Your Guide to Applying Magnetic Lashes

August 20, 2020
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
Real Talk: How the Hell Do I Apply Magnetic Lashes?

Now that we’re wearing face masks outside, our makeup is all about the eyes. In addition to head-turning eyeshadows and colorful eyeliners, false lashes are a current must-have. But as anyone who wears them often knows, it’s not exactly cost-effective to keep a stockpile of fake eyelashes in your stash at all times. That’s where magnetic lashes come in. They’re reusable, mess-free (no eyelash glue required) and look just as glam. The only downside? They can be tricky to apply for newbies. For tips, we reached out to Jadene Munson, Ardell global brand ambassador. Read on for her guide. 

What Are Magnetic Lashes? 

Magnetic lashes are a type of false lash that adhere to your lashes with tiny magnets. “They’re easy to remove, and you can reuse them many times without having to clean any adhesive residue off,” says Munson. 

How to Apply Magnetic Lashes

STEP 1: Choose Your Lashes

If you’re using magnetic lashes for the first time, Munson recommends choosing a light style such as the Ardell Magnetic Lash Accent #001 or the Ardell Magnetic Lash #110.

STEP 2: Apply Mascara

Munson explains that applying mascara prior to application creates grip for the magnets and can be especially helpful for those who have very little or short natural lashes. Our current fave is the Maybelline New York the Falsies Lash Lift Waterproof Mascara.


STEP 3: Attach the Lashes 

Using the Ardell Magnetic Lash Applicator, attach the upper magnetic strip to your top lash line. Next, attach the bottom magnetic strip under the top lash line. Quickly press and release the applicator to get two strips to sandwich together and adhere.

If you haven’t had the chance to get your hands on a magnetic lash applicator or you’re simply committed to getting the look using just your hands, check out the video from vlogger KathleenLights below.

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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