Learn How to Maintain Your False Lashes With These Super Easy Tips!
Maintenance is key. Caring for your false lashes the right way will make them last longer, look better, hold their shape, and stay healthy. With proper care of your MoxieLash styles, you'll be able to get max usage out of them - up to 40 uses!
The Just Dos
First off, you always want to wash your hands before touching your eyes. Then, you can begin to apply your magnetic liner along your lash line. Wait at least 3 minutes after applying the magnetic liner to snap on the magnetic lashes. Ideally, until your liner is totally dry to the touch. But wait, there’s more...
After you’ve applied your magnetic liner, we recommend curling your natural lashes and applying one coat of regular mascarabefore applying your MoxieLashes. This helps them blend together better. It is also safe to curl your magnetic lashes if you want to redefine their curl.
Clean off any leftover makeup, like eyeshadow and eyeliner residue, from your magnetic lashes and each individual magnet with an oil-free remover. This will help your lashes stay in tip-top shape and be ready for use whenever you’re ready to glam up.
You can dip a cotton swab into your All-In-1 Makeup Remover and gently swipe it along the magnets on your lash band. This will quickly clean up any leftover residue.
Be sure to always put your magnetic lashes back into the magnetic container they came in. The magnets will keep them in shape for your next wear. Always seal your liquid magnetic eyeliner and keep it closed between uses.
Temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, like your hot car, will make your magnetic eyeliner (and any other cosmetic products) more susceptible to deterioration. To quote every yearbook ever, “Stay cool.”
If your magnetic lashes aren’t magnetizing to the container, it’s likely there is eyeliner build up on the magnets of your lash band blocking its ability to magnetize to something else. Fix this by sticking to the “Don’ts” and using our step-by-step cleaning technique shared below.
The Just Don'ts
- Don’t use any oil-based makeup removers on your magnetic lashes.
- Don’t apply mascara directly to your magnetic lashes. Always apply it to your natural lashes before. Mascara can damage and ruin your magnetic lashes.
- Don’t soak your lashes in any sort of solution. As long as you aren’t putting mascara on them, this won’t be necessary.
- Don’t pull off your magnetic lashes by the lash itself. Instead, gently grip the outer edge of the lash band between your index finger and thumb and gently pull off.
- Don’t sleep in your magnetic lashes. This could bend them, flatten their curl, and ruin them permanently.
- Don’t share your magnetic lashes. Sharing anything that goes on or around the eye puts you at risk for spreading bacteria and getting infections.
How Do I Clean My Magnetic Lashes?
First, a warning: do not use olive oil or any oil-based product on MoxieLash lashes!
Our oil-infused Eyeliner Remover Swabs are great for cleaning our magnetic eyeliner off your lash line, but anything oil-based can cause damage to your false lashes and ruin them. Oil is a natural adhesive remover and can cause the lashes or magnets to separate from the lash band.
Remove any makeup or residue from the lash itself with an oil-free micellar water. The magnetic liner is waterproof, so be sure to find a solution designed for water-resistant makeup and work carefully.
- Always carefully grasp your lash by the band, gently remove lashes from the outer edge with clean hands and place them on a clean, lint-free towel or paper towel.
- Get a clean Q-tip or soft tissue moistened with any oil-free micellar water or remover intended for water-resistant makeup.
- Hold the lash by its band, and use the Q-tip to wipe the surfaces of each magnet clean.
- Place the magnetic lashes back down on the towel and gently swipe each lash with the moist Q-tip. Be sure the Q-tip you use is moistened well, so the fibers of the Q-tip don’t pull off and stick to your lashes.
- Gently pat dry and leave them in a clean, safe, dry space for about an hour to let them dry naturally. If they are stored wet, bacteria may develop on the eyelashes causing potential eye infections.
What Is Micellar Water?
Micellar water is a gentle cleanser. Its key ingredient is themicelle,which works to gently lift off makeup, oil and dirt. It doesn’t require significant rubbing, which minimizes dryness and irritation.
It’s made using purified water and moisturizers used for cleansing like glycerin and mild surfactants. The molecules of the mild surfactants join to form micelles, a type of spherical chemical structure that pulls dirt and oil from the skin.
What Does It Do?
Micelles increase your skin’s permeability, which helps the cleanser achieve a deeper clean.
Glycerin has been proven to restore skin hydration, enhance functions of the skin’s natural barrier, help speed wound healing and protect against irritation.
Micellar water can help keep skin clear and works against acne, blocked pores and blemishes.
Who Should Use It?
It is great for all skin types, whether you have dry, oily or normal skin. It is helpful for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions like rosacea. Perfect for those who wear heavy makeup and anyone who wants to restore or protect their skin’s natural moisture barrier and avoid harsh chemicals.
Micellar water is alcohol and oil-free. It helps promote hydration and keep skin soft, supple, and smooth, while it reduces irritation and inflammation.
How To Use It
Great news: you don’t need special facial brushes or washcloths, which can spread germs and require unnecessary rubbing. It is best to use micellar water on a clean cotton swab or pad since these will help you grab more impurities than just using your hands.
Risks Of Not Maintaining Your Lashes
Eyelashes protect your eye by keeping dust and debris out. Then at the end of the day, you wash your face and wash it all away.
The same wash regimen applies to false lashes. If you are not cleaning them properly after each use, dirt, debris and bacteria will build up and could potentially get in your eye causing dry eye, a stye or other infections.
Failure to remove eye makeup properly can contribute to a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) which causes symptoms like eye discomfort, dryness and pain.
A stye is a localized infection in the eyelid that causes a tender, red bump near the edge of the lid. It is caused by staph bacteria found in the nose that are easily transferred to the eye when you rub your nose, then your eye. This bacteria causes inflammation or infection of the eyelash follicle, clogging it.
Styes are contagious, but should go away within a week. If it doesn’t, call the doc.
If you don’t clean your face properly after wearing makeup, blocked hair follicles become a stye, which can then develop into a bacterial infection.
If you do get an infection, be sure to throw out all eye cosmetics including the lashes and liner you used while infected.
How Long Should My Magnetic Lashes Last?
With proper care and maintenance, your magnetic lashes will last you up to 30-50 uses. You may be able to extend the life of your lashes by making sure to clean the magnets gently after every use.
Like all makeup, both liquid and gel MoxieLash magnetic liner have an expiration date. Oxygen and bacteria from the eye region get into such cosmetic substances and cause the product to harden.
Upon opening, you’ll have a smooth, sleek, quality magnetic liner for about five months before it gets a little too old. To slow this process down, always close securely when not using it.
The magnetic liner typically lasts up to 90 uses, depending on how much product you use during each application.
If you like a thicker line or cat eye, we recommend using a traditional eyeliner to achieve your look, and once it dries, apply the magnetic liner sparingly on top of it so you don’t waste product to get your desired look.
Just Do It
While you may feel like washing your false eyelashes after each use is excessive, doing so will help them last longer, look better and make it a lot easier next time you go to wear them.
Know how to care for them, and know when to say goodbye when it’s time for an upgrade to keep your look poppin’ and better than ever.
Stay bright eyed, beauties!