DIY-Washing False Eyelashes

Hi Ladies,

If you are like me, a make up addict, then you will most probably use lots of false eyelashes.

I have about 20ish pairs and I love them all regardless of their price.

I also have the disposable ones which I throw after 1 use but most of my false eyelashes get a bit of a special treatment and get a wash every now and then.


How I do it:
1-Put some hot water in a bowl and add some generous drops of washing up liquid*.
2-Put all your dirty eyelashes in the bowl and leave them to soak for a while. But not too long.
3-Start rubbing gently! I use cotton buds and my nails to rubb off the glue.
4-Look at the stuff that was stuck to the eyelashes. I will make you wash them more often.


*Washing up liquid is ideal to separate wax, grease and cream products. 
(Most of your make up is wax or grease based)
I also find that this combo (hot water and washing up liquid) turn the clear glue (DUO) a white colour so I can see exactly where the glue is.

On occasions:

These were from the Pound Shop so no surprise here.

This cleaning up process does take a bit of time especially if you use a good quality glue.
Just relax, play some nice music and get rubbing (gently).

Willow found the process very boring so she decided to take a nap instead


Hope this was helpful.

XXX

Mercedes

How do you wash or treat your false eyelashes?

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  1. Kiva

    Kiva on 02/05/2011 1:16 p.m. #

    oh what a good idea... I'm going to wash mine now... thank you! :) x

  2. G A B Y

    G A B Y on 02/05/2011 6:26 p.m. #

    Interesting post, I never knew you could wash false eyelashes!

  3. coy colleen

    coy colleen on 02/05/2011 11 p.m. #

    great tips for the eyelashes! i've never used them but i've always wanted to try a bold look (like the top ones in your picture - so hot!)

  4. ..R May A..

    ..R May A.. on 02/06/2011 2:14 p.m. #

    I&#39;ve never washed my eyelashes i tend to always throw them out as i hate the idea of them not being completely clean so this post has been super helpful!<br />definately going to try this soon!! x

  5. FunnyFaceBeauty

    FunnyFaceBeauty on 02/07/2011 4:07 a.m. #

    Aww....Willow!<br />This is such a great post. I never knew if you could/how to wash lashes. I will definitely be doing this. <br />xx<br />Alicia

  6. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/07/2011 12:43 p.m. #

    @Kiva: You&#39;re welcome! X<br /><br />@GABY: I started doing it very recently. It&#39;s worth it! Try it. X<br /><br />@coy colleen: Thank you! You should try. I was rubbish at the beginning but it takes practice to get good. Let me know how it goes. X<br /><br />@R May A: Thank you! I guess there are some not worth washing but if you get expensive ones I would definitely wash them. X<br /><br />@Alicia: Have a go and let me know how it goes. X

  7. 25FLONDON

    25FLONDON on 02/10/2011 3:17 a.m. #

    I love the look of the ones that you had an accident with - which brand/name are they?<br /><br />(I&#39;ve never worn false lashes, so I&#39;m easily excited when I see something I like! xD )

  8. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/10/2011 8:50 a.m. #

    @25FLONDON: They are actually from the Pound Shop! I used them in this photo tutorial: http://mspurplemakeup.blogspot.com/2010/08/lets-do-60s-photo-tutorial.html.<br /><br />I think it takes practice to use them and to apply them. I used to struggle a lot because my eyes are very small and I didn&#39;t get that you have to cut them to shape your eyes. Now I love them but I understand they are not for everyone. XX

  9. 25FLONDON

    25FLONDON on 02/20/2011 6:46 p.m. #

    Really?! I think those are the kind of ones that I&#39;d like to wear - fluttery, fluffy looking ones instead of spiky ones.<br /><br />Oh - I think I&#39;d struggle for the opposite reason! I have huge eyes &amp; long (not very full) lashes. I always feel like mine get in the way, but I&#39;d like them to be fuller anyway! I think that because I have large eyes, I might look a bit crazy with fake lashes on. Overkill!

  10. Anh Tran

    Anh Tran on 07/09/2012 2:22 a.m. #

    Hi! I wanted to know what brand of the thick spiky eyelashes you displayed in the picture? The pair of eyelashes that has 6 spikes and is at the top left of the picture? i&#39;ve been trying to look for them everywhere!

  11. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 07/09/2012 8:59 p.m. #

    Hi, those were actually from the pound shop! Believe it or not. Hope that helps :) X

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