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Just Say No ...

... to freaky colored contacts. This is not a rant against colored contacts. Given the right shade, they can enhance one's natural eye color. However, as with makeup, contact lenses should not be so unnatural as to distract from one's overall appearance.

Rakhi Sawant's
signature over-the-top look leaves much to be said. For the purpose of this rant, let's just attempt to look past her overall "style" and focus on her eyes. It is apparent that as Rakhi's natural eye color is a dark brown, aquamarine colored lenses are a tad on the frightening side.

Celina Jaitley, the lovely former Miss India, really has everything working for her aside from her colored contact lens fetish. She is so committed to her aquamarine lenses that it is impossible to locate a photo of her natural eye color. Whatever her natural eye color may be, her lenses create a totally unnatural look and distract from her appearance as a whole. In Celina's case, more so than Rakhi's, since Celina has shown decent taste in other aspects of her appearance, the colored lenses are the only obstacle from an overall lovely image.

Deepika Padukone, demonstrates how colored contacts may be utilized to enhance one's eye color rather than completely overpower the natural color.

Deepika's natural color is dark brown and here, she has used warm brown contacts to gently lighten her natural color. This is a common practice among Bollywood actresses, and is not objectionable at all. However, as Celina and Rakhi demonstrate, there is such a thing as overdoing it!

Updated Photo: Thanks, Memsaab for the tip. Celina went with a natural brown-eyed look at last night's Nokia Star Screen Awards. What a difference natural (or close to natural) eyes make!


Anonymous said…
Celina's eyes were brown at the Nokia Screen Awards the other day! And wow are there opportunities for you to rip celebs apart style-wise on that red carpet. Pretty much only Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya looked nice, everyone else was a disaster. :)
desipolitan said…
Thanks, Memsaab, I'm on it! First I'll dig up that elusive picture of brown-eyed Celina.

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