Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Over years of experience, I've had to experiment with all different eyelash products. There are a vast amount of lashes and eyelash adhesives to choose from and it can be very confusing and after trying dozens of eyelash glues, I found most of them are not very good.
Eyelash Glues (Adhesives) can be a personal choice based on your working environment but choosing the best glues can minimise the chance of wasting your time and money. All semi-permanent eyelash extension adhesives need moisture and heat to set properly. The heat helps the adhesive to dry and moisture causes a chemical reaction in the adhesive to help it set. This is why you struggle, ladies when seasons change. If a fast setting glue has been working great in Autumn/Winter but not Spring/Summer is time to swap to a slower curing eyelash glue.
Eye Love Lashes have tried and tested many different types of eyelash glues and we've finally put our name to these three. We simply call them Eyelash Adhesive Platinum, Eyelash Adhesive Gold and Eyelash Adhesive Silver. Now here's a rundown on why we liked them so much.
Firstly, the Eyelash Adhesive Platinum: This eyelash glue is for the professionals only. It is ultra fast drying at 1 second and ultra strong. The Platinum is amazing at average to higher humidity rooms. It can keep an eyelash extension on for up to 6 weeks in ideal conditions.
Secondly, the Eyelash Adhesive Gold: This eyelash glue is slightly slower at curing (drying) at 2-3 seconds. It is still very strong and will last up to 5-6 weeks also. It is designed for the lower humidity environments or for a junior lash artist to build confidence.
Thirdly, the Eyelash Adhesive Silver: This eyelash glue takes 3-4 seconds to dry and is perfect for low humidity rooms and express lashing. It still lasts as 4-6 weeks.
All of our Eye Love Lashes Eyelash Adhesives have Ethyl Cyanoacrylate as the main ingredient. They come in a 5 mil bottle which needs to be stored in a cool dry place, ideally below 25ºC or place in the freezer. We recommend changing the glue up to 6 weeks once it's been opened and even sooner if it's been opened regularly as the environmental conditions will get exposed to it. Our adhesive is designed to work at it's best from 19ºC - 23ºC and with a humidity level of 40% to 70% but we recommend trying the Platinum, Gold and Silver to see which fits best in your lash room environment.
The colour of the eyelash glues are extremely similar to the black colour of the natural eyelash and it will not turn white and hard after grafting.
Shake, Shake, Shake. The eyelash adhesives need to be shaken 60 times on the first use and at least 20 times before every use. They all have a low odour and are sensitive to the eye.
Lastly, one thing we love and you will to is our handy FREE of charge pin glue bottle opener. (Available by request)
I hope that gives you a better understanding of why we have different eyelash extension glues. Give these a try and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on the form below. Happy Lashing.
Megan Thomas (Lash Educator)
Eye Love Lashes