How do they work?
- The how-to instructions on One Two Cosmetics' page explain it much better than I can, but the basic concept is this: you place one lash segment on top of your natural upper lash line, then one right underneath the upper lashes. The tiny magnets on each lash segment connect around your natural lashes and hold themselves in place, no glue required!
Do they hurt (or rip out) your natural lashes?
- Nope! In fact, these are much better for my lashes than traditional falsies, which irritate my lashes with glue. It's important never to tug on these lashes to avoid damaging them or your own natural lashes; simply slide them apart with your thumb and index finger. You can see this process demonstrated in this how-to video, where the founder of One Two Cosmetics shows how to gently shift the magnets without damaging your own lashes.
How long do they last?
- I've been using one pair of the lashes about three times per week for over two months without any signs of wear. However, I should note that I never fall asleep in the lashes, have only done one workout class in them (they lasted through barre!), don't apply mascara on top of the magnetic extensions, and never pry them apart from one another to avoid unnecessary strain on the magnets.
Are they heavy?
- They feel just like regular falsies to me — you're aware of them for a minute or so, then your eyes adjust and you stop noticing the extra weight.
Do you still wear mascara with the magnetic extensions?
- I'll add a bit of mascara to my inner lashes (since I only wear one pair of the lashes at a time) and let it dry for several minutes before applying my One Two Lashes. I never apply mascara on top of the falsies in order to keep them as clean as possible and because a layer of mascara on my natural lashes is sufficient.
Would these work for people with supershort or straight eyelashes?
- I can't vouch confidently for any lash types except my own, but I've seen many YouTubers and Instagrammers with different eyelash types use One Two Lash with success! I'm sure you could trim these based on your eye shape, too.