Cleaning your lashes will mean you get the most use out of them for your money. If you’re feeling really extra, you may choose to coat your strip lashes with a mascara for the ultimate seamless blend, but doing so can cause hairs to become loose and fall off the lashband.
Essentially, product build up = clumpy, germ coated lashes… and no one wants gunky-looking lashes, not to mention increasing the risk of an eye infection.
To your surprise, is is likely you already have the products and tools needed to make your lashes as good as new once again!
Here’s how to clean synthetic silk false lashes (do not try on mink lashes):
You will need the following:
- Clean towel or an eco-friendly, reusable cotton pad
- Cotton bud (we recommend bamboo cotton buds)
- Oil-free eye makeup remover (oil can break the bond of the glue & lash fibres which can cause them to fall apart)
- Tweezers (optional)
1: Place the lashes on a clean towel or an eco-friendly, reusable cotton pad.
2: Douse the end of your cotton bud in the eye makeup remover and gently rub away any gunk, especially focussing on the lash band. We recommend only doing light strokes in one direction so the lashes don’t get damaged during the process.
3: If any glue is too stubborn and won’t move, carefully use tweezers to pick away and remove it while it is still soaked in oil-free makeup remover.
4: Once all debris and glue is removed from the lashes, wash away any excess residue left from the makeup remover using a cotton bud dipped into warm water.
5: Bend the lashes back to the original shape and let them air dry on a clean towel/cotton pad. You should never flatten or squeeze the lashes in attempt to dry them, as this can cause them to become misshapen and unusable.
6: Once fully dry, put the lashes back in their original box to maintain the curve of the lash band and avoid them becoming damaged.