OMG YOU GUYS!!!!
Who else is as hyped about the BLACKPINK comeback as me??? Look at our queens slaying yet again!
Fun fact!! The OLENS Smoky Gray lenses were worn by Lisa and Jisoo (both my personal faves out of the four members hehe) and OF COURSE I had to commemorate the occasion with a lil review of this range again + a makeup look so I can twin with my queens 👀
P.S. If you’re looking for other reviews, I have recently reviewed the OLENS Eyelighter Glowy series, and you can click in to my FULL OLENS reviews under my collection tag HERE. I am a huge fan of coloured contacts and routinely post detailed reviews of my favourite lenses, so stay tuned for more reviews to come! If you’re due a major shopping haul soon– happy reading! I hope my comparisons will help you decide 😎
P.s. you know the jam- 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 😉
|Product||Smoky Gray/ Brown/ Olive|
|Description||Added 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, Smoky lenses!|
|Duration||1 Day (10 pieces)|
|Total Diameter||14.2 mm|
|Base Curve||8.7 mm|
The Smoky range is 0.6mm bigger in graphic size compared to the Russian Velvet range, which covers the full iris area even more. It looks more natural and seamless, and the colouring is so beautiful!
The material is also Puscon, with a higher water content of 48%. It is really comfortable and I have noticed that my eyes don’t feel as dry even after a full day’s wear!
What I love about the Smoky range is that it is a little similar to my favourite OLENS Scandi range, with natural blended shades and a soft edge line. It blends in to your natural eye colour very well with no harsh or unnatural edges.
The colours are so beautiful and you can see there is a lot of extra dimension of depth and patterning on these lenses!
I am a huge advocate for dailies, because I am someone who tends to be quite careless and lazy about caring for my lenses, and I don’t wear them everyday especially when I’m in the office, as air-conditioned rooms can be super drying and cause discomfort after many hours of combined wear time and eye strain from computer screens.
The dailies also use the upgraded Puscon material with higher water content of 48%, which equals even more comfort for your eyes.
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.
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.
Also- your favourite BLACKPINK idols LISA and JiSoo wear Smoky Gray in the ‘PINK VENOM’ MV. If you want to twin with your idols, this is your chance!!
Look at how beautiful and natural the lenses look!!
The 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.
The 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 Smoky Olive, I would say this 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 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!
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 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!!
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.
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.
The Smoky Olive and the Smoky Gray are definitely my top picks out of this collection!
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 you pick out the best shade for your needs 🤗
Remember to cart out with this coupon code ‘EVECHOK10‘ to enjoy a further 10% off your cart!