How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner – 6 Easy Ways

If you’ve been struggling to remove your magnetic eyeliner, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will look at how to wash off magnetic eyeliner.

How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner

There are a number of ways to wash off magnetic eyeliner. A cotton swab dipped in olive oil is one way of removing magnetic eyeliner. You can buy these pre-soaked and packaged for your convenience. The trick is to avoid harsh rubbing when removing the liner, but instead, gently roll the swab across the area to remove the eyeliner. 

What Is Magnetic Eyeliner?

Magnetic eyeliner looks and feels the same as a regular liquid eyeliner, but it contains minuscule magnetic particles. 

It is used in conjunction with magnetic eyelashes and keeps them firmly in place. 

The magnetic particles in the eyeliner are attracted to the micro magnets in magnetic eyelashes which keeps them in place.

Benefits Of Magnetic Eyeliner And Lashes

If you have been accustomed to using lashes that use glue, then you’ll know that this can get very messy. 

In addition, you can be left with unsightly glue residue which you then have to cover up by layering on eyeliner or eyeshadow.

With magnetic eyeliner and lashes this isn’t a problem.

  • Magnetic liner and lashes use tiny magnets which attract to each other leaving nothing unsightly to see.
  • There is no need to add extra makeup on top of your magnetic lashes as there will be nothing left behind to cover up.
  • Magnetic eyeliner looks and applies just like a liquid eyeliner, so it is straightforward.
  • Magnetic lashes are easy to adjust if you have made a mistake in your positioning- just carefully remove starting from the outer corners and place them where you want them.
  • Magnetic lashes are reusable and can be used again and again.

As with any other product you put near your eyes, make sure to patch test magnetic eyeliners before using them for longer periods of time.

How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner

How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner

Magnetic eyeliners are designed to last. They are formulated to be waterproof, and even sweat-proof and wind-proof. This means it can be tricky to remove them with just water.

In spite of this, they are relatively easy to remove from both your lids and the lashes themselves when armed with the right products.

1. How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner From Your Eyelids

To avoid infection, make sure your hands are clean before using any of these methods.

Method 1

You will need: 

  • micellar water (or eye makeup remover)- this can be oil-based or not
  • cotton rounds


  1. Dampen the cotton round with the micellar water.
  2. Swipe it across the lid to remove the magnetic eyeliner.
  3. You could apply the micellar water to your lid with a round and leave for about 30 seconds. This can just make the wiping off process easier.

Method 2

You will need: 

  • Cotton swabs
  • Micellar water (can be oil-based)


  1. Moisten the swab with the micellar water.
  2. Roll the damp swab across your lid gently as many times as you need to until the product is washed away.

Method 3

You will need:

  • Micellar foam
  • Cotton rounds


  1. Apply the micellar water to the cotton round.
  2. Gently wipe across your lid to remove the liner.

Method 4

You will need:

  • Vaseline
  • Cotton swab


  1. Apply some Vaseline to the area with eyeliner.
  2. 2. Use the cotton swab to work away the Vaseline and magnetic eyeliner.

Method 5

You will need:

  • Baby oil or coconut oil
  • A cotton swab or cotton round


  1. Apply your chosen oil to the eyelids.
  2. Swipe the oil and eyeliner away with the swab or round.

Method 6

You will need:

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Cotton rounds


  1. Apply this moisturizing gel to the eyelids.
  2. Gently wipe away using a cotton round.
  3. Work your away along until all liner is washed off.

2. How To Wash Off Magnetic Eyeliner From Your Magnetic Lashes

As with washing magnetic eyeliner off your lids, ensure your hands are clean for the methods below, in order to avoid transferring any bacteria to the lashes which could lead to an eye infection down the line.

Method 1

You will need:

  • Oil-free makeup remover
  • Cotton swabs


  1. Soak the cotton swab in the oil-free makeup remover.
  2. Roll it along the micro magnets on your magnetic lashes.
  3. Ensure you use gentle pressure to avoid distorting the shape of the lashes or scratching the magnets.
  4. Next, soak another cotton swab with alcohol and gently run it across the micro magnets in the lashes to make sure they are completely clean of any eyeliner residue.

Method 2

You will need:

  • a plastic container
  • Oil-free makeup remover
  • tweezers
  • tissues


  1. Place the lashes in the container.
  2. Pour some makeup remover in so that it covers the lashes.
  3. Leave this to work for about 5 minutes but no longer- this should be enough time to dissolve any eyeliner left on the lash strip.
  4. After 5 minutes, carefully remove the lashes from the container using tweezers.
  5. Leave them to dry on a tissue.
  6. If any residue remains, pinch the lashes carefully between thumb and forefinger and remove the residue using tweezers.

Related Questions:

Related Questions

How Often Do I Need To Clean Magnetic Lashes?

Magnetic lashes need to be cleaned after each use. 

Any build-up of eyeliner or other makeup can stop the eyelashes from attaching properly to the magnetic eyeliner next time you use them. 

In addition, not cleaning them regularly can result in bacteria which can lead to an eye infection.

Why Do My Magnetic Lashes Keep Dropping Off?

There are a number of reasons why your magnetic eyelashes keep dropping off:

Not Enough Liner

Make sure you are applying enough magnetic eyeliner. You will probably need two coats, and these should be reasonably thick.

Wet Liner

If the magnetic liner is wet on application, the eyelashes will not stay in place. The liner should be dry to the touch before you apply the magnetic lashes.

Lashes Are not Clean

The magnets need to be clean, or this will prevent them from staying attached to your lashes.

Missing Magnets

Missing magnets can cause the lashes to drop off. Check to make sure all the magnets are on your lashes.

Can You Trim Your Magnetic Eyelashes?

Yes, you can trim your magnetic lashes. Trimming the lashes will help them fit perfectly to your natural eyelashes. 

You can even cut them into smaller sections to make them a little more manageable to apply.

How To Store Magnetic Lashes

By following the tips below, your magnetic lashes will last longer and remain in shape.

  • Wait until the lashes are fully dry before you put them away.
  • Try to keep them in their original box to keep them safe and maintain their shape (lashes usually come with a half-moon-shaped tray.
  • To avoid the lashes becoming discolored, store them away from harsh light or direct sunlight.
  • Avoid storing your lashes where they will be in contact with a lot of moisture.

If you follow the advice above to wash off your magnetic eyeliner, you should be able to do it hassle-free and keep your magnetic eyelashes looking beautiful.