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How to Choose Coloured contact lenses

Updated on March 12, 2017

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.

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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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      projectmaster 6 years ago

      does anyone know where to get colour toric lenses

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      eyewearspy 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips here upon choosing the right color of contact lens. Now I know the importance of lenses and its color on where and how to use in the eyes. A very useful hub to read on.

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      faria_lupin 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      wow nice collectn n thnx 4 da tips

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      K Kiss 6 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      @Hanna Marie: you should definitely consider black contact as you already have blue coloured eye...it will be a shocking change to go black.

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      sameen 5 years ago

      the vieo was very nice

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      I agree with you tcstix, green contacts are indeed my absolute favourite!.

      thanks sameen for stopping by at my hub.

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      Taher kapadia 5 years ago

      what colour lens should go, with a dark face...??

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      honey or autumn coloured contacts will give mischief to the eyes contrasted against dark skin and grey or amethyst will give a cooler vibe. Green looks great on dark skin too and gives a wood nymph type vibe.

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      Jin Karia 5 years ago

      yayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!! so i can wear green contacts. i kinda want mine bright though :(

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      I am glad my hub helped you decide Jin Karia.

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      Dark eyes 5 years ago

      I have a wheatish complexion and my eyes n hair are the darkest shade of brown. I want contacts for parties,not daily use. I want to look different,but at the same time,I don't completely want to stand out. What shade is good for me?

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dark eyes, you might consider wearing silvery ash contacts as they would give you the kick for a party yet at the same time harbour near reality. Ash generally sits very well on dark eyes as well.

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      pinky 5 years ago

      i hav a tan skin.but it goez wid cool tone.when em under da sun or under a light it gives a yellow type glowing reflection & i look more fair wen comparing wid fair grlz.but normally wen em not under a light or sun ma skin is dull.so em confued bout ma tone.so pls giv me an advice 2 choose a contact lens.

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      pinky 5 years ago

      sorry...not cool tone.warm tone.i made a mstake. i 4got 2 mention ma natural eye colour.itz black.ma hair is als dark black nd nw i hav put sm brown highlightz.so i wd lyk 2 wear a brown or an aqua colour lens.will they suit me?????

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Pinky, what what I have gathered from your description of yourself it seems like that honey would go wonderfully with your recently highlighted hair and skin tone. You can also go with Aqua coloured contacts which will give your face a very mischievous touch. Brown, Honey and hazel are safe colours which also look great with your complexion and hair. Hope I was of any help.

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Pinky, what what I have gathered from your description of yourself it seems like that honey would go wonderfully with your recently highlighted hair and skin tone. You can also go with Aqua coloured contacts which will give your face a very mischievous touch. Brown, Honey and hazel are safe colours which also look great with your complexion and hair. Hope I was of any help.

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      Ahsin khan 5 years ago

      hi i am from Pakistan.

      my color is light brown.

      help me in color selection

      reply me on ashinkhan573@yahoo.com

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      Yvonne 5 years ago

      I have rather pale skin, black hair, and very dark eyes, leaning towards black. This article was very helpful, but I still am going to get what i prefered-green contacts. I thought green would like very nice with dark hair, and many people with dark hair tend to get blue. Green is different from blue, and I tend to see mostly blue and brown eyes.

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      Hasnahana pramanik 5 years ago

      ih've a dusky skin. so what color lens should go? reply me on hasna.inft@gmail.com

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      Monica 5 years ago

      My skin colour is tanned (asian) I've wore green contacts in the past and they looked really nice, it actually did suit me but; however i would like to wear some other colour that would look better/natural on my skin tone and would stand out too, i hope that someone can contact me and reply to my message.

      Thankyou

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      @Yvonne: you made a good decision. Green will indeed look great with your black hair. Green and black is a classic combination.

      @Monica:- with tanned skin icy-ash looks very cool and foxy especially if your outline your eyes with black kohl. On a warmer tone you may go for honey which blends beautifully with tanned Asian skin.

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      bm 5 years ago

      hello,my skin colour is fair brown?so what colour of lens shud i wear so that i will looks attractive and sexy eyes in group of people??thnk u for ur reply.. :)

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      @bm: colours like misty grey, forest green, violet, electric blue and even jet black are all sexy contact lens colours for fair brown people

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      Jinia 5 years ago

      Does the pearl gray suits the dark skinned people?

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Honestly speaking Jinia, pearl grey is a tricky colour for anyone. I believe that it's all about the right eye makeup and the person who carries it that makes wearing pearl grey contacts work or not work. Either it will look fantastic or it might look like something out of Halloween. I myself tread carefully when wearing such colours.

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      first timer 5 years ago

      I just wanna start using contacts and I've got a chocolate brown skin with black hair.what colour of contacts wuld make me look really hot nd sexy

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      My suggestion is that you go for jungle green. I think Bausch & Lomb makes them. Alternatively you can go for hazel or honey for a warmer tone.

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      jojo 5 years ago

      i am quite brown and i was wondering if grey would go

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      It will go provided that you wear the right makeup with it. One thing is for certain, the striking contrast will produce a striking outcome. However, if you go for a dark grey it will blend in and just give a sparkle to your eyes. But if you go for a light grey like misty grey it will be on the icy side and an eye catcher.

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      lia 5 years ago

      great and very helpful tips.Thank you. I have asian skin and I used pure Hazel it made that adorable dolly look on me, am not saying it people are.

      Thank you

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Thank you lia for leaving such a nice comment. Hazel does give a very doll like look and I am glad that it suited you too. :)

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      vivi 5 years ago

      That was very helpful;-)

      I have a fair skin,with brown hair im in a dilemma between choosing grey or blue lenses?

      What do you think?

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      Allison 5 years ago

      I have Kinda tan kinda white skin and I was wondering is a grey nice for me?

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear vivi, with fair skin and brown hair blue lenses would look very pretty and give you an almost doll like aura provided that you choose a bright and lively blue. If you were to choose a dark blue it gives the eyes depth and makes others wonder whether the eyes are black or blue which adds to the mystery.

      Grey contacts would also suit fair skin but since you have brown hair it might conflict. Since I do not know the exact share of your hair I will not be able to give you my advice properly. Grey contacts generally go very well with black hair and also blonde hair. Brown hair usually have a reddish base which conflicts with the ice-ness of the grey contacts. However, a darker grey would go well with your complextion. You will have to decide what kind of look you are going for. Hope that helped.

      Dear Allison, the comment regarding the grey contacts that I gave to vivi would hopefully answer your query. :)

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      Saphh 5 years ago

      Heyy

      my skin colour changes :\ when im outside im realyy fair and sometimes im light brown

      my haircolour also changes from a light brown to dark depends what i wear

      i dnt wear eny makeup except mascara as i have smallish kind ov eyes i want my eyes to look bigger and stand out what colour contacts would suit me i seem to really like the colour grey but the freshlook contacts have colourblend which is grey with brown but i want a solid light grey kind ov colour

      thanks

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Saphh, Freshlook does make one in grey with only grey tones called Misty Grey (it is quite light in shade). Bright colours like bright green and Honey make the eyes look much bigger then they are. With Brownish type hair shares of green and honey/hazel go really well.

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      dj sue 5 years ago

      Even i never knew that a topic like contact lens could be so cool n interesting.

      So beautifully written and composed alongside with the pics, nicely blended all together! :)

      Good job :)

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Sudha ji thank you. Glad you liked it :) mwah

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      dj sue 5 years ago

      Well it indeed was really cool specially since i just started wearing contact lens hihi but already chose the dark brown colou wizout any consultation :P

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      cheyenne 5 years ago

      idk what to do i have light brown eye's and i want contact's that would make my eye's blue looking.what Don't know what to get.

      If you can help me you can Email me at

      sexykitty314@gmail.com

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Cheyenne, I would suggest that you go for Brilliant blue by freshlook. Alternatively you can go for aqua for a more vivid change.

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      cheyenne 5 years ago

      ohkay thank you

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      aaw you are welcome.

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      shabrien 5 years ago

      hey.. i am planning to get my first pair of lens.And my skin color is brown and have small eyes and my hair color is black.so will hazel brown will suit my eyes.And my eyes are naturally black.

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hello shabrien, hazel is one of my favourite colours for contact lens, second only to green contacts. Hazels suits almost all skin colours and especially brown or darker skin tones as it then adds a very mischievous look. Hazel colour shows well on black eyes, I myself have naturally black eyes and Hazel covers that up nicely. I tried Freshlook's hazel.

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      Kripa 5 years ago

      Hello, I have dark brown eyes and I have a wheatish skin tone. I'm neither fair nor dark and have a higher grades of whaetish tone. My hair color is dark brown. I would like to get my first lens for my sister's wedding. Can u plz suggest what color lens would best suit me?? Also, can i wear a lens even if i don't have power??

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      reshmi 5 years ago

      hii am havng taned skin n havng slight brown shaded eyes n my hair color is also slight brown... i want to wear lens for my marriage which color 2 choose i wud be wearng saree for my mariage

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Readers I am really sorry for the late reply but I didn't have access to internet for the past 2 days :(.

      @Kripa for your kind of complexion and hair you have a wide range of colours to choose from. It really depends on what type of look you want. If you are more in the mood for drama for for icy grey or baby blue. If you want a more natural and subtle and at the same time sexy transformation, go with colours like green (green has warmth and sexiness at the same time), violet (a touch of innocence), Honey (for a glowing - fierce -tigress like look) and I would suggest that you steer clear of brown.

      @Reshmi- It would have helped me to advice you better had I known the colour of your wedding saree. If the wedding saree is more redding I would suggest going for green, it being the best complimentary colour to red. For other colours you can go for honey for a naturally sultry look. Please avoid brown as it makes the face more dull. Did you consider keeping your eyes natural as they are. It is just a suggestion as I think quite a lot about my wedding too and I myself jump from contacts to no contacts and when you really think about it you want to see (years later) photographs of yourself as natural as possible on your wedding day. The makeup will be heavy as it is and with contact lens your eyes will get more tired by the end of the ceremony. The rest of course is up to you. Oh and also avoid blue contacts, especially baby blue on weddings can look ridiculous. Dark blue is alright but then one can't see that colour much. Avoid icy colours like silvery grey or misty grey or baby blue. Hope that helped and don't forget to share my article on facebook if you liked it :D

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      tasneem 5 years ago

      hi, your article is awesome. Could please help me getting my first contacs? I have very dark brown eyes(it looks black in daylight) and black hair. My skin tone is fair(asian/indian) . Do u think freshlook colour blends sterling gray would suite me? Which will be better, gray or sterling gray?? How would i look on green? I want my contacs to look natural, yet noticeable.

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      akshata 5 years ago

      I have black eyes and black hair and fair skin... I don't wanna look horrendous ... Can you please suggest me the best eye colour which will suite me from t freshlook eye lens series...

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      akshata 5 years ago

      Also I need t lenses for my bro wedding in April ... N my saree colour is yellow ... Can you please suggest me Wat colour lens will look best on me ...

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      akshata 5 years ago

      Hi... I have a dark black hair n black eyes and a fair skin... I wanna try colour lens 4 my bros wedding n this is my first time... so I wanna try something subtle n not over t top... my saree colour is yellow ... Can you please suggest me Wat colour lens will look best on me without scarring anyone ...

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      Anonymous babe 5 years ago

      Hi, my hair is Brown base with highlights of lighter brown, sort of ash blonde but not too light. And I have Asian skin. Not too fair not too dark. I have always been wearing brown colour lens. And I'm getting bored. I want something that is more vibrant but still suits my skin and my hair colour. Please advise.

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      first timer 5 years ago

      i just wanna start using contact lens nd i'm really canfused on wat colour 2 use.am dark nd am a nigerian. i av a chocolate brown skin and face. i need a colour dat wuld make me look hot and sexy lyk a celebrity.. i wuld appreciate ur quick response. thank u

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      @Tasneem:- Thanks for the compliment on my hub. For a first time user you need to go for a colour that will compliment your hair and skin tone so that you continue to experiment with contact lens colours in the future. If you chose a colour for the first time which you end up not liking, it will refrain you from experimenting later on. Green is the perfect colour for a first timer. Make sure the green is not too dark. Grey and sterling grey are colours that I would suggest that you avoid for the time being. Grey is something that can't be worn with anything. You will need a special outfit and makeup to go with it. Hope that helped.

      @akshata - with yellow saree green would look great. If you want to pick a green from freshlook's collection then their Sea Green from Freshlook Dimensions or Gem stone green from Freshlook Colorblend. Green contacts are subtle yet very sexy. Alternatively you can go for honey.

      @anonymous babe you can go for turquoise or Caribbean blue.

      @first timer please read the above comment I left for Tasneem. Go for Green. With your beautiful skin complexion green will give you a very sexy foxy look!! Alternatively you can even go for misty grey which will look smoking hot on you.

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      first timer 5 years ago

      thanx nd GOD bless...i rilli appreciate ur good work.

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      First timer thanks a lot for coming back and you are welcome. Very few do this anymore. :) Hope you get the contacts you want

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      Sammie 5 years ago

      I have dark skin and brown hair I recently dyed my hair black and i was hoping to get grey contacts but I'm not sure wether it would suit me I was thinking a warm honey but I'm a first timer

      And this article has been very helpful but I'm still confused

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      Sammie 5 years ago

      I also have very dark lashes and

      It usually looks like I'm wearing eyeliner but I'm not

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Sammie, with dark hair and black hair (now coloured) would go well with grey (just go for a darker shade of grey if you want it to blend or go for lighter grey like ash if you want a striking look).

      Just know that almost all colours can be made to suit a person with the right makeup. But with your naturally dark lashes and natural eyeliner like eyes you should be able to pull of grey contacts quite well.

      Honey would suit you quite well but remember honey is quite bright and fiery. If that is not the look you are looking for then steer clear of honey. Honey contacts will give you a very tiger like look.C

      Hope my response helped :)

      Do share this article with your friends on facebook if you liked it :)

      TC

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      seema 5 years ago

      dear sammie,as ur the first timer freshlook grey shade will suit u more than hazel ,honey or brown..

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Seema I quite agree with you here :). Sammie I published another hub on contact lenses (link provided below) Do check it out. Might help you decide when you see the photos of the girls wearing misty grey contacts. Its title is the same except colour is spelt without the u.

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      PinkAngel 5 years ago

      hi.. I want to know what color contacts would look good on me. I have kinda dark brown hair but im thinking of dyeing it light brown or brown.. And i have dark brown eyes.

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      tshap 5 years ago

      Hi, i have hazel eyes and my hair is dark sandy blond and i have medium skin tone (light but go tanning once a week thus making it kinda tan) so average. I want to make my eyes a blue or maybe gray color that looks NATURAL. I'm leaning toward a gray but ive heard good and bad things-maybe freshlooks sterling gray or acuvues sterling gray, or one of the blues. Which would look most natural and flattering on hazel eyes??

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      Sammie 5 years ago

      Aww thank you seema and Also the author of this hub page this has been very helpful

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      Sammie 5 years ago

      Aww thank you seema and Also the author of this hub page this has been very helpful

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      nosheen 5 years ago

      hi very helpful note on lences bt im still confused i have lit fair combination skin not so dark or nt so fair i have black hairs and natural black eyes kindly tell me which color of lense suits me i want to wear blue in darker tone what u sugges tell me plz want my eyes incent wide look

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      PinkAngel: Go for Honey if you highlight or colour hair hair to light brown.

      tshap: with tanned hair lighter shades of blue looks striking and very refreshing too. Gives a vibe of someone who visits the beach a lot or goes surfing! Another plus point is that blues and greys sit very well on hazel eyes and almost all types of colours blend well. The blending areas are the opening for the pupil in the contact lenses. Those with dark eyes seem to have a striking contrast with the pupil (which looks bigger than it really is). Like you said there are good and bad things about gray but if I am guessing right, it shouldn't be a problem with your hazel base. Please share this hub with your friends and family on facebook if you liked my advice :)

      Nosheen:wearing blues in darker tone is good if you want a subtle change. I once wore Freshlooks blue is one of their darker shades and many people couldn't tell if I was wearing any contacts or not. It just gives a very subtle change in the look. In that case you have nothing to worry about whether it will suit you because it will but you might feel like you just wasted some of your money by buying something that really didn't serve your purpose. We wear contacts to change our look. No need to go dramatic but go for a brighter shade of blue or green. Just put some kohl/kajal when wearing the contacts and you will look great! Do share this hub on your facebook if you liked my advice. Thanks

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      ishi wishi 5 years ago

      I have black eyes and black hair. I'm an asian with dark tan tone of skin.which colour would suit me most.i don't want to look very contrasting bt want a change.appreciate your advice

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hi ishi wishi I have answered similar question above in this comments section please read them. Thanks. Choose between shades of green or hazel or honey for natural change. Dark blue for subtle change. The rest of the colours are for dramatic changes.

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      Lara 5 years ago

      Hey, I'm from India and I have a dusky complexion..my eyes are black as are my hair. I really wanna try some lenses and it would be of great help if you could give me some tips as to what colour i should choose.

      please reply at phoenix.featherz@gmail.com

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Lara, no hard feelings but I work as a writer for hubpages and I reply to comments because I wish to help others but I cannot reply to your query via email.

      Please read through the comments as I have already advised to similar queries as your with regard to complexion and hair. Regards

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      sharry 4 years ago

      is brown contact lens is suit to olive skin??

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      elysia 4 years ago

      hlw dear.. Plz suggest which shade in green i should choose for my naturally black eyes. I have a fair (warm) complection and black hair. I want my contacts to look narutal and i am confused between freshlook colorblends green and genstone green. Hope u will help me out.

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      Shreyo 4 years ago

      hi...awesome post!!!

      I am planning to wear coloured contacts( I already wear the normal ones for my vision ). I have a fair complexion but its kind of a golden tone , I have black hair and deep brown eyes but my eyes are a big with curly black lashes ....all this is making it a bit tricky for me to pick out a color ....I am not sure of blue as well as my complexion is not the pinkish sort....please please please help me out...

      thanks in advance:-)

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      XxGinaLiciousxX 4 years ago

      Hello, I have been wanting to try contact lenses for years but just haven't done it. I think I have an olive to tan skin tone and I have really spunky "rihanna" red hair that I just recently dyed. I want something that would compliment not only my skin tone but something that won't clash with my hair. What is the best one? I was thinking about a hazel?

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      @Sharry : - Brown contacts are very subtle if your original eye colour is black or on the dark side. Then it will suit you naturally. However, if your natural eye colour is light like blue or green or grey, even brown contacts will make a huge difference and it will alter your face entirely.

      @Shreyo:- thanks. You seem to have naturally pretty eyes. Curly black lashes surrounding big eyes are an awesome combination. You can choose blue provided that it is not too light or too bright. Go for a mid level blue which will look great with your lashes. Make sure to generously dip your lashes in black mascara for a dramatic effect.

      @XxGinaLiciousxX:- One colour for you girl with that awesome shade of red hair- Green (as bright as you get) you will look fantastic. I coloured my hair a number of times into that shade of red and I would always wear my green pair with them. Alternatively you can go for honey but not brown or hazel.

      Hope that helped girls. Please share my hub with your friends on Facebook or Twitter Thanks.

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      Shreyo 4 years ago

      hey thanks for your advice ....will try it out and let u know how it goes....

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      You are most welcome Shreyo. Hope it turns out well for you :) Good luck

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      Sharry 4 years ago

      Thank you for the advice,,,i have black original eye color so i'll try it...:))

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      you are most welcome Sharry. Hope it turns out good for you :)

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      Slurpee_14 4 years ago

      Am Dark Brown An I Want To Know What Color Contacts Would Go With Me P.s My eye color is black

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      Roxanne 4 years ago

      I dont know where to place myself under these categories. I consider myself brown although I am not African American color, I am more of a recent Freida Pinto color, so I have a hard time picking out whether I'm tan or under "dark skin tones" - my face tends to always be much lighter than the rest of my body, of course I can coat that with foundation, and my hair is black, and my eyes are hooded lids, what color should I get?

      My color is like so http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NWJ3c8s8IZ8/TbJBOHlM95I/...

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      Onedirectionluver 4 years ago

      Hey,

      So I found this very helpful but I just can't seem to indicate my skin colour I mean I'm not ran but I'm not dark. I'm sri lankan, so I guess im Indian but I'm not dark. I have black hair and black eyes and I'm planning on getting colored contacts. It would really help u kinda tell me where my skin colour is:) thank you so much

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Slurpee_14 - With dark skin bright green and honey coloured contacts look very good. Avoid icy colours like misty grey.

      Roxanne - I would say you fall under the traditional south-east Asian skin tone which is brown or referred to as tan. Freida has a basic south east Asian skin tone and if yours are like her you can go with any colour actually. However, keeping in mind that you have hooded lids you should go with bright colours like turquoise, bright green, even misty grey..any colour that actually shines through ur eyes.

      Onedirectionluver - I would have said tan but you already crossed that out. I am not quite sure how to classify it. Sorry can't advice on that point. But if it is of any help please see my comment above to Roxanne for tanned skin.

      Hope that helped people. Please share my article with your pals on facebook if it was of any help and feel free to ask further questions or browse through my other articles.

      TC

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      Esther 4 years ago

      Im getting contact lenses and i just cant wait to wear them.

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Esther, I am happy for you too!! I remember how excited I was before getting my first pair which were green in colour.

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      Halloween Contact Lenses 4 years ago

      A very nice post thanks for sharing it.I think it is the advice which all of us need.I am interested in purchasing a lens but was confused regarding the color.

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      Halloween Contact Lenses 4 years ago

      To choose a lens which suits you is a great difficulty.Thanks for sharing this nice post on how to choose.I am willing to wear lens i have fair complexion i like blue eyes but i am confused.

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      denise 4 years ago

      Hi im denise! So im going into my senior year of high school and im getting rid of my glasses and getting contacts but i dont know what color to get. I have a light brown skin tone, dark brown eyes, and sandy brown hair. I want a natural look. Would honey or maybe hazel be good choices?

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      Sheriden 4 years ago

      I am blonde with color changing eyes. They go from blue to gray to green. I am tanned pretty good so a medium skin tone. I want something that will make my eyes look richer, bigger, and more interesting color. I was thinking maybe a light violet but I'm not sure.

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear denise, glad to know that you are going into your senior year of high school and getting rid of glasses is always a great thing as it adds brownie points to the total look. Although it is not suggested to wear contact lenses all day long.

      Hazel is a very national colour to go for especially with your light brown skin tone and sandy brown hair. You can never go wrong with hazel contact lenses as it won't look striking or out of the place. So if you want a natural colour that will subtly change your look, go for hazel.

      Honey, now that is a colour I absolutely adore!! But it is a bit on the bright ... glowy side of the contact lens and I would not suggest going for it for everyday wear. honey contacts gives a very tiger like look and is more suitable for those looking for a striking "something is definitely different" type of look and it might leave u feeling overconscientious of your contact lenses all the time.

      Hope that helped. And don't forget to keep the glasses handy when your eyes get tired of wearing the lens.

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Dear Sheriden, it is wonderful that you have color changing eyes, I would give anything to get eyes like yours!! It's really a surprise that you would want to get contact lenses with such unique natural eye colour. Still since you are interested, I will advice.

      Since your eyes naturally change from blue to green to grey, violet would definitely be a very interesting colour to go for. I have used violet contact lenses many times and it always got me complements like angel eyes and fairy eyes. Violet is a very feminine colour to go for and it will surely make your eyes look attractive. However, AVOID amethyst as it is one of the dullest contact lens colour to go for.

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      kashish 4 years ago

      hey i have got wheatish skin . please suggest me which colored lens would suit me best

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      EsmeSanBona 4 years ago from Macon

      I know you wrote this a long time ago but I just want to say that this article is brilliant!

      I think you mentioned that you wore purple contacts at some point. You said to avoid amethyst. Which color purple did you go with? I am trying to decide on some violet ones but I don't want to look freakish. You said people called them "angel eyes" now that's what I'm looking for. Any help is most apprecitated.

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hi EsmeSanBona, thanks for stopping by and for the complement. From the comment I figured that you actually took the time to go through my whole article along with the comments I made from time to time. I really appreciate that :). I can't exactly remember the exact colour code but it was not one of the mainstream contact lens brands so I can't even google and find out the name of the violet. I do remember it being called Violet but can't remember if something else followed. I advised against amethyst because it does not have much of a difference on dark coloured eyes. As I have very dark brown (almost black) eyes, amethyst was a total loss of money. However, on people with naturally pale eyes, amethyst can look good in a soothing way.

      There is a picture of me wearing Violet contacts in one of my other hubs on contact lens. Look at the last picture of the hub under the heading Violet for those pretty eyes: https://hubpages.com/style/How-to-Choose-Colored-c...

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      Avneet kaur Sidhu 4 years ago from Chandigarh

      Hey! another great hub....After reading your stuff I have also decided to buy a pair of beautiful lenses. Could you please help me out with the color...I have fair complexion and curly hairs.

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      K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Thanks a lot for stopping by avneet sidhu. With your complexion and hair I would suggest pale blue/violet and misty grey

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      FruitePrearix 4 years ago

      I employed to acquire on top of lifestyle however these days I've accumulated a new amount of resistance.

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      Candace 3 years ago

      Looking to get coloured contacts what goes well with your eyes if they are already hazel

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      anny 3 years ago

      hey :) great info!! i'm still a bit too confused as to what coloured lens i want to buy..i am a first timer..i have pitch black hair,dark brown eyes and a "glowing in the light" otherwise a yellowish tanned complexion. i want my eyes to look dead natural but i also want something that will make ppl think "theres a lot in those beautiful eyes " something that is not very obvious as to its fake like blue or misty grey...i want something dats sexy and changes my looks all together :) pls help me..! will be waiting for your reply..!! tomorrow is my deadline to buy d lens so the sooner u reply d better... thank you :)

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      K Kiss 3 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hi Candace,

      With naturally hazel eyes the world of colours would be your option as almost all colours would easily pop out without effort! You can even wear amethyst which is a colour that doesn't easily show on most dark eyes.

      Dear Anny,

      With that gorgeous skin of your coupled with black hair..I would say go for Freshlook colorblends green colored eye contacts. They are very natual..and soft. you will love it!! I would have also suggested Ego's green but I doubt you will find it where ever it is that you live. So your best bet would be something green that is not too bright..a subtle kind of green. Green contacts go so well with glowing skin and especially black hair. Good luck. XD

      And don't forget to like and share my article :D

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      anny 3 years ago

      oh okay..!! thank you soo much :* i'm on my way to buy green lens:)

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      Roops 3 years ago

      Hi Candace,

      I have a wheatish indian skin with black eyes and black hairs. Which lena color should i opt for ? Is hazel or dark brown a more better option for me ?

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      mvj 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I have dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

      My skin colour is wheatish but fair (indian)

      I am thinking of buying bausch and lomb green ocean coloured lense.

      Will it suit me?

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      K Kiss 3 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hello mvj,

      Really sorry for the late reply (been really stressed out with life).

      I am Bangladeshi myself so I understand what skin tone you are talking about and green ocean coloured lens will definitely suit you. Go for it.

      - K Kiss

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      Hanaly 3 years ago

      I like ur post very much. I have a mongolian (Asian) look, pinkish fair complexion with small dark brown eyes, hair is dark brown; occasionally changes my color to burgundy.

      I tried aqua n grey colored lenses of Bausch n Lomb. But doesn't suit me at all.

      I wanna look natural yet noticeable for my wedding coming in the next month.

      Please do help me in finding a right color lens from d same B&L.

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      Hanaly 3 years ago

      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).

      I have tried aqua n grey colored lenses of Bausch & Lomb which didn't suits me at all. I wanna look natural yet noticeable eyes for my wedding in the next month.

      Please do suggest to find the best ones of the same B&L.

      Thank u

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      mehwish 3 years ago

      salam.my skin tone is light brown .i have black hair and dark brown eyes.which colour of lens suits on me??

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      K Kiss 3 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      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!!

      Don't forget to share this post if you liked it. Thanks

      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.

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      Vanessa 2 years ago

      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..!!

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      K Kiss 2 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      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.

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      Abzz 2 years ago

      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 :)

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      aby:) 2 years ago

      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:-)

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      K Kiss 2 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      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

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      abzz 2 years ago

      Thankz

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      shiya 2 years ago

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

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      sucharitha 2 years ago

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

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      First time user 7 months ago

      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.

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