how to clean false lashes at home

How To Clean False Lashes At Home

After a night out on the town or a full day of wearing your false lashes, you may be tempted to take them off and head straight to bed. Or worse… leave them on. For your lashes sake, this isn’t a good idea! 

Taking a couple of minutes after every wear to clean your falsies properly will keep them looking newer for longer (and will also keep your natural lashes nice and healthy). 


This is how to clean false lashes at home:

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Remove all glue from the lash line
  3. Clean your lashes 
  4. Let the lashes air dry and safely store away

1. Wash Your Hands

Before handling your lashes, make sure you give your hands a good wash. You don’t want any dirt or impurities to transfer to your much loved falsies. 

2. Remove All Glue From The Lash Line

Next, you’ll want to remove any glue from the base of your lashes. The easiest way to remove glue residue is to use a good quality set of tweezers/ eyelash applicators

If there’s stubborn glue that won’t come off, you can use an oil-based eye makeup remover to break it down.

Make sure to take your time with this step - the lash band sits closest to your eye, so the more glue you remove from the band, the better the lash will sit when you next use them. Make sure to gently hold the band while picking off the glue, and not hold the lash by the actual lashes. This can potentially pull out some of the lashes.

how to clean false lashes at home
Our Gold or Mint False Applicator is the perfect tool to remove glue residue from both back and front sides of your lash band.

3. Clean Your Lashes 

Now the glue residue has been removed from your lashes, it’s time to wash them! This step will remove any makeup that ended up in your false lashes (essential if you applied mascara on top of them) as well as other impurities.

Wipe With Makeup Remover...

Place your false eyelashes on a paper towel, then saturate a cotton swab with an oil-based makeup remover cleanser. Gently wipe the base of your lashes and the lash hairs to remove leftover mascara, oils and dirt for a thorough cleansing. 

If you have real mink lashes, skip this step and instead use a cotton swab lightly dipped in water to wipe the lashes clean. At Eni lashes, we only sell faux mink lashes, which are both vegan friendly and cruelty-free, so you can go ahead with this step. 

… Then Wipe With Water

To ensure that your lashes are squeaky clean, this last step involves getting a small bowl of warm water and dampening another cotton swab, using it to wipe from the base to the ends of your lashes. 

4. Let Your Lashes Air Dry And Safely Store Away 

Now your lashes are nice and clean, pop them onto a paper towel to air dry. As our lashes are made from synthetic fibres, we do not advise blow drying them as it may alter the shape or melt your falsies. 

Once your lashes are dry, place them in their original packaging and keep them in their original position to help maintain their shape. 

how to clean false lashes at home
Make sure you keep the storage box closed to prevent bacteria and dust from settling on your luxurious false eyelashes.

And there we have it. 4 steps later and your false lashes will be looking brand new in no time. Thank us later! 


Things To Remember

Clean Your Lashes After Every Use

We recommend cleaning your lashes after every use to prevent the build up of glue, makeup and dirt.

If looked after properly, our luxury vegan lashes can be safely worn over 15 times. 

Always Store Your Lashes Safely Away

To keep your lashes safe, we highly recommend storing them in their original packaging. Keeping them in their original position within the packaging will also maintain their curved shape over time.

Avoid Soaking Your Lashes

You can get your false lashes wet, but it's really important not to soak them. If you can, avoid swimming or submerging your lashes in water. 

For more top tips, check out our blog page or head over to our FAQ’s page to answer any questions you may have. 

Eni Lashes is a luxury vegan false eyelashes and makeup brand with a focus on enhancing eyelashes and empowering people. We sell only cruelty-free and vegan products — because you don't have to be cruel to be kind. Check out our other blog posts and our FAQ page for more lash tips. 
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