How To Choose Colored Contacts for Dark Eyes
Many people have a hard time finding the right type of contact, especially when their eyes are already dark. While dark eyes can make choosing colored contacts more difficult, don’t let that deter you from having the eye color you’ve always dreamed of.
Colored lens technology has a come a long way in the past ten years, and many people wear colored lenses daily without the general public ever knowing that they were not wearing their natural eye color. So how exactly do you go about finding the right contacts for dark eyes? Read below for a how-to guide on choosing the right colored contacts for dark eye tones.
What type of colored contacts do I choose if I have dark eyes?
Colored Contacts generally come in two types. The first type of colored contacts are enhancers. Color Enhancers are ideal for people with light colored eyes, as they’re translucent, and typically made for enhancing your current eye color as the name would imply. While these lenses are great for people with light eye color, they’re not ideal for people with dark eyes.
Opaque colored contacts are made to completely change your eye color by covering up your natural eye color with opaque shading & patterns. These contacts are ideal for people with dark colored eyes, and have been scientifically designed to give you a brand new, completely natural looking coloration.
What brand of colored contacts should I choose?
For Freshlook contacts, Freshlook Colors are designed as opaque style contacts specifically for people with dark eyes. Check out the Freshlook Color Studio to compare colors, and even test how the colors would look on you! Click the link below to open the color studio.
For Acuvue Contacts, the Acuvue 2 Colour Opaque product line is highly popular. The 2 Colour Opaques come in a wide variety of colors as well. See below for the Acuvue Opaque color chart.
For Expressions Contacts, Expressions Colors are another popular choice, and come in eight different color selections as well.
What color is best for me?
Picking the right color can be a tough choice. While there are some general guidelines, the most important factor is personal preference. Luckily, most contact lens manufacturers offer free samples after obtaining a prescription, so you can try out multiple colors & brands risk free, before deciding which lenses are best for you long term. Some factors to keep in mind when trying different colors are your skin tone, makeup, and simply whether you want to be bright & bold, or perhaps more subtle in your color selection.
Overall Colored Contacts are for Everyone.
Whether you have dark eyes, or light eyes, whether you want to be subtle or bold, there are so many options in contacts these days that there truly is something for everyone. Colored contacts look natural enough these days where they’re hardly ever recognized as being fakes, and they’re great for all ages. As with all contacts, it’s important to get a proper prescription before purchase. To get a prescription, make sure to set up an appointment with your eye doctor, and then head over to AC Lens for the huge savings on colored contacts.