If you’ve always coveted lush, voluminous lashes that rival lash extensions, you’ve probably tried traditional adhesive faux lashes at some point or another. I’m always in awe of the gifted makeup girls who’ve mastered the delicate art of getting them on evenly—without poking out an eye in the process—and keeping them on all night. The removal process is also stressful. The last time I wore faux lashes the glue nearly ripped off all of my own underneath as I tried to “gently” remove them without soap and water (let’s be honest; we’ve all done this).
While my lashes are relatively long naturally, I do enjoy the glamorous look of over-the-top lashes — especially for events and photoshoots. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much luck with falsies, so when I found out that magnetic fake eyelashes were in existence, I was instantly intrigued. So how do they work? Will they stay on? First things first, they adhere to your own lashes (with the help of a coat or two of mascara applied first) because they’re designed with six to eight ultra-tiny magnets embedded along with the band to ensure they lay down properly and won’t lift in the middle.
While the application process admittedly takes some practice—and will probably test your patience the first time—once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty foolproof. To apply, you simply align the top strip to the edges of your own lash line, and once the top and bottom strips are even, you snap them together.
See below for some of the best magnetic falsies to give a try.
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1. Easbeauty Magnetic Eyeliner and Eyelashes Kit
These lashes are designed with five robust magnets on each strip to help ensure an all-day hold. Meanwhile, the eyeliner contains more magnetic particles than its older formula, to ensure your magnetic lashes won’t budge.
2. Arishine Magnetic Eyeliner and Eyelashes Kit
This comprehensive set contains eyeliner that’s smudge-proof and water-resistant, so you can easily apply the lashes without having to fuss over them for the rest of your day. The adorable rose gold packaging is a bonus, too.
3. Colors Magnetic Eyeliner and Lashes Magnetic Eyelashes Kit
This inclusive kit comes with three pairs of magnetic eyelashes, magnetic eyeliner, tweezers, and a compact carrying case to keep them secure and intact. The subtle lashes give you a stunning natural effect.
4. Dolanus Magnetic Eyelashes
This dramatic lash set comes with an easy-to-use applicator, so it’s even easier to get them on properly without spending an hour at the mirror.
5. Ardell Professional Magnetic Double Strip Lashes
These innovative false lashes are designed with re-curved bands, which makes them look more natural.