We’ve heard many stories about how uncomfortable false eyelashes can be. This misleads many into avoiding them altogether but is it really the lashes that are to blame? What appears to be a problem with the lashes could be a reaction to the type of glue you’re using.
Many people worldwide have latex allergies, without even knowing it, and this small ingredient can create the itching, burning sensation in the eyes. Several companies have responded by creating latex-free glues that are widely available. Some of the best latex-free glues we have tried are:
- Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
- Kiss Latex-Free Lash Adhesive
Another ingredient to consider that could be irritating to your eyes is formaldehyde. Unfortunately, this chemical is found in most eyelash adhesive brands. There haven’t been any extensive tests or studies done to the effects of this ingredient in eyelash adhesive, but if you’ve ever used a nail polish that contains formaldehyde, you know how unpleasant it can be to smell. Now imagine that on your eyes. Fortunately, you can find formaldehyde-free and latex-free versions, like this one from Georgie Beauty. It is also surprising to note that lashes adhere better and longer with these versions, as opposed to those that contain formaldehyde. If you are unsure if an eyelash adhesive contains formaldehyde, the ingredient you want to look for is Formalin. Additionally, pay extra close attention to the expiration date on any glue you purchase. Glue that has past its expiration date, or is nearing it, loses its effectiveness quickly and can result in eye irritation as well.
False eyelashes are a fun makeup item and combined with the right adhesive for your unique eye chemistry can only make them more comfortable to wear!