Not all of us have the time or expenses to have our lash extensions filled every month. Lash extensions can cost upwards of $200 for a complete set and can take up to 4 hours to apply (depending on what type of extensions you choose). This is why so many people are now turning to magnetic lashes. These lashes come in all lengths and volumes and are quick and easy to apply. But are they reusable?
What Are Magnetic Lashes?
Before we jump into whether or not magnetic lashes are reusable, let’s first define what they are. To put things simply, magnetic lashes are exactly what they sound like – false lashes applied using magnetics. There are two different types of magnetic lashes on the market today:
1. Strip Lashes
Strip lashes are applied by sandwiching two layers of false lashes over your regular lashes – and they hold together using a magnetic strip.
2. Liner Lashes:
Liner lashes are applied using magnetic eyeliner. You draw the eyeliner over your lash line and then apply the magnetic lashes to the magnetic liner.
Are Magnetic Lashes Reusable?
One of the best things about Magnetic Lashes is that they are 100% reusable, and this certainly makes the price of high-end lashes more attractive and affordable. How long they last depend on your brand and how well you care for the lashes.
If you’re using a high-quality brand of magnetic lashes, you can get many wears. Mink lash companies claim that you can reuse their lashes up to 50 times. Regular magnetic lashes won’t last that long, but you can still get many wears out of them if you take care of them.
What Are The Benefits Of Magnetic Lashes?
1. Easy Application
The main benefit of magnetic lashes is that they’re much easier to apply than their regular alternatives. Regular false lashes are applied using adhesive, which many people find difficult. But magnetic lashes are super simple to apply. Just line up the magnetics over your natural lashes, and away you go!
2. Quick Application
The application of regular false lashes takes time and practice. But the ease of magnetic lashes also makes them quick to apply. Within just a few seconds, you can have an entirely new set of lashes and be ready for the day.
Another downfall of regular false lashes is that if you aren’t well-seasoned at applying them, you could make a mess with the adhesive. Sticky lashes and fingers are typical with regular false lashes, and there’s no glue with magnetic lashes, so there’s no mess.
How Do You Get The Most Out Of Your Magnetic Lashes?
The primary key here is to buy high-quality lashes. When it comes to magnetics, you get what you pay for. If you want to buy a cheap $12 set, they aren’t going to last you as long as a $50 mink set. For this reason, we always suggest that you don’t cheap out on your lashes.
With that being said, there are things that you can do to extend the lifespan of any magnetic lashes:
1. Take Them Off Before Going To Bed.
When we sleep, roll, rub our eyes, and lay on our face – and these are all things that can damage our lashes. For this reason, your magnetic lashes should be for daytime use only, and make sure you carefully and properly remove them before bed.
2. Keep Them Clean
Anytime we wear our lashes, oils, makeup products, and other dirt can build up. So when we take them off, we must cleanse the magnetic lashes to prevent buildup. While you can use makeup remover for most magnetic lashes, we always recommend using the cleanser most recommended by the manufacturer.
3. Keep Them Stored
Most magnetic lashes come with a storage container or baggy. Be sure to keep your magnetic lashes safely stowed away to prevent them from getting dirty or lost when you’re not wearing them.
4. Avoid Wearing Them In Water.
Water can not only destroy the magnetics within your lashes but can also damage the lashes themselves. For this reason, you should avoid wearing your magnetic lashes in the shower, for swimming, or in other places they may get wet.
In conclusion, magnetic lashes are indeed reusable. How many uses you get from them will solely depend on which brand you choose and how well you care for them.