How to Choose Coloured Contact Lenses for Dark Skin

How to Choose Coloured Contact Lenses for Dark Skin

Girls with lush dark skin look absolutely stunning wearing many different colours of contact lenses. It is a myth that women with dark skin cannot wear half as many different colours as white or fair girls. Dark skin is a beautiful canvas on which various types of contacts can be worn and can be pulled of beautifully. However, like all things in life there is a right way of doing it. This article will help you decide which colour would suit your skin, personality and purpose. It will also help you choose your first pair of lenses in case you've never worn them before.

When choosing coloured contact lenses, a number of factors need to be considered before buying. Each will be discussed in turn:

  • The purpose of wearing coloured or fashion contact lenses
  • The skin tone of the wearer
  • The accompanying makeup

Brown Girl Wearing Different Colours

Brown girl wearing Acuvue 2 Colors in Sapphire.
Brown girl wearing Acuvue 2 Colors in Sapphire.
Photograph of girl wearing Freshlook Colorblend contact lens in Autumn.
Photograph of girl wearing Freshlook Colorblend contact lens in Autumn.
Tanned girl wearing Freshlook Colorblend contacts in Green.
Tanned girl wearing Freshlook Colorblend contacts in Green.

The Purpose of Fashion Contacts

If you just want to wear fashion lenses just for the sake of it then there is not much to say here, but many people come to me asking which colored contacts to buy for their wedding or birthday or just for their first time. Therefore, knowing the purpose of buying the contacts will help you eliminate certain colours and help you choose the right ones.

Skin Tone

Different colours suit or look good on different types of people with different skin tones. This post is limited to dark-skinned girls ranging from olive skin to milk chocolate to gorgeous dark chocolate skin colours. These tones are so gorgeous in themselves that many types of colours suit them and look ravishing. Therefore, before picking up a pair of contacts consider your skin tone and then buy.

Makeup

Some colours look good without any makeup, but to truly do justice to any skin tone, the perfect accompanying makeup does the trick. In my experience I have seen that almost anyone can pull of any coloured lens with the right type of makeup.

Now you need to consider the above three points and mesh them together to decide what colour to go for.

Lenses That Look Natural With Dark Skin

Many people want to look natural with just a subtle change in their eye colour. For this look you need to consider and imagine what the natural eye colours usually are of other people with your skin tone. Usually dark-skinned people have dark brown or black eyes (there are exceptions, of course, but most people expect dark-skinned people to have dark eyes). On that basis, if you want to have a subtle change in your eye colour without shocking your friends and relatives then you can go for the following colours:

  • Green
  • Brown
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Amber

Gorgeous dark-skinned woman wearing Acuvue Hazel Green contacts.
Gorgeous dark-skinned woman wearing Acuvue Hazel Green contacts.

Green Lenses

Many different shades of green look beautiful yet natural on dark-skinned girls. However, it is best to stay clear of the sharp and bright greens that people wear during Halloween. If you are confused about what green then just take a look at the pictures below. It will become evident that green contacts look very beautiful and natural.

Just take a look at the photographs of Rihanna with her naturally green eyes with star-burst hazel-honey. She looks divine! So what if you were not born with green eyes? You can always wear green contacts which will look quite natural and at the same time very beautiful on your skin, whether it be milk chocolate or dark chocolate or gorgeous ebony.

Green contacts are very easy to blend in with any skin colour with just a little bit help from some black eye kohl and lots and lots of mascara and you will have a pair of natural green eyes ready to awe everyone.

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Black and Brown Girls With Green Eyes

Rihanna with natural green eyes that look fabulous on her milk chocolate skin.
Rihanna with natural green eyes that look fabulous on her milk chocolate skin.
Antonia Thomas has green eyes naturally and she looks stunning. You can wear green contacts and look just as good.
Antonia Thomas has green eyes naturally and she looks stunning. You can wear green contacts and look just as good.
Dark-skinned girl wearing Freshlook's Gemstone Green contact lenses.
Dark-skinned girl wearing Freshlook's Gemstone Green contact lenses.
Victoria's Secret model KD Aubert has green eyes with a chestnut star-burst. If she looks this beautiful with green eyes on her lovely black skin then you can pull them off too.
Victoria's Secret model KD Aubert has green eyes with a chestnut star-burst. If she looks this beautiful with green eyes on her lovely black skin then you can pull them off too. | Source

Brown, Hazel and Honey

Since most people with dark skin tend to have naturally brown or black eyes, so the result is natural-looking when they shift to a different shade or depth of their natural colour. If your eye color by birth is black or deep brown then you can wear brown contacts for a very minimal change which will not attract much attention. Brown contact lenses will give you just a hint of change but nothing more. If you want a little bit more change without being too bold then you can go for hazel. Hazel eyes will give a glint of fire in your eyes that will light up your face without making a drastic change to your appearance. On the other hand, if you want a bold look while at the same time staying close to your natural eyes then you can choose honey contacts. Honey eyes are by far my favourite of these three as it makes the wearer look like a fiery tiger. The glint and shine in the eyes are ridiculously feisty and stunning. You can also add amber to the list, which looks very naturally beautiful on girls and women with darker skin tones.

Black Women with Honey or Hazel Eyes

Tami Roman is a gorgeous black woman with honey brown eyes. You can wear honey-brown contacts and look equally beautiful without being worried.
Tami Roman is a gorgeous black woman with honey brown eyes. You can wear honey-brown contacts and look equally beautiful without being worried.
Tiffany Hines has naturally hazel eyes which look beautiful.
Tiffany Hines has naturally hazel eyes which look beautiful.
Black girl wearing Freshlook Colorblends in turquoise.
Black girl wearing Freshlook Colorblends in turquoise.
Black girl wearing Freshlook Colorblends in turquoise.
Black girl wearing Freshlook Colorblends in turquoise.

Lenses That Look Different Yet Beautiful on Dark Skin

If you are looking to buy fashionable contacts that look beautiful while at the same time make you look completely different from your original appearance then you can go for many different shades. It is a myth that ladies with darker skin cannot wear contacts in blues or greys. With the right makeup and confidence any colour can be worn nicely by anyone. As long as you do not care about looking "natural" then you have many options like turquoise, sapphire blue, sterling grey and even violet.

There are many different brands from which you can choose your perfect contact lenses. There are beautiful ones by Freshlook and Freshlook Colorblend and also by Bausch and Lomb. A color chart for both Freshlook and Bausch and Lomb is provided in this article to assist you.

Black Women Wearing Light-Colored Lenses

Light grey contacts on a black girl.
Light grey contacts on a black girl.
It's unbelievable how Vanessa Williams has such a gorgeous pair of natural blue eyes. If she can have natural blue eyes then you can also wear blue contacts even with your dark skin and rock!
It's unbelievable how Vanessa Williams has such a gorgeous pair of natural blue eyes. If she can have natural blue eyes then you can also wear blue contacts even with your dark skin and rock!
Freshlook's Sterling Grey contacts on a dark-toned girl.
Freshlook's Sterling Grey contacts on a dark-toned girl.

I am a dark skinned girl and I will definitely feel comfortable wearing:

  • Green contact lenses
  • Honey, Brown or Hazel Contact Lenses
  • Any shade of blue contacts
  • Any shade of Grey eye contacts
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Color charts for colored contact lense

Freshlook and Acuvue 2 Colored contact lens chart.
Freshlook and Acuvue 2 Colored contact lens chart.
Bausch & Lomb color chart.
Bausch & Lomb color chart.
Freshlook color chart.
Freshlook color chart.
Bausch & Lomb colour chart.
Bausch & Lomb colour chart.

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Aziza 16 months ago

Hi there i will like to buy colour contact lenses. I will appreciate if you would send me the number to do my ordering. My email address is Aziz mason28@hotmail.co.uk

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