After a whole night of party or a day of glamour, you are faced with one great dilemma: how to remove false eyelashes.
The good news is that removing fake eyelashes is not as difficult as applying them. Removing false lashes may initially feel dangerous because you stand the risk of pulling away your natural eyelashes as well. Remember that this can only happen if you peel it off haphazardly without care or caution.
To achieve natural looking false eyelashes, you have to apply them carefully and make sure that they are glued and set properly. These days, self adhesive false eyelashes are quite popular. They include some adhesive on the fake eyelashes so that application will not be as tasking for you. The problem with these kinds of false lashes is that some of them might not stick as long and as firmly as you want them to. To be safe, it is always good to use some eyelash glue for stay-on. We have provided a step-by-step instruction set for applying fake eye lashes in a separate section in this site.
How to remove fake eyelashes
Let’s get on to what this article is about: removing fake eyelashes. So, how do you remove fake lashes without losing your real lashes? Here are some tips for removing those fake lashes:
1. Never remove it by tugging. Chances are, you might pull off some of your real lashes as well, and this can become very tragic! Go gentle on those fake eye lashes and handle them as though they could be real.
2. Start by dabbing fake eyelash remover on your lash line with a cotton swab. You can gently tap the swab at the base in order to loosen out the eyelash glue. Start applying from the outer edge inwards. You may use some eye makeup remover as an alternative. It would also be good to let it soak for a few seconds in order to soften the adhesive glue. (Do not leave it out too long as it will dry out eventually.)
3. After making sure that it has fully softened, take one corner of the lash band (for full fake eyelashes) and gently pull off the eye lashes. For individual fake eye lashes, it is best to use a good pair of tweezers for more precision when pulling.
4. Remove all possible traces of eyelash glue by dabbing some more eyelash remover. Finally, cleanse your eyes and the rest of your makeup with a good make up remover.
Alternatives for Removing Fake Eye Lashes
Some people find using soap and water to loosen adhesive glue as effective as eyelash removers. Some also soak the area with olive oil or virgin coconut oil to achieve the same glue loosening effect.
Tips for Cleaning and Storing
You can actually reuse your fake eye lashes provided that you maintain them and keep them clean at all times. After removing them carefully, soak them in a tiny amount of warm, soapy water to remove the glue, dust particles, as well as false eyelash mascara that you possibly applied. Use tweezers to pull off glue particles. You can also soak them in your eyelash remover solution instead of soapy water. You can use a moustache brush or some other gentle brush for cleaning between those lashes. Afterwards, dry them and store them back in their original container.