Long lashes have always been a way to enhance your eyes. They make your eyes pop, make you look well-put and they are just simply beautiful to have. However, not everyone has long eyelashes that easily follow an eyelash curler or a mascara. There are people whose lashes are straight and just a few minutes after using the eyelash curler, the lashes droop.
Since eyelash curlers do not seem to do the trick and they are definitely limited to just curling your lashes and not making them look longer, a lot of people have turned to fake lashes.
What are fake lashes?
Fake lashes are any synthetic lashes you put on your eyelids. It is usually made from mink, seal, or sterilized human hair.
Fake lashes are applied using a special type of glue and first timers would almost always feel how fake it is simply because it feels heavy. At first, you would feel that it’s so unnatural, but as the day progresses, you wouldn’t even notice that they’re there.
What are magnetic false lashes?
Taken from its name, magnetic false lashes are a type of fake lashes that stick to your eyelids thanks to the magnet they have.
If ever you get your hands on a box of the best magnetic lashes, you will find that you need to put two strips of lashes onto one eyelid. For magnetic lashes, one eye will have a pair of top and bottom lashes because the magnet won’t work if it’s only one. You’ll know it’s the bottom lash if it has a red dot on it.
If you’re asking how it will stick onto your eyelids, then all you have to do is visualize a sandwich. The two fake lashes you’ll get are the bread while your natural lashes are the filling. The magnet squeezes your natural lashes and that’s what makes them stay in place.
How do you apply magnetic lashes?
Applying magnetic lashes sounds easy until you actually start putting them on your eyelids.
The first thing you should do is put the top lash over your natural lashes. Try to put it as close to your eyelashes as possible so that it looks somewhat natural (even if it really doesn’t) and it doesn’t look all over the place. When you’ve got it aligned to your natural lash, you can already put on the bottom lash using the same method.
What makes it difficult to put is that most magnetic lashes are thicker and longer than your natural lashes. Because of that, it will look more unnatural on your eyes. However, the downside of using these lashes is that you cannot trim them down. You cannot cut off the sides just so it looks more natural. If you do that, then you might damage the magnet.
If you don’t get them perfect the first try, don’t feel bad. Putting magnetic fake lashes requires practice and experience.
The Ardell Magnetic Lashes
Lash expert and manufacturer Ardell launches their magnetic lashes in drugstores and convenience stores. If you don’t have much time to go lash shopping, then you will probably find yourself being comforted by this news.
Ardell is making it a point to have their magnetic lashes available in easily accessible places and that is what makes them the go-to brand. People who’ve tried it also swear by how easy it can be applied and how it stays on your eyelids for 24 hours.
Dos and Don’ts of Applying Fake Lashes
Just like any other makeup you put on your eyes, there are certain do’s and don’ts you have to follow to keep your eyes clean and to avoid any dirt to enter it.
When you’re applying fake lashes, make sure that your hands are clean. The absence of glue will make it a lot easier for you to avoid having dirt placed into your eyes, but you still have to be careful.
Another thing to remember is that you should put your eye makeup first before putting fake lashes. This is because when your eyelashes are thicker, you would have a hard time putting eye shadow let alone eyeliner. Once you’ve applied the makeup, let it dry for a while and then proceed to applying the lashes.