Oh, the options! This trend has taken the beauty industry by storm, introducing a technology we may have never considered when pondering about our lash options. We’ve been through the traditional strips (and all the horrid glue that comes with it), we’ve ventured into the world of lash extensions (which when aren’t done right, look awful) and now we are presented with magnetic lashes.
The idea is pretty brilliant when you think about it. It’s a short-term commitment, you don’t have to get chemical loaded glue near your peepers and the engineering leads us to believe they are long-lasting. The industry for this very specific product has grown drastically over the past few years, as companies began to mimic the original invention. And if you are a beauty enthusiast on Instagram, you are constantly inundated with magnetic lash brand choices. It makes it quite difficult to ascertain which are good and which aren’t so good.
Because, quite frankly, we are beauty-obsessed, we decided to take a bunch of them for a test drive so we can present you with some worthwhile options.
This faux mink accent system has become a fan favorite in a very short amount of time. These lashes are lightweight and easy to remove. The best part? You can wear them up to 15 times (on average!). If you can master applying liquid liner, you can definitely take full advantage of these lashes. For best results, build up your line to be as thick as the lash strip and use several coats, letting it dry completely. Then you just line the lashes up accordingly and boom! Full, fluttery, enviable, beautiful. Did we mention the 15-time wear? Because it’s slightly unheard of.
Do you want to experiment with magnetic lashes but you don’t have the funds to invest in the super lavish ones? Kiss has been around for ages and offers this pocketbook-friendly option if you just want to see what all the hype is about without making a huge commitment. Reusable, quick and easy, dermatologist tested, wind-resistant – Kiss lashes have all the benefits at a reasonable price. And if you take care of them, you can get several uses out of the same pair.
Best Dramatic Look:
Or Ardell, how we have grown up with you and loved your lashes for so long. Thank goodness they got into the magnetic game because if there is one brand you can rely on for gorgeous lashes, it’s Ardell. Not only are they budget-friendly, but the lash styles that Ardell creates are just so darn fun. You can wear them for Halloween, a special event, or just rock them from day to day while you bat your eyes at every passerby. Eight mini magnets live on the lash and seamlessly adhere to the liner for a dramatic pop.
Best Natural Look:
Here is a fun trivia fact – this was the company that invented the magnetic lash movement. The company spans options from natural to catwalk, but they offer those smaller segmented lashes to add just a touch at the corners to make your eyes voluminous. It can be subtle, add a lift, a little bit of curl – the versatility of these lashes is what makes them so popular. You don’t have to stick on an entire strip of thick, dark falsies to achieve a pretty look. When in doubt, go to the wizards who invented the miracle product category!