A great pair of realistic-looking fake eyelashes can be pretty costly, so there’s no reason they should be a single-serving beauty product. It’s actually pretty easy to rid your false lashes of mascara clumps and glue strings, leaving them looking as pristine as the day you bought them.
How To Wash your lashes:
Most of us apply a coat or two of mascara over our fake lashes because, hey, anything worth doing is worth doing right. But product buildup can lead to creased, broken, and gunky-looking fake lashes, not to mention opening up the possibility of getting an eye infection next time you wear them. However, you’ve probably got all the products you need to clean your false eyelashes in your medicine cabinet right now.
1. Start with cotton swabs, paper towels, and either rubbing alcohol or oil-free eye makeup remover.
2. Place the false lashes on a paper towel and douse the end of your cotton swab in alcohol or eye makeup remover, squeezing off any excess product.
3. Use the cotton swab to gently rub away eye makeup and glue from your lashes, making sure to pay extra attention to the lash bands, which usually get pretty gross.
4. Finish the makeup removal process by using another cotton swab dipped in warm water to clean off any remaining mascara.
5. Never squeeze your false lashes dry after cleaning them! Let them air dry on a paper towel.
How to Store Them
When you buy a great new set of fake eyelashes, don’t toss the box! Instead, use it to store and shape your lashes until the next time you need them.
And remember, a used set of lashes is for your personal stash only. Never bring a used pair of lashes to a professional or makeup counter to have them applied.
While it may feel a little silly to stand over your bathroom counter diligently swabbing a set of eyelashes, knowing how to clean your false eyelashes means that not only will they last longer, but the next time you wear them, it will be a lot easier to place the lash naturally on top of your real lash line without a bunch of gummy buildup. There’s really nothing worse than having someone point out the fuzz in your eyelashes, only to have to explain that, no, it’s eyelash glue, not some kind of weird eye dandruff.
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