Sunday, November 14, 2010

DIY: Cleaning False Lashes

 How to go from this:
To this:

(I didn't even notice that I didn't take a pic of the same lash each time.  I just grabbed one.  Sorry about that!  Anyway, for reference, these are Ardell Demi Wispies)

What I Did
  1. First I picked off what glue I could... obviously they were super gross, and a lot of the glue didn't come off!  lol
  2. Next I soaked them in an alcohol (I used 91%) and water mixture hoping to degenerate the glue (and sanitize the lashes), which worked!  So I pulled off the softened glue carefully.
  3. Then, I put my lashes on a paper towel and used a Q-Tip dipped in eye make up remover to rub the mascara off the actual lashes.
  4. After, I put my lashes in a bowl of soapy water to get the oil from the make up remover off of them.
  5. Finally, I patted them dry and put them back on the little case thing they came in.  
Ta da! They look brand new!

I tried to clean a cheaper pair of costume lashes this same way, I think they were Claire's brand, and they completely fell apart after I took them out of the alcohol and started pulling off the glue.  Be careful!  :)


liquoredonlacquer said...

Ohh thanks for this post! Ive been wondering how i should take the mascara off of my lashes!

Barbie said...

Yeah, it can be a little tricky! Good luck!

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