Our top picks of the best eyelash glues and adhesives.
What is the best glue for eyelashes?
Like a great moisturizer, a long-lasting eyelash glue is essential for pulling off your looks and whether you want to wear them full and long or simply add some volume, false lashes are subtle way to enhance your natural beauty. With the myriad of false eyelash glues to choose from, it’s often nice to have a variety in choices of brands. Eyelash glues are a great aid and a strong false eyelash glue is essential for your beauty bag. Most glues and adhesives come in clear or dark and a good false eyelash glue should be waterproof for all day wear.
In order to properly apply and remove eyelash glue and eyelashes, it is important to remember:
- to try not to overuse the eyelash glue to give your eyes a natural look;
- to take time to wait until the glue is fully dry before applying lashes onto the eyes; and,
- when applying eyelash glue or adhesive, it is also important to apply the correct amount so as to avoid any possible injury.
How To Pick the Best Eyelash Glue
When shopping for a trusted eyelash adhesive, we usually aim for affordable and easy to use. The length of wear is mainly up to you, but you may want to get a glue or adhesive that will also outlast your dollar. More experienced wearers like to use dark or black glue for dramatic and smoky-eye looks, but first-timers may prefer to use a clear glue or transparent adhesive as it is less noticeable if a mistake is made.
Some key things you may want to keep in mind when shopping for the best eyelash glue:
- Hold and Wearability — ranging from semi-permanent to ready to stick, the level of hold you need should be based on how long you intend to wear lashes. Semi-permanent adhesives are good for everyday use and perfect if you don’t remove after every use. One-use is perfect for events and special occasions, rather than regularly, and ready to stick, or instant, adhesives can be put on and removed when desired, without prior glue application.
- Sensitivity — those who suffer from sensitive eyes or skin might want to buy a glue or adhesive that is hypoallergenic, low-fumes or fumes-free.
- Waterproof — especially if you spend a lot of time swimming or playing sports.
- Size — compact or small enough to fit in your purse is usually the way to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does glue/strip adhesive last?
It depends on how much glue you used and how well you prepped your lashes. Most last through the day and night, while others last up to a weeks with regular wear. If you decide to use an adhesive strip, lashes can hold on overnight. If you go for a strong individual eyelash glue, they can be worn for up to a week, although not recommended.
Can I use adhesive for individual lashes on strip lashes?
No. Choosing the correct glue type is just as important as the color. Not all false eyelash adhesives are meant for strip lashes as individual glue is made only to bond with your natural lashes and can damage or cause injury to skin and eyes. Bottom line: adhesive for individual lashes should be used with individual lashes only!
Should I apply mascara before or after putting on lashes?
You should add mascara before. First, curl your own lashes which will blend your own lashes in with the falsies. Next, add mascara your natural lashes then apply false eyelashes.
What colour glue should I use?
Clear glue or adhesives are perfect for first-timers and those with light or blonde lashes. A dark toned glue is ideal for those with dark lashes, and great for blending lashes in without eyeliner. Because it is dark, this glue may work best for more experienced wearers.
Are all eyelash glues and adhesives hypoallergenic?
Glues and adhesives for sensitive eyes are usually a specialty item. Look for a product that carries the “hypoallergenic” tag. The best hypoallergenic eyelash glue, ideally, is one that looks glam without irritating your eyes. If you are unsure or may have more serious allergies, it might be best to consult an expert.
What’s the best way to remove lashes?
You want to take special care when removing your falsies. The safest way to remove them without damaging your own is a two-step process. First, use a gentle, oil-free makeup remover to soften. Next, soak a cotton ball or swab with remover and press it on your eyelid for about 15 seconds. You shouldn’t have to tug; if that is the case, repeat the steps as needed. Eventually, the lash should come off easily.
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