Have you heard about magnetic eyelashes?
We’re not joking here, we are talking about a set of false eyelashes that attach to the eye by a magnet, with no glue required.
Have you tried them? Have you even seen a pair?
Whilst many people will scoff at the very thought of sticking lashes to your eye with a magnet, you have to admit, there are some advantages to the idea. Firstly no messing around with glue, and that means less of a chance of an allergic reaction or ‘sticky’ accident. Removing the eyelashes is also super easy, and much less hassle than when glue is involved.
Are there any downsides? Yes. Many users state that the magnetic lashes don’t ‘curve’ to the natural shape of the eye as well as traditional false lash. The magnet makes the lash less pliable overall.
If you’re interested in magnetic lashes however, let’s explore how they work a little more.
Magnetic Lash 101
Magnetic lashes come in sets of two per eye; there is a strip that fits under the top lash, and a strip that fits on top of the top lash. The bottom set is identified by a red dot on the magnetic strip.
The lashes have a magnetic strip on each, which are designed to hold onto each other, with your natural lashes sitting in the middle. Attaching the lashes and getting the magnets to line up can take some practice, but after a while it will become much easier. Removal is also super easy, and much simpler than the regular glue type; you literally slide the magnet apart with your thumb and forefinger, and store for future use.
As we mentioned, the only real downside of mangetic lashes is that they are a little more rigid than a set of lashes you would apply with glue. This is probably down to the thicker attachment line, where the magnet is attached. For close ups, these types of lashes aren’t ideal, but for one off use, or perhaps for photos, they do have their uses, and you can’t deny that they are much easier to use than lashes which need to be glued.
If you have always found it hard to apply regular false lashes, then magnetic lashes could be a good go-to for you. Practice makes perfect with these also, but the practice is much less messy than when glue is involved!