Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Magnetic eyelashes- NOT worth the hype

Trends come and go, and while some innovative products are meant to make our lives better, others just capitalize on the current buying trends and offer no real benefit at all. You may have seen a new way to enhance your lashes on social media. I'm talking about magnetic lashes. Say wuuuut?! I know. In theory it sounds great right? A no mess, quick and easy way to get longer lashes. I was intrigued when I first saw them on a Buzzfeed video a while back, and if you haven't seen them, it's exactly like how it sounds. There are two parts to each lash set that stay in place by magnets. 

I finally got the chance to try magnetic lashes and unfortunately, I have nothing good to say about them. I must admit, I was hesitant to write this review because I don't like bashing brands or products (I still won't mention the brand) BUT I could not in good conscience let anyone spend money on something that just doesn't work. MAYBE it was the ones I tried, sure...but the proof is in the pudding here, so learn from my experience if you're considering buying magnetic lashes. 




I tried this product having high hopes that my lashes would look natural and full. My first try was without mascara and I thought it was odd that the lashes stayed in a straight line and didn't follow my lash line at all. Honestly I looked really silly! I thought maybe I was doing something wrong and that there was a certain technique to getting the lashes to fit better. I watched a YouTube tutorial about how to wear magnetic lashes and was instructed to try wearing mascara first. Sure ok. After using mascara the second time, the magnetic lashes STILL stayed in a straight line. UGH! 


Not even my favourite Snapchat
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I noticed the magnets on the lashes were only at the ends so there was no way that the lashes would follow my lash line naturally, no matter how much mascara I had on. While I like the shape and design of the lashes, having the magnets at the end serves no real purpose and is where this product falls short. The magnets were also flimsy and fell off one of the sets. The case is magnetic as well and does a great job of holding everything in place, but you really have to be careful when picking the lashes up because poorly made products tend to fall apart if you're not careful!

Watch the full videos on Instagram!
If you're looking for magnetic lashes, take a close look at where the magnets are on the product and avoid lashes that only have two magnets near the ends, or only one magnet in the middle. I realize that having more magnets would make the lashes much heavier, but I don't see any other way to get a natural fit without more magnets along the edge. 

Even though the lashes didn't fit at all, I liked how lightweight and easy it was to use. It's too bad these lashes didn't fit the bill as a product I could love. I'm so sad :( Have you tried false magnetic lashes before? Let me know how you liked them by leaving a comment!


13 comments:

  1. What? Never heard of these before. How do they stay attached? xx

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    1. The magnets hold the lashes in place...but these ones didn't do a great job :(

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  2. Haven't tried them yet but they sure do sound great if they actually worked great.

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  3. I'm so bad at putting on lashes, so I need all the help I can get! But perhaps magnets aren't the solution. Thanks for sharing, x

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  4. I have been SO interested to know about these. Thanks for the heads up - it'll be a no for me!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your review and I have heard mixed opinions on these. I have no interest in trying them I think I would be worried about them falling off all day. A good quality low toxic mascara is definitely the way to go :)

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  6. I have seen these in the stores and was thinking about trying them! Glad I found your review!

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  7. Omg! I got a pair and I have the SAME PROBLEM! It looks sooo weird and I can't really use it. :(

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/style-brocade/

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  8. I was thinking the same. They'll be huge for a bit and then die down. Not worth it.

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  9. I'm so horrible at putting on regular fake lashes, I couldn't imagine trying to use magnetic ones! Haha!

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  10. I've heard of these a few times over the last 6 months or so. I'd be scared of the magnet falling off and somehow getting into my eye. I'd rather stick with glue :)

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  11. I’ve seen the ones at Walmart and I thought about trying them (I believe they were $29 for 3 pairs or something like that). I looked at the reviews and they were fair! I figured if anything, I could use them for blog photos where I’d only wear lashes for 20 minutes or so anyway! It’s a neat idea. Too bad they didn’t work out!

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  12. I was so curious about them but also pretty skeptical. Thanks for sharing your experience! I won’t waste my money!

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