The eye colour that we are born with is believed to be the eye colour that we are stuck with for life. What many people do not know is that eye colour can be changed, not only with surgical procedures, but naturally as well, although subtle. Changing your eye colour doesn't require lots of money out-of-pocket. It can be done from the comfort of your own home.
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Things you need
- Coloured clothing
- Lighting fixtures
Wear clothes that accentuate the colour of your eyes. Sometimes certain colours can change the colour of your eyes. For example, pigments in blue eyes can be accentuated with golds and browns, and pigments in greens can be shown with violets and lavenders, while brown eyes work well with greens and darker hues. Although it is not a drastic change, it is noticeable.
Experiment with different lighting. Lighting can have an effect on your eye colour. For example, brown eyes may appear green when they are seen in the sunlight. In fluorescent light, sometimes eye colour appears more dull.
Try different eye make-up. If you have yellow, green or amber pigments in your eyes, you can accentuate them with coloured eye shadow, mascara or eyeliners. Dark eye shadows can make light brown eyes appear much brighter. Green eyes really pop with violets and purples. The hidden pigments in blue eyes pop with gold eye shadow.
Add colour to your home. Different colours surrounding you can accentuate different coloured pigments in your eyes, causing them to look lighter, brighter, and even darker. In homes, lavender will make green eyes stand out, golds and mellow yellows will make blue eyes appear brighter, and amber will help to accentuate hazel eyes.
Tips and warnings
- Other procedures are possible such as eye tattooing (which is still in experimental stage, so use it at your own risk), contact lenses, and even a surgical procedure where a coloured disk is placed under your eye.