What is the Best Glue for Classic Lashes? A (sort of) Definitive Guide

There are so many glues for eyelash extensions, it’s difficult to know where to start! Which is the best glue for beginner lash techs? Which is the best glue for classic lashes? The answer isn’t quite as simple as you might hope, but we’re here to help nonetheless! 

Before we go on, I’ll share my first tip: don’t be afraid to have multiple glues to fit your needs! The reason that there are so many glues on the market is that there isn’t really any one-size-fits-all solution to glue, you might find that you need one glue for classics, one for volume, and another for very cold days and very warm days - it’s going to save you such a lot of worry and frustration if you can simply use the best lash glue for the lash set that you’re doing! With that in mind, let’s find out what the best glue for classic lashes is!


The Best Glue for Classic Lashes if You’re a Beginner

When you first start lashing, it’s not uncommon to need to go a little bit more slowly - this is not only very normal, but is encouraged! One of the main things we need to take into consideration is the health of our clients’ lashes. With that in mind, we need to be realistic about the glue we use - if it’s too fast for us we run the risk of poor retention, or having no time to correct a lash that leans to one side or another. Essentially, we risk losing our reputation before we’ve even had a chance to build it! 

Using a more gradually drying glue when we’re just starting out means that we really give ourselves the chance to perfect our craft - quality is far superior to quantity so ensuring we have excellent attachment and retention is always going to come before just finishing a set quickly. 


With that in mind, I’d suggest something like Satin Bond as the best glue for classic lashes if you’re a beginner. Satin Bond has a drying time of 2 seconds, allowing you time to dip, place and correct an extension, so as long as your pretreatment has been perfect, your retention will be outstanding! 

What if You’re a Beginner Lash Tech, but You Need a Faster Glue?

That’s fine! Like I say, there’s really no one-size-fits-all - some of us start off with Satin Bond and take a while to steady shaking hands or get to grips with leaning lashes, and others are very fast right off the bat. My honest suggestion is to time how long it takes you to dip an extension and place it - that’s the only way you’re going to know for sure what kind of drying time you need from your glue. 

Something else you should consider is your room temperature and humidity as these factors have a huge impact on how your glue behaves. If you’d like more info about this, check out this blog post!


What About the Best Glue for Classic Lashes if You’re NOT A Beginner?

It’s a fact that classic lashes will never go out of style - they’re beautiful, easy to wear, pretty low maintenance and are arguably one of the most affordable luxury treatments we can give our clients. Due to this, we’re likely to still be doing classic lashes years and years into our career as lash techs, so how do we choose the best glue for classic lashes when our placement time has gotten faster? 

The same way you’d choose any other glue - take into consideration your room temperature and humidity levels, and time yourself dipping and placing the lash. 

If you’re a little more experienced, consider that you might be faster at applying classic lashes than you are at applying fans and go from there. Try something like Flexie with a 1 second drying time, or if you’re a super speedy lasher, Royal Bond which dries in half a second! 

Again, this can completely differ from one technician to another, so it’s well worth assessing your room conditions as well as your own lashing speed. 


All in all, ‘which is the best lash glue for me’ is one of the most commonly asked questions in the lash industry, and the answer is almost always the same - it depends on YOU!

If you’re still unsure which glue to use, try taking our super simple glue quiz which will suggest some glues that should suit you!