Even before becoming a Chateau kitten, I knew absolutely nothing about what it meant to wear make-up glamorously. I didn’t wear false eyelashes or know the impact that they have on someone’s appearance. Upon my acceptance to The Chateau, I tried wearing them once. It was a tragic mess. They were glue-on lashes and I definitely learned a lesson trying to fumble my way around them.
This article is a review of the latest trend in false eyelashes, the magnetic eyelashes. I will address a few of the different brands that I use, how they are applied, how long they last, and the benefits and downfalls of them versus the glue-on lashes.
As a novice false-eyelash-wearer, I’m ecstatic about this invention. They are, in my opinion, the easiest and best way to introduce someone to wearing false eyelashes. Compared to the glue-on lashes, which take considerable precision to measure and trim; the magnetic lashes are much easier to use because they are already cut to length. Then, when trying to put them in place (the glue type), it takes ample practice to get them right. If you can apply eyeliner, you can apply the magnetic lashes. All you need to do is match up the small end of the eyelash so that it lines up with your inner eye, voila!!
You can wear false eyelashes at any time, but they can really enhance your eyes when doing a photo shoot. Many kittens wear them for a night on the town or during their day-to-day life. They come in many styles and from many designers like Ardell, Kiss, and Eylure. When I first learned about magnetic eyelashes, I believed the frontrunner of this innovative item was MoxiLash. Their ads could be found plastered all over Facebook.
These items are easy to find and can be ordered on Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, or at your local drugstore such as Walgreens or CVS. Since their introduction, they have become much more affordable. Most of them can be worn up to 30-40 times. You will want to keep the packaging. Clean off the lashes and magnets after each wear and return them to their tray to help keep their shape and extend their life.
When applying the lashes, you will want proper lighting and a mirror with magnification so that you can see clearly. The instructions for application vary from brand to brand. The Kiss brand says to make sure to shake the bottle of the liner before applying and says that the lashes can stay on for up to 16 hours. However, it does not address how many layers to apply, only to apply a band of liner wide enough across the lid to make the lashes stick, and to let it dry before setting the lashes. This brand also seems to provide the widest variety in styles.
For this article and demonstration, you can see that I have chosen the Kiss brand of lashes. These pictures are in order of application from start to finish.
The Eylure lash instructions state to apply three coats of the liner and allow enough time to allow the eyeliner to dry between each coat before applying another layer. The downside is that they do not give any guarantee about how long the lashes can be worn.
Finally let’s talk about the Ardelle lashes. These lashes do not come with clear application instructions or wear time.
A couple of downsides to wearing magnetic lenses is sometimes when taking the lashes off of the tray, a magnet may come off of the lashes, but as long as it isn’t on the ends (most come with five to six magnets) they will still wear just fine. One other downside is that if you take the lashes off to readjust them, you may have to apply more liner before reapplying the lashes.
Overall, I love each pair of magnetic lashes I try. I do not have a favorite brand, but I do have a preferred style. Another thing that I also like about using magnetic lashes is that anyone’s brand of magnetic eyeliner works with all of them. I would encourage any kittens that have been tempted, to give wearing false eyelashes, but who are afraid to because of the messy glue, to consider giving the magnetic lashes a go!
24 thoughts on “False and Flirty: A Beginner’s Guide and Review of Magnetic Eyelashes”
I haven’t used magnetic eyelashes yet but I tend to wear lashes anytime I dress up to go out or for photos.
@lunawhispurr. If you love wearing lashes, give these a shot. Like I wrote, these are super easy and won’t peel off your eyeshadow if you have to take it off to readjust. lol
Thank you for sharing. I have been debating the magnetic due to I suck at the glue part
@november. Go for it!! I am horrible with the glue as well. This style is super easy. If you do try it, I would love your feedback, please.
Thank you for writing this. I bought magnetic eyelashes online but I can’t figure out how to put them on. I tried but I got stressed out and gave up. Next time I feel brave enough I will follow your advice and see how I get on.
I’m so glad you spoke on this topic. When you told me about the magnetic eyelashes, they literally changed my whole existence as a model and kitten. You are such a great teacher and mentor. I am thankful for you every day, babe!
@sweetlillavender. You are absolutely welcome. I was so happy to have stumbled upon them myself and am very happy to share “the good word”. lol.
I’ve really been considering trying these and this definitely pushed me to take the chance.
@kikilolita. That’s great to hear!! I would love to read your opinion of them when you do give them a go.
I will let you know. I just bought a set today.
@kikilolita. Yay!! I’m excited to read your feedback. I’m super excited for you to try them out.
The first time I tried false lashes was actually for my debut set for The Chateau, you are so right about how it makes a difference in a photoshoot, false nails are also something I’m trying to get used to, glamour can feel so empowering. Thanks for this article, I’m sure it will help me on my journey to being my most fabulous.
@Victoria. I am actually doing an article on/about nails, lol. Funny you should mention that. We should chat.
Awesome! Looking forward.
Ty for the tips! I’m excited to try magnetic eyelashes. Glue ons gave me issues for a long time until I learned to wait about a minute after laying out the glue to apply them…if I don’t it’s always way more stressful lol.
@keeteakat. Mew are very welcome! If/when you do try them out, please drop a note to let me/us know what you think of them. I would like to hope I’m not giving bad advice. 🙂
Incredibly helpful article! Thank you! I’ve been looking into magnetic lashes but don’t know if it was worth the try! Thanks to your write up, I’ll decide to try it.
@annemiyu. Mew are most welcome. I hope that you are able to give them a try. If you do give them a go, please let us know how they worked out for you!
Thanks for sharing :). I’m not good at putting on lashes myself lol.
@toxic. I do hope that this article has maybe given you the courage or enough intrigue to possibly give them a try. I am as interested to read feedback as I am to find out how they work out for the kittens that give them a try.
I’ve always wanted to try magnetic lashes but always had the assumption they were too good to be true! I will absolutely have to give them a go now 🙂
@Kyra. Please do give them a try! I am sooo looking forward to someone giving a review to let me know how I did with my own review. I continue to use them for every shoot as well as going out. I absolutely love them, but am dying to know someone else’s point of view.
I absolutely love wearing my false eyelashes, my make up never looks the same without them!
But always make sure to avoid buying the Mink Fur lashes though, these ones are made from real animal fur 🙁