My thoughts on the new magnetic lash trend that’s sweeping the beauty industry are here…
I know falsies aren’t for everyone but I’m a big fan of falsh lashes. I feel like they can really take a make up look from 0-100 and add so much needed drama. However, I do find them a little bit of a pig to apply. They are fiddly, the glue gets everywhere and after 3-5 wears they’re trashed from the amount of glue they’re exposed to. If only there was a brand out there that made lashes without the glue… Oh wait, there is. Enter: Magnetize Lashes.
Magnetize Lashes are a new, small lash brand but the quality is second to none. They provide the world with magnetic lashes to rid the need for sticky glue and messy situations as they cleverly use mini magnets on the actual lash strip to attach them to your lashes. You apply one set to the top of your lashes and one set to the bottom of them so that the magnets can stick together through your natural lashes. They’re pretty easy to apply – they require a steady hand – and it’s so refreshing put on fake lashes without worrying about the fact that you might ruin your eyeliner or eyeshadow with the glue. When it comes to removing them I’ve found sliding to be the most effective technique as pulling at them quickly will not only ruin the lashes themselves but also may ruin your natural lashes which is obviously something you do not want to do.
I have the ‘subtle’ set which are the most natural of the three types that Magnetize Lashes: there are also a ‘Bold’ style and an ‘original’ style. As I like quite soft eye looks, I think that the subtle look are perfect for me. They’re fluttery and add a little drama without it being too much or complete drag queen. You definitely wouldn’t be mistaken for Ru Paul while wearing these (but is that really such a good thing?). The lashes also come in such gorgeous packaging: a little compact with a glittery background which is so pretty and so luxurious.
The lashes are fully re-useable and can last for up to two months – which means it’s great for your bank account not just your face. If I get a little bit of mascara on them I usually just wipe them clean very gently with make up remover on a q-tip. This is a gentle way to clean the lashes and means you will not damage the magnets or anything like that. Most people advise to soak lashes when they get dirty but this is not advised with these as that can damage the lashes and cause them to be ineffective. As long as you’re careful, these lashes can be your ticket to gorgeous lashes again and again.