Choosing the right eyelash glue for attaching lash extensions and false eyelashes is important. The right adhesive will ensure that artificial lashes stay in place all day or night, maintaining the desired appearance without any slipping - and without irritating the skin beneath. Specialist products are required for use on the delicate eye area, as the skin here is especially thin and could be damaged by using the wrong kind of adhesive.
Products from leading names like Response, Ardell and Dimples are designed with this in mind, being strong enough to hold even the most dramatic eyelashes into place but easy to remove and safe for the eyes. Available in a range of formats, this enables each individual to find the kind of glue which suits them the best. Some people prefer jar adhesives, others pre-cut strips of sticker effect material, others still choose pen type glues which can simply be drawn along the base of the eyelash segment.
Eyelash glue typically comes in two colours: clear and dark. Clear products are perfect for individual lash adhesion. Individual lashes are bound into small groups with a knot to the base. This knot can be touched into the adhesive to apply a very small amount to the base, which is then allowed to dry a little so that it is tacky before being held against the natural eyelash line. Clear glues are also ideal for more natural false eyelashes, typically worn during the day. These natural style lashes add volume and shape without making the eyes appear too heavy for day-time styles. Dark glue has a brown to black colour and is also available in jars, pens and other formats. This too is painted along the base of the eyelash extensions, but as it has a visible colour it is best when used with more dramatic eyelash looks.