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That's The Look: 10 Celebs Who Embraced Coloured Lenses

09/14/2015 12:00 EDT | Updated 04/24/2016 10:13 EDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Model Amber Rose arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

One of the coolest things about style is that it’s fundamentally evolutionary, changing to fit you, a trend, or both. We can match our clothes and accessories or wear one bold thing for more focus on your outfit. But the ability to change our eyes with coloured contact lenses can be as important in pulling together a look or perhaps creating a different you for a hot minute.

Actors, models, and musicians have all been known to dabble in the world of coloured lenses either subtly or outrageously. Some do it for a role, others just for a cool change. Here are ten celebs who have switched up their eye colour to inspire you:

  • Jennifer Aniston
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    Everyone’s favourite Friend is a natural brown-haired, brown-eyed girl who has been known to wear blue or green contact lenses depending on how light her hair is.
  • Amber Rose
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    The model and former partner to some of hip-hop’s most well-known MCs (Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa) has deep brown eyes but switches up her colour with icy blues and sometimes even white lenses to give her a bit of an ethereal look.
  • Angelina Jolie
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    Angelina Jolie: actress, director, humanitarian, and overall one of the world’s most famous humans. Jolie has striking features overall with a lot focus on her piercing eyes. Jolie has naturally blue eyes but is known to wear lenses to make her eyes appear green.
  • Tyra Banks
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    The queen of Smizing may have a secret explaining why her eyes are so expressive in photos. Supermodel/mogul Tyra Banks has natural hazel eyes that are further enhanced with subtle green lenses to sharpen her gaze.
  • Naomi Campbell
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    This iconic supermodel is known to drastically switch up her look all the time, and that includes her eye colour. Campbell can go from brunette to blonde in a flash and from brown eyes to blue just as quick.
  • Paris Hilton
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    Famous socialite-turned-DJ Paris Hilton is known to pair her sweet blonde locks with opaque grey coloured lenses to make her natural browns appear blue.
  • Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West
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    During Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show, the Wests showed up with deep blue coloured lenses that were both terrifying and awesome. Kim posted to Instagram this startling change with the caption “Wolves,” a shoutout to the song ‘Ye sang during the show.
  • Lady Gaga
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    If you remember Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” you’ll also remember her giant doe eyes. Those aren’t natural. Turns out eye enhancement via lens isn’t just limited to colour; you can also make them pop a little bit more by playing with iris size.
  • Robert Pattinson
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    To look more vampiric, actor Robert Pattinson switched up his naturally grey-blue eyes for topaz in the Twilight movies. His skin wasn’t the only sparkly thing about him in that movie.
  • Wesley Snipes
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    Actor Wesley Snipes doesn’t always go all-natural. For the 1993 movie Demolition Man, Snipes traded up his natural brown for purple coloured eyes.

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