Everything You Need to Know About Applying Magnetic Lashes, According to an Expert
When it comes to false lashes, there are all sorts of options to choose from.
But lately, we've been super into magnetic lashes when it comes to our makeup. Not only are they easier to apply when compared to glue-on lashes, but we honestly think they look better, too! However, not everyone knows how to apply magnetic lashes. Want to learn all the best tips and tricks? We sat down with the owner of Glamnetic Lashes, Ann McFerran, and she told us all about magnetic lashes in the interview, below!
Sweety High: Tell us about Glamnetic!
Ann McFerran: Glamnetic is a revolutionary magnetic lash brand and offers a wide variety of beauty accessories and press-on nails. We started with nothing more than an idea, some inspiration and a lot of sleepless nights. Today, we are one of the fastest-growing companies in the world and are entering new markets and channels daily.
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SH: What prompted you to start Glamnetic?
AM: I've worn lashes my whole life and after I graduated from UCLA I found a passion for bringing my vision to life. I realized that there was a gap in the beauty market for magnetic lashes that actually worked, so I sought to develop magnetic lashes in the styles I would personally wear. After one year of dedication and research, Glamnetic was born!
SH: What are the differences between glue lashes and magnetic lashes?
AM: Magnetic lashes are easier to apply since there is no hassle with using any sticky lash glue! Magnetic lashes also last longer and are reusable since cleaning them is very minimal.
SH: What are the pros of using magnetic lashes?
AM: You save time, effort and money because our magnetic lashes make application much easier. All you have to do is apply the magnetic liner and magnetize the lashes and you're done. And if you happen to apply the lash wrong, then you can easily take it off and put it back on without having to start over the entire process, unlike lash glue.
SH: Can you give us a step-by-step guide to applying magnetic lashes like a pro?
1. Apply Magnetic Liner
Carefully apply eyeliner as close to the roots of your lashes as possible. Make a line as thick as the size of the magnets on the lashes and make sure that there is enough liner on the brush when applying. Make sure to line from your inner to outer corner so that the magnets at the ends of the lash band can hold on properly, starting from where your natural lashes begin to where they end. A wing is optional. Wait 20 to 60 seconds depending on how much liner you applied. The liner should be about 80% dry before magnetizing lashes.
Pro tip: Angle the brush parallel to your lash line and use your pinky to prop up your hand on your cheekbone for the easiest application. If you feel more comfortable with your own liner, you can use the Glamnetic liner as a top layer. To blend your lashes better, curl your lashes after liner application and apply mascara! We don't suggest you apply mascara onto Glamnetic lashes as that may ruin them prematurely.
2. Soften the Lash Band
Remove lashes from the case and gently bend the eyelash band to make it softer and contoured to your eye shape better.
3. Apply Magnetic Lashes
Grab the magnetic eyelash towards the middle of the band. Hold a mirror at chin level and look down as you slowly make contact between eyeliner and magnetic strip, making sure to align the middle of the band with the middle of your eye. Make contact with the outer corner first, then gently press the lash onto the inner corner. Get the band as close to your natural lashes as possible. You can pinch the natural and fake lashes together to ensure this happens. If you have long lashes, make sure to get behind your natural lashes so they don't interfere with the eyeliner to magnet contact. Once lashes make contact with the liner, grab lashes near the root and press into place to make sure it sets.
Pro tip: Place lashes about one centimeter away from the inner corner to ensure it does not bother you.
4. Apply Anchors (Optional)
Anchors are meant to sandwich your natural lashes just like traditional magnetic lashes, except we've revamped our lashes to be used even without them, of course! We suggest you use anchors under the inner and outer corner lash magnet or wherever you feel you need more hold. You may even opt to use only anchors on days you don't feel like wearing liner.
How to use: Using either your hands or a tweezer, hold the anchor by the tiny hairs, where the curl is going upwards. Place them right under your natural lashes near the lash magnet you desire to magnetize to. Once you get close enough, the magnets will magnetize to each other and snap into place, sandwiching your natural lashes! When you pull on your lash, you will feel the extra security. Continue this process with as many magnets as you'd like!
Pro tip: For girls with thin lashes, I suggest you apply mascara and curl your lashes before lash application if you want to use anchors so there is something to sandwich!
SH: What are your favorite magnetic lashes for a natural look?
SH: What are your favorite magnetic lashes for a bold look?
AM: Shameless because of how fluffy the lashes are and they're also cat-eye shaped so it gives you a more snatched look. I also love Brat and Bombshell for a baddie look and IDC for an innocent girl next door look.
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