So you’ve already discovered the power of wearing false lashes, now there’s no going back! High quality, mink fur lashes should be your next accessory to really make your eyes pop.
It may take some time to get the hang of the application process, but once you do, there’s nothing like having the perfect eye-framing fringe at your fingertips whenever you need it.
Were particularly obsessed with our fluffy 5D Mink Strip Lashes in the style Trixie, which are handmade from super-soft, cruelty-free hair that feels nearly weightless on our lids.
If you are investing in our luxury mink, we recommend spending a little TLC when it comes to looking after your false lashes, ensuring you get the most life out of them possible. When you take the extra care to wash and store your mink lashes, they can last up to 25 wears, meaning you're not only get to wear your favourite lashes over and over, you save money as well!
Make Your False Lashes Last Longer
Tip #1 Cleanliness is key
First of all, always make sure that your hands and any tools your are using are washed thoroughly before handling false eyelashes, this includes tweezers and eyelash curlers. Washing your hands and the tools helps to prevent the risk of infection, as it is hugely important not to get any bacteria in or around the eyes.
Tip #2 Handle with care
Always use tweezers or a lash applicator to gently remove the false lashes from the tray. Start by peeling the band away from the outer corner, slowly peeling all the way along the band. Make sure you hold or tweeze the base of the false lash on the band. Don’t pull away the lash from the band, as the lashes themselves are much more fragile and can pull away from the band. Handling the lashes with care from the offset will ensure then full set of mink lashes stay in tact and last as long as possible.
Tip #3 You + Me, we stick together
Be sure to invest in a high quality, reliable lash adhesive. We recommend using DUO Strip Lash Adhesive which is available in both clear and dark tone, and provides a comfortable yet long-lasting hold of your lashes. If you opt for a cheaper glue, you risk not only your glamorous look, but it could also be damaging to your skin and the lash itself.
Tip #4 Trim the extras
A simple, but essential step to effectively applying your false lashes is to ensure they are the correct size to fit your eyelids. Gently pick up the lash strip and hold it against your eyes, if the band hangs off the edge of your eyelid, carefully trim a small amount of the band. Less is more though. You can always trim more off if it's still too long, but you can't undo the snip, so cut carefully.
Tip #5 Less is more
Don’t apply too much adhesive, over layering glue will make it much more difficult to remove as it builds up in thick layers. We recommend using a thin, evenly spread layer, across the entire band of the lash. Let the glue dry slightly, so it becomes a tacky consistency. Gently apply the lash just on top of your own lashes, placing the inner corner as close to the corner of your own lashes as possible.
Tip #6 When do I apply the bad boys?
Always apply your lashes after you have applied your face and eye makeup. Getting eyeliner, eyeshadow and other makeup on the lashes means that you may not be able to reuse them. Try to always make applying your false lashes the last step in your makeup routine.
Tip #6 Don't cake your mink lashes
Don’t apply mascara directly to the false eyelashes, this will not only change their appearance, but it will damage their shape and quality. If you want to wear mascara as well as false eyelashes, then we always suggest applying a thin coat to your natural lashes before applying the falsies.
Tip #7 Time to take it off
When removing your strip lashes, we recommend using the same initial method of removing the lashes with tweezers or an applicator as you would remove them from the tray. Start at the outer edge again, and gently peel the lash away from the eye, being cautious of the skin and making sure to pull from the band and not the lash tips.
If you feel you need to, you can also use some baby oil on a cotton bud to gently swipe along the lash band to break up and loosen the adhesive. The lashes should then slide off much more easily. This step depends on your personal preference, but either removal method is safe to use.
Tip #8 Clean it up
Once you have carefully removed the lashes form your eyes, the next step is removing as much adhesive from the lash band as possible. The best way to complete this step is to hold the lash with an applicator in one hand, and use thin tweezers in the other hand for controlled, precision and very carefully peel away the dried layer of adhesive.
You may find that this will come off in one piece, however sometimes you may have to take a little more time to ensure as much as possible is removed from the lash band.
Tip #9 Say no to soaking
Cleaning the lash band is essential for those that reuse their lashes quite frequently as it eliminates any potential build-up of bacteria, as well as any makeup residue. We recommend using a gentle eye makeup remover that is suitable for sensitive skin.
Pour a small amount onto the tip of a cotton bud and gently swipe the cotton bud along the lash band. Repeat this step until both false lashes are clean and free from adhesive, makeup and germs. Fully submerging or soaking your lashes in water, makeup remover, alcohol, or any other liquid can cause damage.
Tip #10 Storage in a cool dry place
One of the final but most important steps in taking care of your lashes, is finding a safe and convenient place to store them. You can simply just pop them back into the box you received them in. At Lick and Lash, our false lashes come in protective, magnetic sealed cases.
Storing your lashes not only keeps them safe, but also keeps them clean, and protected from dust, dirt, and bacteria. This will also help maintain their shape wear after wear.
Most importantly, wear them with pride and rock your look, whatever lash you use!
What is your top tip for taking care of your false lashes?