There are very often misunderstandings about eyelash glue, because you have to distinguish whether it should be for eyelash extensions or for band or strip lashes. Eyelash extensions are applied with a waterproof glue, whereas band lashes are applied with a water-soluble skin glue.
The main difference is that the waterproof glue lasts longer and does not come into contact with the skin, whereas the water-soluble glue can be applied directly to the skin but is only used for a short time.
What you need to know about eyelash glue for eyelash extensions.
This type of eyelash glue is waterproof. It can cause allergic reactions if applied directly to the skin. Therefore, such an eyelash glue is applied in such a way that the glue drop only touches the tip of the artificial eyelashes. The extension is then placed on the natural lash in such a way that it may not touch the eyelid under any circumstances. If it touches the eyelid, it can be very painful and unpleasant, and in the worst case it can even cause allergic irritation.
What you need to know about eyelash glue for strip eyelashes.
Glue for strip lashes has a different composition and is skin-friendly. It is usually very well tolerated and can therefore also be used for other applications, e.g. for gluing on eyebrows or for fixing the pads during eyelash lifting.
Which glue for eyelash extensions is suitable for allergies?
There are big differences in all eyelash adhesives. Very few are sensitive. The XXL Lashes Adhesive, for example, is hypoallergenic, odourless and has no fumes. Because that’s what matters.
As with a food intolerance, there are of course individual imponderables. How someone reacts to eyelash glue cannot be assessed beforehand. Therefore, a patch test should always be carried out before applying an eyelash glue. For a patch test, 2-3 extensions are applied to your own eyelashes the day before the actual application. You can also apply a small amount of the glue to your arm. In both cases, you wait 24 hours to see if there is any redness, swelling or itching. If your skin reacts to the glue, you have to look for another solution, in other words find another glue or wear strip lashes.
How to avoid allergic reactions when applying eyelash extensions?
- let the glue drop “steam out” for at least 5 minutes before applying.
- use a nano sprayer, because vapours coming out of the glue are immediately absorbed and thus minimise allergic reactions.
- use glue as sparingly as possible. This works best if the extension is dipped “slowly” into the centre of the glue drop, not too fast, not too deep and not on the surface. You will see, this way a much thinner layer of glue is absorbed.
What to do about puffy eyes, why do my eyes burn or itch after eyelash extensions?
If the eyelids are very swollen, itchy or watery after eyelash extensions, the eyelash extensions should definitely be professionally removed with a specific remover for eyelash extensions.
Usually, the allergic symptoms will subside after a short time. Soothing eye drops or saline solution to rinse the eyes are very helpful.
If in doubt, you can of course consult a doctor, but the eyelash extensions must be removed in any case!
Is eyelash glue waterproof?
Eyelash glue that is intended for one-time use is water-soluble and only lasts until the next time you remove your make-up. For permanent use of eyelashes, the so-called permanent eyelash glue is meant, it is waterproof and can last up to one or two months.
Which is the best eyelash glue for eyelash extensions?
One of the best on the market is the sensitive eyelash glue from XXL Lashes. Not only is it waterproof, hypoallergenic, safety certified, fume-free, odourless, fast to apply, long lasting, carcinogen and heavy metal free, but it is also oil resistant. Therefore, it is especially suitable for oily skin and the use of creams and other cosmetics.
Which eyelash glue do professionals use?
This depends on several factors.
- which look is desired; for the volume look, for example, an adhesive is needed that sets very quickly. These are the so-called ultra or xD glues.
- it also depends on how sensitive you are. If you have sensitive eyes, sensitive adhesives that dry more slowly are used. These adhesives are also suitable for self-application, as you must work then with your eyes open.
- Of course, the skills and experience of the stylist are also relevant. Beginner stylists like to use slow-drying adhesives, whereas professionals like to work quickly and therefore use fast-drying adhesives. The best combination of adhesive strength and processing speed is offered by the so-called Pro adhesives, which are easy to process for both, advanced stylists and beginners. The drying time allows you to adjust the fit of the lashes before adhesion begins.
- If you are not sure which glue is best for you, you can find an overview of all glues and their properties here.
Which eyelash glue is suitable for strip lashes and artificial eyebrows?
If you can’t tolerate permanent eyelash extensions or just want to style yourself for a short occasion, you can fall back on band eyelashes. To ensure that they stay in place, you need a good skin glue. There are tried-and-tested eyelash adhesives in a tube and those that already come with a brush. They are all easy to use, offer a strong hold, are skin-friendly, hypoallergenic, vegan and paraben-free.
The well-known DUO skin glue for strip lashes and artificial eyebrows is very well tolerated, it is white, transparent drying, water repellent, skin-friendly, hypoallergenic, and vegan.
A latest generation adhesive that adheres quickly yet is easy to remove is the XXL Lashes Lash Lifting adhesive.
Choosing the best lash glue for sensitive eyes doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow these simple tips and you’re sure to find a glue that works well for you!
Just make sure you do your research and test any new products on your eyes before using them.
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