Which eyeliner can I use with false eyelashes?
False eyelashes are the perfect addition when you want to add a bit of glam to your makeup bag. However, it's important to know that you can't always use your usual makeup items when you are wearing false lashes. In this blog, we'll take a look at which ones are best for you and your lashes!
What eyeliner to avoid when using false lashes
There are a few different products that you will want to avoid when using false lashes. These include:
- Eyeliner pencils - this is because eyeliner pencils require you to apply pressure for the pencil mark to come out. Don't use these on your top lids when you are wearing false eyelashes, as the pressure could tear the eyelash. You can, of course, use them on the bottom waterline.
- Oil-based eyeliners - these can react with the false eyelash glue and make it less effective than it would be otherwise. This is also the same for gel liners, which can also add a heaviness to your false lashes and cause them to be pushed down.
Eyeliner to wear when using false eyelashes
If you're applying your eyeliner after sticking on the false lashes, you should look for one that is designed specifically to work with false lashes. It should be water-based and smudge-proof, and it will normally have a sticker certifying it for use with falsies!
Change the order of your makeup
You could also apply eyeliner before false eyelashes. This works with an eyeliner pencil, as you'll be putting pressure on the eye before the false eyelashes are stuck on.
However, the oils in oil-based eyeliners may still react with the glue, especially if it hasn't sufficiently dried. It is also much easier to do eyeliner after eyelash application, as it is generally applied in a slightly different place than if you weren't wearing eyelashes.
The best solution is to find an eyeliner that has been made especially for eyelashes. There are many on the market nowadays, so you should be able to find one that's perfect for you!
- Michael Kyriacou