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How Many Times Can You Wear False Eyelashes?

False eyelashes are a great way to enhance your eye makeup and create a glamorous look. But how many times can you reuse them before they lose their shape, quality, or hygiene? In this blog post, we will answer some frequently asked questions about false eyelashes and share some tips on how to clean and store them properly.

What are the different types of false eyelashes?

There are three main types of false eyelashes: synthetic, mink, and silk. Synthetic eyelashes are made from plastic fibers and are the most affordable and widely available option. They come in various styles, lengths, and colors, but they tend to be stiffer and less natural-looking than other types. Mink eyelashes are made from real mink fur and are the most expensive and luxurious option. They are very soft, lightweight, and fluffy, and they mimic the natural look and feel of human lashes. Silk eyelashes are made from synthetic silk fibers and are a middle ground between synthetic and mink eyelashes. They are softer and more flexible than synthetic eyelashes, but more durable and affordable than mink eyelashes.

How many times can you reuse false eyelashes?

The number of times you can reuse false eyelashes depends on the type of lashes you are using and how well you take care of them. According to L’Oréal Paris, synthetic eyelashes can be reused up to five times, while mink or silk eyelashes can be reused up to 20 times. However, this also depends on how often you wear them, how much glue and mascara you use, and how gently you remove and clean them.

How do you clean false eyelashes?

Cleaning your false eyelashes is essential to extend their lifespan and prevent any eye infections. Here are some steps to follow to clean your false eyelashes properly:

  1. Remove the leftover eyelash glue. With clean hands, use tweezers to gently lift the glue from the band of the eyelashes. If there is any stubborn glue that won’t come off, you can use an oil-based eye makeup remover to dissolve it.
  2. Clean the eyelashes with micellar water. Place the eyelashes on a paper towel and use a cotton swab dipped in micellar water to wipe the band and the fibers of the eyelashes. This will remove any makeup, dirt, and oil that may be on the lashes. Repeat this process until the lashes are completely clean.
  3. Dry the eyelashes. Gently pat the eyelashes with a clean paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Then, place them on a fresh paper towel and let them air dry completely. Do not use a hair dryer or any heat source to speed up the drying process, as this may damage the lashes.
  4. Store the eyelashes. Once the eyelashes are dry, you can store them in their original case or a clean container. Make sure the eyelashes are in their natural shape and not bent or twisted. Keep them away from heat, moisture, and dust.

Note: If you have mink eyelashes, you should skip the micellar water step and use water instead, as micellar water may ruin the shape and curl of the lashes. Also, avoid submerging the lashes in water, as this may also damage them.

What are some tips to make false eyelashes last longer?

Besides cleaning and storing your false eyelashes properly, here are some other tips to make them last longer:

  • Apply a thin layer of glue to the band of the eyelashes and wait for a few seconds before applying them to your eyelids. This will prevent the glue from getting too messy and hard to remove.
  • Avoid applying mascara to your false eyelashes, as this will make them clumpy and difficult to clean. If you want to blend your natural lashes with your false eyelashes, apply mascara to your natural lashes before applying the false ones.
  • Remove your false eyelashes gently and carefully. Do not pull or tug on them, as this may cause them to break or lose their shape. Use an oil-based eye makeup remover to soften the glue and then peel off the eyelashes from the outer corner to the inner corner.
  • Do not share your false eyelashes with anyone else, as this may spread bacteria and cause eye infections.


False eyelashes are a fun and easy way to transform your look, but they also require some care and maintenance to keep them in good condition. By following the steps and tips we shared in this blog post, you can reuse your false eyelashes multiple times and save money and time. We hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading!

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