People sometimes neglect that choosing the right shade of colored contact lens also means taking into consideration the skin tone and what types of colors fit best with it. Sometimes, they get over excited in trying out their favorite colors that it ends up making them look less flattering rather than the other way around.
Colored contact lens are supposed to enhance one’s look so one should make sure he/she is wearing a color or shade that suits well, and this is mostly done by analyzing skin tone first.
For Dark Skin
A lot of people would say that colored contacts with lighter colors do not suit those who have a dark or chocolate skin tone. But as long as they know how to choose the right shades, then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Lighter shades of brown such as honey or autumn will look great and add glow to dark skin. For a sexier look, it is advised to go for colors with cold undertones such as grey or amethyst.
Green and blue will also work on dark skin, as long as it does not lean towards the brighter shades. Darker shades are more appropriate for a more subtle and prettier blend.
For Tanned Skin
Basically, bright shades work well for this type of skin tone. Some recommended colors are honey, hazel, grey or bright shades of green to make the skin tone pop more.
Navy blue is also good for a more subtle look, but other shades of blue especially the light ones should be avoided. Also, it is advised to not match the color of eye makeup to the color of the contact lens as this will dull the effect on the eyes.
For Fair Skin
Fair skin is a skin tone that can pull off a look with bright and bold colors for the eyes. Turquoise and aqua creates a fresh effect, resembling that of water and works best when worn with white clothing.
For a bolder look, purple and amethyst also blend well with fair skin tones. For a more natural look, shades of blues and grays are great choices. Colors to avoid are shades of brown such as honey because the skin is too light to carry out the mischievous and playful look those kinds of color bring.
Remember that there are really no fixed rules or requirements in picking out colors. There are some people who want to be experimental and stand out regardless if the color they pick fits their skin tone or not.
But if the aim is to look more visually pleasing in general, then one must take into consideration the colors that blend well with their skin tone.