Faux Mink Strip eyelashes can sometimes be pricey, so you may want to be able to use them more than once. If you want to reuse your lashes, you have a variety of options. You can clean the lashes with a q-tip or cotton swab. You can also use tweezers and a plastic container filled with makeup remover to slowly clean the lashes. When you're done, store the false lashes safely in a cool, dry place. When they have completely dried use an eyelash brush and gently brush them out. Now they should be ready to reuse.
1. Gather your supplies. Before you begin cleaning your faux Mink eyelashes, gather the supplies to do so. In order to use this method, you'll need the following:
- Makeup remover, specifically designed to remove eye makeup
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton balls
- Cotton swab/Q-tip
- Get your hands wet with clear, running warm water. Lather your hands in antibacterial soap for about 20 seconds. Make sure to target areas like between the fingers, the backs of your hands, and underneath the fingernails.
- Rinse your hands in clear water and then dry with a clean towel.
- Firmly grasp the eyelashes with your thumb and forefinger.
- Peel the band inwards slowly. The lashes should come off fairly easily.
- Do not use oil-based makeup removers when wearing false eyelashes.
- Inspect the lash for any glue that's left on. If you find glue, take your tweezers. With one hand, pull off the glue with the tweezers. With the other hand, hold the eyelashes with the pads of your fingers.
- Make sure to only pull with the tweezers. Pulling at the lashes could damage the faux eyelashes.
7. Dip a fresh cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and wipe down the lash strip. You want to make sure you get any remaining glue or makeup off of the lash strip. Dip your cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and wipe it along the lash strip. In addition to removing glue, this disinfects the strip so you can safely use the eyelashes again later.
Credit goes to: Co-authored by Laura Martin, Licensed Cosmetologist
Updated: March 29, 2019