Let’s face it, applying false lashes is no easy feat, especially if you’re a lazy self-love like me. Between the sticky adhesive and the expertise required to achieve the perfect placement, it’s easy to get frustrated and give up altogether.
And that’s not even to mention the hassle of trying to remove them at the end of the day. In more ways than one, false lashes can be a total pain. Luckily, there is a simpler solution for those of us who want a quick and easy lash look without the fuss.
Enter: Magnetic lashes– Compared to traditional lashes, this alternative is typically simpler to apply, more comfortable to wear, and lasts longer.
These babies adhere to your lashes with magnets rather than lash glue. Consider it as all the glitz without any goo.
So, how do you apply magnetic lashes effectively? Read on to find out!
How to Apply Magnetic Lashes
The best way of applying magnetic lashes depends on the method you choose to use. Two primary methods are the sandwich (double lash-strip) and the magnetic liner methods.
How to Sandwich Double Lash-strip Magnetic Lashes
The sandwich technique gives you two sets of lashes: a top and a bottom. Here’s how to do it:
- Step 1: Position the top strip above your natural eyelashes exactly where you want them.
- Step 2: Position the bottom lash band directly below the same natural lash line while holding onto the top lash band.
- Step 3: Let the magnets snap together, sandwiching your natural lashes in between the magnetic strips.
- Step 4: Adjust the position of the lashes as needed and use your fingers to press the lashes down onto your natural lashes gently.
How to Apply Magnetic Liner Lashes
The liner method involves using a magnetic liner and magnetic lashes. You can purchase your magnetic eyeliner separately or as part of a kit.
- Step 1: Apply a thin layer of magnetic eyeliner along your lash line, adding a slight wing at the outer corner if you want to get “fancy”.
- Step 2: Allow the liner to dry for a few seconds.
- Step 3: Hold the magnetic lashes up to your natural lash line.
- Step 4: Let the magnets on the lashes snap onto the magnetic liner, holding the lashes in place. The lashes snap to wherever you draw on your liquid liner.
- Step 5: The magnetic lashes will stick together, et voila, your lashes are on.
Be patient and take your time when applying the lashes. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it, but it’s a breeze once you do.
Can You Use Mascara with Magnetic Lashes?
You can always use mascara with your magnetic lashes to make them blend more with your natural eyelashes.
However, applying one to two layers is advisable to avoid over-coating them, especially if synthetic (which can result in clumpy-looking lashes).
Also, avoid using waterproof mascara or any that contains oils, as these can weaken the hold of the magnetic lashes.
Remember to clean the mascara off your magnetic lashes with makeup remover to keep them in good condition after each use.
How Long do Magnetic Lashes Stay On?
Properly placed magnetic lashes can last six to twelve hours, depending on the application technique, the quality of the lashes, and the magnet strength.
If wear duration is an issue, choose magnetic lash strips, which last longer than magnetic liner lashes.
Nevertheless, if you want to extend the wear time of your magnetic liner lashes, line your top lid with one coat first, let it dry, and then apply a second coat.
Note: if you’re reusing a pair of magnetic lashes, always ensure the magnets are clean by wiping them first. Because they aren’t coated with a sticky adhesive, magnetic eyelashes stay longer than traditional false lashes, which is one of their main appeals.
You can use a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean them.
How Many Times Can you Reuse Magnetic Lashes?
The number of times you can reuse them depends on the quality of the lashes, how well you take care of them, and how frequently you use them.
Generally, high-quality magnetic lashes can be reused up to 20-30 times or even more. To ensure they last longer, be gentle when removing them, avoid tugging or pulling, and store them properly in their original packaging after use.
How do you tell it’s time to replace them with a new pair?
If your lashes appear dull, caked in thick mascara that won’t wash off, if the lash band isn’t sticking anymore, or if they’ve lost shape. Reusing them beyond their lifespan can cause eye irritation or even infections.
Can Magnetic Lashes Damage your Eyelashes?
When applied correctly, magnetic lashes won’t damage your natural lashes, and they are relatively safe to use (though, of course, this depends on the strength of your lashes).
The biggest risk comes with magnetic lashes that sandwich your lashes, as they can sometimes pinch or pull on your natural lashes if you sleep in them, causing damage.
To avoid this, ensure the magnets are properly aligned and positioned on your lash line before snapping them together. Additionally, be gentle when removing the lashes and avoid pulling them off forcefully, as this can damage your natural lashes.
Is Magnetic Eyeliner Safe?
Magnetic eyeliner is generally safe to use. Yet, as usual, whether it’s magnetic eyeliner or simply plain gel eyeliner, anything new that’s going close to your eyes has the potential to irritate, cause contact dermatitis, or even trigger an allergic response.
But what about harm to natural lashes?
Since your eyelid supports magnetic lashes instead of just your natural ones, magnetic eyeliner is probably safer regarding hair loss or natural lash damage.
From natural-looking wispies to va-va-voom volume, magnetic eyelashes offer a quick and easy solution to achieving your desired lash look without the fuss and mess that come with traditional false lashes. If it’s your first time applying magnetic lashes, set yourself up for success by practicing the process in a well-lit room.
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