You’ve probably seen people with lashes so luxe that it appears they’re a makeup artist or stepped straight out of Hollywood. It’s definitely not something you can achieve with cheap products from Amazon or even your local drugstore.
If you love that smudge-proof look, chances are, you want the look for yourself too. Top and bottom magnetic eyelashes are becoming increasingly popular. So here’s everything you need to know about these magnetic lashes and how to add them to your personal makeup kit.
What Are Top and Bottom Magnetic Lashes?
If you are familiar with magnetic lashes, you know that these types of lashes are similar to traditional false eyelashes, except for how they’re applied. Magnetic lashes require an iron oxide magnetic liquid eyeliner to apply the lash band to your natural lash line, while traditional fake lashes require lash glue. These lashes generally label themselves as wispies or accent lashes. They come in faux mink, silk, and synthetic fiber types.
Top and bottom magnetic lashes are false lashes that usually come in a lash kit. They adhere to your natural lashes with a magnetic liner. Read the product label to ensure the liner is free of parabens. Parabens irritate the eyes and are known to have adverse side effects.
The top lash band of these lashes lays on top of your upper lashes on your lash line. The lower lash strip snaps onto the upper lash band underneath your upper natural lashes. The upper and lower bands come together to sandwich your natural lashes in place. Sound confusing? Here’s a step-by-step guide on applying these types of glam falsies to your real lashes.
How Do You Apply Top & Bottom Magnetic Lashes?
Beginners may find applying top and bottom lashes to be tricky. This fluttery lash style is beautiful when you learn to achieve the look. Here are the steps for application.
If you wear eyeshadow, apply it first, before beginning the rest of the lash application process. This step is your first step in the process, so all other skincare needs to be used before handling the lashes.
Apply Magnetic Liner
Next, apply the magnetic liner that comes in the magnetic eyelashes kit. Draw a line on your upper lash line as thick or thicker than the lash band you’ll be applying. This place is where the magnets will adhere. Apply it just as you would regular liquid liner, adding a little cat-eye flick at the outer corner.
Allow the liner to dry for about one minute. Then, apply a second application of the magnetic liner over the first line. Doing so ensures complete coverage of the iron oxide liner, which means a firm lash hold.
Apply the Top Lash Band
Apply the top lash band by grabbing it carefully with tweezers. Use your fingers to lay the magnetic strip across your lash line, beginning at the inner corner of your eye. Adjust as needed.
Apply the Bottom Lash Band
Next, apply the bottom lash band. Carefully raise your eyelid by pushing your eyebrow upward. Doing this opens your eye and allows you to see the bottom side of the upper lash band you just applied.
Gently place the bottom strip onto the upper strip, sandwiching your natural lashes in between. Press the lash bands together and into the magnetic liner to ensure a firm hold.
Can You Wear Mascara With Top & Bottom Magnetic Lashes?
Yes, you can wear mascara with your falsies. Most people don’t wear mascara though because the lashes add enough drama on their own. If your natural lashes are blonde, you may want to apply a thin coat of mascara to darken and blend them with the falsies.
After putting on the magnetic liner, apply the mascara. Apply just a thin coat of mascara to avoid your lashes looking clumpy. Do not use waterproof mascara, as this type of mascara is difficult to remove and may damage your delicate false lash fibers. Allow the mascara to dry thoroughly before applying the magnetic lashes.
Do Magnetic Lashes Damage Your Lashes?
Magnetic lashes do not damage your lashes as long as you practice caution while applying and removing them. Carefully remove the lashes one at a time by peeling them from the outer corner of your lashes.
Remove any residual magnetic liner with an oil-free makeup remover, and remove all remaining makeup. Store your falsies in their case in a cool, dark, and dry place, and never sleep in your falsies.
What Are the Best Magnetic Lashes?
The best magnetic lashes are reusable and cruelty-free. If you want voluminous lashes, there are many options, such as falsies, special mascara, and lash extensions. However, eyelash extensionsare expensive because they require maintenance every few weeks and eventually fall out. Magnetic lashes can be reusable up to 60 times, are more affordable, and the magnetic liner is easily removed with oil-free makeup remover.
Doe magnetic lashes are among the best-selling magnetic lashes in the lash industry. Our lashes provide a firm, all-day hold and the glamorous (or natural) lash styles you crave. Choose from glueable and magnetic lash versions made from ultra-fine silk fibers. We have natural and dramatic styles for everyone.
To Sum It Up
It takes practice to learn to apply top and bottom lashes. Once you understand the application process, you’ll be on your way to glam looks you’ll want to wear every single day. Much easier lash styles involve single-band magnetic lashes, such as Doe Neo lashes. Our lashes apply in a simple one-two step.
- Apply the Doe Neo magnetic eyeliner to your upper lash line
- Place the lash band on top of the liner
Its a quick and easy lash style you’ll love for any occasion. Take the Doe Lash Quiz to find your perfect magnetic fit.
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