How Magnetic Eyelashes Work & Why Eyelash Extension is an Ideal Choice

Who would have ever thought that we could one day achieve a pair of fluffy and luscious lashes with the help of magnets?

Well, the concept is now made possible with magnetic eyelashes, which has made a huge splash in the beauty tech market ever since it first blew up on Google Search in 2018.

Despite the allure of being able to snap your lashes into place, it seems that the reviews are still mixed on the innovation and if you are thinking of giving magnetic eyelashes a serious shot, here is how they match up next to classic eyelash extensions!

How Magnetic Eyelashes Work

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Just as its name suggests, magnetic eyelashes work with the help of tiny magnets that are attached to the lash band to secure the falsies along your natural lash line.

Depending on which brand you purchase, you either put them on by sandwiching two lash strips between your natural lashes or apply a magnetic liner along your lash line that secures the falsies in place.

The magnetic liner contains FDA-approved iron oxide, which acts as a powerful base for the lashes to stick in place.

The number of magnets also differs amongst different brands and can go up to eight magnets for a more impressive hold.

Is it Worth Trying Magnetic Eyelashes?

So, are magnetic eyelashes worth trying? Or should you stick (no pun intended) to eyelash extensions instead? Let’s find out!

  1. Convenience

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    One of the biggest reasons why so many ladies love false lashes is because of the convenience it brings to a busy schedule. They can be easily bought online and are reusable.

    In terms of getting your lashes on and taking them off, magnetic lashes have a learning curve that you will have to first overcome to enjoy the convenience of snapping them into place anytime.

    There’s quite a bit of trial and error to go through before you find a way to line the magnets precisely to the lash line, and even then, you might have to trim the lashes to contour it to your eye shape.

    Otherwise, your lashes will just end up looking awkward and unnatural.

    In contrast, eyelash extensions will take anywhere from 1 and a half hours to 2 hours to complete including consultation.

    Your lashes will last you for about 3 to 4 weeks before you have to go for a touch-up session or opt for removal. Regardless, a lash specialist is there to assist you from start to finish that is hands down much more convenient than magnetic eyelashes!

    Verdict: Eyelash extensions.

  2. Safety

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    One of the biggest reasons why people love magnetic lashes is that it is safer than glue-on strip lashes as no harmful chemicals or ingredients are being used on the lash line.

    While traditional falsies are supported by your natural lashes, magnetic lashes count on your eyelids for support which makes it relatively safer in terms of the potential to cause traction alopecia – a condition that causes your real lashes to shed prematurely due to prolonged strain and weight being put on it.

    However, you should avoid magnetic eyelashes if you are allergic to iron or nickel and follow these safety tips when dealing with them.

    On the other hand, eyelash extensions do not come with the risk of iron or nickel allergies since no magnets are used, but they still require various chemicals that may cause allergic reactions and other side effects.

    Remember: both magnetic eyelashes and eyelash extensions can end up causing the same problems such as the loss of lashes and conjunctivitis if you don’t take good care of them. By understanding the risks, you can minimize any potential complications!

    Verdict: Draw.

  3. Maintenance & Upkeep

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    Magnetic eyelashes are relatively easy to maintain. Simply pop them on as you deem fit and store them back in their storage box once you are done.

    They typically last you all day as long as you make sure that your lashes are secure before you leave the house.

    Avoid touching it unnecessarily and make sure that your hands are clean whenever you handle them.

    Compared to magnetic eyelashes, eyelash extensions do not require much maintenance once you have them on, although you will have to go in for refills after 3 – 4 weeks if you want to avoid patchy lashes.

    However, you will have to brush your lashes daily and avoid any oil-based products to maintain its beauty until your next session.

    Clearly, both magnetic eyelashes and eyelash extensions will require you to take additional steps to care for it to ensure that your lashes are kept in the best shape possible.

    Verdict: Draw.

  4. Price

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    Magnetic eyelashes may be more budget-friendly. A set of top-selling Ardell magnetic lashes will cost you as low as $15 and last you anywhere from 50 to 100 uses, depending on how well you take care of them.

    On the other hand, lash extensions start from $98 – $168 at Dreamlash, depending on the design and style of the eyelash extensions you pick.

    The recurring costs of going for touch up sessions adds additional cost to getting eyelash extensions. Provided that you go for a refill every 4 weeks, this could easily rack up to hundreds of dollars while you are still left with several uses for your magnetic lashes.

    Verdict: Magnetic eyelashes.

  5. Customization

    Magnetic eyelashes come in a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from to cater to your desired look.

    However, you will have to work with the designs available and might not always find a pair that suits your natural eye shape.

    In contrast, eyelash extensions are completely customizable. A lash technician will work with you to create a lash design based on your goals and do all the heavy work for you!

    Since eyelash extensions are handled by a professional from start to finish, it is the better choice for those looking to save both time and effort for beautiful results!

    Verdict: Eyelash extensions.

Doing Magnetic Eyelashes May Not Necessarily Be Your Ideal Choice

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Simply opt for magnetic eyelashes if convenience and pricing is a priority for you.

However, if you wish to enhance your facial features and get a pair of attractive and alluring peepers for the moment you wake up, getting customized eyelash extensions is a no-brainer!

Not to mention, eyelash extensions open up many possibilities for you to play around with different lash designs to change up your look to express your personality in your own unique style.

Get a Customized Lash Design at Dreamlash Today!

Although wearing a mask is compulsory every time we step out of the house, this doesn’t mean that we can’t glam up.

In fact, this is the time for your eyes to take centre-stage!

At Dreamlash, we have lashes like Korean Classic Eyelash Extensions that are ideal for first-timers, and Magic Volume Eyelash Extensions that strip lash lovers will absolutely adore! Check out our services!

All of our products are designed and produced in Korea, and we only use the best products and techniques to upgrade your lash game for a you-but-better look.

Contact us to book your appointment today!