OLENS Eyelighter Glowy Review

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Hello everyone~ How have you guys been?

It’s been a really tumultuous time and I have been so bogged down with work lately and falling ill on and off with the erratic weather, I have been meaning to review the new Eyelighter Glowy OLENS range but just didn’t have the time to do so!!

I’m sure you’ve been seeing lots of ads going around with their new range and let me tell you- it is so beautiful! All of the shades are really beautiful in their own way and I can already see myself wearing them out with different looks.

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Every single colour I have tried from this range is so beautiful and wearable, they are definitely great everyday contacts. Brown and Black are of course classic styles that are really natural and if you didn’t look into my eyes up close, you would possibly miss it! It just adds a little something something and makes your eyes look glowy and bright!

P.S. If you haven’t read my previous review on the OLENS Scandi range, I would highly recommend checking that out first HERE. I have also reviewed their Russian Velvet, Russian Smoky series and the BlackPink + BlackPink Colorful Moments campaign, so if you’re due a major shopping haul soon– happy reading! I hope my comparisons will help you decide 😎

If you stick all the way till the end of the post, you may see a lil discount code that will help ease the burden on your wallet the next time you buy 😉

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ProductEyelighter Glowy Ash Gray/ Brown/ Black
DescriptionRealistic highlight effect and deep edge line make your eyes look more multi-dimensional. Highlight Effect- Multi shades are blended to give a highlight effect on your eyes even there is no light by your side.
Duration1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter13.1mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content40%
MaterialHema
Power0.00~-8.00
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These contacts are quite similar to OLENS Cherry Moon Brown/ Gray, with very similar material, water content, and graphic diameter/ style. However, these contacts are slightly darker in shade and are excellent for people with dark brown eyes and are not comfortable with bright/ significantly different colours.

This range boasts a realistic highlight effect and deep edge line make your eyes look more multi-dimensional. Multiple shades are blended in for a soft shading and highlight, to fake the light catching your eyes even without direct light! As with all other OLENS contact lenses, they are very natural, very beautiful, and super comfortable to wear.

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  • Doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Eyelighter Glowy Black

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This black contacts are half black, half brown in shading. The graphic diameter is not very huge, which makes it look quite natural, and the soft outer limbal ring gives a very subtle enlarging effect without looking too ‘dolly’ or unnnatural. It covers my dark brown eyes perfectly!

I think if you want a natural look that is appropriate for the workplace, this contact would be an excellent choice. Many natural everyday contacts tend to be brown, which is a lovely choice but perhaps may not suit everyone’s preferences.

I think it looks more ‘serious’, but gives you a very fresh and rejuvenated feeling lol. Like you got a full night’s sleep even though in reality you are dying at work at 8am in the morning 🤣

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The colour mimics the subtle differences in your natural eye colour and really helps with highlighting the natural eye highlights. The patterns and colour differences help the contacts blend in with your natural eyes a bit more too, and it looks really seamless!

Eyelighter Glowy Brown

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I think this brown contact lens is one of my favourite brown lenses, along with Russian Smoky Brown and Vivi Ring Brown! These browns are my favourites because they solved a lot of the problems I had with many brown contact lenses. 😰

A lot of brown contact lenses have mixed in yellow, orange, or reddish shades, and when added on top of my natural brown eyes, sometimes look a bit orange under certain lighting. I’m sure it would look nice on perhaps blue or green eyes, but when added to brown eyes, you can see this effect under bright light.

So how does this Eyelighter Glowy Brown do compared to the other two browns I love?

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Russian Smoky Brown

Russian Smoky Brown is more ashy-brown, with a very soft colour. It is definitely the least ‘natural’ in the sense that people will notice it instantly! This light brown shade entirely covers dark brown eyes. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes. There is no limbal ring effect from your natural eye colour underneath the lenses due to the wider diameter on the Russian Smoky lenses, just like the Russian Velvet range.

Vivi Ring Brown and Eyelighter Glowy Brown are more subtle and work in different ways.

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Vivi Ring Brown is a very soft shade of brown, with warmer tones than the Russian Smoky Brown. It is lighter under bright light, without looking too orange or reddish. If you would like a younger everyday look, this is the contacts for you!

This contacts has a soft, powdery limbal ring effect that seamlessly blends into your natural eyes. The colouration seems more obvious under bright light, but it looks almost identical to my normal eye colour indoors.

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Eyelighter Glowy Brown

You can really see the highlighting effect of Eyelighter Glowy Brown when placed next to the other two brown contact lenses. It looks like a really upgraded and premium version (love how they keep coming up with even better and better designs!), and the lighting is so beautiful in all the photos. It’s like an extra twinkle in your eye!

Personally, I prefer the brown over the black on my eyes, I think it helps me look young and is so nice for romantic looks! It is quite hard to tell the difference in person, but I find myself reaching for the brown shade a little more.

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L: Brown | R: Black

I would recommend both shades for people who want to have natural-looking and bright eyes. I think you will need to try them out yourself to really decide which is your favourite!

Eyelighter Glowy Ash Gray

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I don’t quite know how to describe this unique shade of grey- it is quite unlike any of the greys I have purchased from Olens previously! It is definitely one of the darker greys I own, and it is a lot more natural with super soft edges. This helps to accentuate the lighter colour a little more without it looking unnatural on dark eyes.

I prefer this over many lighter greys I own, such as the Scandi Light Gray. This has a soft edge blending to make it super natural, and the colour blends in with my natural colour more seamlessly. The issue I had previously with the Scandi Light Gray was that it contrasted quite a bit with my natural eye colour, so even the slightest shift in the lens would reveal my natural colour.

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Eyelighter Glowy Ash Gray

Look at the difference! It looks so soft and natural, but the difference in colour of the grey really gives you that ~exotic~ look lol. With this grey, it also does not stand out as much compared to the Russian Velvet Gray or the Russian Smoky Gray for example, and it is a more wearable shade for daily wear. Look at that little subtle highlight! Love it!!

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Eyelighter Glowy range 🤗 I would honestly BUY THEM ALL to try!! They are all magnificent in their own way and it is so hard to choose a favourite until you wear them yourself.

Overall, I think OLens have really outdone themselves with this range and all the shades really mimic how these eye highlights colours would look like naturally. You can see the difference when you compare them side by side to the previous ranges! I thought the previous lenses were amazing, but the highlights on this range is *chef’s kiss*

These shades have bumped up to my favourites list immediately, alongside my trusty Scandi Olive and Vivi Ring Brown. If you are someone who prefers natural, everyday lenses, I highly recommend checking this range out!

And if you have made it all the way to the end- thank you! Check out my Instagram bio HERE for 10% off OLENS 😉✨

OLENS Russian Smoky Series Review

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HELLO FAM!! I’m screaming because I’m so excited!!!

I’m back with another OLENS review! Olens Global reached out to me again with the opportunity to try out their new range, the Russian Smoky OLENS range!

Let me tell you how excited I am to write this– every single colour I have tried from this range is so beautiful and wearable, I have already worn them out a few times! While I have sampled quite a few contacts of every colour, not all of them are as wearable for everyday looks as this one! I think this entire range will definitely be one of the hot favourites for sure.

P.S. If you haven’t read my previous review on the OLENS Scandi range, I would highly recommend checking that out first HERE. I have also reviewed their Russian Velvet series and the BlackPink series, so if you’re due a major shopping haul soon– happy reading! I hope my comparisons will help you decide 😎

If you stick all the way till the end of the post, you may see something that will help ease the burden on your wallet the next time you buy 😉

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ProductRussian Smoky Gray / Brown / Olive
DescriptionAdded 0.6mm of graphic size more to the Russian Velvet! The deep edge line gives you a new extreme natural enlarging effect. Russian Velvet upgraded to natural blended shades contact lenses, Russian Smoky!
Duration1 Day (10 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter13.3mm
Base Curve8.7 mm
Water Content48%
MaterialPuscon
Power0.00~-8.00
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Immediately, I noticed a few differences– the new Russian Smoky range is 0.6mm bigger in graphic size compared to the Russian Velvet range, which covers the full iris area even more.

What I love about this new line is that it is a little similar to the OLENS Scandi range, with natural blended shades and a soft edge line so it blends in to your natural eye colour very well with no harsh or unnatural edges.

In my opinion the colours are even more beautiful than the Russian Velvet range as there is an extra dimension of depth and patterning! ✨

Not to mention the material is Puscon too, with a higher water content of 48%. They are super comfortable and while you definitely shouldn’t wear them for hours and hours, I experienced no discomfort while wearing it for the entire day to work as well. Definitely an upgrade!!

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  • Comfort for hours with PUSCON instead of Silicone hydrogel, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Russian Smoky Olive

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This green covers my dark brown eyes perfectly and I would say it is a more ‘true green’ than the OLens Scandi Olive. I have always raved about the Scandi Olive, but I find myself becoming a little swayed by this colour!

The Russian Smoky Olive lenses have a subtle iris patterning with green and brown that you can really see if you come up close.

This is a true, soft green that you can see in many people with natural green eyes and OLens has truly outdone themselves this time!!

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The colour mimics the subtle hazel shifts near the centre in natural green eyes and the green is not unnaturally bright. Super natural and flattering!

The patterns and colour differences help the contacts blend in with your natural eyes a bit more.

Due to the larger graphic diameter, it covers more of your natural eye colour than the Scandi Olive, so you don’t get the ‘limbal ring’ effect where the outer ring is slightly darker.

To avoid any unnatural ‘boundary’ between the contacts and your natural eye colour, there is a soft grey edge line over the darker olive colour.

This helps to accentuate the lighter colour a little more without it looking unnatural on dark eyes.

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Comparison between Russian Smoky Olive and Scandi Olive

I think the Scandi Olive is the more natural option, but the Russian Smoky Olive is finally the perfect true soft green lens I can reach for without it looking too bright or unnatural.

Even before I wrote this post, I showed it to my friends and two of them bought this colour immediately (LOL). This shade will definitely become one of my most reached-for lenses for sure!

Russian Smoky Brown

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I think this Russian Smoky Brown solved a lot of the problems I had with many brown contact lenses. A lot of brown contact lenses have mixed in yellow, orange, or reddish shades, and when added on top of my natural brown eyes, sometimes look a bit orange under certain lighting.

I’m sure it would look nice on perhaps blue or green eyes, but when added to brown eyes, you can see this effect under bright light.

This Russian Smoky Brown colour is more ashy-brown, with none of the orange or red iris patterns other contacts usually add in. I fell in love with this shade instantly! Usually, I tend to go for olive or grey shades, but this brown is just so beautiful.

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The Russian Smoky Brown is a light brown shade that entirely covers dark brown eyes. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes.

Unlike the Scandi series, there is no limbal ring effect from your natural eye colour underneath the lenses due to the wider diameter on the Russian Smoky lenses, just like the Russian Velvet range.

Unlike the Scandi Olive vs Russian Smoky Olive, I would say this Russian Smoky Brown actually looks even more natural than Scandi Hazel for my eyes.

Scandi Hazel tends to look a little yellowy-orange, especially under bright lighting, and the ashy tones in Russian Smoky Brown help tone down the orange shades while keeping it looking light.

If you want a natural colour that still looks different from your usual dark brown eyes, I would recommend this shade for people who want to have natural-looking and bright eyes. It is very suitable for romantic, girly looks without coming off as too different or unnatural!

This brown shows up perfectly in pictures without looking dark or black like normal dark brown eyes. I think it will be very popular for Japanese-inspired looks!

Russian Smoky Gray

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I don’t quite know how to describe this unique shade of grey- it is quite unlike any of the greys I have purchased from OLens previously! It has the soft tones and colouring of the Scandi Light Gray lenses, with a very soft and natural edge.

I prefer this over the Scandi Light Gray as the graphic diameter is a lot bigger, with a soft edge blending to make it super natural.

The issue I had previously with the Scandi Light Gray was that it contrasted quite a bit with my natural eye colour, so even the slightest shift in the lens would reveal my natural colour.

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This isn’t an issue with Scandi Olive or Scandi Gray for example, as their darker colour meant the edging blended very nicely with my natural eye colour to give a soft limbal ring effect, but the contrast is quite obvious with the Scandi Light Gray.

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Look at the difference! It looks so soft and natural, but the lightness of the grey really gives you that ~exotic~ look lol. This is definitely a shade that stands out! But I think this is a whole lot more natural than the Russian Velvet Gray or Blue, or the Scandi Light Gray– most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Russian Velvet Blue.

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Russian Smoky range 🤗 I would honestly BUY THEM ALL!! They are all magnificent in their own way for different looks and needs.

Overall, I think OLens have really outdone themselves with this range and all the shades really mimic how these eye colours would look like naturally. I thought the previous lenses were amazing, but the colouring on this range is *chef’s kiss*

These shades have bumped up to my favourites list immediately, alongside my trusty Scandi Olive and Scandi Grey. If you are someone who prefers natural, everyday lenses, I highly recommend checking this range out!

And if you have made it all the way to the end- thank you! Check out my Instagram HERE for 10% off OLENS 😉✨

OLENS Russian Velvet review

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Hello guys! I’m back with another OLENS review! Olens Global reached out to me again with the opportunity to try out some of their other lenses, so I actually have not just one but two!! reviews for y’all! (check out my other post HERE)!

If you haven’t read my previous review on the OLENS Scandi range, I would highly recommend checking that out first HERE. This time, I’m here to review their other popular range, the Russian Velvet series.

I generally tend to go for dailies as I am quite careless and lazy with making sure the lenses are clean and not dried out in the casing, but I rotate between dailies and a few tried-and-tested monthlies that I love as well!

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ProductRussian Velvet Gray / Brown / Blue / Green
DescriptionEveryday contact lenses, this range features exotic and stylish colours that still look very natural
Duration1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.0 mm
Graphic Diameter12.7mm
Base Curve8.6 mm
Water Content38%
MaterialHema
Power0.00~-8.00
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These contacts are monthly contacts and go for $24 USD. It’s buy 1-free 1 on all monthlies, making these a really good deal if you wear them regularly!

In my opinion, the Russian Velvet series is versatile enough to be used for casual looks and also for cosplay– as the colours are extremely true and solid (entirely hides dark eyes), you can wear these for specific eye colours that are needed without it looking too stark, artificial, or unnatural.

During my anime-obsessed phase I purchased many colour contacts that were simply too unnatural and blended badly or completely did not cover my natural eye colour, and the material and low water content would scratch my eyes and leave them dry and red.

Thank goodness for technology and improvements lol. *war flashbacks* Glad I found OLens now so I don’t have to suffer any more 😂

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  • Comfort for hours, doesn’t dry out my eyes even after a full day’s wear under air-conditioning. I’ve shopped at other brands like TTDEYE or Pinky Paradise, and Olens is by far the most comfortable.
  • Natural-looking even on dark asian eyes
  • Reasonable price for the quality
  • Fast shipping worldwide (DHL express). Honestly the fastest shipping I’ve ever experienced. My parcel arrived in just under 3 days after the dispatch notice 🤩
  • Good customer service and quick responses.
  • Regular promotions, making it more affordable. I usually stock up when they have bundle deals or discounted prices, and purchase more then so it lasts me quite a while before my next purchase.
  • Very handy search and recommendation options on the site. I usually prefer searching by bestsellers to see if there are any new designs or deals I have missed out on, but there is a handy #FindMyOlens tab that lets you compare numerous styles with customer images. Which brings us to the next point-
  • Lots of customer reviews and real-life photos to check before purchasing, so low risk of the style looking totally unlike what the promotional pictures show. I can’t stress this enough!! This is what I always look out for when I buy a new style, especially if I’m going to be buying several pairs.

Russian Velvet Green

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This green covers my dark brown eyes perfectly and I would say it is a more ‘true green’ than the OLens Scandi Olive.

The Russian Velvet Green lenses have a gorgeous multi-dimensional effect with green, yellow, and red that you can really see if you come up close. I’d say from afar/ in pictures, it looks a bit more hazel, but you can really see the beautiful details and flecks in bright light or sunlight.

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I like that it isn’t just all one solid colour, and the patterns and colour differences help the contacts blend in with your natural eyes a bit more.

I think it’s definitely a really unique shade worth trying and one that will garner lots of attention and compliments from your friends!

Russian Velvet Brown

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The Russian Brown is a light brown shade that entirely covers dark brown eyes. The realistic iris pattern lines in the lens design helps it blend in very naturally with my dark eyes. Unlike the Scandi series, there is no limbal ring effect from your natural eye colour underneath the lenses due to the wider diameter on the Russian Velvet lenses. It depends on your preference.

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If you want a natural colour that still looks different from your usual dark brown eyes, I would recommend this shade especially for photos. It gives a very subtle brown look that shows up perfectly in pictures without looking dark or black like normal dark brown eyes.

Russian Velvet Blue

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Although the blue shade is just gorgeous, I rarely reach for this for everyday wear as it is such a dramatic look! The blue has a tiny bit of yellow at the centre to help the colour blend in with your natural dark eyes, which I really appreciate. It helps to make the contacts look more natural.

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From a distance, your eyes look blue/ turquoise due to the subtle blending, and will be absolutely stunning in an artsy IG shot! This striking colour will be perfect if you want to stand out.

Russian Velvet Gray

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I adore the grey shade, and alternate between Russian Gray and Scandi Light Gray for certain looks.

I’d say this is more similar to Scandi Light Gray because of its cool, greyish blue tone vs the Scandi Gray, which looks more greyish-green on me and is more of a darker, muted grey.

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Again, if I were to go for a more natural look with blue eyes, I would go for the Russian Gray instead of the Blue.

Most people with blue eyes have them look blue/ grey under different lighting conditions, instead of a vivid blue like the Russian Blue. I feel the blue is more suited for photos, and intense eye makeup looks with lighter hair!

olens global benefits

These are the offers that you can get if you sign up as an OLENS Global member!!

1. Buy 1 get 1 free on all monthly contacts! If you have found a shade you love and wear regularly, I recommend getting this deal.

2. For new member sign ups, you get a coupon with up to 15% off! You will also be entered into their rewards program, which nets you 1 point for every dollar spent, and you can earn more points by leaving text or photo reviews!

3. One offer that you should definitely not miss is their Welcome Kits (limited to 2, though I wish you could buy more 😍).

The Welcome Kits come with 20 lenses of a colour/range of your choice AND 3 pairs of 1 day sample lenses, which are given randomly! I love how it lets you to try out other popular colours and lenses– and who doesn’t love free gifts?

4. Free standard shipping for purchases over $100 USD, or free express shipping for purchases over $150 (delivery in 3 days!)!

I hope this review helps to break down the shades available in the Russian Velvet range and help you pick out the best shade for your needs 🤗

Out of the ranges available with OLens, the Scandi range still remains my favourite, but I occasionally turn to the Russian Velvet range for more artsy photo shots when I need a solid eye colour to show off dramatic eye makeup looks. What are the shades you love best in this line and why?