Don’t you just hate throwing your dirty, used fake eyelashes after one or two uses? I must admit that I do because it is like throwing money into my bin! Some fake eyelashes are not cheap…if you buy good ones, for example from Eylure, Ardell (€7-€10) or Benefit (€14), you want to be able to reuse them instead of throwing them out after one use, right? Well, in this post I will show you how to clean your used fake eyelashes using a very easy, non time consuming method. As always, it is a tried and tested method, you can trust me on this! Let’s get cleaning🙂 What you need;
A small container/bowl
Makeup cleanser. I used L’Oreal Skin Perfection micellar water.
A pair of slanted tweezers
A piece of tissue/lint free wipe
First, pour your cleansing solution into your bowl. I used approximately 1 tablespoon of micellar water. If you don’t have micellar water then you can use soapy water or a mixed solution of cleanser+water. Put your eyelashes into the bowl and swirl them around with the tweezers to make sure that they are completely soaked in the cleanser. Mine are actually submerged in the solution. Leave the eyelashes to soak for a bit (30 minutes minimum). I went to do the laundry whilst I was waiting! Time’s up! Take them out and put them on the tissue paper to dry. You can see all the glue bits here, they really needed a good clean! To make things a bit easier, start from one corner and work your way in. Gently pull the glue layer off. If you accidentally pulled the hair, don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it pretty quick🙂 Also, if you found that your cleanser is not strong enough to soften the glue, you can add a few drops of olive oil into the same solution, submerge the eyelashes, wait for a bit and try again. Look at all the gunk that came out of this pair of used fake eyelashes! I cleaned 2 out of 3 pairs of these fake eyelashes above, can you tell the difference between the new and the used ones? It’s hard to tell, right? They look brand new again!! The cleaning process for 1 pair of eyelashes only took me around 10-15 minutes and it was strangely relaxing and satisfying to pluck all the gunk off (told you I’m kinda strange, haha). You can reuse them approximately 4 or 5 times!
So yep, that is it! Hope you guys found this tip useful and you’ll clean your used fake eyelashes from now on, you will save so much money!🙂
Lots of love,