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The Beauty Tutorial: Choosing Color Contacts for Dark Skin

Color Contacts for Dark Skin
Do you have dark skin and wonder if color contacts will look good on you? Update your look with color contacts for dark skin and see the compliments follow.
Fashionhance Staff
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
Getting a new wardrobe or a new hairstyle can give you a great makeover. But there is one more thing that you can do to seriously update your style, without spending a whole lot. Changing your eye color can give you a renewed image that matches your personality. Confused? Some of you may be wondering how can a person change his natural eye color. The answer is simple, with the magic of colored contacts. It isn't a new concept for us as many celebrities wear them all the time. People with light-colored skin have no problem choosing from a wide range of colored contacts. The issue arises for those who are tanned or have dark skin. There aren't many choices left; plus, if you pick the wrong color for your skin tone, you can seriously make a fashion faux pas. So, if you don't want to make that mistake, then go through the article where we have provided detailed information on which color contacts will look best on dark skin.
You need a prescription for colored contact lens, even if you only want to purchase non-corrective colored lenses. But before you make an appointment with your optometrist, you need to have complete information about colored lenses. And since this article is dedicated to people with dark complexion, the suggestions will be limited when it comes to finding colored contacts for dark skin. Now, if you think about colored contacts, there isn't just one color out there. Ranging from subtle to striking looks, there are different types of contacts available today.
  • Enhancement Tint: Lenses designed to improve and not dramatically alter the original hue of the eyes. It makes the natural eye color deeper, more intense; ideal for people with lighter hues.
  • Color Tint: These lenses bring dramatic change to your eyes despite your original eye color. It only shows its own color, even if your eye color is light or dark.
  • Handling Tint: These lenses do not enhance or add color to your eyes while you wear them. The only reason it has a slight tint so that it is visible for proper care and insertion.
These disposable contact lenses are capable of altering your original eye color by giving your eyes a unique look. Once you know what type of tinted lenses you wish to go for, select the color of your choice.
Contacts for African-Americans
Besides the color of your skin, your hair color should also be taken into consideration. But the thing is that not all black people have the same skin complexion, which makes this slightly complicated. Colored contacts for black people can be a tricky thing as some colors, especially (intensified) enhanced, cosmetic colored lenses doesn't make a huge difference to the natural hue of your eyes. Which is why, the choice should not be hasty. The table mentioned below has information about colored contacts for dark skin and original eye color. According to your eye color, you can find which type of look you want.
Green
Green contact lenses
For Striking Look
  • Brown
  • Amethyst
  • True Sapphire
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Warm Honey
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Moonlight
Brown
Woman with brown eye
For Striking Look
  • Honey
  • Amethyst
  • True Sapphire
  • Pure Hazel
  • Jade Green
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Hazel Green
For Radiant Look
  • Sunrise
  • Autumn
Blue
Woman with blue eye
For Striking Look
  • Green
  • Amethyst
  • Honey
  • Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Hazel Green
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Moonlight
Hazel
Woman with hazel eye
For Striking Look
  • Green
  • Amethyst
  • Jade Green
  • Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Hazel Green
  • Sapphire Blue
  • True Sapphire
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Sunrise
  • Autumn
Contacts for Tan Skin
As for people with tan skin (biologically tanned or through tanning voluntarily), the choices are slightly better than dark skin. Again, your skin tone, hair color, and your personality, all needs to be taken into consideration before you select a specific color for yourself. The table mentioned below has information about color contacts for tan skin and original eye color. Go through the table and see if shades of blue, honey, green, brown, or purple contacts suit you.
Green
Green eye lenses
For Striking Look
  • Blue
  • Honey
  • Amethyst
  • True Sapphire
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Warm Honey
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Moonlight
For Intensified Look
  • Green
  • Emerald
  • Sea Green
  • Aquamarine
  • Pacific Blue
Brown
Brown eye of tan skin
For Striking Look
  • Honey
  • Amethyst
  • Green
  • Jade Green
  • Sapphire Blue
For Radiant Look
  • Sunrise
  • Autumn
Blue
Blue eye of tan skin
For Striking Look
  • Green
  • Amethyst
  • Jade Green
  • Hazel Green
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Moonlight
For Intensified Look
  • Aqua
  • Caribbean
  • Pacific Blue
  • Aquamarine
  • Ocean Blue
Hazel
hazel eye of tan skin
For Striking Look
  • Green
  • Amethyst
  • Jade Green
  • Sapphire Blue
  • True Sapphire
For Radiant Look
  • Eden
  • Sunrise
  • Autumn
Brands like ACUVUE 2 COLOURS Enhancers, FreshLook Dimensions, ACUVUE 2 COLOURS Opaques, FreshLook ColorBlends, and FreshLook Radiance are few of the best brands that provide colored contacts for dark skin. If you're basing your choices depending on some pictures of celebrities you saw in the magazines, or on these brands' websites, then keep in mind that when you wear these colored contact lenses, the outcome (look) is quite different. For ACUVUE 2 COLOURS Enhancers and FreshLook Dimensions and Radiance, the results are often different from what they show on their models.
Since you can't purchase colored contacts without prescription, when you visit your optometrist, ask for his/her advice on which colored contacts for dark skin will be best for you. After getting your color lens prescription, you can easily place your order online or directly at the departmental stores or specific brand outlets.