A set of fake eyelashes is the best way to add extra drama and glamour to any makeup look. And if you are investing in a pair of quality lashes like Velour Lashes, you'll want to make sure that your purchase lasts through several applications.
Here are few easy tips to get extra wear out of your false eyelashes.
When you sleep, your falsies can easily get tangled, bent, or torn as you roll around in bed. Always make sure to remove your fake eyelashes at the end of the day, and store them in their original packaging. This can be a bit time consuming with eyelash clusters, but it will keep the eyelashes from collecting dust and help maintain their shape.
Speaking of removal, always use makeup remover to gently get rid of eyelash glue before taking them off. It might be quicker to just pull them off, but this puts stress on the eyelashes and can even rip out your real ones.
Pick an oil-free remover to avoid breaking down the lash strip. Never use tweezers to remove the eyelashes, instead gently use the pads of your fingertips to avoid crimping the eyelash hairs.
It might be tempting to buy a $2 pair of lashes, but cheaper falsies wear out quickly. Instead, invest in a quality set from a respected brand like Velour Lashes or Flutter Lashes. Not only will they look more realistic, but you can also be confident that your eyelashes will last through multiple applications.
Beauty bloggers and YouTube gurus might tell you to coat your falsies with mascara to supposedly blend them in with your real lashes. However, this step is not actually necessary when you have a quality pair of authentic looking lashes. Falsies are already long enough and dark enough that they do not need mascara, which can make fake eyelashes grimy and wear them out quicker.
If you absolutely must wear mascara on falsies, do not use a waterproof one. Even the best mascaras tend to make false eyelashes clump together and fall apart.
It is important to clean your eyelashes after every few uses. This gets rid of any buildup from glue or eyeshadow that could make false eyelashes look clumpy. Gently soak them in lukewarm water and clean them with eye makeup remover and a cotton Q-tip. Then make sure to rinse the lashes thoroughly and gently comb them with an eyelash comb before patting them dry and storing them in their tray.
It may seem like a lot of work to keep your fake eyelashes looking their best, but the effort will go a long way in keeping your falsies looking like new. Not to mention the added cushion in your wallet from not needing to buy new ones every week.