The Truth About Magnetic Eyeliner VS. Adhesive Eyeliner

Find out what the real difference is.



Wondering what the difference is between magnetic eyeliner and adhesive eyeliner? The obvious answer is that one is magnetic, and one is formulated with glue. But is one easier to apply, less allergenic, and will hold false eyelashes on longer? We’re discussing it all because we know you have questions, and as the lash experts, we’ve definitely got all the answers.


First things first. MoxieLash Magnetic Liquid Eyeliner is created for magnetic lashes, while adhesive works on regular strip lashes. Both can work to give you a lash look you want, but the method is definitely different between the two. Scroll down to read all the pros and cons and choose for yourself what’s best for you and your #lashgoals. 


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What is Magnetic Eyeliner and How Does it Work? 

What is the difference between magnetic eyeliner and adhesive. 

MoxieLash Magnetic Eyeliner works just like your favorite liquid liner, except it’s formulated with Iron Oxide. This ingredient not only gives the liner its color, but it’s also what attracts to the micro magnets on the magnetic eyelash band. With this formula, you can readjust, re-stick, or apply an entirely different eyelash style again and again. Plus, everything in the proprietary formula rates as safe and non-toxic on the EWG.


What is Adhesive Eyeliner, and How Does it Work?

What is liquid glue eyeliner and how does it work?

Adhesive is another word for glue, which is the traditional way of applying OG lash extensions. The difference between a liner formula and the standard tube of lash glue is that the eyeliner formula comes with a brush applicator. You apply it directly to your lash line, let it dry down to a tacky consistency, and then attach your falsies. Once your lashes are on, you can’t readjust without starting completely over. Lastly, glue has a high rate of eye irritation. On the up-side, though, they’re typically cheaper than magnetic lashes with their one-time use. 



MoxieLash Magnetic Eyeliner

 What's the difference between glue on lashes and magnetic?


Goodbye sandwiching magnetic eyelashes over your natural lashes—magnetic eyeliner is the new way of doing things. With just one swipe of liner and your perfect Moxie lash style, you’ll almost instantly give your eyes their dream lash volume, length, and flutter. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect with eyeliner that’s magnetic.



  • Don’t need to be a pro
  • Super easy to use
  • Instantly magnetizes to lashes
  • Re-sticks if you need to adjust
  • Holds Moxie Magnetic Lashes all day, all night
  • No glue
  • Paraben-free
  • Waterproof 
  • Smudge-proof
  • Windproof
  • Comes in brown and black color options




  • Liner needs to fully dry (2-3 minutes)
  • Slightly thicker than traditional liquid liner 
  • More expensive than lash glue



Adhesive Eyeliner 


The OG lash solution you can find at any one-stop shop. 



  • Less expensive
  • Dries to clear or black



  • Hard for non-professionals to use
  • Sticky and messy
  • Highly allergenic
  • Toxic ingredients
  • Can’t readjust lashes
  • Not user friendly
  • Takes forever to dry


While a less expensive false eyelash option might sound enticing, it’s not worth it in the long run. With Moxie Magnetic Eyeliner and Lashes, you’ll get up to 60+ uses of the same eyelash style! Plus, if you start your day with a natural lash and then want to level up to one that’s more dramatic—we’ve got all the options. 


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