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