- How To Apply Magnetic Eyelashes In 4 Easy Steps
- This Ardell Magnetic Eyeliner & Lashes Review Changed My Mind About Magnetic Lashes
- 1. Wleec False Eyelashes
- 2. Eliace False Eyelash Set
- 3. Ardell False Lashes Deluxe Pack
- First, what’s your eye shape?
- The close-set / wide-set test:
- Removing the lashes from the box:
- Measuring-up the lashes:
- Trimming the lashes to size:
- Preventing false lash pop-up:
- Applying the glue correctly:
- Where exactly to apply the lashes:
- Bonding the lashes:
- Creating some uplift:
- How your lashes will look…
- Shop The Best False Eyelashes:
- 4. Use eyeliner to camouflage the strip’s band.
- 5. Go forth and admire how good your lashes look.
- PHOTOS: How To Apply Magnetic Lashes, For Beginners
- How to Apply Magnetic Lashes Perfectly
- 1 Apply Mascara
- 2 Apply the Top Lash
- 3 Pop on Lower Lash
- 4 Don’t Be Afraid to Try Again
- How to Apply Magnetic Eyelashes
- Everything You Need to Know About Magnetic Eyelashes
- How Magnetic Eyelashes Work
- The Best Magnetic Eyelashes
- Where to Buy Magnetic Eyelashes
How To Apply Magnetic Eyelashes In 4 Easy Steps
Attention false eyelash lovers: if messy lash glue isn’t your thing, but you can’t leave the house without your eyes on point, magnetic falsies may be your new best friend.
When we first heard about Ardell’s Magnetic Accents lash collection, we couldn’t believe that magnetic lashes ACTUALLY stayed put…much less, all day long. And, boy were we proven wrong!
We carry four styles in the Ardell Magnetic Accents collection – Accents 002, Double Wispies, Double Demi Wispies, and Double 110.
Camera Ready’s lash-obsessed, beauty guru Rocio applied the Accents 002 and Double 110 magnetic lashes to show you how easy they are to apply (just four easy steps!) Watch the full video tutorial here, or keep reading for a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Apply Mascara
Before you apply falsies, add a light coat of mascara to your natural lashes to enhance the final look. This technique also gives your falsies something to cling onto, which makes application much easier.
Step 2: Apply The Top Lashes
When you get your lash kit, you’ll notice a top row and bottom row. As you may have guessed, the top row is designated for the top of your lashes, and the bottom row is designated for underneath your top lashes.
To get started, take the first top row lash and place it as close to the lash line as you can get.
Step 3: Apply The Bottom Lashes
Next, you’ll take the bottom row lash and place it underneath your top lashes, as close to the lash line as you can get.
The magnet strips will connect as you do this, locking your lashes in place.
If you need to adjust, simply grab the corner of each lash strip to gently to pull to reposition. If the lashes are completely off, just gently pull them off starting from one corner of the eye and reposition.
Step 4: Repeat On The Other Eye
To complete your look, just repeat steps 1-3 on the opposite eye.
Voila! You’re looking fab 🙂
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This Ardell Magnetic Eyeliner & Lashes Review Changed My Mind About Magnetic Lashes
A wise person once said, “I love the look of thick, full, and super long lashes, but the road to falsies is usually a sticky one.” It was me; I said that. I had tried everything to figure out how to apply falsies without the mess or the glue residue that lingered on my lashes for days after. Then, by some miracle, I found these drugstore magnetic lashes that eliminated eyelash glue from the equation entirely. Unfortunately, when I tried them, they weren’t completely foolproof. So when the magnetic lash 2.0, a new-and-improved version, landed on my desk, I decided to do my own Ardell magnetic eyeliner and lashes review.
Before I get into the new version of Ardell’s magnetic false lashes, let me sum up for you how the originals worked out. I reviewed the Ardell Magnetic Lashes last year. These lashes featured small magnets adhered to either end of the lash. You’d essentially have two layers of false lashes that snap together, sandwiching your real lashes in between. One strip is positioned under your natural lashes, and the other on top.
Although they’re much more comfortable than they likely sound, the application process took some getting used to. The biggest issue I had with this method, was the lashes couldn’t sit close enough to my lash line to look natural. They sort of floated away from my lid, a little less than midway through the ends of my lashes. However, the removal process was brilliant. You literally slide them off, no glue residue left behind.
Now, lash powerhouse Ardell went back to the drawing board in search of a solution that A) sat closer to the lash line and B) did so without the use of actual glue. And it came back with the Magnetic Liner and Lash duo. The set comes complete with a magnetic black gel liner and a single set of lashes, which boast the tiniest trio of magnets you’ve ever seen hidden at the base. The idea is you can apply the liner as you normally would, but once you’re done, you’ll already have something for your lashes to stick to. It basically cuts out a step and removes the pesky floating lash debacle.
Ready to give these lashes a go, I sat at my vanity with my foundation done and my eye makeup on; the only step left was to apply my lashes. I cracked open the magnetic liner and saw that it looks like any other gel eyeliner pot. In an effort to get a super crisp cat eye, I ditched the included angled brush and swapped it for my favorite eyeliner brush. The formula felt really soft, and my brush sank right into it.
I brought the liner-covered brush up to my lash line and began applying, and I noticed that the formula skipped a bit — it definitely didn’t go on as smooth as I’d hoped. It got clumpy and started to look pretty messy, as you can see in the video below. I tried a few different eyeliner brushes, tried to apply more liner, then tried less liner, but nothing was giving me a crisp cat eye, so I went for plan B. I busted out a liquid eyeliner instead and get to work cleaning up my messy first attempt.
Now that I had a clean base to work with, I gave the Ardell magnetic liner a second chance. I applied it over my eyeliner — somewhat like a glue, I guess — and waited before applying a second coat, as directed on the box. After the second coat (while it was still wet), I waved the lashes over my lash line, and they instantly fused to the liner. You could color me pretty impressed, because there was no glue residue stuck on my lashes, there weren’t any sticky fingerprints on all my stuff, and I was still rocking a full flutter.
Next, to really put the magnetic power of this eyeliner to the test, I waved a second lash strip over my lash line, and that one stuck on top of the first. I was wearing two lash strips on one eye, and the base looked completely natural. There weren’t any thick, clumpy spots and my bottom lashes didn’t stick to the top. (Ugh, you know how that happens every time?)
The best part is, if you’re not a pro at positioning lashes correctly on the first try, you’re not doomed to wear a crooked strip of falsies all night. Because the lashes stick to magnets, rather than a sticky glue that dries on you, you can reposition them as many times as you need. Trust me. My left eye is always the hardest for me, and I was able to fumble around with the lash strip without messing up my eye makeup.
Finally, I’ll say that this magnetic liner is bulletproof. (OK, it’s technically just waterproof, but that’s great, too!) I rubbed at a swatch on my hand furiously, and it didn’t move or smudge. Of course, this means you’ll need an oil-based remover to get it off, but the good news is, your lashes are there to stay. Overall, I’d say going back to the drawing board for a brand-new magnetic lash product worked in Ardell’s favor.
While a good mascara is priceless, there’s no denying that a set of false lashes is downright transformational. Now days, there are plenty of ways to enhance your lashes without relying on mascara to do the trick. From lash lifts to extensions, these beauty services give you an effortless, “I woke up like this” lash without much effort. However, extensions and lifts are not only costly, but they also mean you have to be extra careful with cleansing, and say goodbye to both oil cleansers and mascara —two products I for one, simply cannot live without. hen, you have to consider the vast amount of lash options to choose from to best false eyelash choice for you and the occasion. There are synthetic and natural lashes, as well as a wide range of different sizes and styles to choose from. For instance, while you may want to go full-on glam for a night out the girls, you may prefer a more deceptively “natural” look for your cousin’s wedding.
While falsies look amazing once they’re fully secured for the night, if you’re not a beauty pro, the process of applying them can be downright arduous. If not properly applied, you run the risk of having to check their status in your compact approximately every ten minutes to ensure they’re still holding on. Regardless of the route you choose, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite user-friendly false eyelashes designed for beginners below.
1. Wleec False Eyelashes
This set of strip lashes are essentially fool proof when it comes to ease of application and staying power. These lashes are handcrafted, and give off a natural look while feeling comfortable and soft throughout the night. According to reviews, you can also get multiple uses out them too. One reviewer said “I usually can get a weeks worth of daily use for one pair, the whole set lasted me about 3 months and I wear them daily. ”
2. Eliace False Eyelash Set
This set includes 50 lashes along with a fool-proof application tool to help you get them on easily and quickly –even for those with shaky hands. These lashes look natural, but add fullness and volume to sparseness. This set also comes with five different options to customize your look for different occasions.
3. Ardell False Lashes Deluxe Pack
Ardell is a favorite brand for lashes among professional makeup artists and lash aficionados alike. They’re super high quality, comfortable to wear, and easy to apply. This set comes complete with a soft touch applicator which give your more control and precision when putting them on. The adhesive is also super long-wearing, so you won’t have to worry about them falling off on the dance floor half way through the evening.
Applying false eyelashes can be tricky, have you ever thought they looked perfect in their packet only to apply them and look like a TOWIE wannabe? Unfortunately, strip lashes aren’t one-size-suits-all. Here’s how to find the ideal lash type for your eye shape, and handy hacks for applying them so they look natural – and last.
First, what’s your eye shape?
Nouveau Lashes has tried to answer the “will these suit me?” question with illustrations to help you identify your eye shape. ‘Almond eyes’ are considered the suit-all strip lash eye shape (this is when your irises disappear into your upper and lower eyelids when you look straight ahead). Not happening for you? Here are some other common shapes and structures, which – of course – come in many variations.
Deep-set eyes; when your eyes are set deeper into the head creating an illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Try lashes that are longer in length at the centre of the lashes.
Downturned eyes; when the outer corners of the eyes appear to be drawing downwards. Try a shorter strip lash that is longer in the outer corners to lift your eyes.
Hooded eyes; when the crease on your eyelid isn’t visible. Try a thin strip lash in a shorter length.
Prominent eyes; when your eyelids appear projected in the eye socket area. Try balancing your top lashes with strip lashes on the bottom, too, which will give the illusion of pushing back your eyes.
Also, consider if your eyes are close or wide set.
The close-set / wide-set test:
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Using a pencil, pen or makeup brush look into a mirror and place your tool from the inner corer of the eye to the outside edge which will let you measure your eye. Technically you should be able to fit the width of one of your eyes perfectly in between the two eyes. When you get overlap (i.e. there’s less than one eyeball width space apart) you tend to have close-set eyes so you want to create the illusion of drawing them apart with lashes that are longer at the outer corners. If the space is bigger than one eyeball width then you have wide-set eyes and want the emphasis to be towards the center and inner corner of the lashes to draw the eyes together.
Removing the lashes from the box:
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Hold them in the packet under your nose with the lashes facing outwards; this will identify the left and right lashes as they’re not always marked. To remove always peel them from the outer edge, never from the inner corner. This is because if you bend one section of lashes on the outside it doesn’t matter as it’s more than likely you’ll be trimming them off to fit your eyes anyway. If you bend or break the lash from the inner corner, it matters! Gently tease it out using your fingers or tweezers and rest the lashes back in the box.
Measuring-up the lashes:
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Rest the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. The strip should start where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If you have them hanging over, it can pull the eyes down.
Trimming the lashes to size:
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If you have to trim your lashes to fit, remember to do it from the outside edge and don’t cut through the lashes, always cut them at the vein. If you cut upwards you’ll chop half of other lashes off you wanted to keep.
Preventing false lash pop-up:
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Sometime lashes can flatten when you take them out of the box and therefore pop up at the inner or outer corners once applied. To avoid this roll the lashes around your finger, a makeup brush, pen or cotton bud and leave for a minute – this will help them remain more curved in shape.
Applying the glue correctly:
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Dot a thin layer of glue (straight from the adhesive applicator) along the vein of the lash, from corner to corner. Wait a few seconds for it to go tacky before application. If you want super long-lasting application do the ‘double adhesive’ technique by applying some dots of glue along your lash line as well as on the lashes.
Where exactly to apply the lashes:
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Remembering to place them where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the centre, the outer edge and inner corner.
Bonding the lashes:
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Having mascara to start with lets you pinch and push your natural lashes and the false lashes together so they set well. Squeeze the strip lash down onto the natural lashes so you don’t end up with a strip of skin between your lashes and the false lashes. Carefully use eyelash tweezers or simply your fingertips.
Creating some uplift:
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If you want to create more uplift with your lashes, finish by gently pushing against the lashes at the edge of the inner lash line.
How your lashes will look…
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Don’t close your eyes when applying, Simkin stresses, because it changes your eye shape. This is kind of difficult to do at first, but you’ll get it. I believe in you. She can place lash strips with her fingers but I find that using tweezers helps me. One day I’ll graduate to tool-free application. Until then, I remain a tweezer devotee.
4. Use eyeliner to camouflage the strip’s band.
Now that you’ve got your lashes on, here’s a crucial step to make your strip lashes look less obviously like you’re wearing strip lashes. Take your trusty liquid liner (or gel liner with an angled eyeliner brush, if you prefer) and draw a line extending the band from where it begins to the inner corner of your eye. You can also flick out the end if you want a winged effect, but this is mostly just to blend the line of the band to your lash line.
5. Go forth and admire how good your lashes look.
Now you’re ready to enter the world with newly affixed luxurious eyeball visors. Seriously, having a row of strip lashes on top of my own feel like their own individual sun hats — it’s great. Not only that, but I love the way false lashes amp up a look from zero to doe-eyed death trap in…however long it takes me to glue these suckers on. I’m getting the hang of it and with enough practice, it won’t take long. Simkin says she can plop them on in the mornings in two minutes and I aspire to that level.
The lashes I’m using here are a bit dramatic — this Kiss collection has triple-layered lashes that fan out in different directions for a really voluminous albeit “natural”-looking set. But they also have more subtle strips, like the Chignon Blowout Lashes ($5). The Ardell Individual Lashes ($5) are also beloved for their ease of use. You can pinpoint exactly where you want to fluff up your lashes and these are nearly undetectable and are great at replacing mascara.
Sure, there are also magnetic lashes, but I’m a purist (read: masochist) so I mostly wanted to learn how to master false lash strip application before going nuts with all the newfangled lash innovations. Don’t think I’m not already all over those, though — what sort of aspiring lash connoisseur would I be if I weren’t?
Up your (lash) batting average with these:
- The Best False Eyelashes, According to Makeup Artists
- 6 Ways to Wear False Lashes IRL
- The False Eyelash-Cleaning Hack You Never Knew You Needed
You think you know about lash extensions? Well, maybe just watch this anyway:
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PHOTOS: How To Apply Magnetic Lashes, For Beginners
I recently came across magnetic lashes on my Facebook feed, and while I’m not usually a sucker for gimmicky beauty products (okay, so maybe I am…), the idea of glue-free faux lashes was enticing. I hate lash glue and am generally really intimidated by faux lashes–even though I definitely need to wear them. My lashes are flat (can a girl get some volume, please?) and blonde, so you can barely see them. The thought of easily snapping on a set of magnetic lashes at any time, any place, without any glue, was enough for me to hunt down a pair to try for myself.
Here is my full review (including an incredible trick I discovered) for getting magnetic eyelashes to connect at exactly the right place on your lash line and look flawless:
#1 Rule: Order the right brand of magnetic lashes.
First things first, make sure you order the right pair of magnetic eyelashes. The best magnetic lashes are available from One Two Cosmetics for $69 for the Original Lash set. I’m sure there will be plenty of knock-offs to come, but we all know that not all beauty products are created equally (duh!), and after doing some research, I discovered the One Two lashes are best.
#2 Rule: Order the right set for you.
The next thing you need to do is determine which set to get–there’s Original, Bold, and Accent. I got the Original lashes, but I feel like I could have gone with the Bold Lash because I needed a little more volume. Manny MUA said something similar in his Youtube review. I use faux lashes for special events like weddings, and for that, you want a noticeable effect. Manny MUA ended up doubling up on the Original set to get a bolder effect–but that’s a little tricky. So, if you know you want a bold lash look, just order the Bold set from the jump.
The magnetic lashes come in a sturdy case with two sets of lashes inside–four tops and four bottoms. I like that you get a free backup pair, and the lashes are reusable so you get more than one wear out of each pair. The bottom lashes have a red dot on the magnetic strip so you know which set goes where, and the case has designated cubby holes for “Top Right/Top Left/Bottom Right/Bottom Left” so you can store them in the right place after wear.
#3 Rule: Don’t follow the instructions–use this technique instead.
The instructions that come with the lashes say to place the top magnetic lash on top and without blinking, bring the bottom lash up underneath until they connect. No, no no! I found this technique to be *very* difficult. First of all, it’s impossible to place the first lash, find the second one in the case, and bring it up to your eye–without blinking a single time. That’s insane! Additionally, the top lash did NOT stay in place. What ended up happening was the top lash slid down my lashes when I looked down to pick up the bottom lash, and when they snapped together they were a good centimeter away from the root. That is NOT a good look.
(Courtesy of One Two Lash)
Luckily, a rep from the brand was able to share her personal tip for applying the lashes which is EXACTLY how I got them to work perfectly (and like, a beginner could do it–it’s so much easier than the other way). Her trick was to place the bottom lash piece (the one with the red dot) underneath the eyelash and close your eye, then to set the top one above your lash, where they click into place.
So without further ado, here’s a step by step guide for applying magnetic eyelashes flawlessly, for beginners like me.
Step 1: Open your eye and place the bottom lash (red dot) underneath the top lash.
Step 2: Push the bottom lash into place, as close to the lash line as possible, and close your eye shut.
Step 3: Place the upper lash on top of your natural lash, and it will connect to the bottom lash magnetic in place. Voila!
Here’s why it works: Closing your eye keeps the bottom lash perfectly in place, and you can reach down and grab the top lash (or, better yet, keep in your non-dominant hand the whole time). When they snap into place, they’re exactly where they need to be, AKA right at your waterline/lash root/upper lash line (whatever you want to call it). It’s literally magnetic lashes for dummies, I swear.
So, there you have it, people of the internet, the answer to your most burning question: what is THE RIGHT WAY to apply magnetic lashes.
Check out the best false lashes for beginners, and if you’re looking to go the more natural route, the secret to growing out your own gorgeous eyelashes on SHEfinds.
How to Apply Magnetic Lashes Perfectly
The latest false lash craze has swept the drugstores and, more importantly, our Instagram feeds–and you’re probably left wondering exactly how everyone is applying these magnetic lashes themselves. The newest eyelash innovation seems, err, unconventional, with Ardell magnetic lashes in particular sweeping the beauty world by storm. Most false lashes require glue, a pair of tweezers, and a whole lot of patience, which is far from the case with magnetic lashes.
I know what you are thinking: False lashes are challenging enough, why make the process more complicated? (Here’s how to apply them, by the way.) True, applying false lashes is incredibly daunting. Adding glue to your eyelids? No thank you. Can adding magnets make the process that much better? The truth is that a lot depends on your preference.
Magnetic lashes are mess-free, easy to remove, and more likely to be worn again. You simply have to get over the fear of putting magnets near your eyes.
The question remains: How do you get these things on? Without giving too much away (I’ll save the good stuff for below), magnetic lashes come with two rows for each eye. Each lash strip has two magnets–one on each side. One strip is meant for the top of the upper lashes, while the other is meant for the bottom of the same lashes (your bottom eyelashes are left bare unless you want to add mascara).
The key to a good application is connecting the magnets at the right spot on your lash line. Once you get them as close as you can to the base of your real lashes, the magnets will snap together, creating full, voluminous lashes.
See below for a step-by-step breakdown on how to apply magnetic lashes and conquer your false lash fears. Fuller top eyelashes are only four easy steps away.
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1 Apply Mascara
When applying regular false lashes, experts usually recommend saving mascara for last. When it comes to magnetic falsies, having some extra hold on the lashes is important. Coating the lashes in your favorite mascara beforehand, like Maybelline Great Lash ($5; target.com), adds some much needed texture that will become necessary later on.
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2 Apply the Top Lash
As I mentioned earlier, all magnetic lashes come with a top and bottom lash line. One of the most popular magnetic lash brands at the moment is Ardell Magnetic Lashes ($8; target.com). The top and bottom pieces are designated in the box. First, grab the top lash and place it along your lash line (as close as possible). Balance the lash there while you grab the lower lash.
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3 Pop on Lower Lash
With the top magnetic lash piece balanced in place on your upper lash line, align the lower lash underneath your top eyelashes, allowing the magnets to snap the two rows together. This will create a sandwich with your actual eyelashes in the middle of the two rows of magnetic lashes. Adjust a little with your fingers if the lashes feel out of place.
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4 Don’t Be Afraid to Try Again
Applying false lashes for the first time is always going to be challenging. Here’s hoping someday that changes, but for now, persistence is key. Personally, it took me a few tries to get the hang fo the process for how to apply magnetic lashes. I used the Youtube video below to master my technique.
All in all, magnetic lashes offer an alternative to the messier glued-on lashes but do come with their own unique obstacles. Try out a pair of magnetic lashes and see which you like best.
How to Apply Magnetic Eyelashes
Here at FalseEyelashes.co.uk, we are always keeping up to date with the latest lash related trends and we have recently added Eylure’s amazing range of innovative magnetic lashes to our website. Offering the latest in lash technology, magnetic lashes offer an effortless enhancement, allowing all levels of expertise to add length and volume to their natural lashes in a matter of minutes.
How to apply Magnetic Lashes
Applying magnetic lashes takes some time to get used to, however once you have mastered it you will be well on your way to achieving impressive results. Simply follow these few steps to guarantee a seamless blend with your natural lashes, and a flawless finish.
- Apply a coat of mascara to your natural lashes before applying the magnetic lashes.
- Carefully remove the upper lash from tray and gently place it on top of your lashes, ensuring it is as close to your natural lash line as possible.
- Holding the upper lash in place, gently remove the lower lash from the tray and place it underneath your natural lash line until it connects with the upper lash.
How to Remove:
When removing magnetic lashes, don’t pull the lashes straight off, instead use your index finger and thumb to gently use your index finger and thumb to softly slide the magnets away from each other. You can then place the lashes back in their packaging, or in a lash case to protect them until their next use.
Always apply a layer of mascara to your natural lashes before applying magnetic lashes, as the lashes will hold better. Whereas if you apply them directly to your natural lashes, they have a much softer service which may cause the lashes to slide.
Don’t use tweezers to apply the lashes unless they aren’t metal as the magnets will stick to the tweezers making the application process extremely difficult!
Always be careful when handling the lashes.
Magnetic Lash Hack
As well as applying magnetic lashes the normal way, we also listened to customer feedback and decided to experiment ourselves. A common problem many women faced was that the outer and inner edges of the full strip lash styles seemed to slightly stick upwards if they weren’t positioned as securely and tightly to your natural lashes as possible. As a result of our experimenting, we found a solution to this!
Step one: Peel the upper lash from the tray
Step two: Using lash scissors, carefully trim the upper lash directly in half, ensuring you don’t trim any of the magnets off the lash band.
Step three: Position one half of the upper lash on top of your natural lashes, making sure it is as close to your natural lash line as possible.
Step four: Trim the lower lash into two, and apply one half to the upper lash you have already applied.
Step five: Apply the other two halves as normal and repeat previous steps until you have applied both sets of lashes.
Applying the lashes like this allows for a much more secure hold and prevents the outer and inner edges from sticking upwards.
We have also created YouTube videos providing further information and tips on applying magnetic lashes. You can view these here:
Video: Magnetic Lash Hack
Video: How to Apply Magnetic Lashes
Selecting your style
We have on offer five stunning Ardell magnetic lash styles consisting of three full, strip lash styles and two pairs of accent lashes. We also have on offer two Eylure magnetic lashes in style ‘Opulent’ and ‘Baroque’ Depending on what look you are hoping to achieve, there is certainly a style in our magnetic lash collection to suit you.
For a versatile, wearable lash look no further than the Double Wispies. This design boasts a full, fluttery appearance that is long and voluminous enough for wear on special occasions and completing a glamorous makeup look, yet they are soft enough for day to day wear as well. The slightly longer lash strands in the centre of the band allow for a wide eyed effect, accentuating your eyes in an instant and the textured, wispy finish provides a seamless blend with your natural lashes.
Double Demi Wispies
If you love a wispy lash look, but prefer slightly less length then opt for the Double Demi Wispies style. This style features the same iconic design as the original, hugely popular Demi Wispies but offers twice the volume for a fuller, fluffy finish. The subtle, graduated length allows for a winged out, elongated appearance and the medium volume will transform your eyes with minimal effort required.
Offering the most natural looking length from the full, magnetic strip styles, style Double 110 adds a little lift and volume for a simple yet effective enhancement. The ultra-fine lash strands are layered to create fullness while the doubled up design allows for extra intensity.
Accent lashes are ideal for times you just require a slight touch of length and volume. Style Double 001 gradually increases in length towards each outer edge, providing a natural-looking volume and texture, making them ideal for every day wear.
If you’re a regular wearer of accent lashes, but like the appearance of wispy lash styles, then accent style 002 is a perfect pick. These lightweight lashes gradually increase in length towards each outer edge, and their full, wispy texture allows for a natural-looking enhancement.
Everything You Need to Know About Magnetic Eyelashes
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The boom of eyelash growth serums, lash extension and curling procedures, and lengthening mascaras should prove the point—the world is obsessed with the quest to longer, fuller eyelashes. But despite all this new beauty tech, applying false eyelashes is one tried-and-true trick that makeup artists and celebrities have been using for years. And the surge of magnetic eyelashes hitting the market proves this option isn’t one to ignore.
How Magnetic Eyelashes Work
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Once only adhered to your natural lash with adhesive glue, magnetic eyelashes secure to each other, and your lash line, with tiny magnets. The latest brand to launch this type of technology is celebrated falsies brand, Ardell. According to Jadene Munson, the Global Brand Ambassador, they “feature virtually invisible magnets placed along the lash line that lock together and secure the lash along your natural lash line.” This brand’s full strip lashes, specifically, feature four magnets for an impressive hold, while the accent lashes feature three magnets. Basically, you are sandwiching your natural eyelashes between two strips held together with magnetic force.
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It’s relatively simple. Each product will differ slightly, so it’s best to follow the instructions on the package. First, it’s often recommended to trim the lash so it’ll naturally fit along your natural lash line. Then, Munson recommends applying mascara to give your eyelashes more grip. For Ardell’s strip eyelashes, the next step is to lay the Upper Magnetic Lash across the top of your lash line. Then, you place the Under Magnetic Lash from the tray and place it underneath your natural lash line. Thanks to the magnets, they will lock in place.
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Another popular brand is One Two Cosmetics, seen above. These magnetic lashes come in full strips or half lashes to accent the outer corners. This brand’s magnetic lashes also come with an applicator that looks a little like tweezers, but you can apply them with your fingers, too. The same logic applies—the upper lash is magnetically attracted to the bottom—but you can watch this short video for a visual breakdown.
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To remove the Ardell lashes, Munson says to gently pull them apart by lifting the top lash up and pulling the bottom one down. You can also slide the top and bottom magnets away from each other “one by one.” However, you should never pull them straight off, as this could harm your natural lashes. One Two recommends using your thumb and index finger to slide them apart.
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The Best Magnetic Eyelashes
The two brands that are creating the most buzz are One Two ($59; hsn.com) and Ardell ($8; walmart.com), both of which are reusable. When deciding between the two, consider the price-tag, and also the material used. And if you have sensitivities or allergies, this is extremely important. Ardell’s are made with 100 percent human hair, while One Two’s are synthetic. We should note that while they’re easier to use than traditional glue-on lashes, there is still a slight learning curve. Make sure to give yourself a few test-runs before applying them for an important event. As far as options go, both of these brands offer different styles to choose from, whether it’s a bold and glamorous look you’re attempting to recreate, or something more subtle and natural.
Where to Buy Magnetic Eyelashes
You can pick up Ardell’s magnetic eyelashes at stores like Target, Walmart, and other stores. One Two Cosmetics’ eyelashes are available at HSN.