Sunday, 13 April 2014

Reviving Used Lashes (getting the curve back!)

As I was cleaning up a pair of used lashes, I thought it would be a great idea to come
onto my blog and share a makeup tip.

The lashes shown are a generic brand given to me by a close friend who visited Vietnam late last year.  These are by far my favourite daytime 'natural' lashes.  However since the did come from internationally and I can't seem to find them on Ebay (I have to ensure I am super careful with them).

This post is a quick one to show how I restore the curve on my lashes after thoroughly
cleaning them.

All Adhesive is off the lash

Before: As you can see the lash on the left is completely flat and therefore very difficult to
apply to the lash line to give a seamless appearance.

After: The lash on the right has been restored and has a beautiful curve without adding heat. I am sure these lashes are of a plastic composition (therefore not even an option to add heat).

How to: Simple, after cleaning and allowing to air dry*, I take the lash and wrap it tautly around
my finger.  Hold and press for about 2 to 3 minutes and VOILA!  The lashes are then stored in a
clear case until ready for use.  No re bending is needed.

Additional information: I use a scent free antibacterial soap to properly cleanse my lashes.  For stubborn glue pieces I use makeup remover, so I don't have to pull on the 'hairs' and destroy the integrity of the product.

I hope this tip helps you.

Do you have any tips to share with me?


  1. Thanks for the tips, I don`t wear false lashes because they feel a bit heavy on my eyes even the light ones, maybe I just have to get use to them. I am about to review some lashes though so this is helpful! I need a good lash glue mine seems to go bad fast, its some Walmart brand.


    1. Hey Eric,

      I am glad you enjoyed the post. If you buy the lashes that have an invisible band they tend to be much lighter. Give it a try and let me know. As for the lash glue I prefer to use duo glue. I have used the same tube for over a year and I constantly use lashes. I highly recommend it. Sephora and Shoppers drugmart sells this item.

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