Nothing transforms your look like applying a gorgeous set of false lashes, right? While they add an instant pop to your eyes, they can also be an absolute pain to apply. If you’ve worn fake lashes, you’ve most likely used lash glue to seal them in and have simultaneously experienced the annoyance along with it. Well, good news, lash glue has been around for a while but might be a thing of the past soon enough. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But still, eyelash companies are creating non-traditional ways to apply falsies and honestly, we are into it. Heard of magnetic eyeliner? Let’s see what the difference is between the two ways to apply fake eyelashes.
Lash Glue 101
Lash glue has used to apply falsies since the early 1900s. Crazy, right? One of the most popular lash glues is without a doubt, DUO, and has been for some time. They have a ton of different formulations like an eyeliner style application and more. But there are some other popular brands that famous Youtube Beauty Gurus love as well like Kiss Lash Couture Lash Adhesive in Black and House of Lashes Adhesive.
All of these brands are inexpensive and around $6-$10. They are made up of similar ingredients that help hold falsies onto the lash-line. You can also get water-resistant formulas that help hold your lashes on even under harsh conditions.
There are a few downsides to using lash glue though like that is can accidentally remove your natural lashes. Adhesive for lashes is also known to cause eye irritation and cause your eyelashes to become dry and brittle.
Lash Glue Application Tips: Use a rice size amount of lash glue and place it along the band of your eyelashes. Let it sit for about 10-15 seconds, or until it’s tacky. You don’t want it to be wet when you apply it to your lash line otherwise it will slip all over the place and maybe dry in a place you don’t want it to.
Magnetic Eyeliner 101
If you’ve never heard of magnetic eyeliner, your mind (or at least lashes) will be blown! This is a new kind of lash adhesive that was created to replace lash glue. Here are a few things about this new way of applying falsies.
First, magnetic eyeliner was created for magnetic lashes. So, you can’t use it with just traditional falsies. It will only work with lashes that have magnets on the lash band. But, the application process is a lot easier. Read on if you don’t believe me.
Magnetic Eyeliner Application: It’s really simple. You just open up your liquid magnetic eyeliner and apply it along your lash line. You want to make sure that you let it dry for 2 minutes. So, during this time, brush your teeth, apply your lipstick…just don’t apply your lashes…yet! Next, you want to gently tap your liner with your finger to see If your lash liner is, in fact, dry, you can apply your magnetic lashes.
All you have to do is remove them from the package and place them above the magnetic eyeliner and watch as the lashes click into place. Takes a few seconds.
In the end, you have to figure out what works best for you. If you are wanting a quick application, the magnetic eyeliner and lashes might be your favorite. On the other hand, lash glue for applying lashes has been a staple for so many years and is still a top choice for applying lashes. (Though, we will see how long that will last.)