False eyelashes can be intimidating to a makeup novice, but once you get the hang of them, they can be extremely addicting. Even as a makeup junkie, I’ve avoided false lashes for years. However, because we were all confined to our homes during the lockdown, now is the best time to experiment and practice.
They are an excellent way to transform your entire look in an instant. Plus, with so many styles and options available, you can choose options that complement your eye shape and enhance the makeup look you want to achieve. The best part is that they are low-maintenance and allow you to experiment with ease, unlike pricey growth serums and high-maintenance lash extensions.
How to Clean & Reuse
The first step is to figure out what kind of lashes you’ve been wearing. Synthetic and natural lashes must be cleaned and disinfected in different ways. After gently removing the lashes, there are always clumps of glue that need to be removed. Soak a cotton bud in eye makeup remover and wipe away any excess glue on the strip for a gentler removal. If there are any remaining stubborn bits, use a tweezer to gently pick them off.
For synthetic lashes, use an oil-free makeup remover or a water-based remover. When you reapply your makeup, an oil-based remover can leave residue on your lashes, ruining them and interfering with your makeup.
How To Store
Congratulations, you’ve made it all the way to the end! Because your cleansing session went off without a hitch, it’s time to store your lashes properly. Place your false eyelashes back in the packaging they came in, and keep them in their original position to help keep their shape. The application process will be a breeze once you’re ready to reuse the lashes.
Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve mastered the art of cleaning and reusing false eyelashes.