Posted by Olivia


How Do I Avoid Looking Tacky in My Colored Contacts?

Often, the big question we get from those looking into trying colored contact lenses is this: “Won’t they look tacky?” Many of us worry about looking too “fake.” Well, luckily, in the 21st century, there are many solutions to this concern. Wearing colored contacts doesn’t have to feel (or look) artificial! EyeCandy’s has a wide variety of lenses to choose from that offer superior comfortability as well as endless shade and print options.

Whether you’re looking for a pair of lenses to perfect your Halloween disguise, make a big impact for a special event, or simply provide a minor enhancement to your work-day makeup look, EyeCandy’s has something for you! Our customers are as varied as our lenses and we pride ourselves in carrying something for everyone to love!

If you’re looking for a more natural look, or worried about colored contacts that look artificial or “tacky,” you are in luck! EyeCandy’s has a wide variety of natural colored contact designs to choose from. Contact designs with multiple tones of pigment tend to blend more naturally with our natural eye colors, creating a more realistic, less artificial appearance. You can even browse our site by “natural” effect to find the best contacts for you!

Natural Colored Contacts

We recommend avoiding lenses with wide limbal rings, also called “circle lenses.” Circle lenses create the appearance of larger, wider, doll-like eyes associated with wide-eyed innocence and highly desired by many colored contact fans. In particular, those of Asian ethnicity often prefer the enhancement of circle lenses. However, if you’re looking for a natural, barely-there transformation, a circle lens may not be for you. A wide limbal ring can create a “fake” look that just isn’t for you.

 

In fact, to create a natural look, you may want to choose lenses with smaller printed diameter, which tend to mimic our natural eyes a bit more than those with an oversized printed area. Larger contacts with limbal rings are often adored by those of Asian ethnicity to create the appearance of a wider eye. However, wide, solid limbal rings can sometimes look like stickers and detract from your own natural beauty. EyeCandy’s inventory is easy to sort by lens diameter. This can be a great starting point if you’re looking for a new pair for everyday wear.

Many colored contact wearers love having the flexibility to change their eye color in the blink of an eye. That is certainly a great benefit of modern technology. However, we encourage you to choose a shade that is close to your natural eye color in order to create a beautiful, blended look that enhances the eye, rather than creating an artificial appearance that overshadows them!

You may want to consider what eye colors are common within your personal ethnicity. For example, there are few Asians with blue eyes. Therefore, we recommend Asian customers go for a green or hazel lens if looking to lighten their eye color. Blue contacts may appear artificial on Asian customers or those with darker skin. Those with dark eyes may even consider a lighter brown lens to add some dimension while maintaining a natural appearance.


The printed design of your colored contacts matters. For example, speckled prints tend to look less natural. We at EyeCandy’s love our Nudy series lenses - and they have many fans among our customers as well. However, their speckled print may not be for you if you’re looking for a natural eye look.

Lenses featuring a radial or sunburst pattern blend beautifully with natural eye colors to create a more realistic appearance. We recommend the Libre series, Glossy series, and Opal series, all of which come in a variety of colors to meet the needs of all customers. These create just the right amount of enhancement without detracting from your naturally gorgeous peepers. For example, you can use a green or hazel lens to naturally lighten darker eyes, or choose a color close to your own for a change only you can detect.



Often, we find that colored contact lens looks considered “tacky” are due in part to the surrounding makeup. If you’re looking for a more subtle style, avoid super-long false lashes, thick eyeliner, or heavy eye shadow. A more natural, understated makeup look featuring softer eye shadow, a thin eyeliner, and naturally enhanced lashes and brows can create just the look you’re craving!

At the end of it all, we at EyeCandy’s strive to help you find the perfect lenses to help you feel your most beautiful! Not only can colored contacts help correct your vision without the hassle of glasses, they can also upgrade any makeup look or outfit! And we believe that for many, a tiny enhancement to your naturally perfect peepers is the perfect way to build confidence. And, as we all know, confidence is sexy and beautiful!

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