over time so you can look good and keep your peepers healthy. Each lens is designed using an exclusive dot matrix pattern too, which is why it blends so seamlessly with your natural eye colour.
Besides that, the coloured contact lenses let ample oxygen pass through, preventing dry eyes from long hours of wear. That’s because each lens is crafted using an upgraded technology called EautraSil Plus Hydrophilic Silicone Technology, which enables a wider gap in silicone molecules – this allows for more oxygen and wetting agents to get through the soft lenses.
Even better, EautraSil Plus Technology also allows the modulus level to go as low as 0.45 MPa. Translation? Softer lenses that prevent your eyes from experiencing an uncomfortable sensation caused by foreign objects. Plus, it has a Smart Edge Design for lenses that fit better. Double moisturising agents – hydrophilic acid and sodium alginate – provide optimal hydration for all-day comfort too.
What’s more, these lenses shield your eyes from harmful UV rays with ISO Class II UV-blocking. The clincher? They’re also the world’s only solvent-free lenses, which minimises the possibility of irritation and allergies.
Could these be our new favourite coloured contact lenses?
These lenses sounded too good to be true, which is why we asked a DV team member, Karin, to try both the Flash (monthly lenses) and Shimmer (daily lenses) series to see how they performed. Here’s what she had to say:
“I have been wearing contact lenses for 18 years, and I’m always on the lookout for comfortable ones with pretty colours that suit me! The contact lenses that are really uncomfortable tend to be thicker and have a wider circumference. I would also be able to feel the lens, which brought a lot of discomfort, and some tend to make my eyes dry too.”
“To be honest, I was a little sceptical about trying Miacare’s Flash and Shimmer CONFiDENCE Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses at first. In fact, I have not worn coloured contact lenses in a long time because of previous bad experiences.
When I tried them on for the first time, they definitely felt softer than the lenses from previous brands I have tried. They initially felt slightly different from my normal monthly lenses and I was actually expecting them to be uncomfortable, so imagine my surprise when I was proven wrong!
Besides being comfortable, I like that the colours made my eyes pop, especially on days when I woke up with tired-looking eyes from the duties of a mum. I would probably get the daily Shimmer lenses so that I can wear different colours on days when I want to feel a tad more glammed up!
I would definitely repurchase these coloured contact lenses and recommend them to my friends and family!”
It looks like Miacare’s Flash and Shimmer CONFiDENCE Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses both delivered their promises, so if you’re on the hunt for flattering and comfortable coloured contact lenses, you know which ones to try next!
Miacare Flash CONFiDENCE Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses retail for S$38 (2 pcs) while the Shimmer CONFiDENCE Silicone Hydrogel Colour Contact Lenses retail for S$27 (10pcs) at major participating optical outlets.
This article is brought to you by Miacare.