Unless with each new director they also hire entirely new costume/prop people and prosthetics people
I think a lot of the contact drama can be explained away easily by lighting and photo retouching.
I wear colored contacts and they photograph very differently than they film.
Also, when I take photographs of my natural eyes, people always comment that they look different than they do in person
with or without any photo manipulation. With it, there can be a huge difference.
I assume that this is simply a case of Photo editor trying to make the eyes in that picture "pop"
and create some sort of overall color harmony.