Common Questions About Eyelash Extension Glue

Across every single one of our platforms, and on the wider internet, one of the main things lash techs are constantly asking about is GLUE! We’ve put together a list of the most frequently googled lash glue related questions, so you don’t have to go far to find all the answers you need! 

How to Get Eyelash Glue Off/How to Remove Eyelash Glue 

Depending on what you need to remove it from, there are a couple of simple ways to do this. 

How to Remove Eyelash Glue from Skin

Let’s say you were struggling to get the lid off of your glue after shaking and when you got the lid off, the glue all flew out and went all over your hands. In this instance, you’re going to use some of your cream remover or gel remover and let it soak into the glue for 10-20 minutes so that it breaks down the glue just like you would if you were removing the lashes. Wipe it away with adry cloth/tissue and repeat the process if necessary. Once ALL of the glue residue has gone, wash your hands and moisturise - glue remover can be drying on the skin. 

How to Remove Eyelash Glue from Tweezers

This is a nice easy one - get your glue remover for tweezers and simply dip your tweezers into it, using the sponge balls to really remove that glue from your precious lash tweezers. 

How to Remove Lash Glue From A Jade Stone or Lash Palette

Get some acetone (nail polish remover) on a cotton pad and wipe it away. If it’s a large amount, you can use your remover and leave it to soak. For super easy clean up, opt for some jade stone stickers to protect the surface of your jade stone! 

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How to Get Excess Glue Off Eyelash Extensions

This comes down to the way you’re dipping your lash extension or lash fan - if you scoop the glue you will have an excess, and if you pull the fan leg/extension out of the lash glue too quickly, you’ll end up with too much as well. You can re-dip your fan or extension into the glue dot and pull it out more slowly to get a smaller bulb of glue on the lashes. Ultimately, you’re aiming for this kind of thing:

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Does Eyelash Glue Contain Latex?

The vast majority of eyelash extensions glues - certainly no London Lash glue contains any latex - do not contain any latex. Latex is what makes things stretchy, like balloons or strip lash glue. Latex based glues also tend to be water soluble, which of course we don’t want in a lash glue as we need to wash our lashes daily to increase retention time. 

Is Eyelash Glue Vegan?

All London Lash glues are completely untested on animals, they are vegan friendly and cruelty free and contain no ingredients of animal origin. 

Can You Sleep With Glue on Eyelashes?

You can! You can do almost anything you’d normally do with eyelash extensions. The most important thing when sleeping is to try not to sleep on your face as the friction can upset the glue bonds and will see those lashes slide right off!

How Long Does Eyelash Extension Glue Take to Dry?

This depends on what you mean by ‘dry’ - do you mean how long do you have to place the glue, how long can you use your glue drop on the jade stone, or how long until you can get your lashes wet?

How Long Does Glue Take to Dry on the Lash Extension

This will depend on a few different factors:

  • How much cyanoacrylate is in the glue?
  • What are the room temperature and humidity levels?
  • What kind of pretreatment has been carried out? 

Eyelash extensions glue, generally speaking, dries in between half a second up to 5 seconds. You’ll find that the vast majority of lash brands have at least two glues to suit beginners and advanced technicians respectively - a slower glue suits us better when we’re new and it takes us a bit longer to place the extension exactly where we want it. Once our hands stop shaking and we get super used to placing the extensions, a faster glue will suit us better! Remember that higher temperatures and humidity levels in our workspace will massively impact the behaviour of the glue. 

For a more in-depth look at picking the perfect glue based on your experience level, check out this blog post. To see a little comparison of all of our blog posts, have a look at our glue comparison chart.

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How Long Does Glue Take to Dry on the Jade Stone

You’re going to want to change your glue drop every 15-20 minutes - the glue reacts with the air and will begin to go stringy. When it’s like this, it really won’t be as effective and will lead to retention issues. 

How Long Does Glue Take to Dry Completely

We always recommend waiting for 24 hours after treatment to get your lashes wet but in actual fact the glue will have dried in 8 hours or less. Adding this extra time just means that those bolder clients who will cut the waiting time in half because ‘it’s probably fine by now’ will actually not cause themselves any retention issues. If you have clients who love to swim, shower soon after treatment, or even just cry - finish off their lash set with Superbonder to cure the glue instantly whilst keeping the bond flexible and not brittle.

What is a Good Eyelash Glue?

A good eyelash glue is one that gives your clients long lasting lash retention. This will of course be different for each of us, as we touched on above - how long you have been lashing, how hot or humid your workspace is, how you complete your pretreatment and how your clients look after their lashes all factor into this. The best lash glue for eyelash extensions is one that is safe to use - this is why youmust get your lash supplies from a respected lash brand who source and develop the highest quality and safest glues. 

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Does Eyelash Glue Expire?

It does. The vast majority of eyelash extensions adhesives will expire after 6 months unopened. After opening, you’ve got 2 months to use it up before it’s past its best and no longer gives great retention. If you're unsure, take a look at this blog to figure out if your lash glue is still fresh.

We hope this helped to answer some of your lash glue related questions! If you have more queries, pop a message over to our customer care team on who will be able to help!