How to Choose the Right Colored Contacts According to Skin Tone

Published
08/23/2016

I - TIPS TO FOLLOW 

  • If you have fair skin, colored contacts in shades of blue and gray will look good on you. Practically any color will suit you. Bright colors and colors that shine are also recommended. Examples are turquoise, amethyst, and aqua.
  • If you have dusky complexion or dark skin, you can go for a variety of colors, all depending on what kind of effect you want to achieve. Warm colors usually work best. If you want a naturally sexy look, use amethyst or any color with the same hues. Smoky colors are seductive and sexy. If you want an out-of-the-box look guaranteed to turn heads, go for honey or autumn-colored lenses, or even grey lenses. Stay away from bright colors as they won’t complement your look.
  • If you are tanned, you need bright-colored contact lenses, or colors that glow. Some of the colors tanned people usually choose include navy blue, honey, green, grey, and hazel. Don’t go for bright blues, though. The color of your contact lens should be of a slightly different shade than your make up.  

II - ASIDE FROM YOUR SKIN TONE, IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER YOUR HAIR COLOR WHEN LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT COLORED CONTACTS.

  • Blonde (the yellow variety) and golden brown hair work well with contacts that come in shades of honey, brown, green, and hazel.
  • More unique hair colors like blue-black and salt and pepper are a perfect match with violet or ice blue contact lenses. If you have strawberry blonde hair, you’ll need cool colors for your contacts. Platinum blonde hair goes well with emerald green and powder blue lenses.
  • Black hair pairs well with violet and ice blue lenses.

Visit your eye doctor and ask him to show you a skin tone chart. This will help determine what your skin tone is. Do not hesitate to experiment with combinations as this is one way to identify which one suits you best.

III -TIPS FOR CHECKING COLOR AND SKIN TONE MATCH

  • Once you’ve checked out the color chart, narrow down your choices to around two. Wear one trial lens on your right eye and another on the other eye. Compare the two by looking in the mirror and determining which one is the best combination for you. Close one eye when doing so as this can make a lot of difference.
  • Finally, check out how the lenses will look in different lighting conditions. Move to a shaded area to find out how it will look on you when light is limited, and go to a brightly lit area to check out the effects of your chosen colored contacts.

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