Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics

When I was about 14, I started dressing in black and listening to metal, industrial and gothic music. My uniform included a lot of black makeup and false eyelashes. I have also been a burlesque performer and competed in pole dancing competitions in Sydney. I am used to applying false lashes, even if I am a bit out of practice. I have also gotten quite a few pairs of eyelash extensions too. Facebook advertising lead me to One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Lashes. Are they worth all the hype? Read on...

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics

As you can guess I am no stranger to false eyelashes. I used to wear two and sometimes three pairs of fake eyelashes when performing. Glittered, feathered and brightly coloured - I could apply mink eyelashes really quickly. When I paired back my look and my style changed a bit; I abandoned my lashes in favour of lots of coats of mascara. I love getting my eyelashes done; eyelash extensions are the best. They’re easy cosmetic enhancements; they frame your face just like a good pair of eyebrows do. Eyelash extensions are right up there with things I love like laser hair removal (my hair under my arms still hasn’t grown back after 7 years), my straight teeth (braces at 30 was the best thing I ever did) and eyebrow feathering (my eyebrows are no longer patchy). I’ve been to a few eyelash extension beauticians. How long they last depends very much on the skill of the technician and how you look after them. There is no way they’ll stay on your eyelashes if you scrub at your face and eyes. I am aware of all that; however, extensions are still quite expensive. $100 to $200AUD depending on where you go, what deal you have and what type of lashes you get. Writing this is actually making me want some again.

A Facebook video on magnetic eyelashes from a company I can’t even remember went viral last month and I actually was really interested. I have never looked on Facebook and seen targeted ads that interest me enough to buy something new. Targeted ads from companies I follow is another matter.. The magnetic lashes I saw seemed easy to apply and a great idea. So I searched online for a company that made quality product, but also some great reviews. One Two Cosmetics Magenetic Eyelashes come in a great little magnetic case and they also ship to Australia. So I ordered and waited for my magnetic eyelashes to be delivered.

In the meantime, I watched a whole bunch of tutorials on magnetic eyelashes including the One Two Cosmetics How to Apply your One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes below. I also read some reviews. Beauty bloggers who are used to applying false eyelashes were a bit negative about them. While regular users raved about them, and other customers said you could see the magnets and they didn’t like that. I knew all this before I started, including the fact that people were saying they were quite difficult to apply to begin with but that they got used to them after a while...

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics. How to Apply your Magenetic Eyelashes

I must admit when I purchased the lashes, I was swayed by the beautiful box that the One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes came in. I also liked the idea that I could reuse these and didn’t have to throw false eyelashes out constantly and get new ones. I also liked their price. While there are cheaper brands, One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes were one of the first on the market and their eyelashes are about $100AUD for two pairs delivered to Australia. That is cheaper than an eyelash extension application most of the time. Again with all this in mind I pulled out my lovely black One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes case and started to give the application a go.

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics, Top and Bottom Lashes for Two Pairs

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics, Top and Bottom Lashes for Two Pairs

If you watch the video above on the magnetic eyelash application process it seems really easy. The eyelashes are light in your hand and are labeled left and right so you know which eyelashes are for which eye. The bottom lashes also have a red dot on them and the magnets are very small. I am pretty sure they have made the magnets smaller since producing them at the beginning. The eyelashes I bought, the natural lash type, get longer for the outside of your eye. This is because you apply them from the centre of your eye. You’re also instructed to put all your makeup on first before applying the One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes, which makes sense to me. I began practicing without makeup on. 

Applying One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes; No Mirror in the Case

Applying One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes; No Mirror in the Case

Applying One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes

I found applying the magnetic eyelashes to be an interesting process. I guess with anything new you have to get used to what you are doing in order to be better at it. The top lash went on quite easily, you had to be quick with the bottom so that the top didn’t move too much. The bottom lash magnet grabbed the top lash and was surprisingly strong for such a small little area of magnet. I found it was quick to put them on; however was actually getting them in the right position was not quick at all... 

The top lash needs to be right up near your natural eyelashes so that you can position the bottom lash right. The bottom lash magnet grabbing often moves the top lash. It is quite hard to make sure that the bottom lash doesn’t move the two magnetic lashes too far out and away from your eyelid. This means that the lashes are too far away from the base of your natural lash line and of course, aren’t sitting right. So I gave them another go. And another go... and another go. Each time I got a bit better at it and I worked out that if I opened my eye really wide and positioned the bottom lash close to by eye before it got too close to the top and grabbed together it was better...

Applying One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes; The Top Lash

Applying One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes; The Top Lash

Problems with Magnetic Eyelashes

The other problem I was having was the position of the top lash from the centre of my own eye. If you went too much towards the edge of your eye the eyelashes looked funny and then if you went too close to your nose the lashes seemed to not close and you looked like you had a third eye... After all that I needed a rest. So I decided to walk away and come back for another practice session later...

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics The Bottom Lash - Red Dot

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics The Bottom Lash - Red Dot

YouTube Stars and their thoughts on One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Eyelashes

The same sorts of problems happened when I decided to have another go. So I wondered whether I should change my application method? I tried to be optimistic about the magnetic lashes; because I really wanted to love them, while I searched for other YouTube videos... I came across a great Australian YouTube beauty blogger who actually tried to apply them on her boyfriend. It was really funny and great that she was in Sydney, Australia too because she understand how much they cost to purchase in AUD and ship them here. She basically said the same thing. She wanted to love them but they just didn't stay close to your lash line when you applied them. I gave my own little video a go - check it out below.

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics. How to Apply your Magenetic Eyelashes

Final Thoughts?

I am going to go and book myself an eyelash extension appointment because these just frustrated me. However since I paid so much for them; I will go away and come back and try to apply them again when I am not so frustrated. I also think it would be really great to have a mirror in the compact that these lashes come in; it's just little things like that that you expect to get from a more expensive product.

Have you tried magnetic eyelashes? Which brand? Did you have any luck? And while we are at it; have you tried a new innovative product that has failed miserably before? What was it? Maybe you write/YouTube beauty/skincare fails all the time? Comment at the end of the post I love hearing from you!

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics, Do they Work?

Magnetic Eyelash Review; One Two Cosmetics, Do they Work?

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