Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Magnetic Eyelashes


I do not wear false eyelashes even when I’m on stage because I’ve never gotten the hang of putting them on nicely. One of my students told me about magnetic eyelashes which according to her are much easier to apply and remove and you don’t have any sticky residue left on the eyelid to scrape off.

Magnetic eyelashes rely on magnets to attach the eyelashes either to a magnetic eyeliner or a magnetic strip placed above and below your lashes which hold the eyelashes to the top of the lid.  It is recommended that people not use the type that sandwiches your own lashes very often because it can lead to the loss of eyelashes.  Many brands of magnetic eyelashes can be washed and reused multiple times rather than being used only once. 

The magnetized eyeliner is a much better choice because it lays on top of the eyelid and the eyelid helps support  the weight of the eyelashes.   Furthermore, it is best to try the magnetic eyelashes before the big night in case of an allergic reaction to the product but magnetic eyelashes are considered much safer than those requiring glue.

It is important to read the directions on the package carefully because each brand is a bit different so it is important to do this before trying to apply them.  Second, please do not share the eyelashes with friends because you don’t want to transfer eye infections from one person to another and always remove them before going to bed.

To prepare to apply the lashes one should take time to curl your natural eyelashes with an eyelash curler so the magnetic eyelashes have a solid base.  Next apply two layers of mascara to make your natural eyelashes bigger and more solid so when the magnetic eyelashes are attached, it all looks more realistic and natural. One note here, you do not want to apply mascara to the magnetic eyelashes because it makes them look clumpy and destroys them.

These types of eyelashes come in pairs, one for the top and one for the bottom. Begin with the top layer. When you are ready to attach the magnetic eyelashes, you need to bend them into a rainbow shape so they will fit your eyelids better. Begin by placing the lash in the middle of the eyelid, then attach the outer edge finishing with the inner edge to prevent too much movement.  A second way is to hold the top lashes and then attach the bottom lashes with tweezers.  Either way, place the lash close to the lash line on top of the eyelid, then take the bottom part and place it under your natural eyelid so the two magnetic strips stick.

The other type of magnetic eyelashes is one lash that is attached to the eye via a magnetic eyeliner.  This type is simpler because you apply the magnetic eyeliner to the lid and place the eyelashes over that so the magnets in the eyelash sticks to the magnets in the eyeliner.  If you choose this type of lash, besure to shake the eye liner so that the iron oxides are better distributed. All you do is put the eyeliner on, let it dry, then attach the eyelashes.  

I need to try these sometime.  I’d go for the ones with the magnetic eyeliner because they are simpler and there is less chance of an eye infection from wearing a layer underneath the eyelid.  Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear.  Have a great day.

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