I can choose the perfect nude lip shade in five seconds flat. I can color correct like it's my job, and I can convincingly change the shape of my eyebrows armed with a single pencil or pomade. These are beauty feats that I'm proud to have conquered, though there are still many others I'm working on. For example, I can never apply a smoky eye quite like my friends and co-workers can. I'm also not the best (read: totally inept) at styling my own hair. But the thing I struggle with the most is applying false eyelashes.
Even though I only wear false eyelashes for special occasions, the tacky lash glue and finicky positioning are enough to make me throw my hands up in frustration. I don't know why I get so annoyed, but I do. That's why I was so intrigued by the notion of magnetic lashes when I first heard about them earlier this year. These lashes come attached with minuscule magnets that clasp together, keeping lashes in place and intermingled with your natural set. They're genius.
And the good news keeps rolling in—Ardell, one of our favorite false lash brands, announced that it will be launching these magnetic falsies in drugstores come January. Keep scrolling to see how they work.
The magnetic lashes come packaged with what appears to be two separate pairs, even though it's only one pair. First, you take the "upper" lash strip and place it atop your natural lashes. Then, take the "under" strip and place it underneath. The two are magnetized, so they will automatically click together and stay in place. There's absolutely no lash glue needed, and they look totally natural. Repeat on the other eye and you're done.
These magnetized lashes will be available in full lash strips and partial strips, which they call "accents." Use the former when you're looking for bold, dramatic lashes, and use the latter if you want a subtle hint of definition and length. Whichever you choose, they're to be applied and removed in the same way (simply press the lashes in between your thumb and forefinger and roll gently back and forth. The magnets will come unclasped and you can store them back in the tray to use them again.
Look for them at retailers like Target, Ulta, Walgreens, and CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart in January 2018. I know I will. Easy-to-apply falsies sound like my beauty dream come true.