Colored Contacts

4 August 2019

Colored contacts can enhance your coloring, by adding some 'oomph' to your looks. They can even change your perceived season, whether this is what you intended or not.

However, they can also make you look weird or freaky if they are not the right color for your season, or go completely against your color traits.

Since eyes are so crucial in color analysis, especially when looking for signs of a person's chroma, changing it can really alter ones perceived season.

Probably the biggest changes are those that change the person's level and chroma.

Below is my Sunlit Light Spring model. Add dark brown contact lenses and it visually makes her seem 'heavier'. Assuming her hair was naturally blonde, if I analyzed her with the brown eyes, I would put her into either a Lighter Soft Autumn or else a Soft Spring. You don't see a lot of brown-eyed springs; Modern Family's Julie Bowen is one though her brown eyes are lighter than the one below. I did have a client from Europe with very similar coloring. Her eyes were brown and her hair was naturally very blonde (confirmed with lots of childhood and teen photos of her). Because her hair was so very light, as well as her skin, I did put her into the Soft Spring category.

colored contacts sunlit light spring to sunlit soft spring
Clear Winter with brown eyes before and after
cold deep winter now clear winter

So you can see what a dramatic difference colored contacts can make in your appearance.

Knowing this allows you to push the boundaries of your color season, embracing similar seasons.

Just remember to adjust the rest of your wardrobe, hair (warmer eye color can allow for warmer highlights, for example) and especially makeup, to make things harmonize successfully.

Adjust your palette of colors to reflect your (possibly) new season.

colored contacts smokey autumn to toasted summer changed makeup