Don't forget to check out my St. But, like almost all beauty habits, practice makes perfect. And, boy were we proven wrong! Even then, though, I think I prefer the slightly more secure fit of lash glue to magnets. While I'm not quite an expert at applying glue-on falsies myself, I have become decently skilled at it. Ardell Beauty on YouTube Magnetic lashes are. The 19th century debuted some especially cringe-inducing procedures involving needles and human hair.
But when it comes to applying false lashes, I'm a total goner. I love the look of thick, full, and super long lashes, but the road to falsies is usually a sticky one. I ended up liking the full strip of lashes bottom right photo better than the accents bottom left , which surprised me. So I was thrilled when I saw these Ardell magnetic lashes! Mary is the buyer for Camera Ready Cosmetics and chooses only what she would use on set. After reading a few , I finally tried them for myself, and believe me, you'll want the force to be with you, too.
Seriously, it's a huge game-changer. This video is how to apply magnetic lashes. Ardell Magnetic Lashes Pro Tip: My biggest tip to applying these lashes is to trim them first. I'm not going to lie — this took me almost two — if not three — times as long as putting on regular fake lashes. These lashes are a bit too long and curly for that.
Get the lower lash and place beneath your natural lash line again as close as possible to your lash line , sandwiching them together. The magnet on the bottom lash will drag the upper lash off your lid and onto the lash line. First introduced by in 2016 which won an Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award for its innovativeness , magnetic lashes are far easier to apply and remove than their gluey counterparts, which are notoriously troublesome especially for beginners and difficult to maneuver. I think the entire process is actually kind of gross, but that's just me. The good news is the removal process is much easier. This might be alarming for those of you who are used to shockingly affordable falsies that you throw out after every use although , too.
Step Two: Take the under lash and hold it underneath your lashes. Before even touching your eyes, you want to take the strips for one eye and attach them to the magnets on. I mean, half the steps were just to go shopping! Personally, I wished I could've trimmed them down to size for a more realistic look. Step 1: Apply Mascara Before you apply falsies, add a light coat of mascara to your natural lashes to enhance the final look. Sure, there's always the possibility that one day after New Year's Eve, you'll go through airport security with a strip of false lashes stuck to your shoulder I don't want to talk about it , but even then it's usually worth the dramatic final look. However, at this point, they were basically useless, so what did I have to lose? As per the directions, I began by placing the top portion on my lash line in the same way you'd apply a conventional lash. When I finally aligned the top portion as flush to my lash line as I could, I shimmied the bottom portion underneath my natural lashes and prayed it would make contact with the top lashes.
I blinked in the mirror and the girl blinking back had long, luscious lashes! If you went to the cinema to see a film on false lashes, it would probably be called The Haves and The Haves Not. 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. Just be sure that every section of lash has a magnet on it, otherwise it will not work, and only trim the bottom lash band. When you've got a snug fit, the lashes will snap together to create the magnetic bond. Once you start using extra-long falsies, or over-the-top lash extensions, it becomes hard to stop.
Here's another application video, in case you're a visual learner like me: Be honest: that wasn't as bad as you thought it'd be, right? There are more than a few things in beauty that are surprisingly hard to quit using once you start. Though I think we can all agree that once you've washed them and set them out to dry, they never look the same again. I like to think of myself as well-versed in makeup techniques; I've mastered the cat eye thanks, I'm nifty with nail art dotting tools all the way , and I've made my bitch mostly. Having been in the makeup artist industry for 30+ years, Mary knows quality and value and understands what an artist needs. The lashes were too long for my eye and I wanted to shorten them.
Be sure to scroll all the way through for the rest of my blog post! The goal, essentially, is to make a lash sandwich — where your natural lashes are the filling and the magnetic lashes are the bread, if you will. Over all, I really love these Ardell magnetic lashes and look forward to using them again in the near future! Precautions: Keep away from children. Or, if you wait too long, the glue dries out and you need to clean the lash before trying again. These had been so easy to apply and they worked. These are all products I purchased and my own thoughts on them.
We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet. So far, I've used mine at least six times and they still look as good as the first day I tried them see below. That said, if you've never had issues with lash strip length, you're probably fine with these. After fumbling for nearly five minutes I was able to create a passable lash look. Turns out that lots of people have had that same problem! They take some practice to apply but ultimately last longer.