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Coloured Contact lenses, the trend

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You can’t change the colour of your eyes but you can change the colour of your contact lenses; that’s what more and more A-list celebs are doing these days.  Just take a look at these twelve and you’ll ‘see’.

1. Kylie Jenner

This A-lister has naturally light brown eyes, but has taken to wearing blue contacts, sending her followers into meltdown.  Increasingly contacts have been seen not only as a visual aid but as a fashion accessory that can be matched with different outfits for different events, as desired.

2. Kendall Jenner

Kendall, Kylie’s sister, has used coloured contacts to emphasise her striking, almond-shaped eyes.  In her role as supermodel she very often alternates the colour of her contacts in order to coordinate it with a range of make-up and high fashion products.

3. Kanye West

Another connection to the Kardashians!  During the 2016 Met Gala Kanye West wore icy blue contacts which caused a stir, especially given his darker skin tone.  Apparently, his intention was simply to match the Gala’s theme colour but it made a big impression, nevertheless.

4. Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries star knows from experience about the different lenses that can create such different effects.  Nina believes in expressing yourself not just through fashion or style but through colour itself.  Like a new haircut it can dramatically alter your look.

  1. Selena Gomez

Selena’s naturally brown coloured eyes became transformed with blue contacts, giving her a more edgy, brighter look, complementing her features in a new and surprising way.

6. Nicki Minaj

This well-known female rap artist decided to wear ice-blue contacts for one of her recent music videos.  The colour looked so out of place that it really highlighted her facial contours, creating a dazzling new aspect to her already bewitching face.

  1. Orlando Bloom

This famous Lord of the Rings actor has worn clear and coloured contacts to correct his vision and alter his natural eye colour.  His eyes are such a signature part of his appeal that you simply couldn’t imagine him behind a pair of glasses!

  1. Vanessa Hudgens

This A-list actress has such powerful, naturally brown eyes and luscious lashes that different coloured contacts allow her to draw even more attention to them.  In the shops there are many shades of green, blue, or even grey available, and each one creates a subtly different result.

  1. Tyra Banks

Another supermodel, and another set of choices about which clothes, colours, and contacts to wear.  Tyra’s eyes are naturally light, so she likes wearing coloured contacts to add more depth and authority to her power stare.  The lightness or darkness of a colour can also be as important a choice as the colour itself.

  1. Paris Hilton

It may come as quite a shock to know that Paris Hilton’s natural eye colour is brown!  Apparently, her coloured contacts are custom-made for her and so maybe that’s why they look so natural.  It is possible to get your lenses custom-made, although it will require an appointment rather than an off the shelf purchase.

  1. Lady Gaga

Gaga has made large circle lenses popular, the effect being to enlarge the look of the eyes and create a kind of doll-like innocence.  The grey big-eye contact lenses were iconic, and remind us that sizing is also an option, as well as colour.  However, as with all contacts it is not advisable to keep them in for too long because they can damage your eyes.

  1. Amber Rose

Model and actress Amber Rose changes her clothes, hair, and style, and her eye colour.  She adopts shades of grey, hazel and blue depending on how the mood takes her, all of which can create unique looks depending on what she is going for.  Coloured contacts lenses are widely available and can be seen as just another part of your wardrobe.

For eyes which are a lighter shade you might want to add more depth but not necessarily a dramatic, new look.  It is worth considering your hair colour and skin tone before settling on a shade.  Enhancement tinted lenses can add subtle overtones to your natural hue, so that you retain the same colour eyes but just in a slightly darker shade.

For those with darker eyes, it is possible to soften their impact by using opaque tinted lenses in light shades of brown. Trying a contrasting colour such as violet or vibrant green with dark skin can lead to a head-turning, eye-catching look.

Custom-made contact lenses are a luxury, you can buy contact lenses online, dailies contact lenses or monthlies but there are plenty of inexpensive brands out there.  If you wear glasses or contacts ordinarily, then coloured contacts are a perfect option for you.  Clothing, make-up or hair dye, after all, are not natural things but a series of choices about how you want to present yourself to the outside world.

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