Hi! I’ve been obsessed with magnetic eyelashes lately and have gone nuts trying different brands and different ways to get the darn things on my eyes. I have the puniest natural lashes and I suck at applying fake lashes with glue. Eyelash extensions are way too expensive…so I really hoped that magnetic lashes would work for me. And they did. Now I wear magnetic eyelashes every day that I put on makeup, and it takes me no longer than 2 minutes to snap them on.
First, I’ll review some of the magnetic eyelash brands that I tried, and then I’ll talk about some tips and tricks that worked for me.
I read tons of reviews and most of the negative reviews were from ladies who complained that they could not apply the lashes correctly. Those who could do it loved the products. It sounds easy…you just place one piece/lash on top of your natural lashes, and then place the other lash under your natural lashes, so that your real lashes get sandwiched in by the fake lashes. And the sandwich gets held together by the tiny magnets. I was afraid I’d join the throngs of ladies who failed, but I had to try for myself and I’m so happy I did.
HotSan Dual Long Magnetic False Eyelashes ($13.99 on Amazon)
My rating: 2/5
I started off by looking at inexpensive lashes on Amazon. There are so many magnetic eyelashes to choose from on Amazon. Some are super inexpensive with positive reviews ($5.99), and some are pricier with not so many great reviews. I picked the HotSan Dual Long Magnetic False Eyelashes because they had a lot of positive ratings by verified purchasers (a lot of sellers have fake reviews, so it’s helpful to filter for verified purchases only). The price seemed right, and the lashes looked very natural.
These lashes have 2 magnets on each strip. The lashes as well as the strip are short and I think these are good for gals with petite eyes who want their lashes to look really, really natural.
Since these were the first magnetic lashes I ever tried, it took me over 30 minutes to get them on. The magnets would catch on to each other and snap on the wrong place on my lashes. It was so frustrating. I kept having to try, and then finally one of the magnets fell off.
I was going to return them, but I decided not to because I wanted to keep the case.
Final verdict: I wouldn’t purchase these again because a magnet fell off the first day I received them. They are short and look natural, but I can’t trust the quality.
One Two Lash Magnetic Eyelashes :: Full Coverage Enhanced Lash ($69.00)
My rating: 2/5
Next, I tried One Two Lash by One Two Cosmetics. These are like the Cadillac of magnetic lashes. They are super expensive, but I had to try them because I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for. I expected these to be awesome.
The packaging is terrific, but I’m guessing that’s part of what’s driving the cost of the product up. The lashes are definitely higher quality, but the price difference between these and the other brands I tried is just too significant.
These lashes also have 2 magnets on the top strip, but the bottom lash is broken up into 2 pieces. I was still a novice when I tried these, but I was able to snap them in place on my second or third try! I wondered whether A) these lashes are so expensive because they’re easier to put on, or B) having the bottom “sandwich bread” in separate pieces made them easier to put on.
The answer is B.
The One Two lashes are beautiful and I do like higher-quality products. But the strips were a little too long for my little Asian eyes. Since I couldn’t get the magnets to sandwich the tiny lashes at the corners of my eyes, I couldn’t get optimal application with these lashes.
Final verdict: I’ll never purchase these again because they’re too expensive for what you get and they don’t fit my eyes (and can’t be modified to fit either). They are gorgeous, and if my eyes and budget were larger, these might be my top pick.
Ardell Professional Magnetic Eyelashes :: Double 110 ($13.99)
My rating: 4.5/5
Finally, I tried the Ardell Double 110 lashes. This brand has a decent reputation with their glueable fake lashes, so I felt confident and optimistic about trying these. I chose their most natural style, though the more popular Demi Wispies are also available with magnets.
These lashes have 4 magnets per strip. It was so frustrating getting all 4 of them to align and click up at the roots of my lashes! It took at least 15 to 30 minutes for these too. I also felt the strips were too long for my little eyes because the magnets at the corners of my eyes didn’t really click on to my baby lashes, so the ends felt like they were dangling or just not sitting right.
But once I got them on in an okay position, they looked really natural. And after all the fiddling around with them, none of the magnets fell off.
But what a pain to put on. Keep reading to find out how cutting my Ardell lashes turned them into my favorite lashes that I can apply everyday with ease. I also made a video! 😇
Final verdict: I’ll continue to purchase these because the price is very reasonable and the quality is very good (I’ve reused them so many times and the magnet and lash fibers have stayed intact). I found a way to make them easy to apply. I just wish they weren’t so long, but a few easy cuts solved that problem.
Tips and Tricks
So, to get the Ardell lashes to work for me, I decided to cut off the fourth magnet so the strips would be shorter and could sandwich in my longer lashes better. It helped. Then I thought that maybe having the bottom bread in separate pieces like the One Two Lash might help too. So I decided to cut those too. And that helped big time.
Here’s a video showing how I cut the lashes. Music produced by Eddie. ♥️
Having the separate pieces makes applying the lashes so easy. I like to apply the outer corner piece first, then the inner piece, then the middle. You ladies with normal-sized eyes probably won’t need to cut off the fourth magnet, but that step helped me. Also, don’t throw those little pieces away. You can save them and use them as accents when you’re in a pinch.
One Two Lash comes with an applicator. It’s plastic tweezers with magnetic pads. You place the pieces of bread on each side and then clamp it on your lashes. It felt a little scary to me and it worked one time. I’m sure practice makes perfect, but I didn’t like using the tool.
I also purchased a pretty rose gold applicator on Amazon. I don’t like this tool because once you clamp the lashes on your eyes and pull the tweezers away, one side of the lashes sticks to the tweezers (because it’s metal). The instructions literally say to practice. One of the Amazon reviewers called it a “game changer” and had a little video showing how easy it is to use. That’s what sold me, but the applicator didn’t work for me.
I encourage you to try the applicators though because you’ll never know what works for you until you try.
Bottom Bread First Technique
This is a method that I heard works for a lot of people. To use this technique, place the bottom lash under your lashes and shut your eye to hold it in place. Then snap on the top lash.
I used this method before I cut my Ardells and it did work for me, but cutting was my game changer.
Apply Mascara First
I know fake lashes are supposed to eliminate the whole mascara step, but you really need a coat or two of mascara before applying the magnetic lashes. The mascara not only helps blend in your natural lashes with the luscious fakes ones, it helps make the false lashes stick or grip on to your natural lashes. A good grip makes application (and removal!) easier.
I was surprised by this, but I noticed my lashes stuck to my Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara so much better than to my Giorgio Armani Beauty Eccentrico mascara (which was my fave when I never wore falsies).
I’m so stoked that I can have pretty eyelashes everyday so I hope this helps you too! Have you tried magnetic eyelashes? Let me know if you have any additional tips or hacks.
Thanks so much for reading!