How do you feel about others wearing contact lenses different from their own eye colour?

As a black woman at some point I wore grey contact lenses just to alter the colour of my eyes on nights out. It was like a fashion thing to change my look. It was fun because I like to mess around with makeup and such.
People following the natural movement tried to imply I was self hating. But it was nothing to do with that. My eyes change from dark brown to light brown due to my anaemia and whether I'm in natural sunlight. The grey actually enhances the colour since its a natural blend.
If I wanted to pretend I could have but I didn't wear them all the time since I'm always in glasses.

Anyways what do you think?
How do you feel about others wearing contact lenses different from their own eye colour?
How do you feel about others wearing contact lenses different from their own eye colour?
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  • "Self-hating"? Wow. Everything is up for discussion and judgment nowadays isn't it.

    I wasn't really sure what I thought of it, but I clicked on your q and now that I see the 1-3 examples (it's much more noticeable, the change in those because of the photography) I really like it. I think it looks cool. I don't see it as a rejection of who one is. It might possibly veer into vanity, but you're right it's not really different than makeup. It's temporary. I'm more concerned about people cutting their faces up to change the shape of them, or injecting botulism into themselves to get very obvious duck lips. This eye thing... it seems fine to me. Aesthetically, a nice change.

    by the way, have you heard about the controversy with the British Vogue cover? I agree with many others - it's too dark. Doesn't look good. Wth were they thinking...

    • I saw what they did with the vogue covers but I didn't mind it. I thought of it like black barbie. These are really dark black girls anyways and I thought it was more about making a statement the fact that they were so many dark skinned black girls on one page. And all of the same shade. It was the "black" cover as a statement. I think if anyone took any notice to what people have been saying over the years. The accepted face of black was always a mixed race look or a fair black woman who often could be mistaken for Hispanic or Latin American heritage. This was to allow all viewers to make no mistake that they are black and simply beautiful even in their darkened appearance. I'm not sure if this helps to alter the perception of why they did it but that was my understanding and I loved it!

    • That's very interesting. I found it odd to darken them so that they look less distinct from one another. And more was struck me was how foreboding the photo looked. I don't think they should look like action superheroes or anything but regular, real, yet still identifiable women (because of what they have achieved in life, these specific) women.) And for a magazine whose entire raison d'être is to showcase fashion (and beauty), the clothes blended into shadow, making it hard to differentiate them as well. But Vogue are no dummies. Been around a long time. And so your interpretation makes sense to me. I expect it was a celebration. Whether it went awry in their execution is open to interpretation. You're definitely a thinker, Lily. 👍 And it's nice to see not everyone gets upset about everything. Society sure is reactive nowadays.

    • Thanks Amanda, I kind of just see it like this. Art is subjective. I bet if you asked the photographer and the team it's probably different even from what I said. And in that way that's the beauty of art. Either you like it or you don't... Depicting dark figures different to the traditional is also something we may or may not have to adjust to. This is a new era where new norms are being created. Perhaps the clothes are no longer the focus due to the rise in sustainable fashion. Because of climate change. I really don't know but there are lots of current topics that I feel was within those images.

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  • It was cute when it was trending around 2007-2010 and looked real. But now its so obvious that its a turnoff

    • OK fair enough

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  • I like it... and it's fun, it's just another look that some can try out when they go out, two of my exes would do this sometimes, with grey and purple colours, also a friend of mine, and it looked great on them... then there's my other friends that are blind... lmao

  • I think it can be quite cool, a freind used to go out to clubs with vamp contacts in, basically they made his iris's virtually disappear and it looked like he only had pupils, freaky as hell, he loved messing with people.

    How do you feel about others wearing contact lenses different from their own eye colour?
    • Yea those Halloween ones can be really cool, apparently you can get glow in the dark ones... Probably really cool if your at a rave or something. I think there's a little too much thought into things sometimes. I'm sure people know my blonde hair isn't real. Does that change it being nice? Does that mean I shouldn't be allowed?

    • Its just a bit of fun and it's not like it's permanent or anything, people need to chill out.

    • I agree... Thanks for commenting 😊

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  • It is a harmless choice and why not change your look. People wear wigs, hair extensions, cap their teeth, get plastic surgery, color their hair. Is that self-hatred?

    A ridiculous assumption. Virtue signaling crap.

  • I don't find it any of my business and don't care what they wear.

  • If they do that because they think it's fun and they want to change their looks I see nothing wrong it. However if they do that out of self-hatred then it's not cool.

  • I have no problems with color contacts or anyone who uses them.
    looks great for a subtle change!

  • Seriously I'll tell you how I feel honestly, I don't care if your eyes your life wear gold ones purple ones rain bow ones it's your life why care what others think how you live it just do it and if it is what u you like want to do why give a damn what anyone thinks don't waste your time on what people thinks of you time is too precious to waste that way, wear what ever color you desire just not red glow in the dark ones that's creepy

  • I don't really have any feelings about it.

    • Maybe it's a UK thing. Everything is too political.

  • I have done that before.
    I got a lot of compliments & positive comments.

  • I like the idea for a new look. I love the Halloween ones, but I’m weird like that.

  • I used to wear coloured contacts I realised they dried my eyes out and I was told by the eye doctor to stop wearing them so much so I stick to normal contacts or just wear my glasses the coloured ones are fun and I may revisit them for special occasions but I found self love and realised I don’t need to change my eye colour, I think nobody should wear them often and make a habit out of it, it can mess with self image, I was often told I looked a different race with them in.

  • I think it's cool unless it's some absurd color.

  • I think it's completely unimportant

    • Haha thanks

  • I knew a guy that had red ones. It made him look possessed. I thought it was cool.

  • I don't find it attractive, but it's their body, so I don't really care.

    • Fair enough

  • It wouldn't matter to me.

    Some wear them to protect the eyes, some for diopter correction, and some for cosmetic reasons. As long as they aren't these weird zombie contacts, no sweat.

    No zombies, please. Thank you.
    No zombies, please. Thank you.
  • It’s whatever.
    It’s the same as regular makeup: if you can’t look good without it then you’re not really attractive.

  • Don't feel nothing, none of my business what people choose to wear.

  • I suspect this is for the ladies as men generally do not wear lenses like that but I've always loved my eyes. No need to pretend, and I don't see why anyone should. All colours are pretty in their own right.

  • Seems like a a lot of women do this but it’s odd on some people with some colors that are usually rare to see

    • The bottom one is me. I really don't care if it looks fake it's to enhance my eyes

    • Usually looks exotic but it’s hardly noticeable on you

    • Well it was meant to be subtle, just to make my eye sparkle a little more... Also depending on the light you can't really see it...
      https://ibb.co/r28r1YF

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  • eh.. whatever they wanna do

    • Lol eh! This stuff is way too complicated for me!

  • It's their wish.

    • I thought so too.

    • Yeah 😊,

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