I Tried Magnetic Lashes for the First Time Ever & They’re Game-Changing!

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woman with mouth open holding magnetic eyelashes package

Magnetic eyes are the new heart eyes. 😍

If you want the best eyelashes on the block, but haven’t tried out the new magnetic lashes trend, then you’re seriously missing out! I’m sharing everything you need to know about magnetic lashes, how to put them on, and the very best ones to buy right now!

But first, what are magnetic lashes?! 🤯

hand holding a package of false eyelashes

Magnetic lashes use (you guessed it) magnets rather than lash glue to stay put on your eyelids. There are two kinds on the market: lash strips that attach to magnetic eyeliner (this is the kind I tried) and lash strips with magnets that sandwich your lashes with upper and lower strips that attach to each other.

But why magnetic lashes?

Traditional false lashes take forever to put on, are messy, and a total hassle in general. In addition, professional lash extensions, while I love them and they look amazing, they’re SO expensive (who can actually keep up with them anyway?!) and there are serious risks involved (read about Collin’s allergy to eyelash extension adhesive glue here).

After doing some digging, I was stunned when I saw how many 5-star reviews this Arishine Magnetic Lash Kit has – literally over 7,000 on Amazon so I knew I needed to see what all of the fuss was about (and apparently I’m late to the game 😂).

woman smiling wearing magnetic lashes holding purple lash kit box

Even better, right now you can clip a $2 off coupon on Amazon to save you a little extra on your new favorite beauty buy!

Here’s the Arishine magnetic eyelashes set I have!

Arishine Magnetic Eyeliner and Lashes Kit, 5-pair $24.99
Clip the $2 coupon
Final cost only $22.99!

woman holding magnetic lash in front of her

This lash kit comes with a whopping 5 sets of magnetic lashes from natural appearance to totally glamorous – all of which will make your eyes pop like never before! Plus, you’ll also get not one, but TWO bottles of black magnetic eyeliner, and application tweezers. Talk about mega bang for your buck!

Quick note! This post is not sponsored. I found these awesome lashes on my own and after raving about them to the team, I wanted to share my latest Amazon beauty find with you all!

But do they actually work, is the real question…🤔

woman pointing to her face with one eye wearing magnetic lashes

I’ll admit, I was very skeptical of magnetic eyelashes when I heard about them. I thought for sure there’s no way they actually work or could be easy to apply. I’m also not a makeup pro by any means and I literally never wear eyeliner so I was really nervous to try out this particular type of magnetic lashes since I have zero experience with eyeliner.

Watch my YouTube video to see how I applied these magnetic eyelashes!

How to apply magnetic lashes:

woman putting on black liquid eyeliner

Step one: Apply the magnetic eyeliner close to the lash line on the eyelid & let dry.

Even though I didn’t apply the most perfect line of magnetic eyeliner on my eyelids, the magnetic lashes covering them up was very forgiving and most people (unless you’re a beauty expert) probably wouldn’t even notice my horrible eyeliner skills. 🤣

woman putting on false magnetic lashes

Step two: Place the magnetic lash onto the eyeliner.

Yep, that’s really it! The lash will attach to the eyeliner with almost no effort but can be peeled off and readjusted if needed.

hand holding a blue bottle of makeup remover with cotton swab

To remove the lashes: Peel off the lash strip and clean the eyelid with makeup remover.

After taking off the strip, use your favorite oil-based makeup remover to get the magnetic eyeliner off the eyelid. I really like the Solimo brand on Amazon, which is cheap, free of harmful chemicals, dermatologist-tested, not tested on animals, and, of course, it even removes waterproof makeup super easily! 👏

hand holding a yellow tube of mascara with magnetic lashes kit in background

Tips for applying magnetic lashes:

  • Your magnetic lash application should be the last step in your makeup routine.
  • Apply a thin coat of your favorite black mascara to your natural lashes before applying the magnetic strips. This will help blend the natural and faux lashes together.
  • Before you apply the eyeliner, wipe some of it off onto the tube until you have no globs of eyeliner on your brush. A little bit goes a long way, so don’t overload your brush!

Want another inexpensive magnetic lash option? Give the Ardell Magnetic Lashes a look!

holding Ardell magnetic lashes

If you’re out to get a very natural, no-fuss look, then listen up because this set of magnetic lashes just got hacked by YouTuber, Kathleen Lights and it’s giving us all the hope that false eyelashes don’t have to cost you a ton of money.

These lashes use the two-strip magnetic application (the sandwich-style I mentioned at the beginning), however many reviewers complain that they’re a hassle to line up exactly on your lash line.

That said, Lights changed the game when she applied them using a magnetic eyeliner she already had. Just by using the upper lashes in this kit, she was able to easily apply them and still get a stunning lash – we’re totally obsessed and love the price even more! 😍

Lastly, there are some important disclaimers I wanted to add about magnetic lashes before you try them out:

woman smiling wearing magnetic lashes

  • You should NEVER wear any magnets, metal, or any cosmetics at all in an MRI machine. Wearing magnetic eyeliner or magnets could results in burns to the skin or other injuries.

  • According to this article from Cosmopolitan, Dr. Haberman said: “I’d recommend limiting the use of the magnetic lashes that sandwich your own natural lashes to avoid the potential of lash damage and traction alopecia. And don’t try them for the first time right before a big event since there’s always the potential for contact dermatitis or allergy to the product itself, in which case you should stop using them ASAP.”

Check out the Arishine Magnetic Eyelashes kit for yourself and let me know what you think!

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Comments 63

  1. CJ

    I would love to try these, but part of me is scared bc of having magnets that close to my eyes/brain all day every day. I’m sure they’re tiny but still, I don’t want to find out in ten years we I’m blind that they were bad for me! Has anyone heard about the safety of them?

    • Elsie

      Thanks for saying this. I felt the same way and thought maybe I was being too cautious, otherwise I would love to try these.

      • Tiffany Kimbrow

        Do not do it. I am going to the doctor today. My eye is so swollen I can barley see.

        • Tiffany

          **Barely, my apologies

    • Sara

      That’s a legitimate concerns, CJ. Since I’m not a medical professional, I can’t offer any safety advice on magnetic lashes so I would consult with your doctor before trying them out. 🙂

    • Melsoca

      I’ve thought the same . I did read that accidentally getting the liner in the eye can be dangerous as that contains the magnets. I just don’t know if I’d be able to even blink out of fear of my liner running into my eye 😂😂 so I’m sticking to conventional for now as appealing as these are .

      • Sara

        I totally understand, Melsoca! The eyeliner isn’t runny by any means and dries rather quickly if that helps at all. 🙂

    • Rhonda

      I just received my lashes yesterday from amazon. I am not a makeup pro by any means but let.me tell u these things r so much easier to apply than mascara and it doesn’t run or flake. All I do is wear cover stick, a little blush and these eyelashes. Takes me like 5 minutes. I highly recommend

  2. lillianalvarez

    I’m in for a set

    • Sara

      I hope you love them, lillianalvarez!

  3. smores

    Do people really wear this stuff? Who has time for it?

    • Rae

      Lol before children I spent 2 hours on my hair and makeup. Now I am lucky to get a shower or 5 to 15 minutes! So yes some people have time and some do not! These do look fun through!

    • Sara

      I’m definitely not one to wear a full face of makeup every day, smores. I’m glad you can relate! I do like to get dolled up once and while though so I like having some fun options to try! 🙂

  4. Amy

    I have been using magnetic eyelashes for about 9 months and I really like them- just a tip I’ve learned from my amazon purchases- not all magnetic eyeliners are created equal. I have had much better luck with the liner that comes in pink tubes. The kind in the blue and gold tubes seems to be really messy – even through out the day.

    • Sara

      Thanks for sharing your tips with us, Amy! I’m glad that you found some liners that work well for you!

    • Angela Handrick

      Since you have tried and tested a few, would you mind sharing with me what one you prefer? Would you mind posting a link? Thank you

  5. Wonderjules

    I tried these based on a post here last week. I have trouble putting eyeliner on, so it was a little difficult for me. I also seem to have smaller eyelids so the lashes are too long. I will keep trying. So they make a eyeliner magnet that isn’t black?

    • Sara

      I normally have to cut false lashes (I did not cut the magnetic ones) but maybe that’s an option to consider, Wonderjules?

    • allison-0

      I keep getting a Facebook ad for clear adhesive liner with lashes. It’s not magnetic, but it is clear adhesive (called LinerBond; they claim it’s different than traditional eyelash glue) in a liquid liner applicator. I’m tempted to try it!

      • Sara

        Very cool, allison-0! I’ve never heard of it. If you try it, let me know what you think!

  6. lolisglez

    Thank you for this post. I’m going to purchase them,,, I’m tired of paying so much money on eye lash extensions. I have oily skin so they don’t last as long, no matter the quality of the lashes.

    • Sara

      I hope you love these then, lolisglez! Keep us posted! 🙂

      • Tonya S

        I bought these and wore them for my daughter’s wedding in July. They were fabulous and made our eyes really stand out. Very happy with them. I wear contacts and didn’t have any issues with them. This was my first time wearing false lashes and I was very pleased.

        • Sara

          That is so awesome, Tonya! So glad you had such a wonderful experience for your daughter’s big day. 🤗

  7. Vanessa K

    Are they heavy? I love wearing huge luxurious lashes, unfortunately my small thin Asian eyes have a really hard time holding them up. I want to try but am afraid they may be too heavy with makeup and lashes to lift my eyes to see.

    • Sara

      My eyes are on the bigger side, Vanessa, so I’m not sure we’d have the same experience. That said, I didn’t find them to be heavy at all. I would start with something very natural looking if you want to limit the heaviness.

  8. pjane

    My daughter tried them last christmas and tore thru 5 pairs. She found them difficult and easily torn.

    • Sara

      What a bummer, pjane! They’re definitely delicate and should be handled with care. Hopefully she has found something that works for her. 🙂

  9. Helen

    Are these waterproof? If not can you recommend a pair that is?

    • Sara

      These do say they’re waterproof, Helen. 🙂

  10. ReneeAnn

    I tried these last weekend when I went out for my birthday. I have very round eyes so I tried to bend them before applying. Well after dinner I went to the restroom and noticed the end closest to my nose on one eye was sticking straight up pointing toward my eyebrow and my husband didn’t say anything lol! I feel like I did a pretty thick layer of eyeliner, a bit too dramatic of a look for me.

    • Beth P

      LOL! You know men, they don’t notice if you dye your hair bright purple!

    • Sara

      Ah geez, ReneeAnn! I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience with them. 😔 I’ve found it definitely takes practice to get the hang of them.

  11. Tammie

    Just another idea to great lashes. I use Grand-MD lash enhancer. It gives you long lashes within 4 -6 weeks or sooner. I have also used Latisse which is very pricey but this works just the same and lasts for 4-6 months a tube. At $65. The only side effect that I have got from both products are in the beginning when your eyelashes start to grow it is a bit itchy but never irritating. My 18 year old daughter also uses it we always get comments about how long our eyelashes are.

    • OG SG

      I just started using Grande on my lashes and my brows (I grew up in the 90s so mine are sparser than I’d like from overplucking). I hope it works for me, too. Also started tinting my brows and lashes with Refectocil and am super happy with that.

      • Tammie

        You will love the results!😊

      • Chassidy Tondee

        Do you have a link for this eye brow stuff? I need mine to try
        Growing back and thicker. Mine are thin too

    • Sara

      That sounds like a great product, Tammie! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. katherinesmith

    where is your shirt from? cute! link please?

    • Sara

      Thanks! It’s a romper that I purchased on clearance at Anthropologie over a year ago and haven’t been able to find it since. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help, Katherine!

  13. Olivinelily

    Got them, it is a no for me. Eyeliner is a mess to deal with and takes forever to dry on my eyes. I have hooded eyes. This was A huge problem.

    • Sara

      So sorry they didn’t work out for you, Olivinelily!

  14. Debbie

    I bought some magnetic with liner ones from Tori Bell cosmetics, I had to trim down as my eyes are rather small, so I cut a little off the end. I had never used liquid eyeliner before (I am in my 50’s) but quickly got the hang of it. I love them! Will definitely do again, not for everyday for me, but great for date nights or other special occasions.

    • Sara

      That’s so great to hear, Debbie! So glad you love them!

  15. Jean

    Oh do you get the liner OFF when you’re not wearing lashes ?

    • Sara

      Yes, it comes off easily with an oil based makeup remover, Jean. 🙂

  16. Shelly

    Any tips to keep the corners from lifting. They work wonderful for a few hours then the corners start to lift. I’d live to hear tips and tricks that would eliminate this from happening

    • Sara

      I haven’t experienced this myself, Shelly so maybe a reader might know? My thoughts are that maybe they’re too long and should be trimmed a little on the edges or you might need a little more eyeliner. Hope that helps!

  17. lolisglez

    Hello, I ordered them and already received them. I LOVE THEM!!! The liquid eyeliner is so easy to apply and the lashes are even easier. Thank you so much for posting this, I’ve already recommended them to all my friends. Five different lashes for one low price.

    • Sara

      You’re so welcome! I’m so glad you love them! 🤗

  18. Darla

    I Am So Blind and my prescription of my glasses are so high I have to get an inch near the mirror put mascara on. I can’t even imagine trying to put these on!

  19. Betty

    I’ve used the Ardell and KISS ones from the drug store and they work really well (esp when you have a CVS 40% off coupon). I did find that the magnetic eyeliner is VERY difficult to take off compared to regular eyeliner. It takes minutes to properly scrub it off.

  20. Amber

    I use magnetic eyelashes , not this exact brand but ones I got for an amazing deal at Costco . Mine came with two pairs wide and foxy . The wide felt heavy to me but foxy can’t even tell I’m wearing them so comfortable . One thing I recommend is if you get the eyeliner on your eyelashes be very gentle getting it off . I feel like I’ve lost so many natural eyelashes, so because of the eyeliner it makes me hesitant to wear it all the time .

  21. NLR321

    I cannot get mine to restick after using them once

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Did the little magnets somehow come off? We have been able to wear them a few times without any issues.

  22. Amy

    I was hesitant to try them too but absolutely love them. I hate glue lashes but I don’t really notice these. I will say I have very sensitive eyes and the only time the eyeliner bothers me is when I don’t wash it off before I go to bed. I didn’t on NYE and my eyes were bothering me so much it woke me up. But as I said, my eyes are very sensitive.

  23. D

    Why are there so many repeat posts lately?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi D! Our “popular posts” will pop up more often throughout our posts to ensure that they are seen by everyone! Hope that helps!

  24. Abbyrose2017

    I’m going through chemo and looking for a replacement eyelash. Does anyone know if these work for people with no eyelashes? Will they stay up?

  25. JAMIE

    Thanks for the review! I have been using lash serum for about a year now. It works great but I want to try something more dramatic when we go out. Can’t wait to try them!!!

  26. terri

    Steve Martin in The Jerk….magnets near your eyes….I don’t think so.


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