If you love the look of false lashes but struggle with traditional stick-on strips, you'll be thrilled to hear that one of the biggest beauty innovations of the year is finally here in the UK. Magnetic eyelashes have been a huge social media trend, but anyone eager to try them has had to wait ages for their pair to be shipped from the US or Asia.top eyelash vendors
Now they're finally available to buy direct from the UK with the launch of Lash FX Magnetise Magnetic Eye Lashes, £18.95 . (By coincidence, Ardell have also launched their own version - Ardell Magnetic Lashes - into Boots as well this week .)The concept behind them is genius. In a nutshell, they're falsies that you attach magnetically to your own lashes.
The kit contains two false lashes per eye, each with a tiny magnet in the centre. You position one falsie on top of your own lashes, then place its magnetic buddy underneath. The magnets ping together and voila, you’ve got a kind of eyelash sandwich.
There's no glue and no risk of your falsies falling off halfway through the night. They come in four different styles - Bella, Megan, Rosie and Gigi - all inspired by different supermodels. The lashes are also reusable and come with a magnetic case for storage, so while they're more expensive to buy initially they work out cheaper than the regular glue-on version.
Lash FX's own makeup artist came over to give us a masterclass in how to apply, and made it look easy. However she did warn they'd take a little time to master on our own, and she wasn't wrong.
Bottom line is, magnetic lashes are still pretty fiddly. When you get the application right, they look impressive and your sense of achievement is off the scale. But you need to be prepared for a lot of frustration and cursing when they refuse to sit close to your lash line or one lash plops off before you can clip it magnetically to its partner.