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Can You Sleep With Magnetic Lashes?

by Gabbi

We’re huge fans of magnetic lashes because they’re easier to handle and apply than glue-based lashes. They feature a top and bottom strip with magnets. Just sandwich your natural eyelashes between the strip and the magnets will click together. They make a great choice for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Can you sleep with magnetic lashes? If you happen to take a nap or spend the whole night with magnetic lashes, it’s not the end of the world. However, you risk losing or damaging them if they fall off. They’re also not comfortable to sleep with and can gather bacteria. We suggest that you take them off before going to bed.

The maintenance includes constant cleaning and proper storage. If you’re in the mood for learning new things about magnetic lashes, keep on reading.

Magnetic Lashes Tips & Tricks

You can combine magnetic lashes with other makeup. However, utilize eye makeup products that won’t damage the eyelashes and apply the following tips:

  • Slide the magnets apart instead of pulling them off

Slide the magnets apart instead of pulling them off for the sake of your natural hairs. Otherwise, you can take some of your real eyelashes along with your magnetic eyelashes.

  • Always apply the top eyelashes first

We suggest applying the top eyelashes first because balancing the top half on top of your natural lashes will make the application process a breeze. It’s easier than sliding the bottoms underneath your natural eyelashes and then trying to add the tops without dropping the bottoms.

  • Apply black eyeliner beforehand to give the lashes a natural look

It’s recommended to wear black eyeliner beforehand. It will help your eyelashes blend into your natural eyelashes easily. It’s a good tip for wearing different types of extensions.

  • Apply mascara before you apply magnetic lashes

If you apply mascara before you add magnetic eyelashes, you won’t get mascara on the extensions. This will extend the life of your magnetic eyelashes and reuse them over and over again.

Are Magnetic Lashes Safe?

Unlike traditional lash extensions that stay on the eyelids with adhesive, magnetic lashes feature small magnets. They attach in 2 layers above and below your natural eyelashes.

Thus, they can be taken off by peeling the layers apart. However, since they’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, many individuals wonder are magnetic lashes safe to use?

As with anything else in the world, magnetic lashes come with potential risks. Overall, they’re safe to use but only if you use them properly. Otherwise, you can get infections or allergies.  

The FDA asks that all fake eyelashes and extensions along with the glues used in the application process to meet the organization’s standards. However, they aren’t as harsh as they’re for medical equipment or drugs. With magnetic lashes, you don’t have to worry about glues and adhesives.

Whether temporary or traditional, magnetic eyelashes can also be created of synthetic or human-made materials. Therefore, pay attention to the materials when shopping for eyelashes.

Safety Tips for Using Magnetic Lashes

If not applied properly, magnetic lashes can cause damage to your natural lashes. If you want to give magnetic lashes a try, keep the following things in mind:

  • Never share your magnetic lashes with your besties
  • Always wash your hands before applying magnetic lashes
  • Be cautious when applying your lashes, you don’t want to scratch your eyeball
  • Never apply lashes in a moving vehicle. Your hands can slip and you can hurt yourself 
  • If you’re having a magnetic resonance imaging, ask your doctor if you can wear lashes that day 
  • Don’t utilize magnetic lashes if you’re experiencing a skin infection or eye irritation
  • Throw the lashes that you utilized at the time you got the irritation or infection
  • If you experience issues like irritation, stop utilizing the lashes
  • Keep the container for your magnetic lashes closed and clean
  • Never store your magnetic lashes in a super hot place

Are Magnetic Lashes Easy to Apply?

There’s a learning curve for beginners. However, once you get the hang of it, they’re easier to apply than fake eyelashes. We suggest practicing a few times before wearing your lashes out.

It can take some time to get used to utilizing magnetic lashes. Also, they may appear weird the first few times you apply them on. However, with time, you will master the application process.

To make things easier for you, we’ve gathered a few useful tips on how to apply magnetic eyelashes the right way. Make sure to follow the next steps for easier and proper application.

Step 1: Let your eye makeup dry before applying lashes

Always let your eye makeup dry before applying the magnetic lashes. It’s suggested to wear minimal or no makeup around your eyes until you get used to applying magnetic eyelashes.

Step 2: Always wash your hands before applying lashes

Any time you’re touching your eyelids and eyes, you should wash your hand thoroughly. After all, you’re touching one of the most sensitive parts of your body. This way you will prevent issues.

Step 3: Place a clean microfiber cloth down in front of you

Every time you’re applying magnetic lashes, have a clean microfiber cloth laid in front of you. This way, if they slip while you’re applying, you will be able to easily determine where they landed.

Step 4: Apply the top lash strip over your natural eyelashes

The top lash strip should be marked with a dot or other marking. Follow the instructions on the package. Take the top strip and apply it just over your lash line near the outer corner of your eye.

Step 5: Apply the bottom lash strip

There’s also a dot or other sign on the bottom lash strip but in a different color. Utilize your index finger and thumb to pick up the bottom lash strip. Apply it just underneath the top lash strip.

Step 6: Always remove your lashes with care

Never take off magnetic lashes using force. Always remove them gently. Grab them between your index finger and thumb. Move them between your fingers until you feel the magnets separate.

Then, pull the lashes away from your natural eyelashes. They’re reusable. Thus, you can use a single pair of magnetic lashes multiple times. Keep them in their original container in a dry, cool place.

Watch this tutorial by Bailey B to learn how to apply magnetic lashes like a pro:

Can You Wear Magnetic Lashes Daily?

Yes, they’re reusable. Unlike traditional falsies, magnetic eyelashes can be used multiple times. But only if you keep them clean. Always wash your magnetic lashes and keep them in their original case.

Also, take them off daily and make sure to position them in a “C” position. This way, they will keep their natural curve and look amazing on your eyes. Proper care will extend the life of your eyelashes.

How Long Can You Leave Magnetic Eyelashes on?

It’s recommended to take off your magnetic lashes before you go to sleep. However, they can be worn for 10 hours. They’re reusable, so they will last as long as you care for them properly.

Do Magnetic Lashes Fall Off?

No, unless you apply them the wrong way. As long as you apply them properly, they won’t fall off. Unlike regular falsies, magnetic lashes don’t use glue and don’t require a lot of maintenance.

Do You Put Mascara on Magnetic Lashes?

No, always apply mascara before applying magnetic lashes. This way, you will keep your magnetic lashes makeup-free and extend their lifespan. Let the mascara dry before you apply the lashes.

Can You Swim with Magnetic Lashes?

Unfortunately, you can’t swim with magnetic lashes. Also, we highly advise against taking a shower with magnetic lashes. However, you can do other activities such as hiking, yoga, exercise, etc.  


Once you realize how easy magnetic lashes are to apply and how beautiful they look on, you will want to wear them every single day.

However, it’s not advisable to wear magnetic lashes daily. Limit the use to prevent traction alopecia and lash damage. Also, store your lashes in a cool, dry place.

Extra tip: Don’t try magnetic lashes for the first time before an important event, since there’s always the potential for contact dermatitis or allergic reaction.

Hopefully, this article has helped you learn more about magnetic lashes and how to apply them the right way. Can you sleep with magnetic lashes? Yes, but it’s not smart to do so!

Have you ever worn magnetic lashes? If so, feel free to share your experience and tips in the comments. We would be happy to hear your opinion on the topic.

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