"She Knew From Day One, her beauty was magic; God-given power”
AUTHOR FARRAH B / LASH ACADEMY / PUBLISHED: AUG-24-2019
I am sure that you will agree with me when I say that false eyelashes can revamp your look. Putting on those falsies enhance your look by bringing out your facial features. They make your eyes look bigger and complement your eye color.
When worn in the right way, your falsies can become one of your best accessories. Owning a pair or two can go a long way in reducing the upkeep expenses lash extensions call for. That is why you have to know how to properly maintain your falsies so that they serve you for a long time.
Being a 20+ year lashaholic myself, I have come to realize that it is not about the amount of money you splurge on false eyelashes that matter. It all trickles down to how you take care of them. There is nothing wrong with going for the high-quality types which are costlier, more natural, and absolutely glamorous! Notwithstanding, your lovely Island dreams need to be handled with care to last longer.
However, if you want to save yourself from an unnecessary hassle of tossing your lashes before their regular usage is up, then read on to learn the proper techniques for making your falsies last longer.
I'm sure if you have a few good maintenance tricks up your sleeve which you swear by, yet still, your falsies get worn out before their shelf life is up. Or maybe you have tried all tips and tutorials you can get your hands on, but nothing seems to work out. Do not despair.
We all gotta start somewhere in everything we want to get good at. After all, such experiences teach the best lessons. It is so surprising how the basic methods of maintaining my lashes have proved effective. After all, we buy false lashes to save our money & prevent lash damage that lash extensions cause; so not getting our full life out of our minks defeats the purpose.
Keep reading below to get some general lash care tips to live by. This is our general guidelines to enhance the longevity of your lashes!
My Personal Favorites:
Never Sleep With False Lashes On
Why do I say this? The truth is that beauty accessories enhance your overall appearance but you always want to give yourself a break. The best time to do this is at night, before going to bed.
Always set aside a few minutes to remove your make-up and any makeup no matter how tired you are.
Your skin is an essential organ to your body. It facilitates protection against various mechanisms. It also looks better well kept! Ensure you protect it by retaining its natural state as much as possible. Allow your skin to breathe by going makeup free at night.
The importance of this skincare rule is that it allows secretion of any built-up toxins. Removal of toxins is beneficial because it freshens up your skin through cell regeneration and renewal. It also prevents clogged pores. As you know, clogged pores are the leading causes of breakouts such as acne, and skin infections.
Another importance of removing your lashes at night is that it helps to preserve the cotton band used to attach each lash on.
Your lashes are only as useful as their shape and fluff. Always strive to maintain that for as long as you can!
"When it comes to mink lashes, if properly sized and trimmed, they shouldn't have any negative effect on your lashes. Wearing strip lashes actually causes less wear and tear on your lashes than applying mascara and layering, then removing them daily."
— Farrah B.
How You Wash Your Falsies Matter
I am a keen enthusiast of reusing my beauty products. To ensure that they look brand new in every wear, I always try to maintain a thorough cleaning routine. False lashes are highly sensitive, thus handling them with care minimizes damage and enhances their longevity.
When it comes to cleaning your false eyelashes, here are some of the tried and tested steps proven to not endanger their service life...
- Never pull lashes (especially high quality mink lashes) off from your eyelids with your bare fingers. Instead, use make-up remover and a cotton pad. If you want to stay more natural; simply use coconut oil as it is also a natural makeup remover. (The next step will help de-grease the oil if you choose this route). Use the make-up remover to wet the cotton pad. Close your eyes before placing the pad on to your eyelids. Start with the upper lid. Leave the cotton pad for a few seconds to loosen those angel eyes from the glue. Ensure that you tap the pad gently at your eyelash roots to facilitate easier removal of the falsies from the adhesive.
- Once you have loosened the falsies on both eyelids, use both hands to remove the falsies gently. Hold the lids using one hand while the other one detaches the falsies from the eyelids.
- Ensure you also check out for any remaining adhesive on your eyelids. There should not be any residues left as this may create a conducive environment for bacterial growth. It is also quite uncomfortable to walk around with that sticky feeling on your eyes.
- When it comes to cleaning mink lashes, hot water and pure mild liquid soap works for me. I always try to avoid scented soap. A pair of tweezers also comes in handy here. It is important to note that you can easily rip your lashes by using your fingers or hands to clean them. A pair of tweezers is convenient as it grips the falsies on one spot only.
- Immerse the lashes in the hot soapy water (dawn soap is recommended), and leave for a few minutes to loosen all the dirt and mascara.
- Rinse your lashes in clean, warm water.
- Place them on fresh, soft paper towels and gently blot out any moisture until the falsies are dry.
- Use a lash spoolie to brush your lashes and "reshape" them as they dry.
Handle Mascara With Caution!
I am sure that is highly debatable. Not everyone will agree with me on this one. There is plenty of conflicting information on whether you should apply mascara to falsies. How you combine them is the defining factor.
Let's say your dinner date is tonight, and you want to achieve that jaw-dropping look. If you opt to do makeup on your own, take time to ensure that your full beat does not backfire on you.
In case you go for applying mascara, do the following:
- Go for a thin coat instead of multiple thick layers of mascara. The purpose of falsies is to enhance your look. Too much mascara will do just the opposite. You also risk ending up with a smudged look.
In case you go for applying mascara, do the following:
- Waterproof mascara is more difficult to remove and can damage your false eyelashes. Opt for other types of mascara such as cream or oil-based, which tend to come off quickly. Although it's always better to just invest in a more dramatic lash instead!
In case you do go for applying mascara, do the following:
- We recommend that mascara not be applied directly on your mink lashes. Those ultra wispy lashes like our sapphire goddess falsies can become prone to wear and tear due to the texture of mink hair. The mascara can damage the delicate strands and become unusable after being used once or twice.
Preserving your lash investment is super simple and over time, will become a second nature for you. Proper maintenance goes a long way in ensuring that your lashes serve you until you tire of them, or they finally throw in the towel by losing its shape and volume. Try the tips above and let us know your outcome. Do you have any tips or tricks you could add? Let us know in the comment section below!