Up until now, all information in the All About Adhesives series was pertaining to strip lash glues. (We’ll talk more about what a strip lash is in just a second.)There are two main types of glue formulas out there, and I’m here to shed light on how to use both.
Before we proceed, I want to post a quick at-a-glance review sheet of the wonderful things we’ve covered in the Clear Glue vs. Dark Glue post in case some of you didn’t want to scroll through the whole darn thing.
As important as it is to use the correct glue tone, consumers must be aware that not all false eyelash adhesives are meant for strip lashes. “What is a strip lash?” you ask?
Strip lash glues (which usually come in a tube) are made for use with strip lashes but can most certainly be used for applying individual lashes as well. The strip lash glue will last until you decide to take them off, whether it be at the end of the night, or after just a few hours for a photo shoot.
When people get eyelash extensions done, the extensions experts are using individual eyelash glue, a semi-permanent formula that clings to your eyelashes for weeks – even months – depending on how well you care for your extensions. Individual eyelash glues are specially formulated for use with individual eyelashes only – NEVER strip lashes. The glue is also made to cling to your own (natural) lashes, NOT your skin.
Unlike strip lash glues, individual lash glue is VERY hard to remove and it definitely will not come off at the end of the night if you put it on only hours before. (Trust me, I have tried doing this and ended up in tears! ) With individual eyelash adhesives, you actually need an individual lash adhesive remover to get rid of this glue to help dissolve it and have it gently removed from your own eyelashes.
Basically: strip lash glues can be used for all types of false lashes; individual lash glues are used ONLY with individual eyelashes.
(For those who find it easier to obtain information from pictures rather than from words, here’s a helpful little chart to sum up the above. )I sincerely hope you enjoyed our All about Adhesives miniseries! Have fun experimenting, and make sure to come back for more awesome eyelash tips, incredible dupes, and lovely lash LOTDs!