AD | Includes PR samples*. I shared a blog post a while ago about how to use magnetic eyelashes. Since then, I have tried other brands and I must say, the more money you spend, the better the lashes. Or perhaps magnetic eyelashes have become so popular that the function of them has evolved. Either way, the two brands I’m mentioning in this post know what they’re doing.
I find that magnetic eyelashes are the perfect substitute for eyelash extensions when you’re only looking to wear them for a day, or night. They’ve been perfect during lockdown when beauty salons sadly have had to close. Not that I’ve had anywhere to go so why make an effort? To brighten the day, that’s why! Honestly, this year and especially with working from home, I’ve started to appreciate makeup and jewellery so much more. It’s funny how little things like that can bring so much joy to one’s day. A great way to brighten yourself up.
Lola’s Lashes is a London based eyelash brand dedicated to making false lashes that suits everyone. Their main focus is on magnetic eyelashes but adhesive false lashes are also available. The latter are also applied by using an eyeliner, not glue like you’d normally find. Lola’s Lashes had a rebrand earlier this year and although I don’t know how they looked previously, I love their new design. You can tell from the sleek look of their packaging that the are a premium beauty brand and they’re very popular. If you read beauty magazines you might have spotted them in those, and if you follow Mrs Hinch you will know she’s purchased from them.
The pack I was sent included a set of Sapphire magnetic eyelashes, a set of adhesive lashes and three very colourful adhesive eyeliners. These are limited in stock but I hope they decide to keep them on. They’re a right colour pop and can be used without the eyelashes. That’s how I rock them. I found that the eyeliner dried too quickly to apply the adhesive lashes, so it didn’t really work for me. It’s probably my inexperience in handling glue lashes and not Lola’s fault. Their magnetic eyelashes on the other hand, so easy to apply.
Sapphire Magnetic Eyelashes Kit
The Sapphire magnetic eyelashes kit (£35) comes with a pair of Sapphire magnetic eyelashes, magnetic eyeliner (brown or black) and cleansing oil. The Sapphire style is probably Lola’s most popular lashes. They have seven other styles to choose from, depending on what effect you’re after. The ones I have give a classic look that can be used from day to night.
The promise of only having to use one stroke of the magnetic eyeliner is true. It is really easy to apply and for the look in my photos, I got away with applying a thin line and the lashes still stuck on really well. Each eyelash strip has five small magnets that clips on to the eyeliner. It’s waterproof and can resist winds up to 75mph so no need to hold on to the lashes when outside.
This is the first time I’ve seen magnetic eyelashes and eyeliner come with a cleansing oil. On Lola’s website it says to use it when removing the lashes but on the packaging, only to use to remove the eyeliner with, not on lashes. I trust the packaging as I don’t want to damage the lashes. They’re meant to last for 30 or so uses and I intend to make that happen.
Elite Eyes is a Leeds brand, much smaller than Lola’s Lashes. They only started up this year, as a side project. For a young start-up, they’re doing great! At the moment, they only have one kit on the market but if you ask me, it’s enough because it’s brilliant. I was sent a separate pack with more strips of lashes to try but I’ve not had a chance yet.
Magnetic Eyelashes – Day and Night Kit
This day and night kit (£29.99) is so pretty. I love the rose gold design and the eyeliner bottle top is too cute. I feel like a princess would have an eyeliner bottle like this. The kit includes two pairs of eyelashes, one for daytime use and one for night time. They’re both packaged in a pocket mirror box that has a layer for each. It’s a great design that fits well in your makeup bag so you can easily bring it with you if you’re out all day and want to change up your eye look half way through. The kit also includes an applying tool that looks similar to tweezers, just bigger. I found it really easy to use and the magnetic eyelashes were instantly drawn to the magnetic eyeliner so no risk it being fiddly using the application tool.
So far, I have only tried the day time lashes and I love them. I already felt they’re quite fluffy so I’m really excited to bring even more volume to my eyes when Christmas and New Year’s comes around. Just like with Lola’s Lashes only one stroke of eyeliner is enough for the lashes to clip on and these too promise to last for 30 odd uses. Elite Eye’s magnetic eyelashes kit is slightly cheaper to Lola’s and you also get two pairs of lashes so I’d say more affordable.
I like that both Lola’s Lashes and Elite Eyes are vegan and cruelty free. They both use silk to make their lashes and no animal products are used.
Have you tried magnetic eyelashes yet? If not, I can highly recommend them if you’re looking for an effortless way of looking a bit extra glam. Trust me, I’ve never been good at applying eyeliner or using glue lashes but with magnetic eyelashes I feel like a pro! It only takes a couple of minutes.
*PR samples. I was sent a magnetic Eyelashes kit from Lola’s Lashes and a kit from Elite Eyes to try and in return share photos and thoughts on my social media and blog. All photos, words and views are my own.