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Magnetic Lashes: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Oct 01, 2020
Magnetic Lashes: What Are They and How Do They Work?

In the world of eyelashes, there’s always a new product or two floating around that claims to be better at giving you the longer, fuller lashes you’ve wanted. We’ve been searching for ways to enhance our eyes for centuries. Nothing frames your eyes and makes them more noticeable than a great set of soft, voluminous lashes, and we would do practically anything to get them.

One of the newer beauty trends to hit the eyelash scene are magnetic eyelash strips. We admit, our curiosity was piqued when we first heard of these. How can a magnetic lash kit help you get longer, fuller lashes? Is it safe? Affordable? Will it fit your eye shape? You know we’re your eyelash info insiders, so we got the scoop on magnetic lashes so you don’t have to waste your time researching them for yourself.


Serums, salon treatments, and miracle lash conditioners may have all made a name for themselves in the realm of lash enhancement, but the tried-and-true method of eyelash lengthening and thickening has always been the use of falsies. This is the go-to method of eye enhancement for everyone from celebrities to the coworker sitting in the cubicle next to you.

Why Are Falsies The Best Option For Longer Lashes?

Eyelash strips with invisible magnets are the industry standard for many reasons. Here is a list of three main reasons why false lashes are the preferred choice for those seeking longer, thicker, more voluminous lashes in a wide array of lash styles.

1. Falsies Are Safe

Serums with certain formulas and salon extensions come with some pretty risky side effects. Skin and iris discoloration, natural eyelash loss, and eye infection are all safety concerns for these methods of enhancement. Eyelash strips are generally well tolerated by everyone and are safe to apply and remove on a daily basis.

2. Falsies Are More Affordable

Other methods of eyelash enhancement can be extremely expensive. A full set of professionally applied eyelash extensions alone can be upwards of $300, and that doesn’t factor in the cost for maintenance and upkeep.

Serums are not much cheaper, considering that they often cost over $100 and usually last about 30 days. Once you stop using a serum, any lash lengthening effects disappear, so if you want to continue the effect a serum can potentially offer, you’ll need to continue using it.

Eyelash strips cost a fraction of the price and are reusable 12 to 15 times. Doe Lashes cost just under $13 per pair, which means you can have glamorous lashes all month for less than it costs you to go grab brunch with your friends.

3. Falsies Offer Instant Lash Oomph

They’re instant. Other lash enhancement options may take time to provide results. Eyelash serums can take up to three to four weeks before taking effect, and that growth isn’t as noticeable or remarkable as a set of false strip or magnetic lashes.

Eyelash extensions can give you instant length and volume...after a few hours in the salon chair. Get comfortable in the chair, because you’ll be headed back to the salon for “fills” every few weeks. Eyelash strips can be easily applied and removed within minutes, without any in-between or continued maintenance required.

4. Falsies Are DIY

You can apply false eyelash strips at home without any prior experience and you get professional-looking, gorgeous results right in your own bathroom or bedroom, no tipping required.

Since false eyelash strips are the industry standard for eyelash enhancement, it’s no surprise companies are continually trying to change or repackage the design.

What Are Magnetic Lashes?

Magnetic lashes are different from strip lashes in how they attach to your lash line. Traditionally, eyelash strips attach just above your natural lash line with glue or a holding gel. Glue is the most traditional method of adhering false eyelashes to your lash line, and a great quality glue can hold your lashes in place for hours on end. Depending on the brand, they can even endure things like sweat and water. Just like some companies sell eyeliner kits, you can also get lash kits for convenience.

Magnetic lashes are held in place by magnetic eyeliner that causes a magnetic attraction. These double-strength magnets adhere to the lash band and become attracted to an iron oxide magnetic eyeliner that is applied to the upper lash line. These lashes have a firm hold that lasts all day, so they’re super comfortable to wear. The top of your natural lash line is outfitted with larger magnets, while the magnets of the bottom lash are more compact.

How To Apply Magnetic Lashes

Magnetic lashes are easier to apply than you may think. Always wash your hands before applying your lashes to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs into your eyes. Once your digits are clean, follow these steps to apply Doe Neo magnetic lashes.

1. Begin by carefully applying the Neo magnetic smudge-proof and waterproof eyeliner to the top lash line. Apply the liner with a standard applicator tool, just like you would apply a typical liquid liner. Make sure that the line you create is as thick as the width of the tiny magnets on the lash band because the magnets need to grasp onto the magnetic liner. After you apply the eyeliner, allow it to ‘dry’ for 30 seconds until it becomes tacky.

2. Carefully remove your Doe Neo magnetic lashes from their box by pulling them out from the outer corner. Do not pull them by the lash fibers, instead grab the lashes by the lash band. Keep the lash box for storing your lashes later.

3. Apply the lashes one band at a time. Start at the outer corner and carefully lay the first magnet over the liner. You’ll feel the magnets snap into place. Continue laying the lash band over the liner going across your upper lash line until you reach the inner corner. If the lashes look uneven, carefully lift them up and lay them back down with your index finger. Repeat on the other side.

4. After the magnetic lashes are in place, gently press the lashes into the band and liner to ensure adherence all the way across the lash band.

5. Avoid getting your lovely lashes wet while you wear them. The Korean silk is delicate and it may lose its shape when exposed to moisture.

Ta-Da! You’re ready to flaunt your new lashes!

How To Remove Magnetic Lashes

Removing magnetic lashes is just as easy as applying them. Wash your hands first, then let’s get started.

Begin removing the lash strip by gently pulling them away from the outer corner of the eye. Remember to pull the lashes from the lash band, never the lash fibers. Pulling the lashes by the lash fibers may remove the delicate silk fibers, making your lashes look sparse. Continue peeling the lash band all the way across the lash line until it is completely removed.

Repeat on the other eye. After you remove both lash bands, you need to clean and store the lashes so they hold their shape until you wear them next.

How To Clean & Store Magnetic Lashes

It is super important that you clean your lashes and store them properly after every use. Doing this helps prevent eye infections and keeps your lashes in tip-top shape. Here’s what to do:

1. Soak a cotton pad or cotton ball in an oil-free makeup remover. Always use oil-free products around your Neo lashes to prevent lash shedding and damage.

2. Rub the soaked cotton ball on each tiny magnet to remove any residue such as magnetic liner or makeup. You may also clean the lash band if needed. Try to avoid rubbing the lash fibers unless absolutely necessary.

3. Lay your lashes out on a clean and dry towel until they are completely dry.

4. Store your Neo lashes in their original box so they keep their shape. Lashes must be kept in a cool, dry, and dark place to avoid heat and moisture from damaging the delicate silk fibers and lash band.


Sometimes, magnetic lash users are people who have had adverse reactions to certain strip eyelash glues. Some eyelash glues can be irritating to users who have sensitive eyes; however, hypoallergenic eyelash glues have virtually eliminated the potential irritative risk.

Thanks to magnet technology, magnetic lashes are reusable and offer a secure hold. If you wear false eyelashes on a more consistent basis, you will likely need to replace any false eyelash set after about fifteen wears for sheer hygiene purposes.

Doe Neo magnetic lashes are designed to be worn up to 60 times if they are cleaned and stored properly.

No Messy Glues

Magnetic eyeliner helps Doe Neo magnetic lashes securely attach to your upper lash line, leaving you with a secure all-day fit. Magnetic liner is super easy to apply in just one swipe across your lash line. It isn’t sticky like glue, and it dries quickly.

Less Expensive

Doe Neo magnetic lashes cost less than synthetic glue-on lashes. Since magnetic lashes can be worn up to 60 times, you save money by not having to purchase extra lash sets. Clean and store your falsies in a cool, dry, and dark place to keep them from losing their gorgeous curl and shape.

Fewer Allergic Reactions & Easier To Clean

Magnetic eyeliner causes fewer allergic reactions as opposed to lash glue, and it contains fewer toxins. Magnetic lashes are less irritating and easier to clean than regular falsies.


While magnetic lash kits definitely have their own cult following, they aren’t free from making them undesirable for some users. Here are some downsides people find with magnetic lashes.

Magnetic Eyeliner

In order to properly apply magnetic eyelashes, you need to apply the magnetic liquid eyeliner. If you apply the liner incorrectly, your lash band will not attach where it is supposed to. If you aren’t a fan of liquid liner applications, magnetic lashes may not be for you.

Do You Have Sensitive Eyes?

Do you have especially sensitive eyes? The magnetic liner may cause irritation that can sideline your eyelash game until the irritation goes away. We recommend that you perform a patch test on your arm if you are concerned about allergic reactions.

Magnetic lashes are a new twist on the beauty industry eyelash enhancement standard. While they can create a dramatic eyelash look, they may take a bit longer to apply and require more skill until you learn how to apply them. Magnetic lashes are about twice the cost of regular falsies, but the payoff is worth it.

What Makes Doe Lashes Special?

Doe Lashes specializes in supremely comfortable, cloud-like eyelash strips with 100% cotton lash bands and lighter than air Korean vegan silk fibers (which feels similar to a faux mink lash). Our lashes are built to last up to fifteen uses for our regular lash sets, and up to 60 uses for our Neo Magnetic lashes. Doe lashes are simple to apply and remove; no prior lash experience is required. Doe Lashes feel weightless from the time they’re applied to the time they’re removed.

To Sum It Up

If you’re looking for lashes that stand out, give you a noticeable appearance, and feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, Doe has them. A durable, hypoallergenic eyelash band glue will help your Doe Lashes stay in place all day or all night, so you never have to worry about them coming unattached. If you choose our Neo magnetic lashes, simply use our Neo liner for an easy-peasy application.

Wearing false eyelash strips gives you the ability to change your lash look when and how you want to; you’re never locked into one style.


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