Rated 2.81 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I love these so much!
So let me start this review by admitting I am NOT a makeup guru. I am still learning a lot of the new makeup trends and relearning a lot of techniques. I'm also in my 40s so I'm starting to witness a lot of the aging process. I have never had very full eyelashes and allergies have prevented me from using any type of adhesive application. Enter magnetic eyelashes. I was sceptical at first, because a lot of the reviews seemed really negative. My desperation for eyelashes eventually overruled my doubt and I ordered these. They are WONDERFUL. I apply my eye primer, do my shadow, eye liner and mascara just like I always have. Once that is all finished, I apply 2 layers of the eyeliner over what is already there. Give these about a minute to dry in between and make sure to get it in the corner. The eyelash magnets are strong enough that you can feel them grab in the corner and they just snap in across. I have worn these ALL day with no issues at all. Honestly they are so light and after about 5 minutes I don't even notice them. Clean up is easy. I guess the primer helps a lot, because I have had no issues removing the eyeliner at night. I would highly recommend these if you are on the fence.
Most Helpful Critical Review Smudges Terribly. Gel Too Thick
I chose the Ardell, because it had higher reviews than the other product offered at Ulta. I had mixed results. First, let me say, that you need to start with very clean skin. An Eyelid primer is helpful, especially if you have oily eyelids, as I do.
I read through the product information before attempting to use it. I'm a veteran of magnetic lashes. I like them, but find them heavy, because of the upper and lower lashes required for use, so I was really excited to read about magnetic eyeliner, and was anxious to try it.
I had problems with the gel pot of eyeliner. This eyeliner isn't your typical gel liner; it's very VERY thick and goopy. It dries quickly, which can be good or bad. My problem was that, even with my own thin brush, this stuff is so thick that it's impossible to get a nice, thin, controlled line. I'm not a neophyte. I know how to apply eyeliner. But the Ardell gel liner is just too thick to really control. I wiped the brush to remove excess before getting more out of the pot, because it actually balled up on the tip of the applicator.
I allowed the liner to dry before applying the second coat. You'd think as thick as this liner is, one coat would be sufficient, but no. 2 coats are mandatory. Trying to keep a decent line was tough while applying coat 2. The liner easily transfers to places where you don't want it.
The good news is that with 2 coats of the liner, the lashes adhere well and look good. They'd look better if I could have made a thinner line. The lashline is rather stiff, so you may have to gently bend them before applying them, to get them to conform. I would have rather have seen 5 magnets instead of 4.
Unfortunately, even with primer and proper drying, the eyeliner smudged and I mean SMUDGED! I wear tube mascara, so I never see black smudging under my eyes. This stuff was under my eyes, as well as in the corners. I cleaned it several times. Plus, it lifts with the lashes.
Reviewed by 99 customers Not something I'll use
JoseyGirl from Allen TX
You have to use so much of the eyeliner to get them to attach. It is a jet black gel so if you aren't wanting an extremely heavy eye look then these don't work. I had high hopes that just a thin line would keep them on but I kept having to add more and more until they attached. It also feels like if I had gone outside they would blow off easily.
Kolson from Indiana
Magnetic eyeliner is cakey and the brush gets stiff. The magnets don't go all the way across. So the lash in my inner lid wouldn't stay on. Definitely a waste on money.
I would not buy this product again
G3 from Scottsdale AZ
I was really hoping I would love it but the eyeliner was to pasted and it didn't go on very easy either.
Very easy to use and eyes look Fab!
Amy from Little Rock
I tested on my hand first and used a tweezers to have steady hand. Be sure to put on inner eye and work your way out.
Extremely difficult to apply
LenaBeans from Illinois
Not worth the money, lashes would even stick the liner on my hand let alone my actual eyelid. The liner does not apply seamlessly and has to be wet for the lashes to magnetize your it. So you essentially have about 15-20 seconds to do a perfect swipe of liner and place your lashes before it's dry and won't stick.
Not sure yet
Gaily from Perris
They began to slip off from the ends; a little embarrassing.
Lyz from Maryland
Since it is my first time to use this product, i have no problem putting in the gel liner ( put it twice) then attach the lashes. It was so easy to use. No issues on the brush that comes with the gel liner. I just followed what other reviewers suggested. I highly recommend this for beginner fake lashes user like me.❤️❤️
Yes I would!
Granny from Kalamazoo MI
make sure the liner drys all the way down before putting on the lashes. And you do need two coats!!!
Sheila from California
I normally wear lash extensions put on by lash technician. My lash tech had emergency surgery and had to cancel my appointment. I researched info regarding magnetic lashes and decided to give the Ardell kit a try. I applied the magnetic eyeliner in two coats on upper eyelid and let dry. I then applied the lashes with my fingers. Wala! The lashes attached easily to the liner and remained in place all day until I removed them that evening. I am now considering using this product instead of extensions. The extensions fall out and cost anywhere from $150 to $130 per month and your natural lashes thin.
I fell in love with lashes thanks to this
Nata from SLC
I used them for a photo shoot in a windy place and they resisted the strong wind and that's a big one for me :)
Meg from Philadelphia
I loved the idea of this project but the magnetic application is tough to put on. the brush that they give you smudges easily and rubs other application you just put on. it's just hard to work with.
Terrible eyeliner 0/10 do not recommend
Cat mom from Saginaw, MI
The eyeliner is dryer than the Sahara. And the lashes have bulky magnets so it's super hard to cut them down to fit your eye shape.
Love these lashes for everyday but eyeliner is a big no!
Cheena from Oklahoma City, OK
Love the lashes in general but I have to use other magnetic eyeliner to make sure they stay all day in order to not have to reapply them. Wish they would sell the lashes separately like other companies.
Hard to use but works.
MD from Mississippi
It's a cool product with potential but it lacks. The brush included is cheap and you're better off buying one that works. The liner is gel and stays on well but it takes 3 times before the magnet stays. I had to use vaseline to remove the liner because water and soap didn't work. I gave the product four stars because it does work but it takes too long and I ain't got time for that.
Not worth it
Ajaaay from California
The liner was hard to get on. You had to use quite a bit. One side of the lash wouldn't stick. I ended up using regular lash glue.
Great Buy! A Must Have! Way better than glue and look great!
Maddie from Michigan
Honestly I was super skeptical at first, and I am not one to write a review, but every woman can benefit from these over the glue ones. I've always loved lashes but hate the glue part (messes up my makeup to often). I have worn these a lot now and will never go back. Last a full work day and happy hour (I walked in the wind outside for a few blocks and didn't even flinch). The eyeliner was way better quality that I thought and looked natural. Over if you are thinking about giving it a try! Do it!
Super thick & messy liner
Mrs.M from Las Vegas
I would NOT buy this product again.
The liner is thick/tacky and makes application fairly difficult. The lashes do not stay down very well.
I would rather just use the old glue method and know my lashes aren't going fall of in the middle of a conversation.
Carolyn from Franktown, Colorado
Hard to put magnetic liner on then the eyelashes were hard to make stick to the liner
I C K
tara_ohio from Ohio
They don't really have any grip & are very tricky to get them set close so you have this awkward gap.
Just practice, practice, practice and use traditional glue lashes these are super blah.
Trish from Atlanta
They lasted a couple of hrs before falling off, not a pretty sight
I would use this again
Kaai from Murfreesboro
There is no mess with this product
I would not buy this product again
CBoat from Urbana IL
I tried applying these lashes, it was a hot mess. I had the eyeliner all over my eye area.
Easy to use
Stacey from Gilbert, AZ
These magnetic lashes are great for the price. No problem using the liner or putting them on. I've worn them 3 times so far. One time I worked out in them. One side came lifted and would go back down. Another time I was in a pool and they got wet. Started to lift as well...even though they say waterproof. I don't think they are. I feel like the liner container starts to thicken a little after being opened and used multiple times.
With all that being said, I still like them for the price.
Karolina from Chicago, IL
Not sure if it's the liner or magnets that suck. The liner is too thick and does not apply smoothly. If it gets on your lashes, then it does damage them. They fall off easy and keep unsticking. I even cut them in half to see if that works. Nope.
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the lashes stay on surprisingly well, but you definitely need to use another eyeliner and then put the magnetic one over it. it's too dry, sticky, and tacky to wear on its own. it's the consistency of an old mascara and tugs on the skin as you apply it. i had better luck pressing it on with a different brush than the one provided than trying to conventionally draw a line. i also had better luck with the eyeliner at the bottom of the pot, which makes me wonder if i just got an old one. either way, this method is infinitely more comfortable than lash glue and therefore worth the extra bit of finesse in my opinion.