An Overview of Brown Contacts
Some people make the mistake of overlooking brown circle lenses, but in reality, nothing is more certain to make you look like a doe-eyed goddess. Brown contacts are anything but boring, especially when they incorporate dazzling gold and copper tones.
Brown circle lenses come with or without limbal rings. Sometimes, the limbal ring will be brown, and other times it will be black. Which variation you select depends on the look you’re going for. If your eyes are already brown, you probably don’t even need a limbal ring to enhance the look of your eyes. Opting for a lens with a brown limbal ring will create a softer contrast, but also a distinct border between the sclera and the lens.
Limbal rings are most important for people whose eye are not naturally brown, especially if they’re attempting to make their eyes appear larger. If the lens is too small, your natural eye color will show up around the diameter of the lens. If it’s too large, the color will show through in the center and create a muddy color appearance in the middle. Having a black limbal ring keeps things all wrapped up. Your final look will appear a little more polished if you opt for the black limbal ring.
Size or Diameter
Brown circle lenses are great for people with brown eyes who want their eyes to look as large as possible. If your eyes are brown, you won’t have to worry about anything at all. You can select as large of a diameter as you like, and you won’t have to worry about what will happen if your natural eye color shows through the center of the lens.Everything is fair game. All you have to decide is how large of a look you’d prefer.
If your eyes aren’t brown, you’ll want to be careful with larger diameter lenses. The larger the diameter, the more open space is created between the color of the lens and the pupil of your eye. If you don’t want your eye color to be noticeable, it’s best to opt for a smaller size. You can still get a size enhancing effect from a circle lens without having to worry about your natural eye color disrupting the color of the lens, it just won’t work as well with lenses that are especially large. Medium and small diameters are perfect.
Despite how simple tones may seem with brown circle lenses, things actually become quite complex. Brown eyes aren’t as straightforward as blue or green eyes may be, and these differences translate into the tones of a brown circle lens. There is such a wide variety of tones that making a selection based on the tones can actually turn out to be a difficult task.
All brown circle lenses are obviously some shade of brown, but brown is a wide spectrum. Some are dark brown, some are warm brown, some are light brown, and some are cool brown. There are often different shades of amber and hazel incorporated into a brown lens, but the tones will always coordinate with the base color.
Lighter brown circle often incorporate golden tones, similar to the color of honey. Darker brown circle lenses will use tones that are a few steps lighter, but not usually as light as amber or honey. Occasionally, you’ll stumble upon a dark brown circle lens that actually does have very light tones. Though they may be difficult to pull off for some people, these provide an extreme contrast that will make people stare right into your eyes.
Advice for Blue Eyes
If you have blue eyes, brown lenses will be the hardest for you. You can still do it – it’s just a matter of getting all of the factors of the lens to work out in your favor. You’ll want to stick to something with a smaller diameter to avoid the blue of your eyes from showing through the center of the lens. A black limbal ring is usually best for blue eyes, as it helps hide the perimeter of the iris better than a brown ring, or a circle lens without a ring.
Select darker, more opaque brown lenses. Lenses that have a lot of yellow in the tones may contrast against the blue in your eyes. This contrast can actually make the blue more noticeable, and if you want to completely cover your eye color, you’ll have a hard time doing that with yellow toned lenses.
Advice for Brown Eyes
Brown eyes essentially have the freedom to do whatever they want with brown circle lenses. Usually, lenses with any kind of tone will incorporate into brown eyes, though the appearance may be very dramatic. There are also circle lenses specifically made to enlarge the appearance of brown eyes. These are more like a giant brown limbal ring, meant to encircle your natural iris. If all you want to do is make your eyes appear bigger, it’s as easy as can be with these kinds of lenses.
Advice for Green Eyes
Green to brown isn’t as difficult of a swap as you may think it is. A lot of people with green eyes have slight gold undertones, or amber flecks in their eyes. Often time, they will have a small color burst around their iris that is naturally a lighter brown shade. If your eyes have that color burst, match the tones to the color burst. This is the easiest way to prevent any of the green from showing through. Green eyes can use lenses with either brown or black limbal rings – the colors will blend just as well either way.
Brown circle lenses can help anyone look as bright, cute, and bouncy as Bambi. While brown eyed people certainly have it the easiest, everyone can find the right brown circle lens if they play their cards right.