Are false lashes reusable?
It’s undoubtedly true that false eyelashes make a big impact on your overall beauty routine and can vamp up your beauty look, making you appear on trend and very relevant. Whether you want natural-looking lashes or prefer the more dramatic magnetic lash for the full Va Va Voom, the right pair will get the job done.
You may think that after a night on the town you should bin your falsies, however I am here to tell you that you can reuse them as long as you know how to clean false lashes and look after them. That’s right, if you clean your falsies with care, you can use them again and again which is brilliant for you as it saves you so much money.
Intrigued? Follow along as I give you the lowdown on how to clean and reuse false eyelashes.
HOW TO CLEAN FALSE LASHES
If you’re wondering how to make your false eyelashes look brand new each and every time, here's a very simple step-by-step routine to help you learn how to clean false eyelashes like a pro.
STEP #1: WASH YOUR HANDS
Before you pick up a set of false eyelashes, it’s essential that you wash your hands. After all, you don’t want any dirt, oil, or impurities to transfer to your falsies. Go ahead and wash your hands, then you’re ready for step number two.
STEP #2: CLEAN YOUR FALSE EYELASHES
This step will remove any residual makeup on your false lashes (essential if you applied mascara on top of them) as well as other impurities.
Place your false eyelashes on a paper towel, or cotton pad, then saturate a cotton swab with the Clinique Take the Day Off makeup remover. This is gentle yet very effective for removing all the dirt and glue from your lash. Gently wipe the base of your lashes and the false lash “hairs” to lift and remove leftover mascara, dirt, and excess oils for a thorough cleansing.
The key point to remember here is take your time and be gentle. Lashes are robust enough to be reused but excessive pulling or dragging will damage the lash.
STEP #3: DAMPEN YOUR EYELASHES
Think of this step as an extra precaution to ensure that your lashes are fully clean. Get a small bowl of warm water and dampen another cotton swab, using it to wipe from the base of your lashes to the ends. Once you’re satisfied, leave your lashes on the paper towel to air dry.
STEP #4: STORE YOUR LASHES
As your cleansing session went off without a hitch, it’s time to store your lashes properly. Simply place your false eyelashes back in the packaging they came in, and keep them in their original position to help maintain their shape. Once you’re ready to reuse the lashes, the application process will be a breeze.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU REUSE FALSE EYELASHES?
Now that you know how to clean false lashes, you’re probably interested in reusing them. That’s what all this effort was for! How many times you'll be able to glue and un-glue your eyelashes comes down to the type of lashes you’re using. False eyelashes made out of synthetic material can be reused many many times.
HOW TO REAPPLY FALSE EYELASHES
Instead of buying a new set of eyelashes, your clean set of falsies will get the job done. Best of all, the application process is so quick and easy, since you’ve worn them before. That means no trimming or bending the lashes to get the perfect fit; you already did that. All you need to do is remove your falsies from the packaging, apply glue to the base, and let it get tacky. Once the glue is nice and tacky, place them on your lash line with your fingertips or tweezers. Easy, peasy!
Well done, great job! You’ve mastered the art of cleaning and reusing false eyelashes.