Magnetic Lashes Are Now a Thing… But Do You Need Them?

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The latest trend taking the beauty industry by storm is very intriguing indeed.

Bloggers and makeup artists are all buzzing about magnetic lashesyes, you read that right — but are they really worth the hype?

We’re delving into this new beauty product to see what all the fuss is about.

Magnetic Lashes: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

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If you’re anything like me, the idea of magnetic lashes in and of itself is pretty confusing.

First of all, how do these things work?

Second of all, um… seriously, how do these things work?

The Application Process

Well, apparently not so easily. Here’s the general concept: You apply these lashes in pairs, and both sections are outfitted with little magnetic pieces in the center that attach to one another.

In other words, the magnets attach in a sandwich-type style on your top lashes.

Each set comes with two pairs per eye for a full-lash effect along your upper eyelashes only. You use your fingers to apply the lashes, which means no glue (yay) and no tweezers (because metal and magnets don’t mix).

And be forewarned… most vloggers and makeup artists agree that the application is a bit of a trial-and-error experience that can prove a bit frustrating.

The Removal Process

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The lashes are removed by sliding the magnets apart horizontally. (Which is way better than tugging off glued-on lashes from your eyelids, if you ask me.)

What’s really exceptional about these lashes is that they can be used indefinitely with the right care techniques, and they can even be used with mascara.

The Cost

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The lashes are available for pre-order at One Two Cosmetics’ website and are retailed at $59 USD per two sets of lashes.

Again, these are reusable, so the upfront cost is justifiable if they actually, truly, genuinely work.

Which brings us to….

The Results

Overall, most bloggers have found magnetic lashes to be challenging to apply and a bit unnatural in their overall appearance.

Some people raved about their appearance, while others cautioned that they aren’t curved and don’t sit on the lash line very easily.

Also, a big complaint that many users have is the that the ends of the lashes aren’t tapered, so they look fake — especially up close.

The Pros:

  • Clean application
  • Synthetic materials
  • Reusable
  • Cost-effective in the long-term

The Cons:

  • Hard to apply
  • Not tapered
  • Higher upfront cost

Overall, I’m pretty intrigued. I hate applying fake lashes, and I get so tired of having to use waterproof mascara formulas every single day and then washing them off with eye makeup remover every single night.

If someone can eliminate the need for mascara and false lashes with a couple of strategically placed lashes, then that’s an innovation I definitely want to try.

What do you think, ladies? Are you excited about magnetic lashes, or do you plan on sticking to your falsies and mascara?

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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