Photo: Ilona Nagy / Getty Images, Ardell
My alter ego wears lavish lashes every day, and the real I wear false eyelashes only on special occasions because of them to make too much effort. When magnetic eyelashes hit the market last year, my interest was aroused. Applying the eyelashes between two magnetized eyelash strips sounded much more practical than using glue (near your eye!).
As soon as I heard about it, I began to feel strong Eyelash research: One Two Lash reckons itself as OG-Magnetic eyelashes, but costs between 59 and 89 USD per set and was also roasted by some Internet beauty gurus: Apparently they have a magnet in the middle They tend to stay in the inner and outer corners, but I really wanted to love magnetic eyelashes, so I opted for a Lowe r-risk $ 9 version from Amazon. Unfortunately, the gurus had to rely on something ̵
Several months later, Ardell released a magnetic eyelash drugstore version for just over $ 10. I immediately bought Magnetic Double Wispies and Magnetic Double Demi Wispies, and both looked like normal eyelashes. Unlike the other pair I've tried, Ardell's eyelashes have four sets of magnets throughout the strip so they cling to the eyelash line instead of sticking to the ends. (See also: Will Eyelash Extensions Drop Your Real Eyelashes?)
Applying Magnetic Eyelashes
After experimenting with magnetic eyelashes, I limited the application to a science. Some people will cut them in half to prevent the corners from rising – Ardell now even sells a pre-made version – but IMO, with magnets everywhere, really does not need them.
- The eyelashes are a bit too stiff right out of the package, so before I apply them, I roll them out to emphasize the curve. (I saw YouTuber's stripy eyelashes wrap around a pen to do this.)
- Then I put the top strip on my eyelashes and make sure it's lined up perfectly.
- I open my eyes very far (this is the key) and bring the lower set below to hit the upper one. I use the same technique as this Instagrammer:
Did I fulfill my dreams of a permanent whip bearer? Negative. The eyelashes are very easy to apply, but are not as comfortable as glued falsias. If you have them, you know they are there. It's not a pinch, but rather a slight itch. (Good news: If you drive you crazy, you can remove the magnetic eyelashes and reuse them as long as they are not made up.) I prefer to switch between the two and regularly wear false eyelashes when I've turned them on for longer Time. Perhaps the next development in fake lash technology will solve all my problems. At the moment, however, magnetic eyelashes are as easy to apply as I had hoped. If you're worried about glue, maybe they're worth a try. (Associated: Kerry Washington vows that this $ 7 product made her eyelashes healthier)