Chances are, at some point in your life you’ve seen or tried false eyelashes. For me, false eyelashes are my go-to. Especially on a night out or special occasion. They have the ability to transform my entire look, making me feel more glamorous and put-together.
So, when Mieke magnetic lashes landed on my desk and promised to take the effort out of volumizing my natural lashes – with ZERO lash glue whatsoever – I jumped at the opportunity to give them a go.
Below, I’ve listed everything you need to know about Mieke magnetic lashes. How to apply, the benefits, and my personal experience.
Let’s get into it.
The Benefits of Wearing Magnetic Lashes
- Ultra Lightweight: You will almost forget that you are wearing them. They will blend seamlessly with your own lashes, for the most natural look
- Reusable: When properly cared for, Mieke Lashes eyelashes are reusable and can be worn multiple times before they need replacing
- Irritation-Free: No irritation to the eyes as no glue is involved
- Cruelty-Free and Vegan: Mieke Lashes are made from premium synthetic silk, which means they are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans
What Do Magnetic Lashes Feel Like On?
Surprisingly lightweight. Unlike falsies that need to be applied with adhesive, there isn’t that uncomfortable, tight or heavy feeling on your lashes. In my experience, traditional lashes have a tendency to dig into the corners of my eyes, instead – these fit snuggly into the inner and outer corners for a seamless yet comfortable finish.
How To Apply Magnetic Lashes
Step 1: Trim Your Magnetic Lashes
Trimming your lashes is a key step when learning how to apply magnetic lashes. There are five tiny magnets along the lash band, which means that if you have small or narrow eyes you can trim the width of the lash band (not the lashes themselves), leaving four magnets for effective hold and staying power.
Step 2: Apply Your Magnetic Eyeliner
You can then start by applying the magnetic eyeliner to your lash line. Make sure to use enough eyeliner so that your lashes have enough product to magnetize to. Once that’s done, let the liner dry for about 2-3 minutes before going to the final application step.
It’s really important for your eyeliner to be completely dry before applying your magnetic lashes so that the liner does not get onto the magnets on the lash band.
To do this, I recommend doing the “dry test”. This just means that you do a quick touch with your finger to see if any eyeliner residue comes off. If it does, allow to dry for a little longer.
Step 3: Apply Your Magnetic Lashes
Place your lashes directly onto the eyeliner and adjust for the perfect fit!
And that’s it, you’re all set!
Side note: If you’re a newbie, I would recommend practicing every day before a big event / special occasion so you’re not rushed the day of.
How to Remove Mieke Magnetic Lashes
- To remove the lashes, gently pull them away from the eyeliner to break the magnetic bond
- Remove the eyeliner with an oil-based makeup remover
- Store lashes in their magnetic box for future use
How Long Do Mieke Lashes Last?
Each set is reusable… and as with any accessory, proper care will extend the lifespan of your lashes. So far, I’ve only worn mine a handful of times. The lashes still look great, and the magnets still feel as strong as they did the very first time I applied them.
My final thoughts?
I definitely think magnetic lashes are the real deal. Once you get the hang of it, application is super easy, the lashes stay on all day, and no lash glue is required. What’s not to love?
Also, since we’re almost at the end of the year again – I think these would make a great gift for a friend or family member as a stocking filler or Xmas pressie!
If you’re interested in giving Mieke Magnetic Lashes a try, you can shop right here!
What’s your take on magnetic lashes? Would you try them? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.