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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CU Boulder chapter.

I don’t know about you, but I am terrible at putting fake eyelashes on myself. I have tried to find solutions to my struggle that are affordable because as much as I would love to wake up with flawless lashes every morning, courtesy of lash extensions, the finances just aren’t there right now. I stumbled upon these Ardell magnetic lashes at Ulta the other day and decided I would try them. This was my experience. (This article is 100% my own opinion.)

The way these eyelashes work is that they have a magnetic eyeliner that holds them up instead of glue. This is supposed to make it super easy. I did my makeup as I normally would and put this special eyeliner on instead of my regular liquid eyeliner.

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The look that these lashes provide is not quite the flawless everyday look that comes with eyelash extensions, however. These definitely look like you are trying, so I wouldn’t recommend them for everyday use.

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After two hours of wear, one began to fall off. Anytime I’m wearing fake eyelashes, I always bring emergency supplies to help my situation if this happens, including reapplication supplies and my regular mascara in case I have to ditch the lashes. I reapplied the eyeliner after two hours and waited to see how long it would last.

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The lashes stayed on pretty well after that second coat, and I was excited about them! Their downfall, however, happened when I changed my clothes and one fell right off when something brushed up against it. 


Basically, these lashes are pretty and the idea is great, but at least for lashes stuck on with magnetic eyeliner, I’m better off taking my chances with glue. As for other magnetic lashes, I’m eager to try what the beauty world has to offer. I’ll hold on to them though. Maybe in the right environment, they will work for me!

Kaitland is the Social Media Director for the chapter. She is a junior here at CU Boulder, studying Communication with minors in Spanish and Media Studies. Journalism is a fun hobby of hers and her favorite things to write about are: fashion, social issues and lifestyle. On campus, Kaitland is part of CMCI and the Dean Scholars. In Boulder you can find her at your local aesthetic coffee shop, trying out cool new restaurants, and saying hi to the local fauna.
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