How to Take Off Fake Eyelashes Without Remover

Look in the mirror while removing false eyelashes.
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Eyelashes shield the face from dirt and debris and act as a warning sign if an object is coming too close. They also help to enhance eye color and shape. When a woman desires thicker or longer lashes, she can choose to wear false eyelashes. It's important, however, to take them off at the end of each day, and it's easy enough, given the right products.

1 The Right Stuff

Purchase cotton swabs and baby oil. Dip the swab in the oil and apply a generous amount on top of the lashes. This slippery ointment softens the glue so that the lashes can easily slip off.

2 Pull Out That Hair

Open your eyes and gently grab hold of the top lash at the outer edge. Remove the lashes by slowly by pulling them away from your own lashes as you pull in the direction of your nose.

3 Clean and Reuse

You can use your fake lashes again and again if you clean your lashes immediately after removal. Pull the glue off from the lash strip, dip a cotton ball in a generous amount of make-up remover and hold the ball onto an eyelash for 10 seconds. Then gently wipe away leftover mascara and put the lashes back into the case for safekeeping. Throw the lashes away when the shape starts changing, the lashes get brittle or fall off, or the lashes have a difficult time staying put.

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.