How Can I Remove False Eyelashes Easily?

Lashes come individual or on a strand.
... Image Source/Photodisc/Getty Images

False eyelashes enhance your eye color and shape and lengthen your own lovely lashes. But no matter how fantastic your falsies look, you still need to take them off at the end of the day. Keeping lashes on too long can cause eye irritation or -- worse -- an uninvited infection. The key to removing your lashes lickety-split is to douse them in eye makeup remover. You won't bat an eye when you pull off the glue, lather up the lashes and store 'em. You'll have an eye-opening experience once you see how easy it is.

Pour a generous amount of eye makeup remover onto a cotton pad.

Close your eyes and gently squeeze the pad onto your eyelids and lashes. Your lashes should be saturated in remover.

Hold the cotton pad over your lashes for 30 seconds. This helps separate the eyelash glue from your own lashes.

Grab hold of the outer lash corner and gently peel the lash off inward toward your nose. Apply more eye makeup remover to the cotton pad if the lashes don't easily peel off.

Repeat these steps on the other eye. Wipe both eyes clean with a tissue and wash your face with a mild cleanser afterward. Pat dry with a clean towel.

  • Store your false eyelashes in the original container.
  • You can also use petroleum jelly for easy removal.

Based in Los Angeles, Lisa Finn has been writing professionally for 20 years. Her print and online articles appear in magazines and websites such as "Spa Magazine," "L.A. Parent," "Business," the Famous Footwear blog and many others. She also ghostwrites for mompreneurs and business owners who appear regularly on shows such as Ricki Lake, HGTV, Carson Daly and The Today Show.