The latest fashion accessory isn’t a chic new bag or pair of shoes, but a pair of contact lenses. Dozens of celebrities wear colored lenses to enhance their natural beauty, coordinate their eyes with their clothes or appear over the top glamorous.
Whether they need contacts to enhance their vision or they just want to play with their regular eye color, a surprising number of them change it regularly with colored contacts.
For example, actress Jennifer Aniston, the former star of hit sitcom “Friends”, wears blue contacts to play up her “girl next door” look. Her natural eye color is brown but the blue eyes really highlight her “California blonde” appearance.
Heiress, model, actress and socialite Paris Hilton favors blue lenses with a black edge. They make her eyes “pop” against her fair skin and in the words of at least one fan, look “ethereal”.
Actress Drew Barrymore has natural blue eyes but wore brown lenses in the movie, “Charlie’s Angels”. It seems she liked the look so has taken to wearing them in her daily life at times.
Actress Angelina Jolie sometimes favors green lenses over her natural blue eyes. Green eyes offer a striking contrast to her dark hair and olive skin. It’s no wonder she keeps showing up on “world’s most beautiful women” lists.
Besides appearance, why would celebrities want to change their eye color? Eye color has an effect on the way people feel toward others. A recent study in the U.K showed that people with blue eyes were thought to be more flirtatious while brown eyes reflect kindness and trustworthiness.
Of course, looking fabulous is a big part of this trend toward a change in eye color. One celebrity who openly talks about her lenses as a “can’t live without accessory” is actress Hayden Panettiere who likes to change her dark eyes to blue or green. For her, it’s part of the fun of a big night out socializing and she also prefers colored contacts in front of the camera.
Actress Penelope Cruz was born with naturally beautiful brown eyes but she loves to wear green lenses to amp up her eyes’ attention grabbing appeal. The green against her dark hair is beautiful.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell likes to wear green or blue lenses over her natural dark brown eyes. The lighter color stands out against her dark skin and hair and makes her eyes seem huge. You can’t help but notice them. She wears light brown lenses too.
Britney Spears natural eye color is brown but she likes to wear blue and green contacts to make her eyes look brighter. Sources say they really lighten up her face.
So, there you have it, celebrities from Naomi Campbell to Jennifer Aniston are sporting colored lenses to coordinate with their clothes or their mood to look fabulous.
This is a guest post by Cindy from ReplaceMyContacts.com.