Inspired by François Nars’ work on the Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 runway, here is my take on the 80s cat eye look.
If you like the idea of smoky eyes but want to switch things up a bit, take a cue from Kristen Stewart by using a color that has the same undertones as your eye color. See how Kristen used a color that flashes green on the eyelid and lower eye to play up her green eyes? Here I am using a copper eyeshadow with green undertones to make my green contacts pop. More after the jump!
Unlike clear contact lens, colored lenses can change your look completely in seconds (which explains its HUGE popularity all over the world!) I personally *love* them and my favorite ones are Freshlook Colorblends, Geo Angel and Tri-Color Lenses.
Types of Color Contacts
* Enhancement Lenses: This type of lenses are made of semi-transparent material that will blend with your natural eye color to enhance your eyes. Some of them, like Freshlook’s Colorblends and Geo’s Tri-Color Lenses, have different colors blended together to give the most natural look. You can choose a color similar to your natural eye color or you can go with something totally different.
* Opaque Lenses: This type of lenses are made with opaque material to change your eye color dramatically and Paris Hilton used to wear this too (she uses Natural touch in Baby Blue to change her naturally brown eyes blue). Opaque lenses normally come in solid colors like green, gray, blue and brown etc. If you have dark eyes and want to change your eye color completely, this will probably be your best bet.
* Circle Lens:Unlike the other two, these have a black rim on the outside of your iris (hence the name circle) to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. They are currently the “it” thing in Asia and they come in a variety of colors like black, brown, gray, violet, blue and green. They will give the most dramatic effect and get you all the attention you deserve.
Here is a look I did with the Naughty Nauticals pigments over the weekend. Mutiny pigment is just gorrrrrgeous!
Spotted all over fashion and beauty magazines, on celebrities and models, Circle Lenses, have been the it thing in Asia for the past couple of years now.