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Your Ultimate Guide To Removing Lash Glue

Oct 28, 2022
Oct 28, 2022

Lash glue is great for keeping falsies in place all night, but working with it can be frustrating and messy. It’s one of the reasons magnetic lashes are becoming so popular — people want to avoid using this cumbersome adhesive. 

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get eyelash glue off your skin, lash set, and clothing. This guide outlines how to remove eyelash glue, with tips and tricks for each type of glue incident. 

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Removing lash glue from skin

If lash glue lingers after removing your falsies or you accidentally get some on your skin, don’t panic. Removing lash glue from your skin isn’t complicated — there are home remedies for removing lash glue and store-bought products that’ll do the trick. Here are four of our favorite methods. 

1. Steam

Loosen the glue by placing your face in the steam produced by a bowl of hot water. Drape a towel over your head to trap the moisture and sit for several minutes. The steam should feel warm and relaxing. If it stings, add cooler water to bring down the temperature. 

2. Lash glue dissolver

Lash glue dissolver is designed to remove this adhesive from your skin and false eyelashes. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the dissolver. Swipe gently along your lash line to remove any remaining glue. 

3. Makeup remover

You probably already have this product, so it’s a convenient choice for removing lash glue. Take a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover and gently swipe across your eye, applying slight pressure to remove the glue.

4. Coconut oil

Apply coconut oil with a Q-tip to the bits of glue you want removed. Let the Q-tip sit for 10–15 seconds, and then wipe away the excess glue. Avoid putting coconut oil on the rest of your face because it’s comedogenic and could lead to clogged pores

Removing lash glue from fake eyelashes

Lash glue often gets stuck on falsies when they’re taken off. To remove this, take a pair of tweezers and pull the glue away from the lash band. Be gentle when you pull the glue to avoid damaging the lash band. You’ll want to remove all the makeup and glue off your falsies to prep them for the next wear. 

Removing lash glue from eyeballs

Getting a bit of glue in your eye is scary. If this happens to you, rinse your eyes with warm water for 5–10 minutes to flush the lash glue from your eyes. See a doctor if your eyes are irritated or in pain after rinsing. 

Removing lash glue from clothing

When applying your lashes, it’s not unusual to accidentally get a drop of glue on your clothes. Here’s how to remove it.

  • Glue dissolver. If you have an adhesive remover, apply a small drop to your clothes as a patch test. If it doesn’t stain, use a cotton pad to place it on the affected area, letting it sit for several seconds before swiping the glue off.
  • White vinegar. If the glue is on silk, satin, or leather clothes, heat some white vinegar and soak the affected area for 30 minutes. Hand-wash the clothing with gentle soap after this treatment. 

To avoid working with lash adhesive altogether, try lash extensions or magnetic lashes. A professional stylist can apply and remove extensions so you don’t have to, and magnetic lashes connect via magnetic eyeliner. 

People also ask

How do you apply lash glue?

Using lash glue to secure false lashes is a simple process. Apply a small amount of glue evenly across the lash band, waiting 30 seconds for the adhesive to become tacky before placing the strip as close to your lash line as possible. Use tweezers or a lash applicator to place the lashes precisely. You have a few moments to adjust the lashes as necessary before the glue completely dries.  

Are there alternatives to using lash glue?

Fabulous lashes don’t necessitate messy lash glue. As mentioned, magnetic lashes and eyelash extensions are two great alternatives. 

Magnetic lashes are falsies that are secured with magnets. This makes the application process more manageable, and you don’t have to worry about getting glue on your eyes or clothes. 

Eyelash extensions are applied by a professional lash technician and last several weeks. They can be applied across the entire lash line or as individual lash bundles to add volume to specific areas. 

You can also improve the fullness and length of your natural lashes by using hair growth serums and addressing vitamin and supplement deficiencies (pay special attention to biotin, vitamins E, C, and D, and zinc). Castor oil is easily accessible and known to increase hair growth. Apply a small amount with a Q-tip to your lashes before bed, and you’ll likely see results within a few months. 

Are there different types of glue removers?

There are four main types of glue removers. The most significant difference between these is consistency. The best eyelash glue remover is one that feels easy to use and is recommended for your situation. 

  • Gel removers have a thick consistency, making them easy to apply with a cotton swab or Q-tip to your lash line. 
  • Solvents are thin liquids that may contain harsh chemicals and irritate skin. These are recommended for glue that’s not on the body. 
  • Cream removers have a lotion-like consistency that makes them easy to control when removing lash glue.
  • Oil-based removers work well for glue attached to skin, lash sets, and clothing. 

Enjoying your falsies

While eyelash glue works wonders at keeping your lashes on all night, it’s no fun having glue stuck to places it shouldn’t be. Luckily, the above tips and tricks will help you remove lash glue easily and quickly. 

To get inspired for your next lash look, check out product reviews on Flip. Our community is trying out new lash sets and sharing the results so you can feel excited about your next night out.

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