The 11 Best Magnetic Lashes for Foolproof Voluminous Eyelashes

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Best Magnetic Lashes
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Sure, a good pair of false lashes can transform your entire face. But if you're not a pro with lash glue, things can go downhill real fast. You could pile on coats of mascara or book an appointment for lash extensions to get that desired volume, or you can just switch to magnetic lashes to get that same lift and fluff you know and love — without the mess, that is.

Unlike traditional falsies, magnetic lashes do not require glue for application. Instead of a tacky substance, you line your lid with a magnetic liner, which has a similar look and feel to liquid eyeliner and attracts the magnets that line the band of each lash. "Your magnetic eyeliner doubles as your 'glue' now so you don't need messy lash glue," Ann McFerran, co-founder and CEO of reusable magnetic lash brand Glamnetic, tells InStyle. "You just simply need to magnetize the lashes to the eyeliner and make contact to apply your lashes." Depending on the brand you've chosen, magnetic liners can be waterproof, windproof, and/or smudge-proof. They'll always ensure a secure hold of your falsies, and sometimes, they'll provide a high-pigmented eyeliner look, too.

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"If you like traditional lashes, you're going to love magnetic lashes because they are quick, easy, and no mess when you're in a rush," celebrity makeup artist Alexx Mayo says of the glue-less alternative. "After your eye makeup is done, simply line your eyes with magnetic liner and apply the lash near your own natural lash line and watch them attract instantly." He is also a fan of magnetic lashes because they're designed to be worn several times, plus, "you don't have to worry about the glue damaging the lash strip."

Keep scrolling to find the best magnetic eyelashes and learn how to apply them like a pro.

The Best Magnetic Eyelashes of 2021

How to Apply Magnetic Lashes

Worried about dipping your toes into the magnetic lash pool for the first time? According to McFerran, magnetic lashes suit every makeup skill set and are especially great for fake lash and liquid eyeliner novices. "They're the best solution out there for beginners," she says. "And if you don't place it perfectly, it's easy to adjust."

After you've curled your natural lashes and applied mascara, you'll want to go in with the magnetic liner. McFerran recommends positioning the pen "parallel to your lash line so you can easily draw an even line above your lash line." Then apply tiny strokes across your lid, starting at the inner corner of your lash line, keeping in mind to match the thickness of the liner to the band size of your chosen fake eyelashes. Celebrity makeup artist Joanna Simkin adds, "Apply a few coats, let dry, and then place the lash directly at the base of your natural lash where the magnetic liner is. My favorite reason for using magnetic lashes on myself is quick cleanup, because who feels like cleaning glue out of your lashes!"

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Once your liner is drawn on, it's time to apply the magnetic lashes. In a similar fashion, begin at the inner corner to magnetize the lash and then make your way across the lid. Simkin recommends "holding a mirror under your face and looking down to give you a lot more eye area to drop the lash in from." She also suggests using a tweezer or lash applicator instead of your fingers for more precision and control. It's important to note that you shouldn't apply mascara to the magnetic lashes once they're applied, as doing so will damage the strands and shorten their lifespan.

When it comes time for removal, Simkin continues, "I like to use micellar water on a cotton swab and just lightly wipe the magnetic tabs. They are super easy to clean and reuse multiple times." To ensure that all of your eye makeup has been properly removed from the false eyelashes, Mayo recommends cleaning and sanitizing the bands with alcohol and storing them in the case that they came in.

Now that you've got the lowdown on magnetic lashes, read on to see which ones best suit your glam style.

Best Overall: Glamnetic Virgo Magnetic Lashes

Lash vibe: Natural for every day, but with a noticeable boost in length and fullness

Works for: Monolid, hooded, round, and almond eyes

Know before you buy: Magnetic liner not included

The weightless Glamnetic Virgo Magnetic Lashes can be worn up to 60 times and add a lift and fullness to eyelashes that's both natural and noticeable. These waterproof lashes are made from synthetic fibers and equipped with six magnets for long-lasting, budge-proof wear. According to reviewers, the versatile lashes can be worn for a variety of occasions. Plus, you can trim them to suit your unique eye shape. "It is a good natural lash," one Ulta shopper said. "Short, does not hit my glasses and I get tons of compliments on them. Great for beginners and for naturalists. I have [gone] more dramatic since my Virgo inception, but they will not be forgotten."

Shop now: $30; ulta.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best Drugstore: Kiss Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash Kit #07

Lash vibe: Natural-looking wisps that can be worn from day to night

Works for: Small eyes, hooded lids, and glasses wearers

With their easy-to-wear design and natural-looking faux-mink strands, the #07 magnetic lashes from Kiss are a solid buy at an affordable price. Glide the liquid liner across your lid to activate the lashes' double-strength magnets, whose strong hold lasts up to 16 hours and is resistant to smudging and wind. In their reviews, Ulta shoppers say that the budget-friendly set is reusable, simple to apply, and easily trimmable. One wrote, "I wish I would have tried magnetic lashes sooner! These are so nice, and really easy to put on. I don't have a steady hand with regular lashes, so these were perfect."

Shop now: $17, ulta.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best With Liner: Arishine Magnetic Eyeliner and Lashes Kit

Lash vibe: From natural to dramatic (it comes with a variety of styles)

Works for: Small eyes, short lashes, and hooded lids

This value kit from Arishine comes with everything you need to create a memorable lash look. It features a smooth-applying, fade-proof, and long-wearing liner that holds your falsies up against water, smudges, wind, and other unexpected obstacles. Also included is a lash applicator for precision and five reusable lash styles, ranging from natural to voluminous. No wonder the set has more than 8,300 five-star reviews on Amazon. "The liner is simple to apply and looks like regular liquid liner," shared one reviewer. "I'm able to draw a really nice cat eye with it. The lashes stick right to it like magic!"

Shop now: $19 (Originally $22), amazon.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best Without Liner: One Two Cosmetics Natural Half Lash

Lash vibe: Accentuated length and volume that's glam enough for big nights out

Works for: Sensitive eyes and anyone that has a hard time with liquid liner application

Liner not your thing? We get it. Thankfully, there are plenty of magnetic lashes that can deliver the same results without liner application. One of the first magnetic lashes to arrive on the scene, the One Two Cosmetics Natural Half Lash connects using the brand's micro-magnet technology, which offers an all-day hold. Instead of using a liner, sandwich your real lashes in between the top and bottom lashes and connect them using the magnets. This adhesive-free style works great for sensitive eyes and won't damage your lashes thanks to their easy removal process. Reviewers say that once you get the hang of them, they go on in "literally seconds" and that their lashes look "so beautiful and fluttery." For a more dramatic look, opt for the One Two Cosmetics Flutter, Runway, and Bold Lashes.

Shop now: $69; onetwocosmetics.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best Reusable: MoxieLash Baddy Magnetic Eyelash Kit

Lash vibe: Luxe and perfectly curled, with a dramatic boost in thickness and volume

Works for: Almond and hooded eyes

The MoxieLash Baddy Magnetic Lashes can be reused up to 30 times, ensuring plenty of striking lash-flutter moments. The falsies add a dramatic flair to your natural lashes with their long, voluminous, and perfectly curled mink-based strands. Apply the Baddy lashes with the quick-drying liquid liner, which locks them in place all day, even if they're smudged or exposed to water. They come with a set of pre-moistened cotton swabs for easy removal. "I've been trying a number of magnetic eyeliners," one Amazon shopper explained. "This is hands down the best! Over 14 hours wear for me, and I had to take them off; they never came loose. The liquid is great."

Shop now: $65; amazon.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best for Beginners: Velour Lashes Magnetic Effortless Kit

Lash vibe: Natural volume plus a subtle cat-eye lift

Works for: All eye shapes, lash lengths, and skill sets

The Magnetic Effortless Kit from Velour Lashes takes the guesswork out of applying falsies with its straightforward design, which doesn't need to be measured or trimmed in order to fit your lash line. Instead, eight small-but-mighty magnetics line the lash's band and immediately attach to the liquid liner for all-day wear. With the proper care, they can be used 30-plus times. According to reviewers, beginners will love how comfortable and lightweight the lashes feel once applied. Plus, the liner glides easily across the lid and has a super fine tip, which means sharper and easier cat-eyes. "This is my first pair of magnetic lashes and I was surprised at how easy it was to use," one Sephora customer said. "The kit has everything needed to get started. Saves so much time and the lashes snap right onto the eyeliner easily."

Shop now: $35; sephora.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best for Everyday: Eylure ProMagnetic Faux Mink Accent Lash System

Lash vibe: A natural-looking fanned-out flutter

Works for: All eye shapes, lash lengths, and skill sets

This Eylure Lash System comes stocked with a magnetic liner, which is long-lasting and resistant to smudging, and a set of faux-mink lashes that can be re-worn up to 15 times. Unlike typical lash bands, these strategically accentuate your back lashes to give your whole eye a noticeable lift that still looks natural. Reviewers say that they feel more lightweight and comfortable compared to similar falsies, which makes them perfect for everyday wear. "Absolutely love," said one reviewer. "No glue to get on your lashes and make your eyes sore from repeat use. These can be worn every day."

Shop now: $17; ulta.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best Dramatic: Earller Magnetic Eyelashes and Eyeliner Kit

Lash vibe: Bold volume that makes a statement

Works for: A variety of eye shapes, but they may need to be trimmed for hooded and small eyes

Fans of statement-making lashes will enjoy the bold options available in the Earller Magnetic Eyelashes and Eyeliner Kit. Stocked with five eye-opening styles, it gives you space to play with their long-wearing and flexible fit. The waterproof lashes are reusable and have a strong adhesion that lasts all day, according to reviewers. In addition to multiple lash styles, the kit also comes with two liquid liners and a pair of applicator tweezers. "I don't typically write reviews, but these deserve it," one Amazon shopper wrote. "They are so easy to use. Put on the eyeliner and let it dry then put the lashes on. They stick right on and last all day. I had so many compliments!"

Shop now: $10; amazon.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best Waterproof: Lola Cosmetics Rose Quartz Magnetic Eyelash Kit

Lash vibe: Subtle boost in lift, length, and volume for an everyday enhancement

Works for: All eye shapes, lash lengths, and skill sets

The Lola Cosmetics Rose Quartz Magnetic Lashes provide all-day wear and then some. Designed to last for 24-plus hours, this luxe set locks into place with the help of its waterproof magnetic liner that smoothly glides across your lid without clumping. In fact, the liner is so strong that it can withstand winds up to 75 miles per hour, so says the brand. Each lash band is lined with five super strong magnets for easy application and can be reused more than 30 times. The set also comes with the brand's conditioning Cleansing Oil, so you can remove the liner without damaging the lashes. "I was so impressed with how easy these lashes were to apply," raved one customer. "The magnet liner went on like a dream, it took a while for the liner to dry but once it had the lashes pinged into place and lasted all day."

Shop now: $50; lolacosmetics.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best for Hooded Eyes: Glamnetic Lucky Magnetic Lashes

Lash vibe: Amped up but not too dramatic

Works for: A variety of eye shapes, but especially hooded eyes

Know before you buy: Magnetic liner not included

Finding a pair of false eyelashes that fits hooded eyelids isn't easy—until the Glamnetic Lucky Magnetic Lashes came along, that is. These falsies have a subtle cat-eye tapering that allows them to elongate and volumize the lashes in a natural-looking way, eliminating the unflattering pulling and shape-minimizing effect that others have. Each fluttery lash has six magnets that instantly attach to the Glamnetic magnetic liner, ensuring long-lasting, waterproof, and smudge-proof wear. They can be reused up to 40 times. "Beautiful with subtle volume, and length," one Ulta shopper reported. "These are my go-to style for work or when out with friends. I have hooded eyes and these accentuate just right!"

Shop now: $30; ulta.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit

Best for Sensitive Eyes: LashLiner Los Angeles Magnetic Eyeliner and Lash Bundle

Lash vibe: Flirty, bold, and voluminous

Works for: Anyone who has experienced skin irritation and itchy eyes from using the wrong false eyelashes

With its latex- and paraben-free formula, the LashLiner magnetic eyeliner delivers an all-day hold that won't irritate your eyes. This fade-proof and smudge-resistant liner grips the Los Angeles Magnetic Lashes, which are lined with eight magnets and accentuate your eyes with their volumizing crisscrossed shape. The bundle also includes a set of mini magnetic anchors, which help stabilize your lashes and add more depth. "I needed them since I suffer from rosacea," explained one shopper. "I couldn't do mascara and false lashes with glue, it irritates my lids, so these are the best lashes. I will treasure [them]."

Shop now: $55 (Originally $75); lashliner.com

Magnetic Lashes Kit
Magnetic Lashes Kit