Have you ever watched a beauty tutorial and wondered how that guru so easily popped on a pair of falsies? You’re not alone. False eyelashes are notoriously tricky to apply, even harder to remove, and often leave the eye sticky with a bit of glue residue. On the other hand, lash extensions are an investment and require major upkeep. What’s a person to do if they want the look of long and luscious lashes without all the pain? Enter magnetic lashes, the less difficult cousin of the falsie that’s not only easy to apply and remove but can do so without leaving behind a sticky mess.
WHAT ARE MAGNETIC LASHES?
Magnetic lashes work in two ways, they can attach by using two magnetic strips that snap over the lash line or you can apply a magnetic eyeliner before you place the lash.
ARE MAGNETIC LASHES SAFE?
The high-tech falsies are safe if you proceed with caution. “Magnetic lashes can cause the same problems as strip lashes if not taken care of or removed properly—things like loss of lashes, conjunctivitis, and blepharitis,” explains Dr. Arian Fartash, an optometrist based in California. “The wearer must remove the liner properly as we don’t want it to clog the lash pores.”
ARE MAGNETIC LASHES GOOD FOR SENSITIVE EYES?
Magnetic lashes don’t require lashes glue, which can be harmful to some people. “Lash glues can be very toxic as they contain ethyl cyanoacrylate and parabens, which can cause skin irritations,” she says. “Many times, people have a sensitivity to the glue that traditional falsies are applied with, so for this reason, [magnetic lashes] can be better to use.”
ARE MAGNETIC LASHES RE-USEABLE?
Just like standard falsies, magnetic lashes can last a long time if they’re taken care of. Dr. Fartash also recommends cleaning the lashes after every use. “I recommend using a lash brush to gently rub the soap on the falsies and loosen up debris before washing with warm water,” says Dr. Fartash. “A great cleanser that I recommend to my patients is the WeLoveEyes Foaming Cleaner and the Eyelid Margin Cleansing Brush.”
Below, the 10 best magnetic lashes on the market.
Magnetic Double Strip Lashes
Ardell is a tastemaker when it comes to faux lashes, so it’s no wonder they also began making them with mini magnets. These strips are perfectly curved so they sit comfortably on the lash line with zero fuss.
Magnetic False Lashes
These vegan magnetic lashes can be reused up to 60 times, which makes their cost per wear about 50 cents. They come in a wide array of styles, from subtle to full on glamazon.
Rose Quartz Magnetic False Eyelashes Set
This set comes with everything you need to begin your magnetic lash journey. Along with a pair of silk falsies, this comes with the magnetized liner you need to make them stay on your lash line, and a cleansing balm to remove the liner for lashes that stay clean and fresh with hardly any wear and tear.
Magnetic Eyeliner Lash
Youtuber Tati Westbrook loves that these lashes are easy to apply (even to the notoriously difficult inner corner) and feel exceptionally lightweight once they’re in place. However, what really won her over was the magnetic liner (not included), which did not leave her eyes sticky like other formulas.
Sassy Lash Kit
Do you internally groan at the thought of applying falsies? Youtuber Kathleen Lights feels you. She calls these lashes “game-changing” for how ridiculously easy they are to apply (and reapply). Plus, you can use their angled magnetic liner to create some truly sharp cat-eye looks.
Magnetic Eyeliner and Eyelashes Kit
Customers rave that these waterproof lashes hold up all day without any flaking, fading, or smudging. They’re currently ranked number one on Amazon for false lashes with over 3,000 five star reviews.
Magnetic Eyeliner and Lash Bundle
If allergies and sensitivity are your primary concern, LashLiner’s latex-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan formula will surely win you over. These lashes are designed for sensitive eyes, so even the lash-averse can have some fun.
ProMagnetic Liner Faux Mink Kit
These faux mink lashes accent the outer two-thirds of the eye with subtle length that is universally flattering on every eye shape. It also comes with the magnetic liner included so you don’t need to make multiple purchases.
3D Magnetic Eyelashes Kit
Reviewers love that this kit comes with five styles that range from everyday natural to bombshell glam. Plus, this set comes with curved, eye-friendly tweezers that make it easy and safe to apply these strips.