I was intrigued when I saw an ad for false lashes that attach to your natural lashes magnetically, eliminating the need for lash glue, etc. I love the look of a full lash, but lack the patience to apply false lashes, especially because it is not something I do often. Without practice, it is a very frustrating process. The company that makes this magnetic false lash product is called One Two Cosmetics. I hadn’t heard anything about this product but it was so innovative I decided to give it a try. It was backordered and took about 12 weeks to arrive. I was hoping that meant they were going to be awesome and solve all my lash woes!
They arrived in a beautiful black and gold case and there were two pairs for each eye stored inside. An index card in the box gave basic 4 step directions to follow for application. They did note that applying these were like riding a bike; that it would take some practice and then be easy-peasy. I immediately went into my bathroom and started to play. Initially, I found that applying them was not so tough; the challenge was getting them properly lined up on the lash line. These magnetic lashes are not a full strip; they are to be used at the middle of your eye to the outer corners of your eyes to add length. There are other styles available, but this was the one I selected.
There are four options for your magnetic false lashes- the Original (which is what I purchased), Bold (most dramatic), Accent (for a more natural look) and Filler (for use in between salon extensions). I found that applying these after a full coat of mascara gives a more dramatic look and without is a more everyday glam look. My husband even noticed the difference! I wore these lashes for several hours on end and they are not heavy which was a plus. Here were my cons: the price – for $70 (again you get two pairs so $35 per pair) I expected more durability and ease of use. I practiced quite a bit. However, while I believe they are easy to apply, they do not line up properly on my natural lash which does not look good. My eye shape is not the traditional almond which I think are best suited for this product.
VERDICT- Overall, I’d have to say don’t waste your money on these false magnetic lashes. I had really high hopes for this product and believe it is extremely innovative, but the frustration I felt trying to line them up properly to my natural lash line as well as the lashes coming apart fairly easily from my efforts to adjust and reapply, made them not worth it. Have you tried them? If so, what was your experience. I’d love it if you left a comment!