OK, let’s say we’ve put our false lashes on, partied like rock stars, and now it’s time to get ready for bed.
What now? How do we actually remove the darned things?
Well, I have a confession… I’m totally guilty of just ripping those suckers off, mostly with pairs that felt heavy or uncomfortable for some reason, and I JUST COULD NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE.
I’ve actually done this more times than I can count (even though I knew it was terribly unwise). Once it was halfway through a fancy party. Mid-mingling I suddenly said, “Please excuse me for a moment. I need to remove these false lashes because they’re driving me completely insane.”
Ripping those bad boys off is quick (rrrrrrip!), but it’s also risky. You could, and probably will, tear out some of your natural lashes with the falsies, and when you barely have any lashes to start with (like me), that’s ill-advised.
Back to that party I mentioned…
Luckily, being a makeup hoarding packrat, I had a tube of mascara and a lash curler in my bag, so I plopped a few coats on in the bathroom.
Now, when I’m in my right mind, here’s how I like to remove my lashes…
Removing False Lashes: Step By Step
- Grab a makeup wipe, or a cotton pad soaked with eye makeup remover. Ideally it should be something that can handle real-deal waterproof mascara and liner. I really like MAC Wipes ($20 for a pack of 45) for this or a cotton pad saturated with Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips ($18).
- Close your eyes, and gently press and hold the makeup wipe or cotton pad against your lashes and false lashes. Let that sit there for a minute or two, maybe three, if you used a lot of glue on the lash band.
The idea is to give the makeup remover time to break down the glue.
- After your lashes and falsies have thoroughly soaked up the remover, they should slip right off without any resistance. I usually start pulling them off from the outer corner, since those lashes are usually the longest, and gently lift up the band.
The ultimate in crazy cat lady-ness
I am totally and completely serious when I say that I want a pink cat stroller for my birthday.
Haha! I’m not sure if pink is Tabs’ best color (he prefers jewel tones), but that would probably be the least of my worries. I don’t even know if I could get him into one.
Maybe with a lot of gravy and treats… Food bribery goes a long way.
Come clean, cat ladies (and dog ladies). Have you ever wanted something like this? And does anyone out there actually have one (there’s no shame)? Inquiring minds want to know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Boy, this week has flown by! I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday. I hope you’ve been having a good week.