Do you love the look of false eyelashes, but hate the thought of constantly buying and throwing away disposable ones? Reusable eyelashes are a great alternative, but they come with their own set of challenges – from cleaning them properly to removing stubborn glue residue. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about using and caring for reusable eyelashes, so you can keep your eyes looking fabulous without harming the environment (or your wallet).
How to apply reusable eyelashes the right way
Before you do anything, make sure you have a clean and dry surface to work on. You don’t want any dirt or oil interfering with your lash adhesive!
Next, remove your lashes from their case and gently bend the band to make them fit your eye shape. Apply a thin layer of lash adhesive to the band and wait a few seconds for it to get tacky.
Then, using tweezers or your fingers, place the lashes as close to your lash line as possible. Hold them in place until the adhesive dries, and voila! You’re ready to bat those lashes.
Alternatively, follow the instructions in this guide (I’ve tried an it worked)!
How to clean your reusable eyelashes
You should clean them after every use to prevent buildup of dirt, oil, and makeup residue.
Gently remove any glue residue from the band using your fingers or tweezers. Then, soak your lashes in a small bowl of warm water mixed with a gentle cleanser or shampoo for about 10 minutes. Gently rub the lashes with your fingertips to remove any remaining makeup or debris, and rinse them thoroughly with warm water. Finally, lay the lashes flat on a clean towel to air-dry.
Bonus tip for cleaning magnetic eyelashes
If you’re using reusable magnetic eyelashes, the process is similar but with a few tweaks.
First, remove any excess magnetic liner from the lashes using a makeup remover wipe. Then, gently pull the lashes off the magnetic strip and soak them in warm water mixed with a gentle cleanser for about 10 minutes. Rub them gently with your fingertips to remove any remaining residue, and rinse them thoroughly with warm water. Finally, lay the lashes flat on a clean towel to air-dry.
How to remove reusable false eyelashes
Let’s say you’ve had a long day of wearing your lashes and you’re ready to take them off. Don’t just rip them off – that’s a surefire way to damage them and maybe even hurt yourself.
Instead, gently peel the lashes from the outer corner towards the inner corner, using your fingers or tweezers to help you. If you’re having trouble removing any stubborn glue residue, use a cotton swab dipped in oil-free makeup remover to dissolve it.
How to get glue off reusable eyelashes
If you’re struggling to remove glue residue from your reusable eyelashes, you can use a cotton swab dipped in oil-free makeup remover to dissolve it. Gently rub the cotton swab along the band until the glue comes off. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or you may damage the lashes.
How to care for reusable eyelashes
To care for your reusable lashes, store them in their original case after each use. This will help them keep their shape and prevent dust and debris from accumulating on them. Avoid using any oil-based makeup products near your lashes, as they can break down the adhesive and shorten the lifespan of your lashes. And if you want to get the most out of your lashes, don’t wear them to bed or in the shower – water and sweat can loosen the adhesive and cause the lashes to fall off.
In summary, using reusable eyelashes can save you money and help the environment, but you need to know how to clean and care for them properly. Follow the steps above to keep your lashes looking fabulous and ready for their next use. With a little TLC, your lashes will be your best beauty accessory for a long time to come.