How to Get Eyelash Glue Off Your Natural Lashes By Consumer Reports

I really enjoy using different types of false lashes and how it adds a special touch to my eyes. I like how I can go flirty and feminine in the morning and switch to a bold and dramatic look when I party at night.

How about you? Don’t you just love how false lashes can give you beautiful, long, thick eyelashes in an instant? Isn’t it just amazing how they can create the perfect frame for your eye and add drama to your overall look?

The only thing I hate about wearing false lashes is how difficult they are to remove. I hate how it feels like it is going to strip my lashes off! I even heard that some ladies lost all their lashes from wearing falsies all the time. Yikes! Well, this tricky part is because of the lash glue that keeps the false lashes in place for hours.

So in today’s article, I tried to research for the best ways on how to get eyelash glue off on your eyelid for a smooth and flawless removal of false lashes! And I will be sharing it with you below, so keep on reading.

How to Get Eyelash Glue Off: Using a Makeup Remover

You can’t just directly take off your false lashes whenever you want to remove them. There are specific steps that you need to follow to make sure you that you will be removing them correctly and this first step are the easiest.

What you will need are:

  • Eye makeup remover
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Petroleum jelly

How to do it:

Step 1: Soak your cotton ball well with an eye makeup remover of your choice, then squeeze it to get rid of any excess liquid.

Step 2: Then wipe your lashes using the now wet cotton balls. You can begin from the outer corner and across to the inner corner.

Step 3: To loosen the adhesive, let the makeup remover sit on your falsies for about one to three minutes. After that, try removing the falsies from your eyelashes. If it is still a bit hard to remove, apply more makeup remover.

Step 4: Now, thoroughly wet a cotton swab with your eye makeup remover. Run it over your lash line to get rid of any remaining eyelash glue.

Step 5: Complete the whole step by applying petroleum jelly on your lashes. This will make sure that all of the eyelash glue’s traces have been removed. You can then wipe off any petroleum jelly leftover from your lashes.

Bonus tip! You also have to make sure that your eye makeup remover has the right formula for your falsies.  If you want to quickly break down lash adhesive’s tackiness, oil-based eye makeup remover is recommended for you; it does the job most effectively. But if you are planning to reuse your falsies, I suggest you use water-based eye makeup remover or those that come with an oil-free formula.

Once the oil’s residue gets left behind from the lashes, and it will now be difficult to bind the glue on the lash band.

How to Get Eyelash Glue Off: Using Oil

But what if you are someone who wants to keep things more natural? Well, I also have something for you. Here’s what you’re going to need.

  • Oil of your choice (baby oil, coconut oil, castor oil, extra virgin oil, etc.)
  • Cotton balls

How to do it:

Step 1: Soak the cotton in the oil of your choice. Then, squeeze out any excess oil to make sure it won’t be dripping.

Step 2: Press the cotton ball onto your lash band. Keep on pressing and holding it against the lash band for few minutes so oil can really reach the glue and to begin to loosen it. Place the cotton balls to the seam between your lid and band as possible. Let the cotton ball sit on your lid for one to three minutes or until you start feeling the glue is already loosening.

Step 3: Check if the glue has already loosened, then try pulling off the falsies from the outer corner. You can use a pair of tweezers or just your finger. Slowly peel them off and be extra careful not to pull your natural lashes.

Step 4: Get rid of the eyelash glue leftover by using a fresh cotton ball. If your eyelid still has glue residue, you can soak clean cotton ball with oil and run it along your lid to completely remove the adhesive.

Step 5: Use a fresh cotton ball to wipe away oil from your eye area. Complete the whole step by washing your face with your favorite facial cleanser. This will make sure that oil won’t be clogging your pores.

Bonus tip! Using oil to get eyelash glue off your lashes is highly recommended for those who have sensitive eyes since they tend to be much gentler compared to make removers. They are also very moisturizing, so it is great for anyone whose eye area is a bit dry.

I love mixing 1 tablespoon of castor oil, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoon castor oil into a bottle with a lid. I find this homemade eye makeup remover can help dissolve the glue quickly and slide those falsies of painlessly, plus it is all natural.

But if you have oily or acne-prone skin, this method may not be the best for you since oil tends to clog your pores. 

How to Get Eyelash Glue Off: Using Steam

Here’s a trick that doesn’t include any chemicals at all. This is for me the best way on how to get eyelash glue off. All you will ever need are:

  • Boiling Water
  • Bowl
  • Towel

How to do it:

Step 1: Pour about three to four cups of boiling water into a heat-safe bowl.

Step 2: Position your face above the bowl and cover your head with a towel to trap the steam; the steam will help you loosen the glue’s adhesive. Do this for three to five minutes. Be careful not to get your face very near the water to avoid yourself from burning and also limit steaming to few minutes, exposing your face to the steam for too long is not good for your skin.

Step 3: Check if the steam has sufficiently loosened the glue and begin pulling it off from the outer corner.

Step 4: Rub away any residue of glue on your lid and pat your lashes dry.

Step 5: Complete the whole step by splashing cool water on your face. Dry your face with a clean towel and apply your favorite moisturizer.

What I like about this method is that steaming is also good for your pores so that you will be hitting two birds with one stone.

Final Thought

So the next time you use falsies, don’t be afraid you’ll be peeling off your natural lashes. These three ways on how to get eyelash glue off will make sure that you keep your lashes healthy; just make sure you follow the techniques I mentioned above.

How about you? Do you have any secrets in removing your false lashes? Let me know in the comment section below.