If you’re a huge fan of your false lashes but not a huge fan of your lash glue, you might feel like you have no other options but to suffer through for your beauty. But there are other options out there.
You may have heard about makeup’s new kid on the block: magnetic eyelashes. Heck, you may even know a fashion vlogger or two who swear by them for their ease of use and comfy fit on your eyelashes and lids.
But you may not know much about them beyond that. So how do you figure out what these magical new contraptions are? And how do they work?
Let’s talk about it.
So what do magnetic eyelashes claim to do? They offer you essentially the same benefits as false eyelashes, but with a twist: no lash glue.
Lash glue is problematic to many users for a few different reasons. It’s messy, sometimes it doesn’t even work, and sometimes it sticks to your natural lashes and does some undue damage to them. Yikes.
Magnetic lashes secure themselves to your lids or lashes via the use of two methods: magnetic eyeliner that you draw on your eye in place of regular eyeliner, and magnetic lashes that come with two separate pieces that sandwich the natural lashes.
Let’s break each of these down further.
The most easily accessible and affordable magnetic eyelashes available on the market today come in the form of magnetic eyelashes that cling to specially formulated magnetic eyeliner.
This means that instead of sticking to your lids as traditional glue-on falsies would, they are magnetically attracted to the eyeliner that holds them in place until you pull them off. This means nothing sticky to pull off that may take your real eyelashes off with it.
To put these types of magnetic eyelashes on, the process is as easy as putting on eyeliner. Do your makeup as you normally would, and then instead of using your normal liquid eyeliner, switch it out for the special magnetic one.
Draw it along your top lash line, taking care as you would with normal eyeliner. Luckily, a lot of it will be covered up by the band of the false eyelash itself, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be as pristine as your traditional liner.
Then you match up the band of the false lash to the eyeliner and leave it. The lash will be held in place by the force between the band of the lashes and the magnetic eyeliner.
This whole magnetic lash thing sounds too good to be true, right? Does the magnetic eyeliner actually keep the lashes in place all day or could this be a hoax?
Some reviewers say that magnetic lashes like these ones work better than traditional lashes that rely on glue since the glue we use with most of our false lashes isn’t actually sticky enough. Users of magnetic false lashes claim the bond between the magnetic liner and lash band can be stronger than a cheap glue.
Dual magnetic lashes are very unique in that they use two different sets of lashes that have magnets attached to them. You place each set on the top and bottom of your natural lashes and the magnets attract each other, sandwiching your natural lashes in between.
We’re hoping that all of this info cleared up the mystery that is the “magnetic eyelash.” They are effective, safe, and long-lasting options for those of us who are opposed to lash glue. If you ask us, we think they’re pretty cool.