While the magnetic lash craze has died down a bit, its new partner-in-crime seems to have brought this innovative technology back to the forefront of the beauty scene. We’re talking about magnetic eyeliner! Together, the duo can instantly and easily create a false lash look—putting the fear of lash glue spoiling a perfectly curated eye makeup look to rest. Sound like magnetic eyeliner lashes deserve a spot on your vanity? Read on to get the inside scoop on all things magnetic lashes and eyeliner, from what it is to how to use it.
WHAT IS MAGNETIC EYELINER?
Magnetic eyeliner is just what it sounds like—eyeliner that’s magnetic! Typically, these liquid liners contain iron oxides, a mineral deposit, in order to give them their magnetic abilities. The purpose of this type of eyeliner is to give your magnetic lashes something to adhere to instead of applying a magnetic strip to either side of your fringe. This allows for a more natural, precise appearance while also causing less wear and potential damage to your lashes.
HOW TO USE MAGNETIC EYELINER TO APPLY MAGNETIC LASHES
Ready to learn how to put magnetic lashes eyeliner to use? It’s actually quite simple. Here’s what to do.
STEP #1: LINE YOUR EYES
Yeah, you guessed it. Start by lining your upper lash line with your magnetic liner. You can apply it just as you would a normal liquid eyeliner, using short, feathered strokes to create a precise line—you can even wing it out if you’d like. Just make sure the line is thick enough to serve as a solid base for your magnetic lashes to adhere to while being as close to your lash line as possible. Give your eyeliner enough time to dry before moving on to the next step.
STEP #2: APPLY YOUR LASHES
Pick up your magnetic eyeliner lashes—it’s time to apply them! First, take your magnetic lash strip and gently bend it to help it better form to the shape of your eye. Hold the lash strip near your lash line to make sure it’s the same length as your lid. Trim if needed. All that’s left to do is line your magnetic lash up with your lash line and place it on top of the magnetic eyeliner, allowing the magnetism to work its magic for instantly long, voluminous lashes!
HOW TO USE MAGNETIC LINER IN YOUR EYE MAKEUP ROUTINE
We’re sure you have an idea, but just in case, let’s go over how to use magnetic eyeliner as part of your eye makeup routine!
STEP #1: START WITH A CLEAN SLATE
Make sure any traces of makeup are removed from your skin to give yourself a clean, fresh base to start with. Saturate a cotton pad with micellar water, then hold it over your eyes for a few seconds before gently wiping away any residue.
STEP #2: PRIME YOUR EYES
By now, you know the importance of using an eye primer in your makeup routine. So, grab one and apply it to both your lids before moving onto the next step.
STEP #3: APPLY EYE SHADOW
If you’re going to apply magnetic eyeliner and lashes, it’s safe to say you’ll want to rock some equally gorgeous eye shadow to complete the look. To make things easier, consider using an eyeshadow palette that has all the shades you need in one product. Take your pick from the options in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow line, and apply your eyeshadow before your magnetic eyeliner and lashes.
STEP #4: GRAB YOUR MAGNETIC LINER
You know what to do! Use your magnetic eyeliner to line your upper lash line and prep for your magnetic lashes. Which brings us to the final step…
STEP #5: AND YOUR MAGNETIC LASHES
You guessed it—finish your eye makeup look by gently placing your magnetic eyeliner lashes where they belong. Now you’re ready to head out the door and let your lashes do all the talking!
HOW TO REMOVE MAGNETIC EYELINER AND LASHES
Now that you know how to apply magnetic lashes and eyeliner like a pro, it’s time to master removing them. It’s easy—just follow the steps below.
STEP #1. REMOVE YOUR LASHES
Take your magnetic lash by the outer corner and gently and slowly pull it away from your lash line to remove it.
STEP #2. CLEAN YOUR LASHES
To remove any buildup of product left behind by your magnetic lashes eyeliner, use an oil-free micellar water to wipe the strip of your magnetic lashes clean. Then, store them away for safe-keeping!
STEP #3. REMOVE YOUR EYELINER
As it turns out, how to remove magnetic eyeliner requires basically the same process you would use to remove regular eyeliner. Simply dip a cotton swab in an oil-based makeup remover, like the L’Oréal Paris Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover, and trace over your eyeliner until there isn’t a speck left in sight. If your magnetic eyeliner seems stubborn, make sure your remover is meant for waterproof makeup!
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