Friday, December 14, 2012

Fashion on Friday: Eye Color and my Colored Contacts

This post is brought to you by 1-800-CONTACTS.

"Jeepers, Creepers, where'd you get those peepers?"
Answer: I bought them in a box! tee hee

Despite what you may think, colored contacts aren't just for attractive vampires in blockbuster movies (you know what I'm talking about). I wear colored contacts from time to time as well.

I have terrible eyesight, but one of the upsides is I get to experiment with my eye color. I have a menagerie of colored contact lenses. I usually wear freshlook colorblends, and between my sister and I, I think we've tried every color they have. I've personally tried Blue, Green, turquoise, brilliant blue and right now I'm wearing sterling grey, and so far it's my favorite.

Here are my brown eyes, which I am still more than happy to rock most of the time:
Here are my Brilliant Blue eyes:
 Here are my Sterling Grey eyes: (this is what happens when you think your husband is taking a picture of just your eyes . . . you make weird duck lips)
With my ever changing eye balls, I get to play around with eye makeup and different colors. So I set out on a fact finding mission, what colors work best with which eye colors.

Blue eyes: 
Brown, Rose, Lavender, neutral tones. Also, try Navy liner instead of black for a softer look.

Make sure to tone down you lip color so that all the focus is on those baby blues.
Dark Brown and Navy eye liner is always preferable to black for blue eyes (I never knew).

Brown Eyes:
Naturally I have VERY dark brown eyes. Darker colors like Plum, and charcoal grey  or dark neutral colors have always looked best with my dark browns.

Medium Brown Eyes: 
The world is your oyster, everything works for you. My sister has medium brown eyes and honestly ever color looks great on her.

Light Brown eyes: 
Try dark brown liner, it's less harsh on light eyes than black.
Warm Metallics will reflect the glints of color in your eyes.

Hazel:
Try champagne tones lined in dark brown! 

Green:
Purple is your best friend. Avoid Silver and Black instead try gold or charcoal. And I am insanely jealous of you green eyed people ;).

For the most part avoid colors that are the same as your eye color,
and a smokey charcoal eye looks good with almost any eye color . . .  even Vampire Red ;).

If I have one piece of eyewear advice it would be . . . Don't wear these:
 aren't those the creepiest joke glasses you've ever seen??

Thank you to 1-800-CONTACTS for sponsoring today's post. Right now they are offering free shipping on web orders over $50. So you can get your new peepers in time for Christmas! :)

12 comments:

  1. i'm a green eyed person ;-) i never thought you'd ever be jealous of ME over anything? i'm far more jealous of you and your awesomeness :-) xx

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  2. My eyes change colors naturally... anywhere from grey to light blue to a greenish. I love changing up my makeup according to how my eyes are that day!!

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  3. you are so lucky, my eyes are so dark I can't change the color with contacts.

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  4. LOL, I have EXTREMELY blue eyes. I used to wear contacts, prior to having lasik surgery, and was ALWAYS asked if I wore colored contacts. Nope, those baby blues are all mine!!! Katie is one of those green eyed people you would love to hate. But, I have to say by far, Elie has the eyes most people look twice at...she has very large pupils and just a rim of dark blue...people always asked when she was little if she had "black" eyes and not the kind most think of. LOL

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  5. You are adorable! I love that look on your face.

    And yes, those glasses on Lee are pretty freaky. You two have so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Laura,
      They are my favorite too :)
      -Ashli

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  7. My eyes are grey! :) Looks good on you, but I might be biased... Any tips for grey colouring?

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  8. You are lovely have really amazing skin. Always protect it, use SPF everyday, even on cold and cloudy days and even if you will only be in the car! I can be bossy and tell you that as skincare is my job.

    I am also a makeup artist and have to disagree about the black with blue eyes. A thin line of a true black just on the upper lash line can look elegant and striking with any eye colors (it's skin tone that you have to be careful about as a rule, when it comes to makeup, not eyecolor) and it looks especially nice on people with pale skin, blue eyes and dark hair (that would be me):) and a very precise thin black line can make lashes appear longer also, but on the whole I agree with your tips completely. Makeup is so fun to experiment with.

    Louise

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  9. What if i put contacts in my eyes..and my eye color hasnt.changed..what should i do??

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  10. I wanted to try contacts but was too worried my eyes would feel weird.

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