False lashes are a fantastic way to add a bit of 'je ne sais quoi' to your look, but how long do they last? We get asked this question a lot, so we thought we'd put together a fun guide to help you out.
First, how long your false eyelashes last depends on a few factors. Things like lifestyle, budget, style changes, following trends and commitment to your lashes play a part.
For example, if you're the type who likes to change their look often or follow the latest trends, you might want to go for a cheaper option as you'll be replacing them more frequently. However, if you're after a more long-term solution, it's worth investing in a higher-quality pair of falsies.
Another thing to ponder is how often you wear them. If you only rock your false eyelashes on special occasions, they're likely to last longer than if you wear them daily.
What sounds like a simple question is more complicated than you think. So many factors come into play, some obvious and some not so simple. Choices, choices - let's get stuck in with some facts.
Magnetic False Eyelash - A Life Span
Because of the nature of magnetic falsies, how long they last depend on how well you take care of them.
If you're gentle with them and clean them regularly, keep them dust free and away from your little sister. They can last up to 30 days. However, they might only last a week or two if you're not so careful.
Bottom line? If you want your false magnetic lashes to last more than one night, be gentle with them, clean them often, and put a lock on your door.
Full-Set Glue-On False Eyelash
The adhesive is key here. If you use a good quality adhesive, your full-set glue-on false eyelash could last up to two weeks.
However, they might only last a day or two if you use a cheapo budget brand. And if you have oily skin, the oil can break down the adhesive, causing your falsies to fall off in your pornstar martini - nothing wrong with a dirty martini, but wet lashes are a no-no!
Individual False Eyelashes
These are usually the most temporary option, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a day or two.
But if you take care of them and use a decent make and strong adhesive, they could last up to a week. Just clean the falsies regularly and keep them away from water, including your shower steam and, if possible, sweat!
Other Things to Consider - Lifestyle
If your life is one long holiday, your false eyelashes will last longer than if you're constantly running around after kids, working long hours in a steamy kitchen or digging up the road.
Okay, digging up the road is a bit extreme, but you know what we mean - how you treat your false eyelashes significantly impacts how long they last.
Generally, a lifestyle that includes commuting, trips to the gym and occasional nights out might make better use of full-set glue on lashes as they're more durable than other types.
If your job means you must always look on-point, individual lashes might be the way forward, as you can easily top up your look as required.
And if you're lucky enough to live a life of luxury with plenty of time for relaxing spa days and lunches with the girls, magnetic lashes might be the ideal solution as they're super easy to apply and remove.
The great news is you can mix and match depending on your budget and, of course, your schedule.
Your False Lash Budget - Getting Enough Bang out of Your Lash
For most of us, money and your false lash budget determine how often we can swap them out.
If you're on a budget, it's worth considering magnetic or strip lashes as they offer more bang for your bundle - you can get multiple uses out of them before replacing them.
If money is no object, go wild and experiment with all the different types to find your perfect falsies match.
Style Changes - Making the Swap from Flirty to Funky
Your style might be ever-changing, but how does that affect your false lash game?
If you like to ramp up your look regularly, individual lashes are a great option, as you can buy different lengths and thicknesses to create any style you desire. They're also easy to remove and reapply, so you can rock a new look every day of the week!
However, if you prefer a fresh look or want to commit to a natural style for a while, magnetic or full-set glue-on strip lashes are probably better suited. Remember that changing your lash style can be tricky once you've committed to one, so choose wisely!
Following Trends - Going with the (Lash) Flow
Keeping up with the latest trends on socials can be fun, but it's also important to consider how often they change and how that will influence your false lash choices.
For example, suppose dramatic, voluminous lashes are all the rage one season and natural. In that case, fluttery lashes are back the next, you might want to consider individual or strip lashes as they're more versatile.
This way, you can pick and mix to create any style you desire without having to buy a whole new set of falsies every time the trends change.
Commitment to Your Lashes - How Much Time Can You Spare?
How much time do you have for your false eyelashes? If you're short on time, magnetic or strip lashes might be the best option as they don't require much effort to apply and remove.
However, if you're not in a rush and want to take your time with your lashes, full-set glue-on falsies will give you a more dramatic look that lasts longer. Just remember that they can be tricky to remove, so you'll need to have some patience!
Make Your Falsies Part of Your Self-Love Routine
Getting your glam on by choosing false eyelashes is a great way to treat yourself, whether you're getting them done professionally or applying them at home.
Why not make them part of your self-care routine and take some time to relax while you apply them? Light some candles, put on some laid-back music and take your time to get the perfect lash look.
You could even turn your lash event into a girls' night and have your friends over for some wine and cheese while you all experiment with different styles, textures and looks.
Taking time out is essential for our mental health, and what better way to do it than a night in with your favourite people or just you and your false eyelashes? What could be better?
How long do false eyelashes last? And how can we extend their life?
The answer depends on the type of false lashes and how well you take care of them, follow the points listed below, and you won't go far wrong.
- Keep your lashes away from water for the first few hours after application.
- Do not use any oil-based eye makeup remover.
- Don't pick at your lashes.
- Never rub or pull your lashes out.
- Use the best products you can afford.
- Read the instructions on the packets - sounds silly, but it's important.
- Don't apply when over tired or drunk (yes, we sound like your mother).
- Be patient, give yourself time to practise your lash skills.
- Just like your teeth, your lashes will look better if you brush them regularly.
- Go big or go home - or don't, your choice.
- Have fun; after all, they are only false lashes.
So there it is, everything you need to know about how long false eyelashes last and how to make them last longer. Now go forth and enjoy your fabulous lashes!
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