How to Choose the Right Colored Contacts? 6 Tips to Know

14.03.2024 | Lydia | TTDeye Care

Safety is paramount when it comes to colored contact lenses. Selecting the right high-quality colored contacts can be challenging. What factors determine the quality of color contact lenses? How to choose colored contacts for your eyes?

Discover 6 insider tips in this article!

Tip 1: Always Choose High Quality Colored Contacts

Curious about what makes colored contact lenses high quality? Explore these parameters.

Oxygen permeability make your eyes breath.

Oxygen permeability is crucial for allowing your eyes to breathe. If a contact lens has low oxygen permeability, your eyes may feel dry after wearing them for several hours.

The more the water content, the sooner it will dry your eyes.

Additionally, the water content of the lens can affect how quickly your eyes dry out. Lenses with high water content tend to dry out the eyes sooner, as they require more tears to maintain moisture.

Contact Lense Water Content

Central thickness plays a role in comfort.

An ultra-thin lens has a central thickness of less than 0.04mm, while the ideal thickness ranges from 0.04mm to 0.06mm. Normal central thickness falls between 0.04mm to 0.09mm. The right central thickness contributes to a more comfortable wearing experience.

Tip 2: Choose Colored Contacts Based on the Types of Lenses

Colored contact lenses come in various tints, each with a different use. Different levels of tints will also determine how your contacts look in your eyes.

Visibility-tinted contacts don't affect your natural eye color.

Visibility tint-colored contact lenses have only a faint tint of green or blue. Wearing these colored contact lenses won’t affect your natural eye color in any way. The tint is only there so that you can easily see the contact lenses in your contact lens case during insertion and removal.

Enhancement-tinted colored contacts enhance your eyes.

Enhancement tint-colored contact lenses have a darker tint than visibility tint contact lenses. From the name itself, enhancement-tinted colored contact lenses enhance your iris (the colored part of your eye). They don’t completely change or transform it.

Opaque-tinted lenses completely change your eye color.

Opaque tint-colored contact lenses have the darkest tint among the three. The color on these contact lenses is almost solid, which is why they’re capable of completely changing the wearer’s natural eye color.

Opaque-tinted lenses that change your eye color

📌 The lenses featured in the picture are TTDeye Taylor Green, Juice Blue, and Secret Garden Brown.

Tip 3: Choose Color Contact Lenses Based on Lens Power

Colored contact lenses come in both prescription and Plano variants. The type you need depends on whether you have any refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

❗ Keep in mind that a valid prescription is required to purchase colored contact lenses, regardless of whether they correct vision or are purely cosmetic.

Plano contacts are used for cosmetic purposes.

Plano contacts, or non-prescription contacts, are solely for cosmetic purposes. They are used for aesthetic purposes only and do not provide vision correction. You'll know you need Plano lenses if your eye prescription specifies 'plano', 'PL', or '0.00'.

Prescription contacts correct your vision.

Prescription contacts, on the other hand, correct your vision. If you have a refractive error, your eye care professional will likely prescribe prescription colored contact lenses to correct it. Otherwise, you may be prescribed Plano contact lenses.

Prescription contacts correct your vision.

📌 TTDeye's prescription contacts offer powers from -8.00 to -1.00. They can change your eye color while correcting nearsightedness.

Tip 4: Pick a Lens Color That Fits Your Skin Tone

While certain colors may theoretically complement specific skin tones, we encourage you to experiment with different lens colors! Remember, regardless of your skin tone, you're beautiful just the way you are! If you love it, rock it!

Here's just a guideline for reference.

Cool skin tones pair well with blue, grey, green, or violet.

If you have light skin, consider contact lenses in shades of blue, gray, green, or violet. These colors will enhance the vibrancy of your eyes and add allure to your appearance. Shades like aqua blue, dark blue, light grey, mist grey, or lilac are excellent options.

Neutral skin tones have various color options.

Neutral-toned skin, ranging from light brown to light olive, offers versatility in color choices. If you have this skin tone, feel free to explore any color you like! Whether it's brown, honey, hazel, grey, green, or violet, you can pull off a wide range of hues effortlessly.

Warm skin tones pair well with any shade.

For those with warm-toned skin, honey, hazel, chocolate brown, or light brown contact lenses are ideal choices. Additionally, grey, green or light blue contacts can offer a striking contrast with warm skin tones, enhancing your overall look.

TTDeye colored contacts work on different skin tones.

📌 The lenses highlighted in the picture are TTDeye Vanilla Purple, Trinity Green, and Polar Lights Blue-Grey.

Tip 5: Choose Color Contacts that Match Your Hair Color

Your natural hair color can be blonde, brown, red, or black. Here are some tips for selecting colored contacts that complement your hair color.

Blond hair goes well with blue, green, or violet lenses.

Blonde hair complements a wide range of eye colors, enhancing their radiance. For a standout look, consider blue, green, or violet lenses.

Pick brown or hazel contacts to match brown hair.

Brown hair pairs beautifully with brown or hazel contact lenses. These colors blend seamlessly for a natural and captivating appearance. For a bold change, try blue lenses for a striking contrast.

Green contacts match any shade of red hair.

Green contacts complement any shade of red hair. Bright green lenses complement deep red hair, while darker green tones enhance lighter red hair. You can also consider blue contacts for a unique twist.

Black hair pairs well with most eye colors.

Black hair pairs well with almost any eye color. Whether it's lighter shades of green or darker shades of brown, they all complement black hair beautifully, creating stunning looks.

Tip 6: Opt for Colored Contacts Based on Your Eye Color

Your natural eye color plays a significant role in how colored contact lenses will look on you. Here are the color choices that complement different eye colors.

TTDeye Brown Contacts

📌 The brown contacts included in this picture are TTDeye Polar Lights Brown, Trinity Brown, and Amber Brown.


When selecting colored contacts, several factors should be taken into account. Firstly, consider the oxygen permeability, water content, and central thickness of the lenses as they determine their quality. Next, choose the appropriate color contacts based on the type of lenses, power, skin tone, hair color, and your natural eye color.