Glam Pro Magnetic Eyelash system by Manicare consists of two products: a magnetising liquid eyeliner, and magnetic eyelashes, all of which are sold separately, or in a pack consisting of the eyeliner and one set of lashes.
The magnetising liquid eyeliner has a revolutionary formula that contains tiny invisible magnetising particles, and is long lasting and smudge-proof. The black eyeliner is packaged in a 5ml liquid eyeliner tube with a fine eyeliner brush, and needs to be shaken well before each use.
The first time I tried using this liquid eyeliner, it went everywhere (in my eye, smudged on my eyelid) – it was a disaster. Using this eyeliner definitely takes a bit of practice, especially if you’re like me and you’re used to using liquid eyeliner in a pen style tube. I haven’t used liquid eyeliner on a brush for years! Second attempt went better, and the liquid eyeliner stayed in place all day, did not smudge, flake or transfer, and it glides on smoothly. (I had applied my foundation, powder and eyeshadow before applying the liquid eyeliner.)
Once the eyeliner was on, I applied mascara to my natural eyelashes, did my brows, applied blush and lipstick, to give the eyeliner sufficient time to dry completely. One thing I didn’t like about this liquid eyeliner is that the ‘stem’ of the eyeliner brush (just above the brush bristle part) kept touching my eyelid when I was doing my left eye. I think this was because I have to work across my face to apply eyeliner to that eyelid (I’m right handed). I don’t have the steadiest hands. I would have preferred if the eyeliner was available in a pen-style tube as I find I have more control over a heavier pen, then I do with a brush. It’s just personal preference, and is not a bad reflection on the product.
After waiting for the eyeliner to dry, I gently lifted the magnetic eyelashes out of their case. I have the Natural ones called “Willow”, and they’re lightweight, reusable, and simply clip onto the eyeliner with three little magnets situated on the lash band. No mess, no fuss.
Now, on the video on Manicare’s website it says you can simply pull the (natural “Willow”) lashes off “without completely destroying my eye make-up” and clip on the more dramatic (“Khloe”) lashes to go from a day to night look.
When I removed the “Willow” lashes to show someone what the magnets looked like, it pulled off chunks of eyeliner off my eyelid, so it’s not as simple as they say. The magnetic eyeliner does need to be touched up before they can be reapplied, its not as simple as take off and stick back on. This happened the second and third times that I used the lashes, and I double checked the Manicare video to see if it happened to their “Glambassador” as well, and it looks like it does (if you pause the video at 2:58, you can see the magnets have pulled her eyeliner off, too), although they sneakily cut the video and she comes back with perfect eyeliner before putting fresh lashes on without mentioning that you do have to touch up the eyeliner before reapplying the lashes.
At the end of the day, the magnetising eyeliner comes off really easily; it simply wipes off with a little make-up remover on a cotton pad. I use Maybelline’s Eye & Lip (the blue and clear one in the little bottle), and held a moistened cotton pad over my eyelid for a minute before simply wiping the eyeliner away without too much repeated rubbing.Overall, this magnetic eyelash system was much easier to use than traditional lashes and eyelash glue. They’re easier to fit, as there’s nothing sticky on the eyelash band, so you’re able to place them right up against your lashes and move them around before having to clip them in place.
I loved trialling this system and even though the initial cost is a bit pricey (it’s the eyeliner that’s expensive), but once you have the eyeliner, replacing the lashes if/when they wear out is actually not that expensive; they’re only $16 per set (cheaper than glue on lashes), and they are reusable. I’d recommend this eyelash system and will continue to use them.
If you’re keen to try Manicare’s Magnetising Lash System, the eyeliner and lashes are available from Farmers, selected pharmacies and online.
The eyeliner does need to be applied in a fairly think line, as wide as the little magnets, especially at the inner corners of the eye, so that the magnets can stick securely.
I tightline my upper lashes with pencil eyeliner before applying the liquid eyeliner and magnetic lashes. This helps to prevent it looking like theres a large gap between my natural lashes and the falsies, especially if I don’t get them on perfectly snug the first time.