Magnetic Eyelashes: Too Good To Be True?
A while ago, I wrote about “The Bizarre Lengths We Go To For Long Eyelashes”. One of the products that I touched upon was magnetic eyelashes. Instead of lash glue, these magnetic falsies are basically layered around your natural lashes in a weird magnet sandwich that holds on all day.
Regardless of how truly bizarre that sounds, I thought that this was the world’s most brilliant idea because I detest lash glue. Imagine my shock when a coworker asked if I wanted to try her new magnetic lashes. She wasn’t a fan and wanted to see if I could make them work.
So I get them home and it’s like Christmas morning. I’m super excited and ready to revolutionize the way I do my lashes in the morning. Opening the box, the eyelashes are already completely magnetized together in a clump from being bumped around in my purse on the way home.
After delicately pulling them apart from each other (and ripping a few of the lashes out during the process), I’m still totally psyched to get these on my eyes.
About 30 seconds after starting the application process, I’m already discouraged with how hard this is and rethinking the whole “world’s most brilliant idea” thing. The 7th time is apparently the charm and I finally manage to get just one side of the magnetic strip lash to sandwich perfectly around the base of my lashes.
Now, all that’s left is to get the outer corner sandwiched on and I’m good. And then... The lashes close in the totally wrong place and as I try to pull that section apart the whole thing pops off. I have to start completely over.
Fast forward about ten more minutes and I’ve done it! Both lashes are on my eyes as close to the base of my lashes as I can get them. I’m feeling really great about myself and my ability to persevere, until I lean back to look at my handywork in the mirror.
“Oh, f***.” I die inside, while at the same time shouting more expletives to myself. They’ve probably made my eyelashes the ugliest they've ever looked, because the magnets on both sides of the falsies are perfectly straight lines and a lash line is a curve. They’re standing out completely stick-straight, mocking me.
I try a few more unsuccessful times and then go grab my usual falsies and apologize to my tube of lash glue.