review : OLens Scandi Contact Lens Collection *

October 31, 2020

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Earlier this month I was given a chance to review the new SCANDI* color contact lenses from OLens Global. It's been a while since I got to play around with lenses so I was super excited! If you're a K-Pop fan, you might already be familiar with OLens as BLACKPINK are endorsers of the brand. Several of their lenses can be seen worn in BP's music videos. In fact, Scandi lenses were used in the Ice Cream MV 🍦✨

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OLens is the #1 contact lens specialty store in Korea. I've known about them for a long time now since EXID's Hani used to be their brand ambassador way back in 2015. The Scandi contact lens is the newest addition to their "iris contacts" line, which focus on changing the look of the iris while still looking natural and realistic. They're an upgrade of their best-selling Spanish lenses, with more colors.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
The selling point of Scandi lenses is the natural-looking design. Unlike most lenses that I've tried before, the color pattern is only on the middle part of the lens. (This is why the lenses have a graphic diameter of only 11.9mm, even though the total diameter is 14.2mm.) It doesn't have a limbal ring either. The rest of the lens is just clear, so the pattern itself blends into your eyes effortlessly. And because the design is quite subtle, you can wear these lenses with a variety of makeup looks.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

SCANDI GRAY

Jennie and Lisa's pick! Unlike most gray lenses that look blue when worn, the Scandi Gray lenses are a true gray. Blended with the gold inner ring though, the color leans a bit more warm overall. When worn the lenses give a very chic look, so I can see why these lenses are JenLisa's favorite!

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

SCANDI HAZEL

Jisoo's pick! (She also wears this for the Ice Cream MV but I couldn't find a decent photo, sorry!) I was excited to try these out. Hazel lenses are my go-to because I find they go well with my skintone, but it's hard to find ones that don't look too yellow or too orange. These were perfect. My favorite from the five.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

SCANDI OLIVE

Rosé's pick! I was looking forward to these as well. I personally like how green lenses blend with my dark eye color, so I've developed a preference for them. The color is a muted olive green that blends seamlessly with the gold inner ring. It's the most natural color out of the five, so they're great as everyday contacts.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

SCANDI LIGHT GRAY

Compared to Scandi Gray, the Light Gray lenses actually lean more blue when worn. The gold inner ring is also more visible. The color and design feels similar to another design by OLens—Russian Silver—but here the design is only on the iris. The overall look is very chic and stylish.

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Scandi Light Gray worn by Lisa in the Ice Cream MV ♥

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

SCANDI AQUA

Out of all the colors, this one was the most vibrant. As you can see the gold inner ring is a lot more visible here compared to the other colors. As the color is so vibrant, I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to pull this color off, but surprisingly the aqua is actually very wearable. These are great if you want something to change up your look instantly. Even with the vivid color, the design is very subtle so you can wear these without worrying about the lenses clasing with your makeup.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
Scandi Aqua worn by Jisoo and Lisa in the Ice Cream MV ♥

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co

1DAY vs MONTHLY

As mentioned, the Gray, Hazel, and Olive lenses come in both Daily and Monthly variants, while the Light Gray and Aqua only come in Monthlies. The design is exactly the same in both, but the difference lies in the material used to make them. 1Day lenses are made from Puscon, while Monthly lenses are made from PolyHEMA. The difference between the two is that the 1Day is made of a higher quality material that's made to be more hydrophilic, which explains the higher water content (48% vs 40%). If you have extra-sensitive eyes, I suggest going for the 1Day variant. In my opinion, after trying both, I feel like there's not much difference. My eyes tend to get dry very quickly, but I can wear both types for at least 12 hours without any problems.

I personally prefer buying daily or yearly lenses though, because I only wear lenses maybe once or twice a month. In this case, dailies are more cost-effective for me. But if you prefer monthlies, all Monthly lenses on Olens are Buy 1 Get 1 Free, so you can get 2 months' worth of wear for the price of one.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
If you're looking for natural contacts that still make an impression, the Scandi lenses are a great choice. I've always had a problem with finding good natural-looking colored contacts for dark eyes—oftentimes if the design is visible, the lens itself is uncomfortable to wear. (I've experienced this with some of the locally-available Solotica or TTDeye dupes. I know they work great for some people, which is why I kept trying to find designs that would work for me, but they always made my eyes hurt after an hour or so. Sometimes even instantly.) My eyes have gotten a lot drier as I've gotten older too, so I've always wanted to get daily lenses because I heard they're a lot more comfortable. They really are. I'm glad I finally got to try them for myself, and I think I'll be sticking to these from now on.

OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
OLens Scandi Collection Review | chainyan.co
If you ever decide to buy, all OLens Global new members get a sign up coupon that you can use for a discount of up to 15% off. New members also get a Welcome Kit (pictured above), which includes free 3 pairs of 1Day samples to try out, on their first purchase of 1Day lenses.

Lastly, there's free worldwide shipping – free standard shipping for orders over $100 and free express shipping over $150 (3 days delivery). Express shipping uses DHL, and it's SUPER FAST, just 3-5 business days! My lenses took only 3 days from KR to PH, and it was delivered right to my doorstep. (Here's a suggestion: ask your friends to do a group order with you so you can avail of the free shipping!)

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by OLens Global for review, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Financial compensation was not received for this post. Please see my full disclaimer for more information.

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