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Feel Fabulous This Valentine’s Wearing False Lashes – Our Top Tips

Whether you’re going to be snuggled up at home with your partner, wined and dined over zoom, or celebrating being single with your pals - it’s always nice to look and feel fabulous! Get dressed up this Valentine’s, despite the circumstances, and get your glow on.

At Glow For It Girl, we know that wearing makeup can make you feel #glowfident and that a set of false lashes can really perfect a look. However, we also know that applying lashes can be tricky and can also be damaging if done wrong! So, this week’s Glow Girl Goss is all about the dos & don’ts for false lashes so that you can look and feel your best on Valentine’s Day!

How Can False Lashes Be Damaging?

Every time you wear false lashes, you may be causing damage to, not only your natural eyelashes, but also your eyelids! This is firstly due to the way lashes are applied – as close to your lash line as possible. Although this looks amazing, and creates the effect of incredibly long, natural lashes, it can cause damage to your actual natural eyelashes. The way you remove your false lashes might also be hurting your eyelids in the process. But don’t worry, we’re not telling you to never wear false lashes again! Instead, we’ve got some hints and tips to help you apply and remove your lashes safely.

What Eyelash Glue Should I Use?

Most eyelash glues are latex-based, which is what makes them so long-lasting and waterproof. The issue with this is that latex is a type of rubber, which is not really something you should want near your eyes. Instead, you should try to opt for latex-free eyelash glues! But even then, you are still putting glue on your eyes, which is of course difficult to get off. Even when small amounts of lash glue are left on your lashes, this can lead to irritation and disruption of your lash growth cycle. So, our best advice is to make sure you remove as much glue as possible (if not all!) and be gentle when you do!

How Should I Apply My False Lashes?

The typical technique is to apply the false lashes on top of your lash line, so that they look like your natural lashes, and this is what we would recommend. However, there has been a trend going round on social media suggesting you should put your false lashes under your lash line. We cannot stress enough – do not do this. It can lead to blindness. Seriously.

How Should I Remove My False Lashes?

Nobody’s perfect, and even here at Glow For It Girl, we’ve been known to pull our strip lashes off every now and again – but this is exactly what you should not do (no matter how satisfying it feels)! Doing this will pull on your eyelids and lashes which can lead to premature wrinkles, as well as loss of your natural eyelashes. To avoid this, just use an oil-based makeup remover to loosen your false lashes and gently take them off.

False Lashes Are Reusable – Right?

Yes, but you need to clean them between uses! Think about everything your lashes go through after one day of wearing them…they’ll be covered in mascara, makeup, glue, natural oils from your skin, dust and dirt from the air (ew!). So, if you don’t clean your false lashes, all this gross stuff can be transferred to your eyes and cause an infection! Say it with me: I will clean my false lashes!

I Feel Like I Don’t Have Any Lashes When I Don’t Wear False Lashes!

It’s easy to get stuck in a constant cycle of wearing false lashes. But, sometimes you need to know when to stop. If your natural lashes are beginning to look short and sparse, perhaps it’s time to consider having a break from wearing false lashes. But, don’t worry, we have a solution that will have you back to long lashes in no time!

Glow For It Girl Lash Serum

Do you want your natural lashes to look like falsies? Well, look no further because Glow For It Girl Lash Serum will have your lashes looking longer in no time! Our Lash Serum is clinically proven to lengthen and strengthen your lashes, with results in as little as 2 weeks. This product is cruelty free and vegan, without any harmful chemicals or fragrances. It’s a quick and easy way to get lovely long lashes – so, what’s stopping you? Order online now and start your journey to beautiful natural lashes today.

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