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Magnetic Eyeliner And Magnetic Eyelashes Part 2

Posted by terrepruitt on September 28, 2020

I feel that there are plenty of blogs, articles, and vlogs out there showing you how to put the eyelashes on**.  So this is just me sharing a bit about my experience of wearing them and taking them off (and why I am playing with them – Part 1). I mentioned I have only worn them twice, but since then I wore them an additional time so I do want to share a quick observation about putting them on.  The instructions (and several things I have read/seen) say to put the eyelash on when the eyeliner is still tacky – NO, not for me**.  So far I am putting on a thin line (not as thin as I would like/normally wear) but thinner than what I thought would be necessary.  I have not yet applied a second coat . . . so far one coat is working . . . but keep in mind I don’t wear them all day.  I am only popping mine on to wear for a weekly lZoom party.

Another thing, the first time I wore them I didn’t put any mascara on my eyelashes.  The second time I did.  I am going to pretty much stick to NOT putting mascara on my eyelash because part of the reason I wanted these “PUT ONS” was so that I didn’t have to futz with my own eyelashes.  Once I start with the curling and the mascara then I might as well just do that instead of adding the false ones.

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Magnetic Eyelashes after 7 hrs coming off but can barely tell

So . . . most of my pictures are of the eyelashes and how they look AFTER the 7 hours (since I wore them again I have additional pictures to show the SHORTEST ones).  The first set of pictures was my birthday party and I didn’t have a chance to get shots right after I put them on and before all of the Lemon Drop Martinis.  🙂  This is after where the inner eye portion of the lash started coming off.  In my opinion it doesn’t even really LOOK that bad.  I just wanted to point it out and let people know that it did start to come off . . . again, it could just be a matter of needing MORE eyeliner or 7 hours being the limit of wear.

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Magnetic Eyelashes I’m pointing at the “coming off” – infinity shot

Also . . . (again this was AFTER the party (i.e. Lemon Drop Martinis)) I thought it was really cool how I got the infinity eyelash me going on.  I cannot take a good selfie to save my life so this is all I could manage.  It was really late and I was hoping to get to bed soon, but I wanted to get some shots of my lashes.

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Magnetic Eyelashes after 7 hrs coming off, looks ok, feel weird

The pictures are also showing how they come off.  I just peel them off and as you can (hopefully) see, the eyeliner comes off with the magnets.  So the eyeliner looks “dashed” where the magnet “left” it.  Also a picture showing how thick the eyeliner is.

Now . . . you may or may not be able to get a good idea of how long/wide the eyelash is from it being on my eye.

You could look at the specs on the site, but for me, that didn’t really MEAN anything.  So I thought I would show the eyelash in an eyelash curler – granted my eyelash curler is so old that many of you may not have one like that so it may not do you any good . . . but I thought I would try.  I hope this gives you an idea of the length of the lash as it would go across the eye.

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Me peeling the Magnetic eyelash off

I did NOT cut them at all.  I think they fit fine.  Of course, someone out there might look and tell me they need to be cut because I am not wearing them correctly, but they feel ok to me.  For a few moments after I put them on, they feel weird, but after a few blinks my eyes get used to them and it is business are usual.

I wear glasses.  I like my glasses pretty close to my eye and these do not rub on the glasses.

When was shopping for the kit I decided I would wear the sparse, but long lashes (those are pictured in first post where I just slapped it on).  Well, it turns out I like the REALLY LONG THICK lashes.  The ones I think are RIDICULOUS.  They are so fun.  Also, I thought I would never wear the shortest ones, but on this last wear (the third time) I did.

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Hopefully you can see how the eyelash peeled off the eyeliner

Also, there is a picture of the ingredients in the eyeliner.  If you know the difference between this and “regular” eyeliner, please let us know.

If you have been thinking about buying some and having some fun, I hope this has inspired you to do so.  Why not?

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Ha! Lovely – trying to highlight the “dashed” effect of peeling off eyelashes

I know these two posts about false eyelashes have been really long, but I just wanted to share because I think they are super fun.  And, to me, especially right now, if you can add a little fun into your life then — why not?  I hope these posts have given you some insight into magnetic eyelashes . . . . for those of you that are interested.  I also know that there are a lot of pictures.  🙂 I was really trying to show what was going on with the eyelashes and I am not good at getting good selfies.  I rather like the infinity effect!

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Showing the eyeliner, the lash (these are the BIG ones), and the dashed eyeliner

*from Magnetic Eyeliner And Magnetic Eyelashes Part 1 post, explanation of socialization:

I am very fortunate that I teach yoga, Nia, and stretch online – via Zoom – my students are awesome and we visit after class.  So I DO get to socialize a bit that way, BUT . . . I am wearing my workout clothes and I don’t wear makeup aside from a little bit of eyeliner which ends up all smudged.  So when I say “ONLY socialization that we do where I can wear regular clothes and put on makeup” or “the only “regular” socialization” that is what I mean.

**from post above; I put the eyelash on while the liner was still tacky and I do not like that.  I felt that instead of the magnet sticking to the magnetic aspect of the eyeliner the eyelash/magnet got stuck in the tackiness of the eyeliner and it was icky.

ONE TIP, I did read somewhere . . . and I thought it was a GREAT idea for those that do wings with their eyeliner:  DON’T WASTE THE MAGNETIC EYELINER ON THE WING.  Save the magnetic stuff for your actual lash line where the eyelash is going to be.  Use your regular eyeliner for your flick.  I thought that was a great idea, since I think the magnetic eyeliner can be expensive.

So . . . . are ready to talk more about magnetic eyelashes?  Are you ready to get some? 

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Magnetic Eyelash in eyelash curler – for scale

 

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Ingredients in magnetic eyeliner

 

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3rd time wearing eyelashes – 09.26.20 – shortest pair I thought I would never wear

 

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3rd time wearing eyelashes – after 6 or 7 hours 09.26.20 – shortest pair surprised I like ’em

 

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3rd time wearing eyelashes – after 6 or 7 hours 09.26.20 – shortest pair eyes closed

Again, are you ready to get some?

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Magnetic Eyeliner And Magnetic Eyelashes Part 1

Posted by terrepruitt on September 23, 2020

Ohmyword! I can make my eyelashes pretty long. Curling them and putting mascara on. But I have very few eye lashes. I always have had sparse eyelashes. At a couple of points in my life I’ve worn fake eyelashes to fill in “bald” spots in my lash line, first one eye then the other. I have very deep set eyes so I think eyelashes help bring them out a little bit. So I really like to have eyelashes. I remember buying a full set with glitter on them thinking it would be fun to wear them when I dressed up for an anniversary. But I didn’t take into account the glitter falling off into my eyes. I remember contacts and glitter don’t mix, but I don’t remember if I wore them through the night or took them off or what . . . maybe as I was getting ready I realized it and didn’t wear them . . . I don’t know. As time goes on my eyes are even more hooded than they used to be and my eyelashes even more sparse.  I know there are some amazing mascaras out there that can plump, lengthen, and multiply your eyelashes, but I have not invested in them. I rarely wear makeup so it is impossible for me to spend more than $7.00 on a tube of mascara because I might only get five uses out of it because it dries up and gets clumpy so fast. If I were wearing makeup every day that would be a different story, since I am not, it is just not worth spending more. Those magnetic eyelashes had intrigued me. The ones that are a top and a bottom (think sandwich) and you put your real lashes in between them. But those are always REALLY big and thick and it doesn’t seem like my poor little eyelashes would do well smooshed between a set of eyelashes so I never got any of those. But you may be aware, nowadays they have magnetic eyeliner that attracts the magnetic eyelashes. So you can actually just wear one line of eyelashes instead of two like sandwich bread. I decided to treat myself to some for my birthday.

We have some friends that we Zoom with every week and since it is the ONLY socialization that we do where I can wear regular clothes and put on makeup*, I do. But on camera my puny little eyelashes look even less “there” and sometimes it is so hot by the time the meeting has started the curl (and length) has completely fallen out of my eyelashes and I am back to looking like I have no eyelashes. Now, mind you, the couple that we Zoom with COULD NOT careless, neither could my husband (bless all of their hearts), it is just me. I like to have it LOOK like I put on makeup when I actually put on makeup. And, this is seriously the only “regular” socialization that we do. So . . . I decided a little treat would be fun.

Now, since I started thinking about getting the magnetic eyelashes I have been inundated with ads on Facebook. There were two companies that were showing up, once I actually did a search I received ads from many more companies. There are a lot of companies that sell lashes. I was looking for a lash with five magnets because I was under the impression that the lashes are long and I would have to cut them to fit my eye so I didn’t want a three magnet lash and end up cutting one off. I was also looking for something REALLY affordable because I didn’t want to spend a lot of money when I wasn’t even sure I was going to like them or if they would work. And then I started thinking I wanted some that came in a set with more than one pair because it would be fun to have REALLY big crazy ones. I would always look at the lashes and choose the less long length and “sparse” ones (those terms are relative). I had just wanted to add to mine not take them over.  (Spoiler alert:  THAT CHANGED!)

I ordered some and they arrived a day earlier then I was told. I was so excited, I ripped them out of the box ready to slap ’em on to see what they were like. Then I thought, “Ugh. I better read the directions.” So I did, the directions say to do an “allergy test”. That sounded like a great idea. But it didn’t say WHAT that was. The internet said to put the eyeliner behind your ear or something. And to wait 24 hours. Well, yeah . . . no. I am not that patient. So I shook the eyeliner bottle (I followed that instruction at least) and applied a thin line of one layer on my eyelid. Then I put the eyelash up to my eyelid and “schloop!” it stuck. It’s cool. It’s fun. That first time I didn’t do it close enough to my nose. I also didn’t do the second eye because if I was allergic I didn’t need BOTH eyes swollen and/or crusty.

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I got the set on Amazon for $15.29 since then the price went down to $14.99. They are FAKE eyelashes, as in, they are not real hair/fur. The kit comes with four pair of eyelashes (in little round cases), magnetic eyeliner, and a METAL pair of tweezers. I don’t understand the metal tweezers because the second time (the time I was going to actually wear the eyelashes) I picked the eyelash up with the tweezers and it stuck to it. No! I don’t want it sticking then it won’t attract nicely to my eye!  So I just use my fingers to put the lashes on.

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The eyeliner is like a coating. So when I take the eyelashes off the liner sticks to the eyelash/magnet and peels it off my eye. I can scratch/peel the rest off of my eye if I want or just use make up remover.  I use makeup remover.

I don’t want a THICK line of eyeliner so I do it as thin as possible and I only do one coat. I don’t wear them for a long time. The first time it was about 3.5 to 4 hours and they made it pretty well. This last time (only the second time) they started to come off on the inside. Again, I might have needed more eyeliner or they just might have been at their time limit – it was about 7 hours.

UGH – post is so long . . . tune in for part 2.

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