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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a mild obsession with fake lashes. It all started right after my daughter was born and I was gifted lash extensions. Nothing made this postpartum mama feel more beautiful!
Lashes have some power!
Once the extensions grew out, I began exploring other types of lash enhancers that are out there. Well, I grew to realize that lashes are a huge market and there are TONS of products out there! I have tried lash extensions, lash lift and tint, glue falsies, magnetic lashes (clamping style), and magnetic eyeliner! I often get DMs in my Instagram with ladies who want to know which one I liked the best or what I recommend, so I decided to create a blog post about it!
Let me preface this by saying I am in no way a Makeup Artist or a Professional Lash Expert by any means. Pretty far from it actually. I’m just a gal that grabbed hold of an obsession and tried a bunch of things!
Here are a few items that I have tried and can share my experience about!
It is hard to go wrong with the OG of lash enhancements. Glue Falsies have been around for a LONG time. Over a hundred years actually. If you have ever tried glue false eyelashes then you probably know that it is EXTREMELY frustrating to put on by yourself. You have to squirt this liquid glue on this tiny band, let it dry just a tad (NOT TOO MUCH), and then place it on your eyelid JUST RIGHT or you have to do it all over again. Then when it is finally on your eye, the chances of the inner parts of the lash to pop up is probably close to 100%. I was bent on finding a better way!
As you can imagine, Facebook Ads has an absolute bash flooding my newsfeed with lash ads. Well, one got me. I got sucked into purchasing The Flick & Stick from Lola’s Cosmetics that advertised that they could solve the glue situation for me. All I had to do was take the glue pen, line it on my lash lid as I would eyeliner….then stick my falsies to it. Well guess what?
It totally works!
IT IS AMAZING! I put a little extra glue on my lid where the ends of the lash will be to keep it down, and so far it works wonders! (I see these glue sticks in different brands everywhere now too).
I love the versatility of this method because you can control how thick you want your eyeliner (if any) and you can choose your style of lashes from thousands of choices! I usually grab my falsies from Target or Sephora! My favorite way to wear them is actually to cut them in half and only wear the falsie on the wing of my eyelid. It is also much easier to apply that way. I'm always looking for easy!
Cons: Ends could pop up
Magnetic Lashes (Clamping Method)
These were my first magnetic eyelashes. These magnetic lashes work by sandwiching your natural lashes between two very small magnets. I got very good at applying these! This method completely eliminates the edges of your lashes ever popping up! You have to be very patient with yourself when learning how to apply these. It takes a lot of wiggling and retrying. I also felt that if I wore these lashes for longer than a couple of hours, my eyelids would definitely be irritated. So for a short photoshoot I could wear these no problem.
Pros: The ends do not pop up
Cons: Takes A LOT of practice
Magnetic Lashes (Magnetic Eyeliner Method)
I loved the idea of magnetic lashes, but I couldn’t fall in love with the clamping method, so I decided to try the eyeliner! I actually love this! It is more of a dramatic look than the others because you have to have a rather thick line of eyeliner to ensure the magnets stick well, but sometimes the occasion calls for that! I was wearing these types of magnetic lashes in my latest Branding Photoshoot. I have experimented with several different types (including MoxieLash which is rather expensive), and the ones I am wearing in the photo are my favorite, and super affordable! I bought them off of Amazon and then cut them a bit to make them look how I wanted them to.
Pros: Easy to apply
Cons: Must have a thick line of eyeliner
Under Lash Extensions
My newest muse. These are my current obsession and favorite method of all time. They look super natural and there is no need to wear mascara or eyeliner! (No possibility of smudging...yesssss). The lashes come in small strips that are placed on the under side of your lashes. First you apply a bond, then you place the lash, fuse them (aka clamp them down), seal, and voila! I have dabbled with Lashify as well as Lilac St. I love them both but I'd say Lashify wins (which makes sense because they are double the price!). These companies claim that you can wear these extensions for 5-10 days at a time but I haven't had much luck with that kind of longevity. I have tried all different types of bondage and I still can only get 3 days max out of one application. This isn't the end of the world for me though because I have irritating eye allergies and after 2 days of wear I am dying to wash and rub my eyes! If you are super careful with them you can clean them and reapply, so it works well for me.
Pros: No mascara or eyeliner needed & lasts several days
Cons: Steam breaks apart the bond
I hope that this was helpful! False lashes are a super simple trick to make your eyes POP in your photos! I highly recommend them! For more humor and hacks head over to the tips and tricks side of my blog!
Items Mentioned in Post:
Flick & Stick - glue pen
One Two Lash - magnetic clamping lashes
MoxieLash - magnetic liner and lashes
Arishine Lashes - Amazon magnetic liner and lashes
Lilac St - Under lash extensions
Lashify - Under lash extensions
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