What You Need to Know About Magnetic Lashes
Healthy Beauty Tip #1 – Magnetic lashes are marketed as easy to use and safe, but you shouldn’t put anything in your eyes if you can help it. And if you’re going to buy magnetic lashes, you should know exactly what’s in them and how they work, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to take the risk. Here are some of the facts that every woman should know about magnetic lashes before using them.
How they work
Magnetic lashes work by sticking on a strong magnet to your lash line, which will then hold a pair of false lashes in place. This can either be done before or after applying mascara. Since magnetic lashes are so new, there aren’t many long-term studies or reports as of yet on their safety or effectiveness.
Are they safe?
Although magnets are considered safe for most people, you should still be cautious when using them on your eyes. If you have a pacemaker or any other type of electronic medical device, you may want to skip these lashes altogether — or consult your doctor first. In addition, if you’ve recently had eye surgery or suffer from the impaired vision in either eye, talk with your doctor before starting magnetic lashes.
How long do they last?
Magnetic lashes claim to be an easy, fuss-free way to get big eyes for an event or big night out. But how long do magnetic lashes last? Depending on your lifestyle and budget, you might spend anywhere from $10 for a special occasion to $100+ on a monthly supply of magnetic lashes. As with any makeup purchase, it’s important to consider what you’re getting for your money and whether that price aligns with your expectations before making a purchase.
Where can I get them done?
If you’re going to have a professional apply your magnetic lashes, ask where they learned how to do so. If they were trained at an accredited facility like New York’s JK Plastic Surgery, their approach is likely more thorough and safe than if they learned through a random YouTube video.
Is it worth it?
Magnetic lashes aren’t anything new, but they are a cosmetic trend on the rise. The concept is that you apply strips of magnets around your lash line — they hold real false lashes in place. But these magnetic lashes come with some safety concerns you should know about before trying them out. Here’s what you need to know
Can I try them on before buying them?
Despite being advertised as easy to use, lashes are a bit of a mystery. Are they easy? Are they safe? What do they do? The truth is, while they can be fun, it’s hard to know what
you’re getting if you buy them online. If you get stuck with something that doesn’t fit or isn’t comfortable, you can end up with someone putting one on over your natural lash and accidentally pulling it out – which can hurt!
What else should I know?
Before you place magnetic eyelashes on your lids, do a patch test. Place them on your wrist or arm and leave them there for 24 hours. If they don’t bother you in any way — including causing an allergic reaction — then you’re good to go. If you notice irritation or itchiness, however, remove them immediately and look for another method of enhancing your lashes.