Ditch the mascara and the eyelash curler. There’s a new kid in town! Fake eyelashes are easy to apply, and you’ll look fabulous while wearing them.
False eyelashes may seem intimidating if you’ve never worn them before. They look great with your eyeshadow and all, but… how do you actually put them on your eyes? Better yet, how do you keep them on?
There are three types of falsies: traditional false eyelashes requiring lash glue, lash extensions, and magnetic lashes. Let’s look at the difference between them all and how to apply each.
What Are Fake Lashes?
Fake lashes are strands of synthetic, mink, or human hair threaded onto a band, creating the lash strip. The eyelash strip is applied to the natural lash line to create a fabulous complete set of full, fake lashes. These can have a bold and dramatic or natural look—it’s up to you.
People wear falsies if they want a fuller lash look or are unhappy with their natural lashes. Fake lashes are fun to wear. They are available in short, medium, and long lengths and have many different density types. You can also purchase individual lashes or lash clusters that you have to attach one by one—you’ll likely have to use tweezers if you choose to go for individual eyelashes.
With fake lash bands, you may have to work on trimming them down with scissors to fit your eye shape, so they don’t poke the inner corner of your eye. Once the lashes are trimmed to the correct size, they are applied with either a layer of lash glue or magnetic liner.
Eyelash extensions are applied by a licensed professional at a spa or salon, but we’re not really getting into those today.
What Are Traditional Lash Strips With Glue
Traditional false lash strips: You know, the ones that your mom used to wear? They require lash glue. Lash glue contains many chemicals that can be damaging to the eyes if it’s improperly used. False eyelash strips are available in synthetic, mink, and human hair varieties.
With these lashes, you must apply the glue to the lash band first and allow it to sit for about 30 seconds. The glue then becomes tacky and ready to adhere to your natural lash line. These lashes can be messy to handle. If they aren’t positioned correctly, they are a headache to remove and replace. Talk about a sticky mess!
When you peel off traditional lash strips, they have the chance of also removing some of your own lashes. That is because your lashes have a tendency to adhere to the glue with the fake lashes. Ouch!
What Are Magnetic Lashes
Magnetic lashes are fake lashes applied to a pre-applied line of the magnetic liner. These lash bands have tiny magnets that are attracted to the magnetic liner and provide a firm grip. They stay in place well and can be worn all day without budging. They’re also waterproof, sweat-proof, and wind-proof.
A magnetic liner is required for magnetic lashes to stay in place, and luckily, magnetic liner is safe to use around the eyes. It is considered much safer than lash glue, plus it’s much easier to apply.
Glamnetic magnetic lashes are available in full-on voluminous glam and natural lash sets. They’re so versatile that you’ll want to try them all for a unique look every time you wear them, and the eyelash application process is so easy that you’ll never go back to sticky eyelash glue.
Tips to Remember Before Application
Before you apply the Glamnetic magnetic lashes, there are a few things you need to do.
- If you have sensitive eyes, perform a patch test of the magnetic liner to make sure you aren’t sensitive to it. Magnetic liner is safe and isn’t known to cause reactions in most people, but it’s worth checking either way.
- Never apply mascara to your magnetic lashes. You may, however, apply mascara to your natural lashes before applying the falsies. Just remember to only use a very thin coat of mascara and allow it to dry completely before going in with your lashes.
- The magnetic lashes will adhere to wherever the magnetic liner is placed. Make sure you apply the liner to the upper lash line where you want the lashes to stick. The line should be about the same width as the magnets on the lash band. You can draw the liner out to the outer edge of the upper eyelid for a winged cat-eye effect for a dramatic look.
How to Apply Glamnetic Magnetic Lashes
Magnetic lashes are the easiest of all false lashes to apply—plus, the application is fun! Follow these easy steps for the perfect Glamnetic magnetic lash application.
- Take the Glamnetic lash quiz or view our lash guide to determine which magnetic lash set is your perfect fit.
- Begin by applying the magnetic eyeliner to the lash line on the upper eyelid. Simply brush the liquid liner all the way across. Do a little clean-up with a cotton swab or On-The-Go-Oopsies makeup remover swab if you make any mistakes.
- Apply the magnetic lashes. Carefully lay the lash band against the magnetic liner. You will notice the magnetic attraction right away. If the lashes don’t lay down evenly, carefully remove them by pulling them from the edge and re-apply.
There are no tricks or gimmicks here—the lashes really are that easy to apply, so you can look fab every single day.
We recommend storing your lashes in their original box in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use them again, and always clean your lashes after use.
How to Clean Your Magnetic Lashes
Cleaning your magnetic lashes is super important because it reduces the risk of cross-contamination and ensures that your lashes remain in good shape.
After carefully removing your lashes, clean the tiny magnets on the lash band with oil-free eye makeup remover or micellar water and a cotton swab. Remove all traces of liner and dirt from the magnets thoroughly.
Store your lashes in their original case in a cool, dry place until ready to flaunt them next time.
Use a Glamnetic Cotton Candy Wipe to remove all traces of your makeup, too. Having a clean face and lashes will ensure that no buildup of oils and bacteria invades your pores while you get your beauty sleep.
Several types of false lashes are available, and finding the right lashes for you is super important.
Traditional falsies are one lash option, but these need glue and can be messy to apply and remove. This type of lash also leaves you with the risk of losing your own natural lashes when you remove them. Natural lashes have the tendency to adhere to the glue and become difficult to remove—that’s a no thanks from us.
The safest (and in our opinion, best) option for wearing false lashes is magnetic lashes because you don’t have to worry about adding layer upon layer of glue. Glamnetic magnetic lashes are on-trend and can easily be applied and removed. The magnetic liquid liner required for these lashes comes in various felt-tipped luxe gemstone colors for a precise line every time—and you can absolutely get that beautiful wing on your outer corner with it. If you prefer the dip brush style of black eyeliner, Glamnetic has that too!
By making sure you keep your lashes clean, you will help them last longer. With a little practice and a bit of patience, you’ll be a lash professional in no time.
Cast your worries aside and reach for Glamnetic magnetic lashes—because they aren’t your mom’s lashes.
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