It is natural that every woman wants to look her best. And when we talk of beauty, large, almond shaped, sparkling eyes are considered very appealing. However, not all of us are lucky enough to have such eyes. This is where the various eye makeup tools like eyeliners, mascara, eyeshadow, and fake eyelashes come in. Speaking of fake eyelashes, many women are often worried that the adhesives which are used to attach fake lashes to the natural ones may harm the skin on their eyelids or they may end up losing their real eyelashes.
The Truth about these Adhesives
As mentioned above, an eyelash adhesive is a kind of glue which is applied to the fake eyelashes before sticking them on to the real ones. The fake lashes are stuck quite close to the natural ones and trimmed according to the normal width before they're put on so that they look genuine. Another procedure that is carried out by professionals is eyelash extension, in which false or even real lashes are added to a woman's eyelashes to make them look thicker and beautiful. These last anywhere between four to six weeks. For following the former procedure, false eyelash adhesives are used while for the latter, specially designed eyelash extension adhesives are used.
In the past, researches have shown that some of the adhesives available in the market contain harmful chemicals and may even emit fumes. If women using these adhesives have sensitive skin, they can develop contact dermatitis and various other kinds of skin allergies. Another problem is that if one doesn't know the right procedure to remove them, it can lead to eyelash loss (though only temporary as they grow back after some time).
Looking at these drawbacks, many women skip this makeup item. However, if you are still keen on getting yourself thick lashes, then it is better to go in for known and branded adhesives. These, though not completely devoid of chemicals, are of a better quality than others. Some popular brands are--Ardell, Revlon, Mac, Duo, Novalash, and Sherani natural. Some of them come with added features. For instance, Duo has a waterproof adhesive which holds the fake lashes to the natural ones, even after the face is washed. Novalash has come up with a fume-free adhesive which is considered safe for women with sensitive skin.
When buying an eyelash adhesive, investing in a quality remover will keep you from losing your own eyelashes. Ardell and Duo are good options. Otherwise, massaging a bit of olive oil into the lashes and leaving it on for a few minutes will help you remove them gently.
Well chosen adhesives can reduce the risk of allergies. When it comes to cosmetics, always choose brands which have safety test marks. There is no guarantee that the cosmetic will be completely suitable for you. However, it minimizes the probability of contracting skin problems. Hence, those who are using these adhesives for the first time or have sensitive skin should choose products with lesser chemicals in them.