The best way to gently remove false eyelashes without damaging your own is actually a two-step process: Use a gentle non oil-based eye makeup remover to soften the glue. Soak up a cotton pad (or cotton swab) with remover, hold it to your eye for a few moments, and let the false lash slide off.
Applying your false eyelashes correctly can take a while to master, but once you know how to properly put them on, removing them carefully is the next important step. You don’t want to end up damaging your natural lashes, or the false lashes, so you need to make sure that taking them off is as quick, easy and pain-free as possible! This way, you also ensure you get the most wear out of each pair of lashes!
Depending on how much adhesive has been used, you should be able to gently peel away the lashes without causing any damage and without hurting yourself. Simply pinch the lash from the outer edge using your fingertips and gently pull the false lash away from your lash line, until it has all come away from your skin.
If you feel as though you need something to loosen the adhesive and make this step slightly easier, then we recommend applying a small amount of baby oil to the tip of a cotton bud, and gently running it along the lash line. This will work to break up the lash adhesive, allowing the lash to slide off without the need for pulling. Always be careful not to get any baby oil in your eyes, and if you do be sure to wash out the area thoroughly with clean, cold water.
Once you have successfully removed the strip lashes, you want to make sure they are in the best condition possible if you want to reuse them. We suggest removing any excess adhesive from the lash band and cleaning it, so that they are ready for their next use. To clean the lashes use a gentle/sensitive eye makeup remover and apply it to a cotton bud, swiping along the lash band removing any makeup, or adhesive build up.
If you want to know how to properly apply your false eyelashes then read our in depth post here, or if you’d love some more top tips on taking care of your favourite falsies.