Let’s face it, applying fake eyelashes is one thing, whereby removing the lashes and the eyelash glue off your eyelid can be too cumbersome. Also, if you attempt to remove them carelessly, you could risk harming your natural lashes and eyes.
Eyelash glue can be clumsy or sticky to the skin, and the struggle of getting the glue off your eyelid can be arduous if you do not know the proper way to do it. The eyelash glue is excellent at bonding the strip of your fake eyelashes to your lash line for a more extended period. It is also very tricky to deal with, and in an attempt to get it off your eyelid, you might end up stripping off your natural lashes, which could cause serious harm.
Let’s imagine a scenario where you are far away on a long trip or a vacation, and you want to take off your eyelash extensions, and there is no eyelash studio around; you will have to find a way to get it off yourself. Imagine another scenario where you eventually take off your fake eyelashes yourself. The eyelash glue gets sticky to your eyelid and is challenging to come off; still, you need to find a way. What do you do?
This article will explore different methods to get eyelash glue off your eyelid, either for fake eyelashes or permanent eyelash extensions.
How To Get Eyelash Glue Off Eyelid
According to Lash expert Beauty by Natasha, some lash professionals do a poor job of applying lash glue. In the picture above, she tries to carefully remove what she describes as too much lash glue by another lash professional. While you can DIY minor cases of poor lash glue application, in more severe cases, you might need a more knowledgeable expert safely remove lash glue from your eyelids.
Before getting started, note that getting eyelash glue off your eyelid requires you to be gentle and have patience; otherwise, you could irritate the eyelid or get eye infections. Also, you need to run an experiment to be sure if you feel any irritation, and if you do, make sure to wash your eyes with plenty of water.
1. Take A Hot Shower
One of the aftercare tips you get from your lash artist after applying your fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions is that you should avoid getting them wet for the first 48 hours to extend the longevity of the lashes. However, the case is different here, we are not looking to extend the longevity but to end the cycle of the lashes, and to make that work, hot water is our only option because it works best in loosening the extensions.
Just make sure you don’t pull or pick the lashes when in the shower, and when you’re done, you can use tweezers to remove the eyelashes, and the glue will come off with it.
2. Steam Your Face
Steaming your face is another technique that works best in getting eyelash glue off your eyelid. Firstly, you need to get rid of your makeup, including your eye makeup, then get a bowl of hot water and lean your face in it so the steam can evaporate to your eyes. This process will help soften the lashes; make sure you don’t open your eyes during the process.
3. Try A Nail Polish Remover
This is a surprising technique, but nail polish removers effectively get eyelash glue off the eyelid. Grab a cotton swab, soak it in the nail remover, then apply it gently to your lashes, but be careful not to apply it directly to your skin to avoid irritation. After that, peel away the glue without rubbing it, then rinse your face immediately with normal water.
4. Oil-Based Makeup Remover
Oil-based makeup removers are also effective in removing eyelash glue. Pour a little quantity of oil-based remover on a cotton swab and gently rub on the glue until it peels off.
5. Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is an excellent option, and it can come in handy anytime, anywhere. Soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it on your eyelashes until the glue comes off, then wash off with cool water.
6. Baby Oil
Baby oil has several benefits, and getting off eyelid glue is one. However, it is mild on the skin and will not cause any harm or damage to the skin. Pour a small quantity of baby oil on a cotton ball, wipe the area where the glue was applied and allow the oil to sit on the eyelid for about two to three minutes.
Do not use excess oil, or it will transfer the glue from your eyes to the cotton ball. After this, reapply the baby oil along your lashes to remove any glue remains, then wipe away the excess oil and wash your face thoroughly.
Hairspray is another surprising technique, but it can soften eyelash glue. However, you have to be careful not to overuse the products because they may sting the eyes and cause irritation.
Get your hairspray and pour a little into a cotton swab to use this technique. Wipe the swab on your lashes and hold it down for 20-30 seconds, then wait until the glue loosens up and comes off on the cotton swab.
8. Eye Makeup Remover Wipes
Eye makeup remover wipes can get eyelash glue off your eyelid if you rub your eyelashes with them for several minutes. However, this can only work if you do not apply pressure when doing it.
9. Eye Drops
Using eye drops can make the removal process straightforward. You need to apply a few drops on the lashes and massage it for a few minutes until the glue comes off, then rinse your face with col water.
10. Eye Cream Or Oil-Based Moisturizer
Eye cream or oil-based moisturizer can help loosen the eyelash glue. If you have eye creams that contain jojoba, sunflower, or other oils will do the work, and it will yield practical results because they are eye-targeted.
Apply the eye cream or oil-based moisturizer and gently pull on your eyelid or lash line, creating slacker and making it easier to get the glue off. Once you’re done, do not forget to rinse your eye area with water.
11. Eyelash Glue Remover
If you can’t go for any of the techniques mentioned above, go for an eyelash glue remover, as it is the most appropriate method. These products will protect your natural eyelashes and make the removal process easy and fast. Also, they are pretty affordable and can be found in any drugstore.
Get a cotton ball and dab it in the glue remover, then gently press the cotton ball on your eyelashes and lash line and let it sit for a few minutes.