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How to Get Glue Out of Eyelashes: A Comprehensive Guide

Eyelashes can add a dramatic flair to your look, but removing the glue from false lashes can sometimes be a tricky process. Don’t worry, though! This blog post will guide you through several methods to safely and effectively remove eyelash glue.

Method 1: Using Eye Makeup Remover

  1. Choose the right eye makeup remover formula for your false lashes. Oil-based eye makeup removers are usually most effective in breaking down lash adhesive. However, if you plan to reuse your lashes, it’s best to choose an oil-free formula.
  2. Dip a cotton swab in eye makeup remover. Saturate the cotton, but make sure that it’s not dripping.
  3. Run the swab along the lash band on your eyelid. This will allow it to seep between the two and loosen the glue.
  4. Allow the remover to sit for a few minutes on the eyelid. Let it sit on the lash band for 1 to 3 minutes to ensure that the adhesive starts to lose its tackiness.
  5. Pull the lashes off from the outer corner. When you can feel that the false lashes are starting to move easily, lay your finger flat against your eyelid. Pull up and out slightly to reduce any slack on the skin.
  6. Rub another swab along your lashes and the lash band again. Even after you take off the false lashes, there may still be some glue residue on your eyelid and the false lash band.
  7. Pull off any remaining glue from the lashes. After you apply more eye makeup remover, you should be able to use your fingers to peel off the remaining glue.

Method 2: Dissolving the Glue with Oil

  1. Dab a cotton ball with the oil of your choice. You can use coconut, olive, or baby oil.
  2. Press the cotton ball to the lash band and hold it for a few minutes. To allow the oil to reach the glue and start to dissolve it.
  3. Pull off the lashes. Once the glue is loosened, you should be able to remove the lashes.

Method 3: Using Soap and Water

  1. Wash your face with soap and water. This is the most basic method, but it can be effective.


Q: Can I use petroleum jelly to remove eyelash glue?
A: Yes, petroleum jelly can help to break down and remove eyelash glue.

Q: Can I use lemon juice to remove eyelash glue?
A: Lemon juice is an acidic substance that can help to break down and remove eyelash glue.

Q: Can I use micellar water to remove eyelash glue?
A: Yes, micellar water can be used to remove eyelash glue.

Remember, the key to removing eyelash glue is patience. Don’t rush the process, and always be gentle to avoid damaging your natural lashes. Happy lash-wearing!

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