Whether due to bad piercings, stretched lobes, or years of wear and tear from sporting heavy earrings, MagicBax lifters promise to simply and securely support your earrings against your earlobe, and to improve sagging and overall appearance.
The website tells us you simply have to slide any earring post into the product’s hypoallergenic and non-irritating back (make sure the heart is facing up), and you’ll be able to comfortably and instantly lift and support your earrings, while helping them look more beautiful—and helping you feel more confident.
Based on its simple design, it certainly seems like MagixBax could help lift earrings that are drooping. But is it really a must-have beauty breakthrough, as claimed on the product’s website?
Before handing over your hard-earned money, take a few moments and join us as we discuss everything we learned during our research.
What Causes Stretched Earlobes?
NaturallyHealthySkin tells us, that like all skin on the body, ear skin is mostly composed of the proteins collagen, which provides underlying strength, and elastin, which provides skin with elasticity, or the ability to return to its original shape after being stretched.
However, there are limits to this stretchiness. For example, if someone frequently wears too-heavy earrings, they can slowly pull on this lobe hole, which can cause it to permanently stretch over the years. Sometimes, this weight can cause the hole to suddenly tear and not fully heal, resulting in a larger opening than before.
In addition, as we age and our body produces less collagen and elastin protein, our skin naturally sags and becomes less supple, causing our once small earring holes to grow in size. In other instances, individuals could purposely stretch their earlobes uniformly.
Whatever the cause, though, products like MagicBax are designed to replace ‘stock’ earring backs and provide a larger rear surface area, thereby raising the front and making them sit more flush against your ear.
How do these competitors compare? Let’s quickly discuss price and the manufacturer before moving discussing.
How Much Does MagicBax Cost?
There are three purchasing options available for MagiBax:
- Two pair sterling silver: $19.99
- One pair sterling silver, one pair 18K gold plated: $24.99
- Two pairs 18K gold plated: $29.99
Regardless of which option you choose, all orders come with an additional $6.99 S&H. During checkout, you’ll also be able to upgrade each sterling silver set to platinum plated, and each 18K gold upgraded to 24K gold, for an additional $5 per pair (or $10 per set).
Allstar Products Group provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all MagicBax purchases, less S&H charge. In order to request one, customer service can be reached at (800) 510-8196.
What Do We Know About the Company Behind MagicBax?
Headed by CEO Scott Boilen, Allstar Products has been in business since 1999, and in that time, has grown to become one of the largest As Seen on TV companies in existence. As such, some of their recent popular releases include Sleep Styler, Multi-Cut, Lo-Bak Trax, and Orbitrim.
From a company perspective, Hawthorne, NY-based Allstar held an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, based on 49 closed complaints, as of 1/2/18. Most of these appeared to revolve around less-than-stellar customer support experiences, although a company rep responded in each instance with a resolution.
MagicBax vs. Levears: Which Earring Lifts Are Right for You?
Released in late 2016, Levears function similarly to MagicBax; their larger backs increase surface area and lift the front of any pair of earrings, thereby improving appearance. However, whereas MagicBax features a heart-shaped design in back, the Levears’ model implements a curly-cue design.
Perhaps the biggest difference, though, is the price. Levears’ sterling silver models were priced at $49.99 and their 14K gold at $175 at the time of our research, compared to MagicBax’s $19.99 to $39.99.
Outside of this, searching other online marketplaces like Google Shopping and Amazon.com for terms like ‘extra large earring backs’ and ‘earring lifts‘ returned dozens of results that appeared to achieve many of the same results (we didn’t test any to provide firsthand feedback), although some were priced as low as $2 apiece.
Given this wide range of choices and price points, how can you make the most empowered buying decision?
Outside of preferences like style and budget, which will vary from person to person, WikiHow.com notes that you’ll probably want to start with surgical stainless steel backs, which “is the least likely to cause an allergic reaction.” Although they emphasize other generally safe options include platinum, titanium, and 14K gold.
Pro tip: While the website indicated MagicBax will work on anyone, of any age, with any shaped ear, keep in mind that if you have especially large lobe holes (from gauging, for example), it’s unlikely that a product like MagicBax will be able to provide sufficient support. If large enough, any size back could simply fall right through the hole, so be sure to maintain realistic expectations.
From a company perspective, ask yourself: Have they priced their products mostly in line with the competition? Do they provide at least 30-day refund policies, with realistic S&H charges and no restocking fees? Are other online customers speaking positively about the company, or do you frequently encounter many of the same complaints?
Let’s see how all of this stacks up for MagicBax as we come to a conclusion.
Our Bottom Line About MagicBax
Again, we didn’t test MagicBax ourselves. But based on what we learned during our research, it comes with a competitive price, is manufactured by a reputable company with mostly positive online customer reviews, and stands behind it with a 30-day refund policy. As consumers ourselves, this should be plenty of time to figure out if it works for you.
However, remember that you’ll lose your initial $6.99 S&H if you end up dissatisfied with its performance, plus whatever it’ll cost to send back to the manufacturer. This could take a decent chunk of change out of your refund, depending on your location.