How to look after False Eyelashes
Let's be honest, false eyelashes complete any look. They make a big impact to your eyes and add a lot to any makeup look. In this guide, we will go through the steps necessary to look after your false eyelashes.
If you’re new to the lash game, the Ultimate Beginners Guide to False Eyelashes guide tells you everything you need to know about falsies. The guide offers you valuable information from selecting the right style for your eye shape, through to applying your chosen lashes.
Nowadays, you don’t just find boring old strip lashes on the shelf! Lashes have evolved; you can now choose from magnetic, press on, individual lashes and strip lashes. They come in a variety of styles and materials, too.
Below are some questions we’re often asked by our customers:
How do I keep my false lashes in good condition so they can be used again?
When removing lashes from your eyes, make sure you remove them carefully by holding the outer corner of the lash base, pulling towards your tear duct. The last thing you want is damaged false eyelashes, be sure to store them in a case so they don’t lose their shape. Don't forget to clean the lash band in micellar water. Gently rub the lash bands so all traces of glue and makeup are dissolved.
Can I apply mascara?
There is no real answer to this. You can apply mascara on top of your natural lashes, however they will limit the amount of wears you can get out of your lashes.
We'd advise applying mascara before applying your false lashes.
How do I remove false lashes?
Don't apply too much lash glue on the strip of the lash, otherwise it’ll make removal harder, and it'll damage the lashes. We have created an in-depth guide here where you can read some useful information on how to remove strip lashes.
If you struggle to remove your lashes, then we suggest using a lash applicator. They make removal a lot easier, trust us!
How long do the lashes last for?
This will depend on what the lashes are made from, specifically the band itself. Some drugstore brands, including pre-glued styles, may be good for just the one wear. Whereas with premium lashes you can wear between 10 to 20 times in most cases. Another thing that will impact how long your false eyelashes last for, is how much glue you use when applying them. Generally, the less glue you use, the less damage is caused when cleaning your lashes after wear, and therefore the longer they will last.
How do I apply false lashes?
Applying false lashes can be a lil’ tricky, if you’ve never done it before…
Find the right lash style for your eye shape, and measure against your eyelid.
Trim excess length from the outer corner of lash if too long
Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the strip of lash
Use a lash applicator to place the lash on your natural eyelash line. Start from the outer corner and slowly put pressure on the lash towards the inner eye.
Voilà! That’s it. Simple eh?!
If you're looking for some tips and tricks on how to care for your lashes then we've got you covered. Learn how to extend the life of your lashes and more.