Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Black Magic Adhesive

Q: I have a client who has had reactions to other lash adhesives, will they react to Black Magic?

A: We have had excellent success with Black Magic working for clients and also lash artists who have had reactions to other adhesives in the past, so you should definitely try it!  We do not guarantee that your client will not react, as we never know which ingredients or combinations of ingredients different bodies will react to, so we always recommend doing a patch test and waiting 24-48 hours following the patch test to monitor for any reaction, prior to doing a full set on a new client who has a history of reactions from other adhesives.  Let me know if you have any other questions or if you’d like to see our full ingredients list so you can make an informed decision about using Black Magic on your clients! 

Q: I see that Black Magic does not contain Cyanoacrylate, but it contains Acrylates Copolymer.  How are these ingredients different? 

A: Cyanoacrylate is classified as a moderate to severe irritant whereas Acrylates Copolymer is classified as a mild irritant.  Because of this, there is a much lower risk of clients reacting to Black Magic, due to it only containing 8% Acrylates Copolymer which is only a mild irritant.  There is no way to predict if a client will react to any new combination of ingredients, so we recommend doing a patch test on your most sensitive clients, and waiting 24-48 hours following the patch test to monitor for any reaction, prior to doing a full set. 

Q: Have you ever had anyone react to Black Magic?

A: There is never a ZERO RISK situation with any adhesives, even the ones advertised to be sensitive glues.  So although the risk is very low, yes there have been some recorded cases of reaction to Black Magic.  This being said, the reactions that we have seen have been fairly mild in nature and there have been an even lower instance of reaction where we have had to remove the client’s lashes.  Often times, we have had clients be able to manage a mild reaction by taking an over-the-counter antihistamine the day of their fill and for 2-3 days following their fill.

Q: If Black Magic does not contain Cyanoacrylate then which ingredient in it causes it to stick?

A: We are not chemists by any means, but we do believe that it is not any ONE ingredient within an adhesive that gives it its “stick”, but rather the combination of all of its ingredients that function to work together to cause the “stick” within the adhesive.

Q: I have developed respiratory symptoms when exposed to other adhesives (such as shortness of breath).  Has that ever happened to anyone using Black Magic?

A: The main ingredient within other adhesives is Cyanoacrylate.  About 5% of the population has been found to develop a sensitivity to cyanoacrylate fumes after repeated exposure, resulting in respiratory “flu-like” symptoms and even the triggering of asthma. No, we have had no instances or reports of artists or clients developing any sort of respiratory symptoms after prolonged use with Black Magic.  We even have a few lash artists who had respiratory symptoms with other adhesives who have not had any respiratory symptoms when using Black Magic.   

Q: What is the full ingredients list for Black Magic?

A: Aqua 50.3%, Alcohol 20%, Poly (vinyl alcohol) 12%, Acrylates Copolymer 8%, Glycerol 8%, D-sorbitol 1.5%, Polycicyl Pyrrolidone 1%, Dextrin 0.3%, Allantoin 0.3%, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 0.2%, Lecithin 0.2%, Methyl Paraben 0.2%

Q: How do I get the best retention with Black Magic?

Q: How do I use Black Magic now that I’ve purchased it? Including storage, use and aftercare instructions.

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