Magnetic lashes are a hugely popular lash product designed to create a mesmerizing effect by using magnets to seamlessly attach lashes to your natural lashes.
For those of us who already have eyelash extensions, it may be tempting to try out magnetic lashes and wear them on top of our existing extensions for a very special occasion. However, is this a wise decision?
In this article, I aim to unveil the mystery surrounding the consequences of wearing magnetic lashes over your eyelash extensions.
Let’s get started!
Is it Possible to Apply Magnetic Lashes Over Lash Extensions?
Magnetic lashes should never be placed over existing eyelash extensions as the removal procedure for both magnetic lashes (whether it be magnetic eyeliner or magnetic lash strips) poses a potential threat to the integrity of both the natural lashes and the extensions.
Did you know that there exist two variations of magnetic lashes?
- The first type is strip magnetic lashes, also known as clip-on magnetic lashes. These lashes are designed with tiny magnets attached along the lash band, allowing them to securely adhere to the natural lashes without the need for traditional glue or adhesive.
- The second type is magnetic eyeliner lashes. This innovative approach involves applying a magnetic eyeliner along the lash line, which contains iron oxide particles. The magnetic lashes, which have magnets embedded in their lash bands, can effortlessly attach to the magnetic eyeliner, creating a strong and reliable hold.
Both strip magnetic lashes and magnetic eyeliner lashes offer a convenient and mess-free alternative to traditional false eyelashes. They provide a quick and easy way to achieve glamorous and voluminous lashes without the hassle of glue or sticky adhesives.
What occurs when Magnetic Lashes are applied on top of Lash Extensions?
1、You could potentially damage the extensions if you tug on them while applying magnetic lashes.
Clip-on magnetic lashes have gained a notorious reputation for their challenging application process. Achieving a flawless placement requires surgical precision, as even the slightest misstep can lead to frustration and the need for multiple attempts.
In essence, you have to skillfully position a set of false lashes between your lashes, precisely aligning them along the upper lash line.
So what if you miss it?
You will need to separate the magnets by peeling them off and begin again.
It may not appear too problematic if you choose not to wear lash extensions. However, if you opt for them, the continuous readjustment can prove detrimental to your extensions. A minor mistake can lead to unintentionally tugging on an extension, resulting in damage throughout the process.
2、Removing magnetic eyeliner lashes can be a nightmare.
As mentioned previously, this particular magnetic lash employs a specific kind of eyeliner to attach the false lashes to the lash line.
At some point, you will have to cleanse your face and eliminate the eyeliner.
But what if it's difficult to remove the eyeliner?
By exerting more force, you increase the likelihood of rubbing the substance off. This action also poses a risk of tugging and causing harm to both your lash extensions and your natural lashes.
That is precisely why we suggest opting for water-based eyeliner, which offers effortless removal. Magnetic eyeliner does not align with this recommendation.
You will probably require a more potent makeup remover that can simultaneously weaken the lash adhesive, resulting in compromised longevity of the extensions.
3、Removing Magnetic Strips Can Be Challenging
If you were to apply magnetic strip lashes over lash extensions, you would ultimately have two magnetic strips enclosing your natural lashes and extensions.
The magnets on the strips offer an incredibly firm grip. Merely tugging the magnetic strips forward won't suffice as it would result in tearing out your natural lashes.
Instead, you must grasp the upper magnetic lash strip starting from the outer corner of your eye, raise it, and carefully pull it towards the inner corner of the eye.
Hold on a second. Did I forget to mention that certain magnetic lashes are incredibly strong?
When attempting to separate the two magnetic lash strips by tugging on the upper one, there is a possibility of unintentionally tugging on your extensions if your angle is not ideal.
Tugging on the extensions can lead to undue strain on your real lashes, potentially resulting in their removal or causing harm.
4、It appears inexpensive and unnecessary.
I understand that this point may seem quite evident, yet I still find it necessary to emphasize it.
Let's face it, eyelash extensions come with a hefty price tag. You have dedicated a significant amount of money towards your initial session and continue to maintain them through lash refills every few weeks.
The lash technician dedicated a significant amount of time to creating a personalized design that complements your eye shape flawlessly.
Why would you choose to apply generic magnetic lashes over your lash extensions?
It appears contradictory to invest both money and time into a high-end product only to subsequently use a generic one over it.
Just take a look at this beautiful woman rocking her LASHSOUL DIY Lashes extensions 🙂
What alternatives do I have to wearing magnetic lashes over lash extensions?
It is not uncommon to consider DIY lash repair when you have sparse lashes and are nearing a refill session. However, attempting to use magnetic lashes in such situations will ultimately result in damaging your extensions, weakening your natural lashes, or potentially even causing them to break.
In addition, it is crucial to note that eyelash extension procedures should only be performed by certified professionals due to the delicate nature of working around the eye. Attempting to tamper with the treatment using products such as magnetic eyeliner on your own can potentially lead to lash damage when it comes to the removal process.
Instead, inquire with your lash technician about obtaining a set of lashes that offer volume, or consider utilizing a lash growth serum in conjunction with lash extensions. This approach will assist in the development of naturally long, thick, and robust lashes, which are better suited to support voluminous extensions and prolonged retention periods.
Pro Tip: If you're interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the distinctions among classic, hybrid, and volume lashes, I've composed a comprehensive article solely dedicated to this subject. In this piece, I delve into the numerous subtleties that set apart these three techniques.
Now that you understand the reasons why magnetic lashes are not a secure choice for those who wear lash extensions.
Due to the high viscosity of magnetic eyeliner, it becomes nearly impossible to remove the product without resorting to rubbing or stronger removers. Similar to wearing waterproof mascaras and eyeliners with extensions, it is not advisable to wear magnetic eyeliner falsies either.