Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! And best of luck to everyone performing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame this weekend!

Here’s your tip!

Clean your false lashes.

It’s better for them and for your eyes to give them the occasional cleansing. It’s easy and you only need a couple of items, which you already have (or should).

1. Take off your lashes.
I know that sounds dumb, but falling asleep while still wearing lashes is not unheard of… When removing them, grab the edge of the band, not the lashes themselves!

2. Peel off excess adhesive.
A little old glue can help the lashes stick better, but you don’t want a thick layer. Some recommend using tweezers, but I just use my fingernails to peel it off. Remember to hold the band, not the lashes when you pull off the glue residue. I’ve found latex-based glue comes off more easily than the non-rubbery stuff I use these days.

3. Put the lashes back on their plastic thingy.
It will help them keep their shape during cleaning.

4. Dampen a cotton swab with a gentle eye makeup remover and gently brush it over the lashes from band to tip to take off the accumulated gunk.
I like this remover from Atomic Cosmetics (of course).

5. Dampen a second swab with a little water and repeat the process to rinse the lashes.

6. Let them air dry on the plastic form.

That’s it! You don’t need to do this every time you wear your lashes, but occasional cleaning will keep your lashes looking good longer. And it’s got to be healthier for your eyes!

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.

Published in: on 3 June 2016 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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