By popular request, I recently posted a tutorial video on YouTube where I show you how you can achieve the makeup look that I have been wearing on YouTube in recent months (The Makeup Look I Wear On YouTube Tutorial). I'm so glad you all liked it so much! In that video I show you how to wear false eyelashes and in this post I want to share with you how best to remove them.
To remove your false eyelashes without risk to pulling out lashes or tugging on your eyelids as you would with repeated use, simply soak a cotton ball will OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER. The one I've been using for years is by Maybelline. Hold the soaked cotton ball to your eyelids for a few seconds. This will soften the glue and your false eyelashes will simply slide off.
The next thing you should do is peel off any remaining glue from your false eyelashes and place them back into the package you bought them in until you're ready to wear them again. The glue peels off the lashes pretty easily as it's rubbery so no great effort is needed.
If you use mascara on your false eyelashes and I don't because I think they are dark and lush enough, but if you do, and you would like to clean off the mascara before you put them away, simply soak another cotton ball with OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER and press it gently onto the lashes. You'll want to place your lashes onto a paper towel for this process because the mascara will become diluted and wash off onto whatever surface you're working on. After you soak them with the cotton ball for a few moments, gently wipe the lashes from base to tip to wipe off the mascara. You can also use a Q-tip and remember to do this gently because you don't want to damage your false eyelashes. You may want to soak another cotton ball and wipe again until they wipe clean and all mascara residue is removed. Once they are clean you can soak your last cotton ball with plain water and gently wipe the makeup remover off. Then let them air dry. Once dry, place them back into the tray they came in and they are ready for your next wear.
To remove any excess glue from your eyelids, simply place a few drops of baby oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, or oil-based makeup remover onto a Q-tip and swab the glue. The oil will loosen the glue and it will come right off. I find that my OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER does a good job getting the glue off as well if you would rather not use oil.
DO NOT GET ANY OIL, OR OIL-BASED MAKEUP REMOVER on your false eyelashes.
One last point, don't worry if you have peeled off your false eyelashes because you didn't know about the soaking method. The glue dries rubbery and flexible and is not hard so and I find that it peels off pretty easily without pulling or tugging. A tip to remember is to always apply your lashes to the edge of your eyelid right at your lashline and not on your lashes, that way you won't pull at your natural lashes when you remove the false ones.
Enjoy wearing false eyelashes, they are so much fun and very glamorous!
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