First Impression and Product Review
Let’s talk about magnetic lashes. I’ve been enamored with the world of beauty for years. I love the creativity and the glamour. Despite loving fairly bold, adventurous looks, I would seldom top it off with the “piece de resistance” aka a pair of perfectly curated lashes. The reason has little to nothing to do with my aesthetic preference.
I love the look, but putting them on right has always been a major pain in the rear end. I would get messy lash glue on my eyelids and still struggle to get them to securely adhere to my lash line. Constantly riding the struggle bus, I was never comfortable and confident wearing them. I gave up years ago.
Recently I started seeing lots of ads for magnetic eyelashes. It seemed kinda tech-y and I was intrigued. This spring, I saw a cheap set of magnetic lashes on Amazon. For 10 or 12 dollars, I was game. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, I was still waiting for my package a month and a half later. ANNOYING. I canceled my order and almost gave up until a stumbled across a company called OpulenceMD Beauty. They are a magnetic lash company, owned by a black woman eye doctor. The company believes that using magnetic lashes are healthier for eye health than traditional eyelash extensions.
My Magnetic Lashes
The lash style I received was called the “Freedom Lash”. It’s not available as a regular item on the website. Here’s my quick review of the “Freedom Lash”, OpulenceMD Beauty and magnetic lashes in general.
The “Freedom Lash” is a very dramatic style. It’s so long! When I open my eyes wide, my lashes touch my eyebrows. I WAS NOT READY! It definitely took me a while to adjust. This length is not for the faint of heart. If you don’t love super long lashes or don’t want to use it to accentuate a specific editorial makeup look, this one may not be for you.
Thankfully, that’s not the only style the company has to offer. I have yet to buy my 2nd pair but I plan to. I have seen beautiful ladies rock many of their other styles. If you’re looking for something demure, there are other options.
Length aside, I enjoyed and am enjoying my lashes. Included in my set was liquid magnetic liner (OpulenceMD Beauty also sell a magnetic gel liner) as well as the lashes and a plastic case. To apply I took the liquid liner and smudged it into my upper lash line. You can also apply the liner the same way you would traditional eyeliner. I didn’t want dramatic black eyeliner on, so I smudged. It’s important to pay special attention to the placement of the magnets, and make sure you have sufficient liner on those areas.
It was easier than I anticipated. The lashes are super lightweight. Once the liner was on, I popped on the lashes. Don’t place the lashes on the inner corner of your eyes. You’ll want to start approximately a ¼ of the way in from the corner of your eyelash. The end of the lash should line up with the outer corner of your eyes. I blink a few times after I put them on to make sure they are secure.
The lashes range in price, premium synthetic lashes being much less expensive than the standard cruelty free mink option. According to the website, their premium synthetic lashes can be worn up to 25 times, while the mink lashes can be worn up to 45 times. They also offer a Platinum Membership program. It’s a lash club that sends members a lash of the month, and grants them a 20% site wide discount for $30/ month. This brand had already secured a spot on my wishlist when an ad popped up for a limited time promo (I’m unsure if they’re still running it). I got a trial pair of lashes for free, but was responsible for shipping costs.
They have a lot of staying power. In fact, when I first demo’d them for my VIP beauty group, I tested the liner on the back of my hand, and stuck on an eyelash. It stayed put while I put on my makeup. I honestly forgot it was there.
Overall, this was a great first experience with magnetic lashes. I’ve worn my set 3 or 4 times at this point. I can confidently say it was lightweight and that the application process was far easier than what I’ve experienced with traditional lashes. I like the staying power that magnetic lashes offer.
To date, I have nothing but good things to say about the company I bought these from, OpulenceMD Beauty. The product worked. I didn’t have issues with processing. Shipping took quite a while, but I can’t hold that against them. Most companies are facing the same challenges as they navigate logistical impacts caused by accommodation that allow social distancing in workplaces. I’m not gonna pressure someone to be unsafe so I can have eyelashes faster, so they have my complete grace on that one. I love that the company was founded by a black woman doctor. Being able to support a small black business and a female entrepreneur is a bonus that makes me smile.
Would I buy this again?
I would not purchase the “Freedom Lash” style again, BUT I fully plan on purchasing more lashes from this company. More pros than cons for me at this point in time. I’ll make sure to update, when I get around to getting another style.
If you want to give OpulenceMD Beauty a try, you can shop here! The pretty teal liner in one of my “lash selfies” was from Farmasi.