Review: Magnetic Eyelashes

If you’re a woman and on social media, you’ve probably seen an ad for magnetic eyelashes by now.  Or at least I have, about 8,000 of them.  And if you’re like me, you’ve thought to yourself, “Gee, I hate wearing false eyelashes.  They’re unwieldy and difficult. And eyelash extensions are very expensive. But what if…”

And that’s how you end up buying magnetic eyelashes.

The ads make them look super easy to use.  The idea is that there are two lash bands, each with a tiny magnet on them. You hold the one band under your upper lash line, then place the second band on top of your lashes so they make a sandwich.  The magnet sticks them together and voila! Perfect lashes in a second.

This all seems too good to be true, right?

No messy glue.  Reusable.  Inexpensive.  Easy to use.  Miracle, yes?

Unfortunately, no.

Magnetic eyelashes are, in a word, terrible. They are snake oil.  They are too good to be true. Let me take you through my full experience.

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First, the order process.

I saw an ad pop up on my Facebook page several times from a company called Trending Beauty. I know, I know, I should have run screaming just based on the company title.  However, I had seen so much hype around magnetic eyelashes, I threw caution to the wind.

When I went to the website, the lashes were $10 per pair.

$10 per pair! Amazing! Too good to be true, right?  Right. Stupid, stupid Amy.  There were about 20 different styles to choose from, so I decided to order two pairs in different styles just in case one didn’t work out.

I placed my order, got my confirmation email, and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  Now, to be fair, the website had advised that, you know, due to an amazing surge in demand there might be some lag time between order and delivery.

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Waiting for my lashes…
So I waited some more.

Finally, I received an email that tracking information was available on the website.  Yesss! So I clicked the tracking info link, and there was no info available.  Same thing a couple days later.  Same thing more than a week later.  I finally attempted to contact the company, explaining in my email (there is no way to contact them via phone *warning bells*) that although there was tracking information available, the DHL website was displaying that the package info was not available.

I received a canned response that they are receiving a huge volume of contacts right now, yada, yada, it might take forever for them to get back to me.  So I waited some more.  Finally, I saw a $3.98 charge show up on my bank account and a notification that the package had shipped.

I thought this charge was a bit strange, so I hopped over to the website under the FAQs where I found an assurance that of course! This was normal! They have to charge shipping separately! Please don’t worry!

So I decided not to worry.

After what seemed like an eternity, my package finally arrived.  I tore open the package and could not wait to try the magnetic eyelashes on. Yes! Beauty products for lazy people!

The company had sent me two sets of the same lashes.

No worry, I thought.  It doesn’t matter, these are fine.  Plus, when you have a company that’s so bloody difficult to do business with, you make allowances for their mistakes.  I took the lashes out, carefully, and began experimenting with putting them on.

Y’all, let me tell you what.

It was not easy.  I fumbled and flipped and dropped.  Used tweezers.  I used my fingers.  I tried applying the bottom layer first, then the top layer first.  When I finally, finally managed to get them to stick together and sandwich my eyelashes, they looked ridiculous.

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They looked like exactly what they were: fake.  The girl staring back at me in the mirror was not the carefree, easygoing girl from the video who could simply stick the lashes together and go.  Oh, no, folks.  It was something much worse.

Now, to be fair, I worked with these magnetic eyelashes for a long time.

I left and came back to them.  Tried them with and without mascara.  Fumbling for a good hour in one sitting, I thought for certain I would get a hang of it.  Finally, I came to the conclusion that it was not meant to be.  Magnetic eyelashes are, unfortunately, too good to be true.  At least from this company.

Oh, and it doesn’t end there.

Those $3.98 charges kept appearing on my bank account.  So I went to the Trending Beauty website again, and buried in the fine print and FAQs, there is basically a clause that says: although we are advertising this product at $10 per package, what we really mean is that you will pay $10 up front, then an additional X amount every month for the next million years of your life.  And we’ll take your first born child.  Or something like that.

Anyway, I wrote the company an email explaining that the product did not work for me and asked for a refund and return instructions.  How do you think that went?  I’ll give you a hint: I still have the lashes sitting on my dresser.

If you liked this story or have had a similar experience with a beauty company, please share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, wherever!

I hate when companies take advantage of consumers.  It’s truly unfortunate, and although I realize this is my own fault for being too trusting, I’m still a bit steamed.

Have you tried magnetic eyelashes?  Have a beauty horror story?  Leave me a comment or message me here!

 

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27 Comments

  1. LJ October 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of magnetic eyelashes but I think I’ll just stick with my drugstore mascara and good ole MAC lashes and glue for stage, photo shoots & special occasions LOL!

    1. Amy October 31, 2017 at 11:41 am

      I OBSESSED over the magnetic lashes for so long, and I was so disappointed with them! I’ll also be sticking with my drugstore glued lashes from now on.

  2. SEEMA ADNANI October 31, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Hey Amy! This is absolutely fantastic.

  3. Gabriella October 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Oh this makes me so sad!! I always wanted to try magnetic lashes. Maybe it was just the company you got them through. After everything they put you through it seems really shady. Maybe other magnetic lashes actually look good.. At least I hope so, because they really do sound too good to be true. I’m sorry you had this bad experience.

    1. Amy October 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I was completely willing to put aside the hassles if the lashes worked…but they didn’t 🙁 Maybe I’ll try a different brand.

  4. Jenna October 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Good to know!! You are so funny throughout this post. It makes me want to read more. lol where are the lashes now? lol. Thanks for the heads up on magnetic lashes. I hate the glue too but I’m sure glue is better than what you went through. Much love!

    1. Amy October 31, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you! The lashes are sitting in my makeup case. Every once in a while I keep trying, LOL.

  5. Kathryn November 1, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with magnetic lashes, even tho it wasn’t a good one.

  6. Taylor Mobley November 1, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I don’t like magnetic lashes! I don’t think they look as natural as some other falsies I’ve tried!!!

    1. Amy November 2, 2017 at 10:20 am

      I know, they really are terrible!

  7. Adaleta November 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Awe I really wanted to try them, i was so curious if they worked!

    1. Amy November 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

      I really wanted to like them! I had seen ads for months, so I was excited. Oh, well, can’t win ’em all!

  8. Beth November 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Amy, This is great information! Thanks for the honest review. I’ve seen these everywhere and now know they’re not worth it. Thanks so much!!
    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  9. Cait November 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    ive actually never heard of this but think its such a great idea! thanks for sharing!

    1. Amy November 3, 2017 at 9:46 am

      You’re welcome!

  10. Melissa November 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    YIKES!!! First of all, sorry you had to go through all the trouble! Secondly, THANK YOU for being so up front and honest!!! I too had seen ads and was thinking maybe I would try them (I have such bare lashes ugh!) but I would rather deal with what I have than go through all that hassle for a product that isn’t even good (ha!). Lesson learned.

    1. Amy November 3, 2017 at 9:46 am

      They seem so miraculous in the ads, I should have known. I might still try a different brand to see if any of them work.

  11. Alison November 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I keep hearing about these but they seemed like such a bad idea! Sorry to hear it didn’t work out but glad for an honest review!!

    1. Amy November 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

      I know, I was so disappointed. Glad I could help someone from making the same mistake!

  12. Ruthie Ridley November 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Omg this looks so amazing!!! I want to try!

  13. Rachel Catherine November 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This sounds like a really bad experience. I’ve never tried fake eyelashes at all but good to know to avoid these if I decide to try.

    1. Amy November 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      It wasn’t terrible, but I definitely wouldn’t buy anything from this company again. I might consider trying a different brand of these lashes from a more reputable distributor…

  14. Elaine November 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    oh no sorry about the horrible experience. And thanks for sharing it so others won’t have to go through the same ordeal. I’ve never heard of magnetic eyelashes and would have been skeptical about it if I did.

    1. Amy November 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks – there were so many adverts about it, I had to try them! I’m glad I could go through the experience and warn others off of them!

  15. Val November 6, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Oh my gosh, this cracks me up! Thanks for the honest review – these are a hard pass!

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