Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by MAGNETIC LASHES.
Bonus points if you got the Mean Girls reference there, too.
I’m one of those people who are borderline incapable of properly putting on false lashes on my own. I don’t know if it’s my clumsy fingers or my excessive blinking whenever something gets close to my face – but either way falsies and I don’t do well together. Ha! As much as I like the way they look, it’s more often than not, a hot mess.
So… when I was doing my late-night Facebook scroll and came across an ad for MAGNETIC LASHES I thought to myself this sounds too good to be true. And well, like most things that sound to good to be true, they usually are.
The company, Meinaier 3D Reusable False Magnetic Eyelashes, had nice packaging and I had high hopes when I opened the box. They came in a little compact case with a magnet in the center that held the lashes in place. However… the lashes did look a little short (length and width) and I wasn’t sure how they would cover my entire lash line and really honestly, how they were going to connect to each other to keep the lashes in tact.
Taking them out of the packaging and looking a little closer (and hopefully you’ll be able to see from pictures) the lashes don’t exactly look like the false lashes you purchase that are applied with glue. I’m normally used to long, curled-looking lashes and these seemed short and straight. BUT, I continued to roll with it thinking maybe this was just a more “natural” approach to falsies.
Now, you might be wondering – what do they look like ON? Where are the pictures of you WEARING them, Jenn? Well the honest truth friends – they DID NOT STAY ON. Not even for a second and certainly not long enough for a picture. I tried for a good 30 minutes in different directions, different placements, different techniques – and when I tell you they didn’t stay on, they really just did not stay on. I’m no quitter, my friends. I gave it a real honest to goodness former Girl Scout try here.
The tiny magnet is along the “strip” of the lash and in the picture belong I think you can see how tiny the magnet is in comparison to the already small lash. So when you take the top lash and place on the top of your own eye lid along your lash line and then place the other lash set underneath the magnets are designed to be compelled to each other and latch onto your existing eyelash creating the lash extension we all love. However, whether it was the quality of the magnet or the size of the magnet, they didn’t compel and they just plopped down onto my bathroom countertop time and again.
So all in all friends, me and my natural lashes are going to stick with “lengthening serums” and false lashes until I’m ready (if ever) to take the plunge into getting actual lash extensions.
Magnetic lashes, it’s going to be a NO from me.