How to choose the best coloured contact lens
Have you dreamed of trying out a different colour for your eyes? Or maybe you just want to enhance your colour beautiful eye colour? This is possible with coloured contact lenses. Check out our guide to help you choose the best-coloured lenses for your eyes.
Enhancement tinted vs colour tint contact lenses
For those with dark eyes - think brown or even darker shades of blue and hazel – many coloured contact lenses just don’t seem to have much of an effect. A common complaint that we hear is that they simply don’t change much.
The reason for this lies in the difference between enhancement tinted contact lenses and colour tint contact lenses. Enhancement tinted lenses are designed to bring out the wearer’s natural eye colour. They aren’t much help for those with naturally dark eyes, and the reason for this is that the enhancement lens is translucent. So when you put on a pair of enhancement contact lenses, the colour of those lenses is effectively combining with your natural eye colour.
For someone with naturally light eyes, this is wonderful, but for someone with a dark brown, their natural eye colour ends up overtaking the desired light blue, green, or hazel. This is why those with dark eyes see such lacklustre results with enhancement lenses.
But don’t give up yet! As mentioned before, there is another option: the colour tint contact lens. This type of lenses makes colour contacts for dark eyes possible by providing us with an opaque option that does not allow light to pass through the lenses. In other words, they hide your natural eye colour no matter how dark it may be.
There are some colour combinations that work better for those with naturally dark eyes than others. You might go for blue, the most popular colour, and as long as you’re choosing opaque lenses you won’t have any problems.
But why not go for something unconventional like green? Blues are popular and will work just as well, but green lenses tend to create a natural look over brown eyes. On your next order, make sure to try at least one shade of green!
Also grey is a good option. With an opaque lens, someone with naturally dark eyes can easily pull off a pair of grey lenses. Grey shades go with just about anything.
The more you experiment with these sorts of things, the happier you’ll be with your choices. And once you find the colour that really works for you, then consider yourself set for a long time.
Considerations When Choosing Coloured Contacts
When choosing coloured contact lenses, it's important to assess how they look on your eyes. They should be essentially invisible, but outstanding enough to give you the most natural appearance.
Do you have cool-toned skin? Then you'll look good with grey, purple or
blue contacts, as they'll complement your undertones. Generally, it's recommended for people with this skin tone to go for brightly coloured lens colours like turquoise, amethyst and aqua.
Neutral-toned skin ranges from a light brown to a light olive complexion. If you have this skin tone, then you can wear any colour you like! People with this skin tone can rock a wide range of colour choices from brown, honey and hazel, to grey, green and violet.
If you have a warm skin tone, the best-coloured contacts for your eyes should have highlights of honey, hazel, brown or light blue. These colours will provide a great contrast with your skin tone.
Apart from your skin tone, there is another factor to consider when choosing the best-coloured contacts for your eyes: the hair colour. Blonde hair not only suits a wide range of eye colours, but also makes your eyeshades look even more radiant. For best results, however, consider blue, green or violet lenses.
If you have brown hair, then go for brown or hazel contact lenses. Different shades of brown work well together to bring out a natural and effective look. If you want to go for a drastic look, then blue will do the trick!
The best-coloured contacts to match any shade of red hair is green. Bright green contacts are more suited for deep shades of red hair, while darker green tones go well with lighter red hair. You can also consider blue contacts.
Happy lens shopping
Enhancing lenses are suitable for those who do not want to dramatically change their eye colour. It is possible to change from a lighter to a darker eye colour, but enhancing lenses will not noticeably change darker colours to lighter colours. FreshLook Dimensions contacts are a good choice for those dreaming of blue or green eyes.
Opaque contact lenses are designed to cover up your natural eye colour. If you want to completely change your eye colour, opaque lenses are the right choice for you. For example, FreshLook Colorblends, Queen’s Solitaire and Air Optix Colors are very suitable, even for brown eyes.
Coloured contact lenses are available with corrective power and also without. In this case, they are known as cosmetic lenses. Remember that the rules about contact lens care apply to coloured lenses as well. So, no matter what coloured lens you choose, make sure to take proper care of your contacts and follow your eye practitioner’s instructions.