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How to Wear Magnetic False Eyelashes: A Step-by-Step Guide

In recent years, full glam has become a die-hard trend for makeup looks. From...
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In recent years, full glam has become a die-hard trend for makeup looks. From full coverage foundation, pigmented eye shadows, and dramatic face contouring, to thick winged liner, that all-out look isn’t complete without a set of false lashes to go with it. Eyelash application has a reputation of being a tedious process that oftentimes leads to giving up and forgetting them all together, especially for beginners and first time lash users. Lash glue can be messy and, if not done just right, will ruin your eye makeup and your perfect eyeliner. The glue can also often cause eye irritation, and your watery eyes will also ruin your eye look. Nobody wants that.

Lash companies have recently been developing new concepts for lash applications, including magnetic lashes. If you’re at all curious about how they work, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a guide to applying a magnetic lash with ease.

Slay your makeup.

Just do what you do best. Apply your face and eye makeup like normal, making sure that it is up to your standard of glam to match your gorgeous lashes.

Hot tip: use your bronzer or contour color as a transition shade all over your eyelids for your eye look.

Line your lids.

This step is key to create a seamless eye look that includes false lashes. Using a regular gel or liquid eyeliner as a base will help with the application of the magnetic liner. Wing it out for a dramatic cat-eye or just keep it on the lash line for a more natural look. If you mess up a line, just take a lightly dampened cotton swab and gently rub the area you wish to correct.

Hot tip: tightlining your eyelid on the inner lash line with a pencil liner will take that seamless eye look to the next level.

Apply the magnetic eyeliner.

For your magnetic eyelashes it is pertinent that you have a magnetic eyeliner. This product will often come in a magnetic lash kit and will last you for quite a while. Applying this liner on top of the regular eyeliner just along the lash line will yield the best results. Make sure that it is as close to your natural lash line as possible so that the magnetic eyelashes will apply with ease. Be sure to give the liner container a good shake before applying! The benefit of this type of liner is that you avoid the hassle and mess of lash glue with normal false lashes all together. If you’re at all concerned about safety, all makeup and cosmetics are FDA regulated, so anything intended for use around the eyes are considered eye safe. It is recommended that you do a swatch on your hand to check for a reaction before applying to your eyes. As always, be sure to consult your doctor before use if you have a pre-existing eye condition.

Hot tip: a budget-friendly option is kiss magnetic eyeliner, but these will be more natural lashes as opposed to a full glam look.

Trim your lashes.

You’ll want to trim each eyelash down to the desired length to fit your eye before applying it to your lash line. When trimming, make sure that there is a magnet piece at both ends. If the magnet isn’t right on the end of the lash strips on each of the magnetic falsies then they will not attach to the lash line and won’t appear seamless and natural.

Hot tip: hold the lash up to your to gauge the overall fit before and after trimming.

Apply those magnetic lashes.

It’s time for your big moment, and its so simple and easy. All you have to do is place the magnetic lash on top of the magnetic liner you already applied. The beauty in these lashes is that you can adjust each one until it’s perfectly in line without the mess of glue getting all over your beautiful eye look.

Hot tip: Apply mascara to the inner and outer corner natural lashes to seamlessly blend them with your false eyelashes.

A Colorado to Boston transplant, Nadine is a writer for Mitzi’s Cafe. When Nadine is not on set as an assistant stylist for multiple photographers and publications, she is cooking up a storm or hosting a killer dinner party.
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