If you’ve been following my Youtube channel then you likely know that I rarely wear false lashes.
Don’t get me wrong – I love how they look, but sometimes they can be a total hassle to apply. The glue can be incredibly messy and sticky, and it can be a bit tricky to know just how long to wait before applying them.
If the glue isn’t tacky enough when you go to apply your lashes, then you run the risk of ruining your entire eye makeup look. Or, if you wait too long, the glue dries out and you need to clean the lash before trying again.
For this reason, when I first heard about magnetic lashes, I was immediately curious to try them out for myself. No glue? No messiness? No waiting for the glue to get tacky? Yep, count me in!
Ardell recently released their new Magnetic Eyelashes at London Drugs. These lashes retail for $19.99 and since you don’t use glue to apply them, you can really re-use and re-wear them over and over again.
I have worn mine about 8 times now and they are in perfect condition still. The style I like most is their Ardell Beauty Double 110 Magnetic lash.
While I love big full lashes, I tend to prefer softer, fluffier, and more natural looking lashes which is why I love the Double 110.
“An effortlessly thrilling new way to lash out. Apply our top-selling styles without adhesive. Multi-magnets and a curved band provide a perfect fit.” – Ardell Beauty
Now, I know what you’re thinking: these must be so difficult to apply! And, initially – they are. They take some practice getting used to, but once you do they are a total dream to wear.
Honestly, they take about the same amount of practice that normal lashes do.
What I like about magnetic lashes though is that you can practice with them without ruining the lash or your makeup because you aren’t dealing with any glue.
Don’t worry if they take you a few tries to apply, just like applying regular lashes – these have a learning curve.
After a couple of days of working with these, I found that I was able to apply them super quickly.
1. Position the upper lash on top of your lashes, you almost want to position it on the edge of your eyelid.
2. Take the under lash and hold it underneath your lashes. The magnet on the bottom lash will drag the upper lash off your lid and onto the lash line.
3. If it drags it out too much on the outer corner, just lightly pinch them together and push them in towards your lash line. (Don’t worry, the magnetics won’t hurt or pinch your eyes as you do this!)
Ardell Magnetic Lashes Pro Tip:
My biggest tip to applying these lashes is to trim them first. I trim both the top and bottom magnetic lash to either the second or third lash.
This way, you’re only apply 2-3 magnetics (2-3 on the top, 2-3 on the bottom) rather than 4 (4 on the top, 4 on the bottom).
To do this, pair your magnetic lashes together (sandwich them and match up there magnetics) and cut right after the second magnet nearest to the center of the lash.
Shop the Ardell Magnetics Lashes at London Drugs!