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A guide to finding the best color contacts for dark skin!

A guide to finding the best color contacts for dark skin!

January 13, 2021

How to find the best eye lens colour for dark skin

There’s something magical about the warmth and glow of dark skin. There’s something special about knowing how to find the best color contacts for dark skin too.

Do you go dark to start with or is choosing a bright color the way to get a stark contrast?

Different shades work for different shades of skin color.

Gone are the days of simply choosing a color that matches the tone of skin. With the variety of colored contact lenses out there, it’s easier than ever to find the right color contacts for dark skin.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re looking to find the best eye lens colour for dark skin tones.

How dark or light depends on what you like

Dark skin has many different tones. Just using the terms ‘dark’ or ‘light’ colored skin don’t mean much unless you know what they are being compared with.

A dark skin coloring can seem darker if it’s in contrast to light colored clothing or light colored eyes.

The same thing can be said for a pale or fair skinned person wearing dark colors or who has deep, dark eyes that contrast to the color of their skin.

It all comes down to how dark your skin coloring and how far you want to move away from your natural eye color.

More than skin deep

There are many different color contacts for dark skin on the market.

Those who are blessed with darker skin tones are usually drawn to the colorings of hazel, honey or green contact lenses. These shades offer a familiar warmth and deep tone that matches perfectly with the richness of the skin coloring.

Other darker colors of navy and sapphire blues can add some special interest and even the rarer shades of grey have a unique power when they are teamed with rich dark skin.

Remember to work the shade of your eyes with your skin tones in the way you want. It’s easy to feel a little intimidated about going too far from the usual path, but it can be liberating and exciting if you’re willing to try something a bit more adventurous.

Knowing the No-No’s

Are there hard and fast rules about what works best as an eye lens colour for dark skin?

The basic answer is No. There are a few key things to consider though.

  • The brighter blues such as aqua and turquoise shades don’t pair up well with lighter, caramel or coffee colored skin tone.
  • For dusky and warmer colored skin, avoid pinks and green-blue tones. These can be a clash of colorings that work against the beauty of having a rich skin color.
  • Warm, dark skin can often have the fruits of peach, orange and even yellow undertones. Contrasting too much with those undertones can look less than the best.

Some bright colors can work well to bring out a ‘popping’ effect of the eyes, but you need to be careful not to turn the whole exercise into a ‘Look at my new colored contacts’ one. The more natural the contrast of eye color to skin tone, the more intriguing the result can be.

If you don’t want to make a mistake and don’t trust yourself to make a choice yourself then it pays to ask a trusted friend or family member and get their honest opinion.

Dabble with daily colored contacts

It can be a little daunting to choose colored contact lenses sometimes. There is more than one thing to consider when you’re looking for the best eye lens colour for dark skin.

Dark skin often has a mix of warm and cool tones. A neutral dark skin tone can work best with a blend of the middle ground between warm and cool coloring.

It’s a good idea to try a few different options for yourself. That’s where daily colored contact lenses can be a wonderful way to help you make a decision.

  1. You have the chance to try a number of options
  2. You aren’t left with having to keep your colored contacts (just dispose of them after 1 day)
  3. You can choose a deep color one day and a light color the next

Having a few different samples can help you work out which ones you like AND you can judge by other people’s reactions if you’re on the right path.

It’s easier to adjust your shade of colored contacts to go a little darker or lighter and then you can select a pair of monthly or even yearly colored lenses from there.

Making the most of your delicious dark skin

With the right choice in colored contact lenses, you can make the most of your dark skin.

You can always start with something that is not too far from your natural eye color and go from there.

If you’re ready to experiment, why not try different colored contacts in each different eye? It’s a clever way to see what you think works best for you. Just remember to look at yourself in different lighting and you’ll see what the effect is more clearly.

If you have dark brown eyes, you can step into the world of honey brown colored lenses.

If your coloring is lighter, then a green shade can bring out an expressive look.

There’s everything from the sweetness of caramel and honey gold, and coral, sea and soft green for a more contrasting and arresting look.

The choice is all yours and you can find something that suits your own individual style and even colorings that match your mood.

Just remember to buy quality colored contacts so you know you are protecting your eyes while projecting a new you to the world.

Where are the best color contacts for dark skin today?

Whenever you’re looking to find the best color contacts for dark skin, there’s only one place you need to know – Colour Your Eyes.

You can choose from the best range of top quality colored lenses which are fully EU tested and approved. There’s no better way to bring out the best of your beautiful dark skin. 

You deserve a brand new look that has all the world looking at you for all the right reasons.

All you need to do is Colour Your Eyes.



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