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apply lashesI’ve washed my false eyelashes over 101 times. I took a few pictures to explain the process of cleaning and preserving these lashes. I started with a pair of Ardell 110 false eyelashes purchased from  I clean them with alcohol, but do not soak them in alcohol! Soaking the lashes in alcohol is really bad for them.

After these lashes are cleaned, you won’t find a trace of make-up, glue or dirt on them.

I usually use DUO adhesive, as it is easy to remove.

Removing the eyelashes from the eye is actually very simple. You can use a cotton swab or your finger to gently push on the falsies. Push on the band in a downward motion to detach the falsies from your eyelid. While firmly gripping the falsies, pull the lashes away from your eyelid from inner corner to outer corner.

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To clean the lash band, you will need a tool, such as flat tweezers, to help you remove the glue and cosmetics from the lashes.

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While firmly gripping the lashes with one hand, use the tweezers to gently pull of sections of glue adhered to the lash band.

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In fact, if you have nails that are just the right length, not too long and not too short, you can use your nails to pull off the glue from the lashes instead of using tweezers.

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When you have plucked off the glue from the lashes, place the lashes flat on a paper towel.

With a cotton swab, spray a little bit of alcoholic lotion and stroke the lashes with the swab from the band down to the tips of the eyelashes.

I do not recommend using makeup products to clean, as many of them can end up making a mess if they are too oily.

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Once you’re finished, the fake lashes look a lot like new lashes. You can wear them for up to a month if you keep them clean. Place the newly cleaned false eyelashes back in their original box to help them maintain their shape and keep them sanitary.

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  1. To clean my lashes, I use rubbing alcohol to help remove dried mascara and glue residue. Using a mascara wand or lash comb on the lashes works really well. Remember to flip lashes to clean both sides. Lash glue stick on the band can be easily peeled off with your fingers.

  2. That’s nuts! I’m going to try this technique. I’m pretty good about reusing my lashes, but I’ve never gotten them to keep for over 20 times. Does anyone know where I can get that alcoholic lotion?

  3. I made my own ‘alcoholic lotion’ with a little bit of unscented face lotion that I got from Target (their own Target brand) and some rubbing alcohol. I part alcohol and 2 parts lotion. Works pretty well.

  4. I actually tried this method. It works pretty well but it’s just a lot of work. So I tried the lashfree remover that shingknots recommended and it works really well. Less fuss than creating an alcohol-lotion concoction. Anyone have any experience with some of the other adhesive removers? Any good?

  5. I wear false eyelashes because I feel that it’s less to my lashes than mascara. I just begin by applying the glue when its tacky and end by peeling it off
    anytime when I do not feel like wearing them. False eyelashes make my eyes appear the way I would like them to. It’s simple, easy, and requires no unnecessary curls or harsh makeup removal.

  6. I recently bought my first pair of false eyelashes. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to correctly apply them, removing them and cleaning them.

  7. Most good quality false eyelashes can be reused a number of times. I find it easiest to just remove it using your fingers rather than tweezers. Then slowly peel off the dried glue left over on the eyelash band. There is no need for glue solvent.

  8. I just started wearing false lashes. My first 2 pair I throw away after the first use. Its great I found this so I can save money and wear the rest of them again and again.

  9. Always remove them at night!

    To clean mine, I set them in a small bowl of water with a touch of hand soap and let them sit until all the glue is white. Remove from the water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Use your lash comb to remove all the mascara, then, using your fingernail, very carefully remove the glue.


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