If you’re looking to get longer, fuller lashes, you have three main options – extensions, false lashes with adhesive, or magnetic lashes. Magnetic lashes are becoming a popular option because many people like that they are affordable, quick, and mess-free to apply. But unless you’re a seasoned professional, applying magnetic lashes can be tricky at first. Luckily, we have your first-hand guide for applying them!
What Are Magnetic Lashes?
Before we jump into how to apply your magnetic lashes, let’s first talk about your options. When it comes to magnetic lashes, you have two main options – 100% magnetic lashes, or magnetic lashes applied using eyeliner.
So what’s the difference?
100% magnetic lashes come as two separate lash strips. You place one strip on top of your lashes and one strip on the bottom, and the magnets in the lashes pull the two strips together, giving you a fuller, more extended lash look.
Magnetic lashes with eyeliner are exactly what you would think. Magnetic lashes are applied over the top of a magnetic eyeliner. But as simple as it sounds, some people still struggle with application. So let’s talk about that.
How To Apply Magnetic Lashes With Liner
Okay, so here’s the deal. It’s as easy as it sounds; it just takes a little practice!
1. Use the liner.
When you buy your magnetic lashes, they will come with magnetic eyeliner. This allows you to apply your lashes without any glue, adhesive, or mess! Shake the eyeliner and carefully apply this liner along your top lash line.
You want to make sure that the liner is thick enough that the magnetics can adhere to it. You also want to make sure it’s the length of your lash line (if not a little longer, you can permanently remove it if needed).
2. Wait For The Eyeliner To Dry.
Ensure that you let the eyeliner dry completely before applying your lashes. If the eyeliner still feels tacky, it’s not ready for the lashes.
3. Apply Your False Lashes
Take your false lashes and line them up with eyeliner. Adjust and allow the two to connect securely. And Go!
Sounds simple right? It is – but it can take a little practice. Some people can find that applying magnetic liners can be difficult and frustrating the first, second, and even third time.
But don’t worry; with a bit of patience and persistence, you’ll be an expert in no time. In the meantime, let’s talk about some common mistakes people make when applying magnetic eyeliner – so you don’t have to make them!
Common Mistakes You Make When Applying Magnetic Lashes With Liner
1. The liner is not Thick Enough.
When applying magnetic lashes, the eyeliner has to be thick enough for the lashes to adhere. Avoid using super thin liner lines. The thicker you make your line, the more your falsies have to grab onto.
2. The Liner is not Dry.
One of the most common mistakes that people make when applying false lashes is trying to attach them before the liner is dry. Unless the liner is completely dried, the magnetic strips will not adhere as they should.
Always do a dry test before applying your magnetic strips. If your liner is still tacky, it’s not ready for the lashes yet.
3. Failing to Apply Mascara
Okay, we know this one sounds contradictory. Are false lashes designed to replace mascara, right? Right! But when it comes to magnetic liner lashes, mascara helps to hold them on. It’s important to note that the mascara probably won’t elongate your lashes any extra (don’t worry – your falsies will be more than enough), but it can help keep your new lashes in place for the day.
Always be sure to apply your mascara before you apply your false lashes. Wait for mascara to dry completely before applying your lashes, and avoid applying mascara to your false lashes directly (this can have the opposite effect and ruin your lashes).
4. Wearing Magnetic Lashes in Water
If you’re going swimming or taking a shower, take off your magnetic lashes first. Water will wreck the lashes, but it will also reduce the magnetic pull. A little bit of water is okay, but they will fall off if the lashes become waterlogged.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Do I Remove Magnetic Eyeliner?
You can remove your magnetic liner the same way you would remove any other type of eyeliner. Regular makeup remover works best. In some cases, the company that manufactures the magnetic lashes may also have its line of makeup remover available for the magnetic line.
2. Can I Wear Magnetic Lashes With Regular Eyeliner?
You can use magnetic lashes with regular eyeliner, but the answer is no if you’re using the magnetic eyeliner type. Magnetic Liner Lashes only work with the magnetic liner.
3. Can I Wear Magnetic Liner Lashes With Glue?
No. Glue will destroy the magnets on your false lashes. If you’d prefer to use an adhesive instead of magnets, try using regular false lashes instead.
4. Is It Safe To Wear Magnets That Are Close To My Eyes?
Yes. The FDA approves magnetic lashes, so as long as you’re purchasing them from a trusted brand, they are considered safe for use around the eyes. Magnetic lashes emit an electromagnetic frequency, but this frequency is so low that their risks are also low.
With that being said, there are low-risk side effects (as is the case with any makeup product). The main risk associated with magnetic liner is the risk of adverse reaction.
Some people may experience a reaction to the ingredients within the eyeliner itself. For this reason, it’s always recommended that you do a quick patch test before using any magnetic liner on your eyes.
5. Are Magnetic Lashes Better Than Adhesive Lashes?
There are benefits and downfalls to both products. The main benefit that magnetic lashes provide over adhesive lashes is mess-free, and some people prefer the use of magnets over glue.
Aside from that, magnetic and adhesive lashes can glam you up – it comes down to personal preference!