7 Best Apps to Change Your Eye Color

The best apps for new eye colors, animal eyes, and more

Eye color closeup of blue eye one eye winking

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​Looking to up your selfie game, or try out a fun cosplay idea without buying contacts yet or tinkering in Photoshop? Similar to apps that can change your hair color, these 7 apps will help you try out hundreds of eye colors and effects.

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Augmented Reality Eye Color: ModiFace Live for iOS

ModiFace Live Eye color change app

What We Like

  • Augmented reality provides a moving, lifelike view of your new eye color.
  • Other options include eye makeup, which is helpful if you're planning a complete look.
  • Simple to use, the app detects your eyes automatically and very accurately.

What We Don't Like

  • You can record a video of your effects, but it does not record audio.

ModiFace creates some incredible products, such as augmented reality mirrors for retail stores. For home use, they have a suite of apps to explore new looks. ModiFace Live lets you try new eye color and a few other effects through live video on your iPhone or iPad.

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Realistic Colors for Andriod and iOS: ModiFace Eye Color Studio

ModiFace Eye Color Change App Screen Shots

What We Like

  • Photo-realistic effects to mimic standard color contacts, exotic contacts, scary eye effects, and alien or animal eyes.
  • Over 150 colors, plus the ability to create your own color.
  • Save to your photos or share to social media.

What We Don't Like

  • For best results in detecting the eye area, you'll need to be connected to the internet.
  • Some eye colors and other options will require a purchase to unlock.

ModiFace also has an app for photo editing, Eye Color Studio, which is tailored specifically to try new eye colors and effects on a photo of your choice. While it's not augmented reality, it does provide more options.

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A Rainbow of Options in Augmented Reality: Nice Eyes Live

NiceEyes Live Eye color app changer screenshot

What We Like

  • Tons of options to use in augmented reality, including flags or animal effects.
  • Video recording options and social media sharing.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users report instability of eye colors during recording.
  • Color still shows sometimes when eyes close or blink.

NiceEyes Live provides an option for Android users looking augmented reality eye color changes. NiceEyes features a large array of options, sorted by color or effect, that you can use on live video.

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Rainbowtized Eye Color Selection: NiceEyes

NiceEyes app screen shot eyes color change app

What We Like

  • Red-eye removal.
  • Sorting options by eye color.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires internet access for advertisements.
  • Full effects only available in the pro version — for purchase.

If having things in rainbow order makes your day, NiceEyes is the eye color change app for you. This version is for photos, not live video, but includes most of the same options as the live version. Special effects in this app include animal eyes or flag eyes, as well as the more practical option of simply removing red eye.

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Change Eye Color With Anime Flair: FoxEyes

FoxEyes Eye Color Change App Screenshots

What We Like

  • Creative shapes and color gradients.
  • Animal options like fox or cat.
  • Social media sharing.

What We Don't Like

  • Large amount of ads.
  • App works best with a photo that is facing straight at your eyes, not at an angle.

With over 300 exotic eye choices, in addition to more mainstream options, FoxEyes provides some very unique options. Animals are a focus for this app, as well as cosplay-type options.

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Alter Eye Color and Tune up Makeup: Eye Color Changer: Face Makeup

Eye Color Changer Screenshots

What We Like

  • Helpful options to brighten eyes and remove dark circles.
  • Other editing options like crop, text, and teeth whitening.
  • Adjust the opacity of your color.

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat limited colors, more are available in the pro version for purchase.
  • Notification alerts can be buggy.

With tech to automatically select your eyes, the Eye Color Changer app features a good selection of colors as well as options to remove dark circles under your eyes or slightly enlarge their shape. Paired with built-in photo filters, this app will help you try a whole new look.

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User-Friendly Eye Selection and Editing: Eye Color Changer Makeup

Eye Color Changer Makeup Screenshots

What We Like

  • Easy to use eye selection tool.
  • Still has pupil and eye color effects.

What We Don't Like

  • In-app purchases required for some options.
  • Beware of the subscription option for in-app purchases.

If selecting the exact eye area of a photo is proving difficult with apps that automatically select the eye, give Eye Color Changer Makeup a try. This app allows the user to adjust the eye area with four points, making it possible to use the app on a photo that isn't a straight shot.