Amber Eyes: Interesting Facts Surrounding This Rare Eye Color
Amber eyes are the world's most rare occurrence. The eyes present with a yellow-copper tint due to a yellow colored pigment known as lipochrome. This type of eye color is most common in Asia and South America, yet still, its occurrence remains slight. The color variants range from a golden high amber to a deeper more rich copper color.
The Science Behind the Amber Eye
Considered stunning and hypnotizing, the amber eye is, as with all eye colors, an inherited trait and involves many complex DNA genes and other various gene stems. These genes can be tracked by noting any changes or associations with neighboring genes. When these changes occur it creates what is called a single-nucleotide polymorphism or (SNP.) During a study conducted at Rotterdam in (2009) it was discovered that the prediction of eye color could be done using only six out of sixteen SNPs. However, this specification could not account for the many variations that occur with brown, blue and hazel eye colors, including amber. So the exact coming together of the genes and genomes responsible for causing amber eye color still has not been isolated and identified. Amazing Amber!
Famous Celebrities with Amber Eyes
Amber eyes are found in many celebrities due to the high admiration and stunning visual this eye color owns. The following celebrities share amber eyes and this list is certainly not all inclusive:
The list is fairly long for celebrities and other famous people and this list is just a small fraction of that representation. Amber eyes are considered wise and all-knowing so be proud of your amber eyes, there are few that have them.
Personality Characteristics and Misconceptions
People with amber eyes are viewed as a bit reserved but are actually very warm and great conversationalist. These eyes are wise and trustworthy and can hold the attention of anyone who meets them. This could be why they are considered great conversationalist. Known also as Wolf Eyes these eyes can see exceptionally well even in dark or dim spaces. The instinct that goes along with the wolf as well as the hearing are said to have made appearances in those who own amber eyes. People with amber eyes are said to get a little stir crazy when there is a full-moon. They want to get out of the house and do something outdoorsy such as camping. This is in part due to the instinctual part of the wolf which likes to howl and bark at the moon. Amber eyed people do not actually howl or bark at the moon, it just activates them and makes them want to get out. Amber eyes are ranked as the world's most alluring eye color with green coming in as second.
Makeup Tips for Amber Eyes: Accentuate!
Make up use for those with amber eyes should be unobtrusive relative to your beautiful and rare eyes. Try shadows such as a cream color matte under the brow bone, on your lid try either a shimmering hazel shadow or a light brown shimmering color. This does not override your eye's beauty or make them appear costume like. In the crease, use a darker brown to give your eyes the illusion of depth. Follow up with a dark brown or black liner and remember to blend, blend, blend. Blending is the most important part! It mellows out any lines or color combinations creating a natural, enhanced pop to accentuate your amber eye color.
Common Diseases for Amber Colored Eyes
When it comes to specific disease processes unique to amber eyes, there are generally none. They are just as prone to the disease processes that blue, green and violet eyes. Because of the lack of melanin in these light colored eyes, they are prone to detached retinas due to sudden exposure to extremely bright light. The increase incidence of carcinogenic melanomas for lighter colored eyes is also due to the lack of melanin which acts as a protective agent in darker eyes. Keeping appointments with the optometrist each year or as recommended is key to maintaining healthy, luminous amber eyes!