True or false: did you let out a big sigh of relief when you stopped having to use glueto hold your lashes in place? Of course you did. I mean, it’s not exactly easy to give off boss-babe vibes when your lashes are clumped with gluey gunk, or is it!
But that raises an important question: of all the clever substitutes that the lash industry has invented to replace glue, which comes out on top? In this blog, we compare the two most successful lash application techniques in this brave, post-glue world.
That's right, it’s magnetic lashes vs adhesive eyeliners in a winner-takes-all clash for the right to liven up your lash line – read on!
First, let’s tackle the basics...
What are magnetic lashes?
Magnetic lashes have a line of magnets along the lash band
For some, you have to apply one magnetic lash above your natural lashes and one below, then clip them together.
For others, you apply a magnetic eyeliner before adding a single magnetic lash on top
Either way, the lashes are then held in place by magnetic attraction.
What is adhesive eyeliner?
An eyeliner and lash applicator all-in-one
Glue is derived naturally from plants; an adhesive is a man-made version of a glue
That’s good, because it can be designed with different properties, meaning i.e so that it holds things in place without creating any sticky mess!
Plus, because it comes as an eyeliner, it’s super easy to apply
Are magnetic lashes safe?
Magnetic lashes might seem like a pretty slick solution, but they do come with their own problems.
1) Magnetic lashes contain magnets which are heavy and can drag down on your natural lash roots
2) Magnetic eyeliner contains iron oxides which can provoke a reaction amongst people with sensitive skin.
3) Magnetic eyeliner usually comes in liquid form. If you’re not careful, it is easy for the eyeliner to run onto your natural lashes and damage them
Are adhesives a good alternative to magnetic lashes?
Yes! Adhesives are dermatologically tested to be safe on sensitive skin, they will hold your lashes in place all day without weighing them down, and because they come with a felt-tip pen eyeliner applicator, there’s absolutely no spillage.
Is it time for me to stop using magnetic lashes?
Once again, it’s a yes! Here at Silly George, we love our magnetic lashes just as much as anyone. We even used to make some gorgeous magnetic lashes of our own. But with the increasing sophistication of adhesives, it’s clear they now stand head and shoulders above magnetic lashes. In fact, that’s why we’ve discontinued our magnetic lash range in favour of our revolutionary LinerBond™ Lash System.
Magnetics vs Adhesives: The Chart
If you use 2-set magnetic lashes, you’ve got twice the work!
If you use magnetic eyeliner, it needs 2 minutes to dry before you can apply your lash