Magnetic Lash Vs Glue Lash. Who wins?


Have you ever watch a makeup tutorial and wonder how the person in the video so easily put on a pair of lashes?

Have you ever tried to put on a pair of false lashes and immediately regret your decision?

They are difficult and time-consuming. They are uncomfortable to wear, hard to touch up and messy to remove!

Chances are, you have heard about false lashes simpler cousin, magnetic lash, but you are still not sure....still on the fence before you take the plunge.

Glue lash or magnetic lash, who wins? 

In this post, we pit the trusty glue lash to its newer cousin, magnetic lash.

Obviously, we think magnetic lash is the clear winner.

Read on and decide if you agree with us too.

Glue Lash

This is the grandpa of false lashes. Made popular in 1980 by movie stars. Since then, the trend had caught on, women all over the world have used it to enhance their eyes. 

If you have not heard about glue lashes, how it works. You take a pair of false lashes, apply glue on the false lash, then stick the lashes on your eyes.

Sounds simple. But I can assure you, it is not.

Most women struggle to position the lash bands on their lash lines perfectly, leading to multiple adjustments and rage. 

Like treading needle, you need steady hands and lots of patience. Multiple rounds of trial and error to get the hang of it, to get it right.


  • A trusted solution for false lashes perfected since 1980.
  • Per each new false lashes, they are cheaper.
  •  They feel more sturdy able to hold on for the rest of the day.
  • Due to its popularity, there is an unlimited variety of lash designs.


  • Difficult to put on and time-consuming. Needs to be done with accuracy.
  • A longer learning curve needs multiple rounds of trial and errors. Expect to lose a few pairs of lases to training.
  • Messy during application and removal. Glue may clump, stick on fingers and face.
  • Less natural looking. Uses eyeliner as concealment.
  • Less hygienic for your eyes. During the day debris and dirt may be stuck on the glue.
  • False lashes can wear out very quickly due to harsh application and removal from glue. 

Magnetic Lash

This is the newest innovation in false lashes. More and more women are ditching their glue on for magnetic lashes today. 

For the uninitiated, here is how it works. Instead of using glue to stick on lashes to your lash line, it uses magnets instead.

First, apply the magnetic eyeliner to your lash line. Wait 60 seconds to dry. Then being the lashes close to your lash line and feel it snap into place. Done!


  • Easier and quicker to put on compared to glue. You can put them on in only 3 minutes.
  • Short learning curve. Does not require any practice. If you have never successfully put on false lashes before, this may work for you.
  • More hygienic during the day. Little to no debris and dirt collected on your lash line.
  • More cost-effective in the long run. Depending on your level of care, up to 25 times.
  • They are more natural-looking. Eyeliner is used as an attachment instead of only as concealment. The lashes actively seek to attach to the eyeliner, making lashline practically invisible. 
  • They are easy to clean and remove at the end of the day. No icky glue to deal with.
  • Holds strong all day long with proper application.
  • Easy to adjust and touch up during the day. Just detach one magnet, move it to the desired position, then reattach the magnets.


  • More expensive in the short term on a per new lash basis. In the long term, it is cheaper since it is more reusable.
  • Not as many different designs compared to glue-on lashes.

So which on to choose?

Well, obviously there is no comparison! It's like comparing a Nokia phone in the 2000s to a SmartPhone today.

Magnetic lases are simpler to put on, anyone even if they have never successfully put on false lashes before can finally wear one with this. 

They are quick. No more angry spouses or friends waiting for you to get ready. They are simple to adjust during the day. And they are cleaner at night when you are removing them.

Want to learn more? Want to learn everything about magnetic lash. We have got you covered: Magnetic Lashes: Everything You Need To Know

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