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How to Up Your Eye Game in a Blink with Colored Contact Lenses

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Turns out, one-minute makeovers are a thing. Enter: Colored contact lenses. Prescription or cosmetic based, they work on correcting your natural vision and/or enhancing the natural color of your eyes.

When you consider a significant makeover to your everyday look, you probably think of chopping or coloring your hair. The downside to this kind of transformation is that it doesn’t come with an undo button. Colored eye contact lenses on the flip side, demand zero commitment and give you a noticeable makeover instantly. We’ve basically got our lens on the most convenient way to switch things up and push your style quotient a notch above. We know you want it.

Let’s take a peek at the best color lenses to help you in the big decision.

Best Color Lenses

Hazel contacts on dark skin

1. Hazel eye lens

Did you know that a mere 5% of people in the world are blessed with hazel eyes? This is where hazel contact lenses are godsend to the rest. Hazel eye lens is an ideal pick for anyone who doesn’t mind eyes that ooze mystery. The hazel color lens takes on its hues depending on the backdrop and the lighting you are in. A charming blend of green, blue, earthy brown and rich gold tints is what makes the hazel hue a great balance between chic and royal.

2. Blue eye lens

What can beat a refreshing hue that draws inspiration from the sky to the oceans? The blue color lens is both relaxing and energetic at the same time. If you’ve been finding ways to slice through the monotony in your everyday look, the oh-so-dreamy blue pair is all you need to experiment with. Talk about a deep hue that’s subtle yet powerful at the same time. If you’ve got a cooler skin tone, don’t blink twice before getting yourself the blues.

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3. Brown eye lens

Are you a sucker for the au naturale look? Then this warm color’s the one for you. Think of it as a classic color that’s less predictable than black but still has the versatility of black. Now this is what makes this earthy hue more work-place friendly while being a definite head turner. Simple yet so irreplaceable, brown contact lenses warm up your eyes while complementing a head of black hair.

4. Green eye lens

You’re about to meet a major crowd favorite. Tell us you haven’t stopped and stared at someone with green eyes. And why not? It’s alluring and rightly so. If you belong to a fam of warmer skin tones, all your eyes need is a pop of bright-colored lenses (read: green contact lens) to create an envious appearance. P.S. you don’t have to worry about the green lens getting along with your natural eye color as it’s known to seamlessly blend.

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Grey lenses on black skin

5. Grey eye lens

Let’s put it out there: Don’t shy away from indulging in 50 shades of grey. The grey contact lens is your best bet when it comes to switching to a versatile lens color that adds well-balanced neutral vibes to your style statement. This subtle hue has hints of strength and calm that makes it instantly attractive. Also, if you’re the kind of person that loves being on the rarer side of the spectrum, know that less than 1% of the world population is blessed with naturally grey eyes. Makes you want to try it, doesn’t it?

How To Use Contact Lenses

This step-by-step guide on how to use contact lenses will help you decode this seemingly complicated process of putting on your eye lenses.

  • Begin by first washing both your hands with an anti-bacterial soap and rinse with water. Why you can’t afford to skip this one? Because your hands will be handling the lenses which will come in contact with your eyes.
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel (preferably lint free) and open the contact lens case.
  • Pick one lens with the support of the top of your index finger. Hold it up to the light and ensure it isn’t inside out. You know it’s right, if it looks like a tiny bowl. Otherwise, just flip it.
  • Look in the mirror and pull your eyelids apart with the other hand. Gently place the lens on your eye ball until they fit in snugly.
  • Now slowly release your eyelids and close your eyes gently. Softly press on the eyelid to settle the contact lens in place. After a few blinks, you should be able to see clearly and the lens should feel comfortable too.
  • Repeat with the other lens.

Dos And Don’ts For Colored Contact Lenses

Here’s a list of eye-opening dos and don’ts to keep your eyes safe whilst having fun experimenting with the lenses.

1. When you steadily move the lens to place it on your eye, look in front or upward towards the ceiling to make it more convenient.

2. Those with butter fingers, this one’s for you. While handling, if the lens slips off your hand and falls down, rinse it with a lens cleansing solution before using it.

3. If you engage in activities that involve water or dust such as, swimming, riding and gardening, it is always safer to wear an eye protective gear.

4. You might be tempted to place the lens directly in the case when you retire at night, but it is always recommended to rinse it after removing it.

5. Carry your lens case storage and cleansing kit with you, to be prepared for events when you need to either remove or clean them. Who knows if the party turns into an afterparty that goes right up till dawn?

6. Do not doze off at night with your lenses on. So, no matter how lazy or drunk you are, remember to remove them before you hit the bed.

7. There might be days when you are out of cleansing solution and decide to simply rinse the lens with tap water. Trust us, you don’t want to take the easy way out on this one.

8. This may sound trivial but the case that holds your lens and solution needs regular cleaning too. This is the ideal way to avoid any possibility of lingering bacteria.

9. Applying eyeliner or kajal on inner rims of eyes or lash extensions are a big NO. Also, before you remove your makeup at the end of the day, first remove your lenses.

10. Love sharing everything from sunglasses to hoodies with your BFF? Well, dial down the sisterhood when it comes to contact lenses. Swapping lenses is not safe as it could lead to discomfort and infection.

FAQs

1. What are the best colored contacts for dark eyes?

If you’ve got dark eyes, avoid visible tints and opt for opaque tints. To keep your eyes looking natural, go for brown or hazel colored lens.

2. Is it okay to wear colored contact lenses every day?

Colored contact lenses are built to be a bit thicker than regular contact lenses. So, if you’re new to them, they may initially feel a bit heavier but the discomfort eventually fades away. If you clean your lens and give your eyes some respite, you can wear colored lenses every day.

3. What colour contact lenses suit Indian skin?

Honey brown, hazel, green and grey are the best color choices for contact lenses that complement Indian skin tone.

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