OLens Scandi: Blackpink Coloured Contact Lenses
Updated: Oct 26, 2020
I've been a contact lens user for half my life. Yes, HALF! I started off with non-coloured contact lenses as coloured contacts were prohibited in school and then I went on a hunt for coloured contacts when I was in university but gave up shortly. I tried various brands and really didn't like coloured contacts as I felt that the ring of colour around my pupils greatly hindered my vision.
It was only until recently that I started wearing coloured contact lenses after finding out about OLens!
More About OLens
OLens Global, headquartered in South Korea, is the first contact lens specialty brand worldwide and has been growing as the leading contact lenses brand. Given that they have worked with Blackpink, a worldwide K-pop girl group sensation, beautifying their eyes and making their eyes pop on stage and on shoots, you can somehow guess how successful OLens is!
Contact lens wearers would know how important it is for your contacts to have a high oxygen permeability and water content so that your eyes can "breathe" and that it feels comfortable even after a whole day of wearing. That was something that was extremely important for me because even though I was wearing non-coloured contacts for a long time, those two factors were a major consideration when choosing my brand of contacts.
As such, OLens' one-day contacts are manufactured with Puscon, a material they engineered for sensitive eyes. Their monthly contacts contains Hema with 40% water content. I've been using their monthly coloured contacts, and daily coloured ones for a change of colour every now and then, for almost three months now and I've only got good things to say.
How About OLens Scandi?
Scandi is the new and improved range of coloured contacts by OLens that has Black Pink as its brand ambassador. Hooked onto Ice Cream by Black Pink and Selena Gomez? Did you know that Jisoo and Lisa wore them for their Music Video?
It comes in 5 brilliant colours, suited for all occasions - Hazel, Light Gray, Gray, Olive, Aqua. All colours come in a box of two for the monthly contacts. Hazel (20 pieces), Gray (20 pieces) and Olive (10 pieces) also come in the 1Day versions. We'll go into the details of each colour later but let's talk about why I really REALLY love Scandi!
OLens Scandi Brightens and Wakens Your Eyes
Since I'm not a person who likes minimal to zero make-up on a day to day basis, I love how the OLens Scandi really brightens and wakens up my eyes. You can also see how it draws in light a little bit more. It is the perfect coloured contacts for dark eyes!
Though I've also tried other OLens' range like Spanish and Russian Velvet, I think that SCANDI has more of a natural look. All Scandi Coloured Contacts have a graphic diameter of 11.9 mm which you can see how it envelops and blends with my pupils. The Basic Curve is at 8.6 the number which indicates the steepness or flatness of the curvature of the contact lenses. For most people, 8.6 is the BC number that they use so you'll be glad to know that Scandi will fit your eyes!
I even had friends staring at my eyes for awhile and then asking, "are you wearing coloured contacts" as they were so confused.
Scandi Hazel is an upgrade version of the same colour of the Spanish range and I must say, this is one of my favourite colour of the Scandi range as it adds a subtle colour to my naturally darkish brown eyes.
When I first opened the contact lenses, I noticed how the lenses are extremely lightly pigmented as compared to the coloured contacts that I was used to. Most of the coloured contacts that I have tried in the past have tended to have strong pigmentation for the lenses itself. Also, those lenses tend to have patterns that are similar throughout. Scandi's contact lenses instead have dark and light pigmentation and as a result, Scandi Hazel naturally blends with my original eye colour such that it looks like I'm not every wearing coloured contacts at all!
The 1Day premium Puscon material is also very hydrating for the eyes and is a contact lens for everyday wear. Blackpink lovers may also want to note that Jisoo wore this shade in the Ice Cream MV!
Scandi Gray is my next favourite as there is just something alluring about gray eyes. It also make me look chic and that I've done quite a bit of making up even though I may not have done much to my face. Especially when everyone's wearing face masks now, I find that the Scandi Gray pairs well with my black mask, together with my naturally black hair and brows. Even though it is called Gray, the pigmentation is still light and there are no unnatural edge lines thanks to the blendable pattern of the lens.
Again it is another upgrade of the Spanish range and I must say I love this upgrade! The Scandi Gray is slightly more natural looking than the Spanish range and the lightly gray tinge blends well into your natural eye colour. If you're looking for natural contacts, don't miss this!
Scandi Light Gray
Scandi Light Gray is a lighter version of its Gray counterpart and is similar to Russian Silver. This colour is the 2nd most-searched colour on the OLens website and I can see why. Personally, I have already bought two monthly boxes of Scandi Light Gray over the Circuit Breaker period.
Long-term contact lens users can be glad to find out that all monthly contacts have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer on the monthly contacts, which means your monthly cost is at $14.50 USD.
Of all the colours, I must say that the Scandi Olive is a surprising colour. I initially thought that Olive, like green, will be an extremely strong colour for my eyes and especially if I don't put on extravagant make-up!
But I was pleasantly surprised that the colour was not strong at all! In fact, it gave a nice olive hue to my eyes and looked even better in the sun.
This would be a great colour for those special days you have, perhaps for a date or a special occasion. The 1Day lenses that costs $21 USD for 10 pieces then come in handy especially when you're not sure if you would like to commit to green for an entire month.
Although olive is usually not a colour that I would choose for an everyday coloured contacts, I must say that trying these Scandi Olive lenses have made me more open to trying new colours!
Finally, I can't think of anyone who hates blue eyes. Scandi Aqua provides Asians with dark eyes a chance of having blue eyes! Especially if you have recently highlighted and dyed your hair a lighter shade, aqua really helps to brighten your entire look.
Lisa and Jisoo wore them on their Ice Cream MV and it helped them channel that chic look. Pair these with blue or silver eye-shadow and be ready to dazzle your date!
First-Timer to OLens Global?
If you're new to OLens will get a New member Sign Up Bonus where you'll get to save up to 15% your first order. Besides that, don't miss out on this Welcome Kit (pictured above). Aside from coming in a beautiful box, you'll get three pairs of 1 Day contact lenses for free! They'll usually provide other colours and other range of contacts for you to try.
Besides OLens, during my hunt for contact lenses, I also found some of their competitors like Solotica and TTDEYE but ended up choosing OLens because they are priced cheaper and their worldwide shipping is fast! DHL Shipping took about a week to reach me all the way from South Korea!
If you have friends who would love to try coloured contacts, all the better. Spend $100 and above to get free shipping and $150 above for free express shipping (3 days).
To see the full range of coloured and non-coloured contact lenses, head over to OLENS Global!
Disclaimer: I’m a new OLens convert and have tried them for about 3 months prior to this post. OLens have kindly sent me the full Scandi range to review. This post however is not sponsored and all thoughts and comments are my own.