How To Care For Your False Eyelashes


With the right love and attention, your false eyelashes can last for up to 20 uses, depending on the type of lashes you have. Synthetic false lashes are made from plastic, man-made fibres, whereas mink eyelashes are made from real mink fur. This means that you’ll need to take care of your lashes differently, depending on the materials they’re made from. 

Fortunately, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you care for all of your falsies, so that they can last for as long as possible. 

How to Clean False Eyelashes for Reuse

If you’re going to reuse your eyelashes, it’s important to clean them thoroughly between wears. This will help to prevent a build up of products and bacteria on your lashes, whilst helping you to keep them looking as good as new.

Mink Eyelashes

If you’re unsure of how to clean mink strip eyelashes, don’t worry, it’s super easy! 

  1. Firstly, you’ll need to make sure you wash your hands before removing your mink lashes. This will help to avoid transmitting harmful bacteria to your eye area.
  2. Then, you’ll need to gently remove your lashes. You can do this by soaking a cotton swab or tissue in micellar water, and using this to loosen the glue around your eye. It’s crucial to loosen the glue first, as vigorous tugging can damage the skin near your eye, and you may also pull out hairs from your strip lashes in the process. 
  3. We recommend wrapping your lashes around your index finger to protect the curls. Following this, you’ll need to gently remove any remaining glue from your mink eyelashes with some tweezers
  4. Clean your lashes with micellar water or tap water. Avoid the lash tips to protect the curls and shape of your lashes. You can also use a spoolie to gently brush through the lashes.
  5. Dry your lashes with cold air from a hairdryer. You should do this whilst your false eyelashes are still on your finger, so that they dry in the right shape. 
  6. Once your lashes are totally dry, place them back in the box that they came in. Make sure that the lid remains closed so that they’re protected from dust and debris.

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Synthetic False Eyelashes 

As synthetic strip lashes are made from man-made fibres, they normally bounce back to their original shape with ease. Despite this, it’s important to take a gentle approach when it comes to cleaning your falsies, as this will help you to keep every hair you paid for!

  1. Wash your hands before removing your false eyelashes.
  2. Use a cotton swab with oil-free makeup remover to loosen the glue on your lash line. Gently peel your lashes off once the glue is loose.
  3. Peel off any remaining glue on your lashes with some tweezers. Pay extra attention to the lash band, as this is a hot-spot for product build-up.
  4. Use a spoolie brush soaked in rubbing alcohol or oil-free makeup remover to brush through your lashes and remove makeup. You can also use a cotton swab soaked in makeup remover on the lash band to remove any stubborn glue or eyeliner.
  5. Leave your lashes to air dry and store them in their original box once they’re dry!


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If you have any questions about how to care for your Dotted Cosmetics lashes, we’re more than happy to help. Contact us today via email or DM, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.