Magnetic eyeliner and lashes are one of the best alternatives to fake lashes but it is important to patch test before using them. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to do just that.
Patch test your magnetic eyeliner by placing some of the liquid on the inside of your elbow a few days before you intend to wear the eyeliner. Wait 24 hours to 48 hours to see if you have any reactions. If you have any form of reaction, discontinue use.
To learn more about patch testing your magnetic eyeliner, potential side effects, and more, keep reading. This is your one-stop guide to using magnetic eyeliner for the first time.
Are Magnetic Eyeliner And Lashes Safe To Use?
Magnetic eyeliner and eyelashes are completely safe to use.
Just like traditional liner, magnetic liner is specifically designed so that it can safely be used on your eye and face.
At the same time, you don’t have to worry about lash glue pulling out your eyelashes whenever you go to take your falsies off.
Instead, the falsies easily separate from the magnetic liner. This makes magnetic falsie combos a safe alternative.
You Must Wear Them Correctly
Just like other eyeliner, there are times when you should avoid wearing magnetic lash products.
For example, the product is not safe if you know you are allergic to its ingredients. Allergic reactions could cause adverse effects such as headaches or feeling ill.
You should also replace your magnetic eyeliner every three months to avoid bacteria growth. It is also important to clean the eyeliner tip if it has residue on it.
This is recommended for regular eyeliner, not just the magnetic kinds.
Additionally, magnetic eyeliners and lashes are only safe to use when you apply and care for them correctly.
This includes applying them in a stable and secure location and washing your face and cleaning the eyelashes after every use.
Failing to maintain the eyeliner and lashes will make them not safe to use due to bacterial spread.
Potential Side Effects
Even though magnetic falsies are safe to use, there are potential side effects to be aware of before purchase and use:
Eye Injury and Irritation
Most importantly, you can injure your eye and oil glands if you don’t apply the eyeliner correctly.
Do not put it on the inside of your eye. You will also want to only apply the eyeliner when you are in a stable position.
For example, you might accidentally poke your eye if you try to apply it in a moving vehicle.
There are some reports of allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in all makeup and cosmetic products, not just magnetic eyeliner.
You will want to test the magnetic eyeliner before use to ensure that you are not allergic to any of its ingredients.
Allergic reactions are most common in individuals with known allergies, eczema, contact dermatitis, and other skin sensitivities.
Infections and Bacterial Spread
Lastly, poorly maintained magnetic eyeliner can cause infections.
Touching the eyeliner directly with your hands or jabbing the eyeliner into your eye can cause infections due to bacteria spreading.
This can also happen if you fail to clean your eyelashes the way they ought to be cleaned.
It is also important to thoroughly wash off the magnetic eyeliner to avoid oil build-up on your eyelids.
How To Patch Test Magnetic Eyeliner
If you’ve never used a magnetic eyeliner before, it’s important to patch test its ingredients.
In fact, it’s a good idea to patch test your magnetic eyeliner anytime you change products or brands.
You never know when just one small ingredient change can cause a reaction.
- A few days before applying the magnetic eyeliner on your face, put a small amount of the eyeliner on the inside of one of your elbows.
- Allow for the liner to dry and wear it throughout the day.
- Wait a total of 24 to 48 hours to see if there are any side effects of the liner. Rashes and redness are the most common signs to be on the lookout for.
- If there are any signs of reaction, discontinue use.
- Try the eyeliner on your eyes if you do not see any side effects 48 hours after applying it to the inside of your elbow.
If you don’t have any allergic reactions to the magnetic eyeliner, you shouldn’t have any issues with the lashes either.
How To Remove Magnetic Eyeliner And Lashes
Anyone who has worn falsies knows just how difficult it can be to remove fake eyelashes.
One of the benefits of using magnetic products is that they are a little bit easier to remove.
Here are the steps for safely removing magnetic eyeliner and lashes at night:
- Peel the lashes (slowly and gently!) away from the magnetic eyeliner by starting at one side. It should not require a lot of force. So, be gentle.
- Apply eye makeup remover to some kind of cotton ball, swab, or cloth.
- Apply the makeup remover to your eyes and gently wipe away any eyeliner and cosmetics.
- Wash your face as usual.
- Clean the eyelashes. Rubbing alcohol and water will work, but so will mild soap and lukewarm water. Do this after every use.
- Store the magnetic eyelashes in a dry, airtight container in between use.
Even if you are tired, make sure to do all of these steps after you have worn magnetic eyeliner and lashes.
Doing all six steps will prevent bacterial growth on the eyelashes, but it will also help your eyesight, skin, and any irritation.
Magnetic eyeliner and eyelashes are a great way to highlight your eyes without adding annoying glue to your eyelash line.
When used properly, these products are completely safe, stylish, and affordable.
Make sure that you are not allergic to magnetic eyeliner first by performing a patch test.
Even if you are not allergic to eyeliner, make sure to care for the eyelashes properly and to clean your face after every use.
Only by doing this will you have clean eyelashes that do not cause bacterial infections and other side effects you want to avoid.