Thanks to the recent trend of twinkling eyes on social media, color contact lenses are all the rage this year. But what’s so exciting about color contacts (with or without power) anyway? It amps up your natural iris-shade. Great! What else? Buying a pair of color contacts with your prescription number (if you wear prescription glasses) saves you from braving chunky glasses over your shimmery eye makeup. This is why powered color lenses are a complete package of fashion and functionality. They not only add drama to your eye-makeup but also correct vision issues like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. And we totally understand that it’s a daunting and rather confusing task to pick the right color contacts keeping your skin tone, hair and eye color in consideration. That is why assembled below is a compact guide on powered color contacts that suit Indian beauties.
As Per Your Hair Color
Medium Brown or Coffee Colored Hair
A large subset of the Indian population is born with hair that’s medium brown or coffee-colored. If you belong to this group then experiment with turquoise, grey, honey, and green color contact lenses. The warm, dynamic and invigorating appeal of these colors capture the zeitgeist of the current times and turn you into a trendsetter!
Ebony or Black Hair
People with black hair have the option of playing with more defined shades like blue or lavender. Black hair with blue eyes, isn’t that already looking like a stunning contrast in our heads? Plus, shades like blue, hazel and grey look great on cool-toned black and ebony hair colors. Don’t want to flaunt much but desire to achieve a natural look with your power contacts? Go brown!
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Red hair isn’t a common Indian feature but in case you have a hint of red in your hair color or if you’ve got your strands painted in red then any shade of green will score 100 at the glam game. Red hair and green eyes are like a match made in heaven; a bold match of electric contrast that makes your look stand out. Throw in on a few darker-toned lenses like brown, or blue if your red color is slightly off or is light in appearance.
As Per Your Skin Tone
It has always been confusing to know your skin tone. If you believe that lipsticks in coral, plum or brown colors make you attractive then you have a warm undertone. Go for lenses that feature highlights of brown, hazel gold or green.
If you boldly don brick red or pink lipsticks then you belong to the cool-toned tribe. Color contacts in blue, grey, or midnight black shades will give you a pair of head-turning peepers.
Not sure of your skin tone? Learn how to match your colored contacts with your skin tone and wear it like a pro!
As Per Your Eye Color
If you’re after a ‘not-so-obvious but still makes the eyes pop’ look then hazel, brown, and blue is your shade. Often desire to achieve a subtle look with prominent eyes but lack clearly defined limbal ring—the border of the iris? Enhancement tints like caramel brown, midnight black or envy green can deepen your natural eye color.
Bright-colored lenses will give you a dramatic appearance if your iris reflects a darker hue. In case you dress to impress the next but don’t want to reveal that the wow-factor comes courtesy of a lens; pick a lighter shade like honey brown, hazel or naughty brown shades to look rather appealing than ostentatious.
What to Keep in Mind When Buying A Pair of Powered Color Contact Lenses?
You’re looking for a lens that’s not only designed to flatter but also made for comfort. This is ensured by checking the moisture content in the composition of the lens. After a thorough check on its material and oxygen permeability index, understand the usage duration. Warning: do not over wear!
Next up is the power in your lens. Best to get examined by a licensed professional and get a prescription card with all your numbers (cyl, sph, etc.). Power and price affordability varies from one individual to another.
Aquacolor Lens Details
- Composition: Polyhema material allows 4 times more oxygen permeability for all-day comfort. With 43% water content, Aquacolor Monthly 2 LP are labeled as the healthiest color contact lenses available in India.
- Usage Duration: These lenses can be used for 30 days and can be worn for 10 to 12 hrs in one go. Make sure you maintain proper lens care hygiene for the safety of your eyes.
- Power: 0 to -8
- Price: Starts from Rs. 299.