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How to Choose Coloured contact lenses

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During my days as a student studying for my O’ levels I have been quite consumed by the desire and soon giving that desire fulfillment by wearing coloured contact lenses. I suppose any girl who has naturally dark eyes, like dark brown or black, at times wishes that her eyes were of a different colour. And thanks to the era we were born in, we can actually help in the situation. I am not saying that dark eyes aren’t wonderful, in fact now that I have matured; my need to constantly change the colour of my lenses has ebbed to a point that I rarely wear contact lenses. Anyway, that is besides the point.



Choosing the right colour:

Coloured contact lenses come in various shades and it is sometimes difficult, especially for first time users to choose which colour to wear. Although I am aware that those who buy contact lenses, usually have a preconceived notion that a certain colour will look great on them, or that they wish to wear a particular shade of green or blue, it is not always the case that that colour will look great on them. However, there is a way that even colours that you are dying to wear but feel like it would not suit your skin colour or face structure can be worn beautifully if worn together with the right eye makeup. It needs to be realized that coloured contact lenses usually needs to be worn with a bit of eye makeup to blend the colour with your skin and face to make it seem natural. Wearing coloured contact lenses with no makeup is usually a disaster as it generally looks out of place. I am not asking you to wear tons of makeup, perhaps just a little kohl under and around the eyes or a little shimmery eye makeup with black mascara. Try to refrain from wearing green eye shadow with green contacts and blue with blue contacts unless you know your way around the makeup department.


Dark and milk chocolate skin:

Although most people have a predetermined idea that dark skinned people should not wear coloured contact lenses of a lighter shade, I beg to differ. Honey or Autumn, which has a beautiful bright glow to it, are great colours for dark skinned girls. It adds mischief to the eyes and gives a tiger like quality. If you want a cooler look, you can also go for misty grey or amethyst, they are both colours with a cold undertone, it adds sexiness to the eyes. Shades of green and blue can also be worn but try not to steer towards bright shades of green or blue, go for a subtle look by choosing dark shades of green or blue as it will blend it well.

Olive or tanned skin:

Going for bright shades is a good idea. Make your eyes shine by going for a bright shade of green as it would be the best choice for you. Try not to wear green makeup with green contacts as it will dull your eyes. However, shades of blue should be avoided. Other colours to consider are honey, hazel and grey. Navy blue coloured contact lenses look fantastic too if you are planning on a subtle change.

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Fair skin:

Blues and grays are great shades for you. Honey should be avoided as the mischief that usually comes with honey does not usually suit girls of a fairer shade as the skin is too light to carry out the playful mischief with the eyes. Just go for bright and shiny colours. Turquoise and Carrabin aqua are colours that give fair people the freshness of the ocean and looks great when worn with white clothes. Purple and amethyst look fantastic on fair skin as it gives an innocent look that blends with the fair skin. Only really fair people can honestly wear shades of violet without any makeup and yet make it seem so beautifully natural.

For all skin colours:

Going for contact lenses that have three rich shades blended together is great for all skin colours. Again, there are actually no fixed rules that anyone needs to follow. Try to take chances and try out new colours.

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anika thakur from New delhi on December 27, 2017:

Really content is very useful for choosing eye contact lenses.

First time user on August 21, 2016:

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So I have black hair and very dark brown eyes. It looks black in daylight. My skin is tan i guess. Like I can probably use yr typically shade of bronzer as face powder. So this is my first time using lenses. I'm not using it for daily use, maybe like special occasions or official events. I have a concert coming up that I'll be performing in. So I want something that I can wear to those events but people won't stare at me. Like I want it to be noticeable but not too popping. I'm thinking about a subtle grey or a light brown colour. Help me make my choice please, or maybe you can suggest a different colour? Thanks in advance. Your reply will really help me.

sucharitha on March 15, 2015:

I have brown skin and dark brown hair (indian) and i am wondering whether i should choose honey coloured contact lenses or light brown

shiya on December 22, 2014:

I have dusky skin..suggest that which colour lens suits me....

abzz on November 12, 2014:


K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on November 12, 2014:

Hi Aby/Abzzz Green would be a great color provided you take a green that is on the brighter side. Green contacts go well with pink colour. If you want to achieve a very mysterious and sexy look then sterling grey contact lens by freshlook is a great choice. Again it depends on the eye makeup. With sterling grey or any ash coloured contacts actually, you will need to do your eye makeup well, especially need to use dark black eyeliner and mascara/false lashes. Good luck

aby:) on November 12, 2014:

Hi im tanned skin ,dark brown hair with highlights i dont know if i should wear green contacts or grey contacts its for my birthday im going to be wearing a dark pink dress

I need to know ASAP thanks:-)

Abzz on November 12, 2014:

Hi I have tanned skin and dark brown hair with highlights .I don't know if I should wear green contacts or grey contact it's for my birthday and I'm going to be wearing a dark pink dress

I need to know ASAP thank you :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on November 11, 2014:

When reading your comment Vanessa, piercing blue eyes came to my mind and with that gorgeous wheat colored skin and black curled eye lashes any shade from baby blue to electric blue contact lens would look very hot. But if you want a more subtle look with contact lens go for hazel contacts, green or brown. Avoid ash color, grey and sterling grey contacts as these grey shades of contacts are very striking.

Vanessa on November 11, 2014:

Hey..!! I have wheat colored skin, black hair and naturally curled long eye lashes n I wanna know which color contact lens would suit my skin color.. Cuz I don wanna look weird..!!

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 13, 2014:

Hi Hanaly,

I am happy to hear that you liked my article on how to choose coloured contact lenses.

With Mongolian looks aqua and grey colours do not look natural as the people from these regions are known to have darker eyes. However, there is no harm in trying different colours as I myself wear very unusual and unnatural coloured lenses at times but I do that knowing that they look fake. However, if you are looking for a more natural and subdued change in eye colour then I would suggest going for the following colours by Bausch and Lomb: Emerald, India, Dark Hazel or Amazon. These coloured contact lenses will bring a very subtle and natural look for your upcoming wedding.

alternatively you can try colours by freshlook in hazel, honey, gemstone green and brown.

Hope that helped Hanaly and good luck!!

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Hi Mehwish,

with your skin tone contact lenses in colours such as any shade of green would look absolutely stunning. You can go for Honey too if you want to have the eye of the tiger. Honey looks very gorgeous with your skin tone. Avoid colours like ash or grey or shades of blue as they look very fake. But if you just want to look different and don't mind it looking fake but just want to look gorgeous and different you can always go for contact lenses in colours like blue, ash and violet.

But if you want to look natural by wearing contact lens then go for shades of green or brown or honey or hazel. Hope that helped Mehwish. Thanks for stopping by at my hub.

mehwish on March 12, 2014: skin tone is light brown .i have black hair and dark brown eyes.which colour of lens suits on me??

Hanaly on March 12, 2014:

Hello! I like your post very much. I have a Mongolian looks (Asian) with pinkish fair complexion. My hair n eyes are dark brown in color which I occasionally changes to burgundy sometimes (hair).