Having false lashes can not only boost your confidence, but it can make your eyes pop and really help to complete your look! There are so many eyelash glue options in stores, it’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. I didn’t want to waste your hard earned money, so I went ahead and found out how to make eyelash glue!
Believe it or not, making homemade eyelash glue takes a lot less work than you’d think. Below you’ll read everything there is to know about how to make your own DIY eyelash glue and why you may want to do it yourself, versus buying one on the shelf!
Should You Use DIY Lash Glue
First and foremost, we need to talk about whether or not using your own eyelash glue is even a safe thing to do. Depending on who you ask, some people say they love their own lash glue, while others swear against it. In my opinion, it can be hard to replace a great proven branded lash glue that you buy at the store, but I also think using your own when your in a pinch works great!
I do want to remind you that our eyes are incredibly sensitive and you want to be sure you’re using ingredients that are safe to use around your eyes. One thing you should never do when you’re out of eyelash glue or can’t find yours, is use another type of glue.
This can cause permanent damage and is just plain unsafe. Stay away from things like super glue, school glue and even wig glue.
If you don’t already have a few sets of awesome eyelashes, you can find out which ones are best in this article.
Benefits of Making Your Own Eyelash Glue
So why on earth would someone want to make their own eyelash glue? Are there any actual benefits from doing so? Does it take more time to make than just to run to the store? Well, for starters, my absolute biggest benefit to making your own glue is that you know exactly what goes in it.
When it comes to lash glues that are on the shelf, you likely can’t even pronounce half of the ingredients in there, I know I can’t. If you have sensitive eyes, or you just like being conscious of what ingredients your products have, you’ll really enjoy using your own lash glue! You’ll know exactly what it’s made out of and you’ll be able to substitute any ingredients that may irritate your eyes.
Another benefit I love about making my own lash glue is that it saves me money. Retail lash glue can be expensive, and that’s on top of driving to the store, waiting in the checkout line and sitting in traffic on the drive back. As an introvert, I like that I can make a product without even needing to leave my house!
Downsides to Making Your Own Eyelash Glue
One of the major downsides is that DIY lash glue can be dangerous. This is due to our eyes being incredibly sensitive and the final product not being tested. I want you to be fully aware of the dangers before going into this.
Another downside is that the final product may not work as well as something you get from the store. While making your own glue can be great when you’re in a rush, it may not even work that well; but you don’t know until you try.
DIY Lash Glue Materials
Making your own lash glue doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. I’m going to teach you everything you’ll need so you know how to make eyelash glue at home! For starters, make sure you have access to honey, water, sugar and non-toxic glue.
You’ll need a small mixing cup, one or two drops of honey, two tablespoons of water, ½ teaspoon of sugar and one or two drops of non-toxic glue. I love this recipe because depending on which type of non-toxic glue you choose, you could consider this organic eyelash glue!
The best part of this recipe is that it takes minimal effort and time. All you need to do on your part is mix together the ingredients listed above and wait about five minutes until everything is dissolved.
It is crucial to make sure that everything is dissolved because sugar is surprisingly sharp and can damage your eyes if it’s not dissolved completely
How to Use Your Homemade Lash Glue
Just like you would with any lash glue you get in stores, you take the paste you’ve made and apply it to the edge of your false lashes. To do this you can use a tiny spatula, toothpick or a Q-tip.
Once it’s applied to the lash, you want to wait around 30 seconds to make sure it gets tacky and sticky. This makes sure it adheres and stays on properly without needing to be adjusted throughout the day. Then, all you need to do is apply it as you normally would and just be extra cautious.
It is important to note that since you are using ingredients from your kitchen, please make a fresh batch every time you need it. Don’t store it on the counter or in your fridge, as the sugar can get sharp edges and the mixture can quickly become old.
Remember, this is your eyes we’re talking about here, it’s important to be as safe as possible.
Fun Facts about False Eyelashes
So why do people even wear false eyelashes? Are there certain benefits to putting them on instead of a couple of extra coats of mascara? Well for starters, many people wear them instead of mascara. If you have an event you’re attending such as a wedding or a funeral and there is the possibility you’ll be tearing up, you may want to opt for falsies!
Something that the majority of people don’t know is that wearing false eyelashes can actually help your natural lashes get stronger and grow. This is especially true when you wear falsies instead of putting on mascara.
Mascara often weakens our eyelashes and can even make them brittle and fall out. Wearing falsies gives your natural lash time to breathe and grow on their own!
Another reason why you may want to wear false eyelashes is that they can bring a surprising amount of confidence. Make-up in general is pretty fun to play with, but once you add in a set of falsies, it takes your look to the next level.
You don’t have to get the extremely dramatic pairs to see this effect either. Many of the natural pairs of false eyelashes add quite the pop, without being overly noticeable by others.
If you’re looking for a longer term solution, you could always look into getting eyelash extensions. These are put on by a professional and need to be filled in every six or so weeks. These are a great alternative if you don’t want to waste time every morning by perfectly aligning a set of lashes, especially if you’re using your own glue! The downside of this is that eyelash extensions are expensive and require quite a bit of upkeep.