OLENS Russian Smoky vs Russian Velvet Review

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Hi all~ I’m back with another OLENS review! Olens Global reached out to me again with the opportunity to do another comparison post of their popular ranges, the Russian Smoky and the Russian Velvet OLENS range!

I have previously reviewed these lenses separately, but now I’m here to offer a full comparison between the two and hopefully this helps in your picks for your next order!

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 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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Product Russian 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, Russian Smoky!
Duration 1 Day (10 pieces)
Total Diameter 14.2 mm
Graphic_Diameter 13.3 mm
Base Curve 8.7 mm
Water Content 48%
Material Puscon
Power 0.00~-8.00
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Product Russian Velvet Gray / Brown / Blue / Green
Description Everyday contact lenses, this range features exotic and stylish colours that still look very natural
Duration 1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter 14.0 mm
Graphic_Diameter 12.7 mm
Base Curve 8.6 mm
Water Content 38%
Material Hema
Power 0.00~-8.00

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.

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 Russian 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.

In my opinion the colours are even more beautiful than the Russian Velvet range as there is an extra dimension of depth and patterning! ✨ Of course, the Russian Velvet range is excellent for striking makeup looks, and would be excellent for photoshoots where a bright colour would stand out better.

RUSSIAN SMOKY OLIVE VS RUSSIAN VELVET GREEN

The Russian Velvet green covers my dark brown eyes perfectly and is a warmer/ yellower-toned green than the Russian Smoky 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.

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 with this green IMO.

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.

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.

It looks very subtle and beautiful, and more realistic. I feel like I could even get away with lying that it is my natural eye colour LOL!

I don’t quite know how to describe the unique shades of grey these Russian lenses have- it is quite unlike any typical ‘grey’ colours! Unlike the Scandi Gray, these two grey lenses are more blueish in tone, and lean lighter. They both have soft/ non-existent edge lines and subtle colouring!

The russian velvet gray leans more towards a greenish/blueish grey, while the russian smoky gray is more of a true grey with slight blueish tint.

These are both very natural and wearable and the larger graphic diameter helps keep your natural eye colour from sliding out and revealing any darker eye colours below.

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.

You can see how the graphic diameter is bigger than my natural eyes more clearly here. The edges are still kept soft though!

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

There is no edge line entirely and the soft gradient effect is very suited for sweet, doe-eyed looks.

The 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.

The edge line on the brown is also more soft compared to the other colours in the Russian Smoky range in my opinion, so it is also great for people who prefer to have no or little limbal ring effect in their lenses.

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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.

Personally, if I were to go for a blue-eyed look, I would pick the Russian Velvet Gray or the Russian Smoky Gray instead. Most people with natural blue eyes rarely have the sort of 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 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!

Cute Press Evory Snow Translucent Loose Powder Review

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Hiii all! I’m back with another makeup review today with Cute Press– one of my favourite makeup/ skincare brands of late! 

P.s. If you haven’t already read my blog review on their Booster serums and sleeping masks, you guys are missing out. Read it HERE!

Anyway, let’s get back to business.

Like many fellow Singaporeans, my first encounter with Cute Press was with their popular loose powder. Many tourists stock up on several containers when they visit Thailand, before it was available in Singapore🤣

 

Cute Press has recently released a new range of loose powder- the Evory Snow Snow Translucent Loose Powder– to let you show off your real beauty ✨ 

Enjoy a naturally flawless complexion and a fresh youthful glow!

This loose powder comes in 2 packagings: their standard tub (15g) @ $20.90 and in a NEW portable loose powder tube (4.5g) @ $22.90

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They are available for purchase on Shopee and Lazada, along with all your other Cute Press faves like their Sleeping Masks and Booster Serums!

You can also take 10% off your order (Evory Snow series only) on Shopee with the code “CUTEEVS10” (apply in the voucher section at checkout)!

I don’t get anything from this code, just a little bonus for all you readers! ❤️

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BENEFITS

The powder is ultra-fine and so weightless, it’s like a second skin and gives you a filter-like look. 

Simply sweep on the powder after applying your base foundation + blush/ contour for a blurring and perfecting finish! 

LOOK AT THAT DIFFERENCE.

Goodbye pores and skin texture, goodbye to all those little imperfections.

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Let me dedicate a special rambling paragraph to the portable tube packaging, because I love it so much!!

This is the perfect companion for touch-ups on the go!

I love how handy and portable it is 💪🏻 No more carrying around a separate brush + powder in your bag– look at how cute and convenient this tube is!

It is also a lot more hygienic- I used to dump my brush directly in my bag because I didn’t want to bring out my makeup pouch (and it doesn’t fit in smaller clutches)- but this tube is so small and perfect!

Best thing of all- this tube is reusable, so you can refill it when it runs out! No more wastage- you can help save the environment while still looking cute 😊✨

I know I’m gushing about it a liiiittle too much, but this product has solved a problem I had for many years lol.

Cute Press really delivers on all their releases and I am a huge fan every time! 😌

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If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you and inspire you to pick up the Evory Snow range for yourself!

It is really priced so affordably and feels amazing, so make sure to pick up a tube (especially the portable version) on your next shop!

Once again: They are available for purchase on Shopee and Lazada, along with all your other Cute Press faves like their Sleeping Masks and Booster Serums!

You can also take 10% off your order (Evory Snow series only) on Shopee with the code “CUTEEVS10” (apply in the voucher section at checkout)!

What’s in my makeup bag?

Hey guys! I’m trying out a new review style today~

I know I share quite a lot of OLENS detailed reviews, but rarely do I show how I incorporate the lenses in my normal makeup looks and today I’m here to change that!

I rave about the OLENS Scandi Olive on my blog and Instagram quite a lot, so today this design will be the star of the show 🌝❤️

As always, stick around for a special promo code to take some money off your next order~

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Product Scandi Olive
Description An upgraded version of the Spanish line, these are the contacts you see on Blackpink and they feature in their MVs!!
Duration 1Day (10/20 pieces) / 1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter 14.2 mm
Graphic_Diameter 11.9 mm
Base Curve 8.7 mm
Water Content 48%
Material Puscon
Power 0.00~-8.00
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I know I say this in almost every review, but the Scandi Olive is my eternal favourite and I get compliments on it all the time– people have asked if it is my natural eye colour a few times! It’s not too in your face, like my eyes but better (MEBB? lol).

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If you’re afraid of it being too obvious, don’t worry. Indoors, it looks almost brown/hazel– from my experience, you can only tell it is green under bright sunlight.

I wouldn’t say this shade is very green, but like a more natural version of the Scandi Hazel that tends to look quite orange. If you are looking for a contact lens that is more obviously green, try the Russian Smoky Olive (view my review HERE). I love both!

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!)!

Remember to cart out with this coupon code ‘EVECHOK10‘ to enjoy a further 10% off your cart!

OLENS Falling Lenses Review

Yes, I’m spoiling you guys (and myself) with another OLENS review this month!

I will be reviewing the OLENS Falling range! I have been kindly sent 2 colours- the Falling Brown and Falling Choco. These look a little similar in patterning to some of my brown lenses, so I’m quite interested to see how they match up to my favourites!

As always, stick around for a special promo code to take some money off your next order~

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Product Falling Brown / Choco
Description The delicate pattern and soft brown colours will give you a warm and soft impression. Very natural.
Duration 1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter 14.2 mm
Graphic_Diameter 13.5 mm
Base Curve 8.6 mm
Water Content 38%
Material Hema
Power 0.00~-8.00
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This subtle design helps to enlarge your eyes with a subtle gradation and soft edge line. The blended brown shades help to accentuate your natural brown eyes and elevate it for everyday looks without it looking harsh or fake. There are no stark limbal rings or iris patterns, so it is kept soft and clear! Look at how bright my eyes look!

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This is yet another beautiful shade I would add to my collection for everyday looks.

Here are some other lenses that are slightly similar!

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Tint-I Brown is quite similar in shade/ tone, but I get less of the ‘red ring’ look I complained about in my Tint-I review despite the graphic diameter being bigger in the Falling series. Perhaps how the colours/ edge patterns are different?

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Vivi Ring Brown most closely resembles my natural eyes and I do like the soft limbal ring effect, but I think the doe-eyed soft look is very nice with the Falling Brown and the Tint-I Brown.

Both Falling Brown and Tint-I Brown are sliiiightly more neutral-toned/ and less orangey than Vivi Ring Brown.

If you ask me which out of all these 3 I prefer, I would go for Falling Brown and Vivi Ring Brown.

It is up to your preference and I would choose them based on my mood and makeup look!

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Falling Choco is a darker, neutral-toned brown that really helps to enlarge your eyes. I can really see the enlarging effect on this one as compared to the Falling Brown, and it gives a little bit of a limbal ring effect due to the tone differences between my natural eye colour.

I would say my eyes look extra bright and clear with this one, and this is a really nice pick for an everyday look, especially if you want to look alert and perky in the office.

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You can see how the graphic diameter is bigger than my natural eyes more clearly here. The edges are still kept soft though!

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Here it is compared to Falling Brown.

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The only other brown I own that is more similar to the Falling Choco in tone and darkness is the Eyelighter Glowy Brown I would say the pattern is different though, there is a more distinct edge line with the Eyelighter Glowy series.

I think the reason why I thought the mood and tone was similar is that both lenses give me a ‘bright’ and clear feeling. I think you will know what I mean when you try them for yourself!

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 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!

OLENS Tint-I Review

Hello~ how have you guys been? You know the drill- it’s time for another OLENS review!

This time, I will be reviewing an exciting new launch, the OLENS Tint-I range! I have been kindly sent 2 colours- the Tint-I Brown and Tint-I Gray.

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The packaging is very much like how the lenses are- a soft watercolour effect! 

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ProductTint-I Brown/ Gray
DescriptionWatercolor shade with soft and natural design patterns to make your eyes more magical.
Duration1 Month (2 pieces)
Total Diameter14.2 mm
Graphic_Diameter13.1 mm
Base Curve8.6 mm
Water Content38%
MaterialHema
Power0.00~-8.00
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This contacts has a very soft and blurred effect. It isn’t meant to cover your real eye colour entirely but blend in with it instead and give you a soft, misty-eyed look. There are no stark limbal rings or iris patterns, so it is kept soft and dreamy!

This colour is very beautiful and a bit like a ‘my eyes but better’, with a little hint at something different that people can’t help but take a second look at! The soft edge helps smoothen out and give your eyes a very fairy-like vibe, and it’s so so lovely for everyday looks.

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My one gripe is that the graphic diameter is slightly too large for my eyes, so for the brown shade, it looks like I have a slightly red ring around my eyes.

I would perhaps compare this lenses to Russian Smoky Brown, but Tint-I Brown is warmer.

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The gray is a very soft and natural shade, perhaps one of the most natural greys I own from OLENS. The soft watercolour-like blending is very beautiful and the colour tones still let my natural eye colour shine through.

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I think I will definitely have to wear this grey in the future! The closest grey to it in my collection is probably Eyelighter Glowy Ash Gray, but without the limbal ring effect.

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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 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!

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