As their name suggests, colored contacts are primarily associated with changing the color of our eyes. By simply putting on a pair of fashion lenses, our eyes and appearance in general can be significantly altered. Colored contacts can also create a larger, brighter eye effect and as we all know, big eyes is one of the conventional staples of beauty.
We have to admit, this new breed of big eye contact lenses was essentially inspired by Lady Gaga in her “Bad Romance” video. When the singer premiered her video in 2009, instead of typically gazing at her barely-there outfits, all eyes were on Lady Gaga’s huge ‘Bambi-like’ eyes. In Lady Gaga’s case the wide-eyed look was created by a computer but it didn’t stop teenagers and young women around the globe copying the singer’s look with a pair of big eye contact lenses.
So in what ways do colored contacts give us larger, brighter eyes? Sometimes referred to as circle lenses, these colored contacts make the eyes appear bigger than normal because they not only cover up the iris, as ‘conventional’ lenses do, but they also cover part of the whites of the eyes. By covering up a section of the white in our eyes, big eye lenses give the impression of wider eyes.
These popular types of contacts are available in a multitude of shades, including funky colors, such as pink and violet. These enticing tones that cover up some of the white of the eye as well as the iris, lights up the whole of the eye area. These Big Eye Dolly Hazel Lenses, for example, make the eyes appear to be much bigger than normal and give you that cute doll-like look. The soft hazel color crafts a pretty, bright look, giving you a dramatic, wide-eyed look.
The ‘Doe-eyed’ Look
Large, ‘doe’ eyes have long been associated with beauty and attractiveness. The soft, deer-eyed look that Lady Gaga achieved impeccably in her video is a desirable trait for many women. From Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr, Winona Ryder to Mischa Barton, some of the world’s sexiest women don this desired ‘doe-eyed’ look. With big eye lenses you too can achieve larger, brighter eyes that will swoon and enchant those who look into your eyes.