Hey all! Hope you're having a wonderful day when you read this!
So today I want to share some tips and tricks for using coloured contacts while in cosplay.
1. Buy brands that package their contacts in the little flat packages and not the ones in the little glass bottles. The glass bottle brands tend to be denser and dont breathe as nicely. This means they tend to dry out faster and can suction cup to your eyes. Which hurts. The flat packages ones are generally more breathable.
2. Never use the solution the came in. Its stagnant and not the same as the contact solution you would use to store the contacts in so take the contact out, clean it with a little bit of solution, then transfer to a case that has your contact solution in it and leave to soak over night. This will help prevent any irritation that can be caused by the package solution.
3. Wash your contacts after you use them. At cons and at photoshoots dust and debris will get into your eye. There is no stopping it. When your done for the day and take the contacts out rinse them in running water and gently using your fingers rub the contacts in the running water to get all the gunk off them. After that store them back in the solution. Be sure to always change your solution after every few wears.
4. CONTACT LUBE. I SWEAR. It will change your experience. Normally you cant put eyedrops in while you have contacts in, it can damage the contacts or stick them to your eyes. Contact lube is a special formula. What it does is lubricate the eyes and contacts to allow the contacts to continue to breathe, and to not dry out and stick to your eye. I recommend using stuff once every 3-4hrs of contact wear to keep your eyes happy.
5. Toss used contacts after a year. I know it probably sucks cause you may not have used the contacts more than once... but new eyes are more expensive than new contacts.
6. Last but not least. As a tip for an overall experience... Put eye drops in your eyes before bed. Your eyes are probably sad and dry from all that con crunch crying you've been doing before the con.
Feel free to drop a comment on other tips and tricks you'd like me to write about!