Aside from the “brown-eyed girl,” the color does get a bad rep as far as attraction and sex appeal are concerned. We love the crystal blue eyes, and we get lost in them. Make us hot. Green eyes are pretty sexy, too — but brown? We don’t want the color of sh*t in our irises! And those ‘blessed’ with brown go to the optometrist to explore the possibilities with colored contact lenses, and that’s all well and good.
We, however, have some good news for you brown-eyed people: everyone actually has brown eyes. Some of them end up not looking that way to us, and here’s why:
Light Reflection Plays an Important Role in What Kind of Eye Color You Actually Have
Everyone has the melanin pigment in their irises. It’s the same kind of pigment determining the color of your hair and whether or not you tan well or bake to a crisp. It just so happens that the melanin in our irises comes across as the color brown, but based on the structure of the iris and how light reflects off of it, the color spectrum can play interesting games with how it looks.
Because of light reflection, all people with that brown pigment in their eyes will reflect and potentially look like a different color. It just depends on how much of that pigment you have. If you don’t have a lot of it, the light and reflection will make the color look drastically different — blue, green, sometimes even purple.
This actually explains why babies always have blue eyes and then changing their eye color when they get older. The fact is those babies are still developing their melanin pigments in their irises, so literally all babies will look like they have blue eyes.
Ever wonder why it always looks like some people’s eyes change color depending on the time of day, night, or place? That’s exactly why: light and reflection affect everything.
So the Next Time You Get Jealous of Leonardo DiCaprio, Just Remember….
Science doesn’t lie. And in truth, we all have the same eye color!