In many parts of the world (especially
western countries), light colored eyes such as blue, green, and hazel are
perceived as symbols of elusive beauty and charm that are confined to a
privileged few. While this perception changes as we move towards eastern
countries, almost everyone agrees on the fact that lighter eyes radiate an
ethereal charm that is inevitably arresting.
ØChange your wardrobe to light shades
of whatever colors you desire. You should maintain a varied wardrobe with
clothes of different colors. The color of the clothes you wear is usually
reflected in your eyes. This works for all eye colors except dark brown. If you
have hazel eyes, wear dresses in shades of gold, yellow, or light green. Dark
green-eyed people should wear outfits in light yellow or dark green, whereas
blue-eyed individuals should wear dark blue clothes for reflection. On the
other hand, chocolates, oranges, and darker shades of blue are ideal for
ØAvoid eating food that is rich in
tryptophan (like turkey). This converts into serotonin, which dilates the
pupil. This, in turn, causes the colored irises to constrict, making your eye
color look darker. Other food items that increase serotonin are bananas, eggs,
wheat, beef, chocolates and seafood. This strategy does not come without a price,
though. The decrease in bodily serotonin levels can cause you to suffer from
fatigue, the inability to stay focused, mood swings, and the lack of drive.
Weigh your preferences and decide whether you want lighter eye color along with
those side effects.
ØFacing the light during conversations
naturally constricts your pupils and lightens your irises. Lighter colors like
hazel, green or blue can easily be reflected, making your eyes look lighter and
brighter. You can also experiment with different sources of light, for
instance, brown eyes look green when seen in the sunlight.
ØTry different types of eye makeup.
Light brown eyes appear much lighter with dark eye shadow. Should you have
yellow, blue and green pigments in your eyes, you can accentuate them with
colored eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara.
ØConsider changing the colors in your
home to shades that make your eyes look lighter. Different colors around you
can heighten the visibility of different color pigments in your eyes, causing
them to look lighter.
ØEye tattooing is also another option
for making eyes look lighter, but it is not recommended because it’s still in
the experimental stages.
ØDon’t do anything – just wait until
you get older. One good thing about getting older is that your eyes get lighter
and more beautiful. It is a proven fact that the color of your eyes turns
lighter as you grow older. You might have whiter hair and a wrinkled face by
then, but for sure, you’ll get the lighter eye color that you’ve been dreaming