The eyelash patch test: what is it?
Before applying any eyelash glue or adhesive, a patch test should be performed as a preventive measure at home. It is crucial to perform a patch test before using a new product entirely when trying it out, such as an eyelash glue.
By allowing you to evaluate the product's suitability for your skin on a smaller area before applying it to an area as delicate as your eyelids, performing a patch test helps prevent an allergic reaction to the product's recipe.
Whether you're using a strip lash glue or an individual lash adhesive, we firmly advise conducting a patch test on all of our products.
what is required to do a patch test:
ways to do a patch test
Before applying any kind of lash enhancements, you may do a patch test for eyelash adhesive in a few different ways. For maximum safety, we advise you to use both approaches.
Applying two individual lash strands or clusters to the outer border of your eye with the adhesive is one approach to do a patch test for the adhesive you intend to use if you're utilising individual eyelashes.
After 24 hours, you may check to see if there have been any negative reactions. If not, you can use the glue and finish applying all of your individual eyelashes.
eyelash patch test alternative
If you don't want to perform a patch test using one of the aforementioned techniques, you may use use a cotton bud to dab a tiny amount of glue into the area behind your ear.
This form of patch testing is arguably the most popular since it is more quicker and simpler. It can be used on both individual and strip lash adhesives. Due of its sensitivity, make careful to drop the adhesive just behind the ear on the bottom side. Give it 24 hours and check to see if anything happens.
ingredients and allergies
Any adhesive product you want to use should have its complete list of components specified on the container, especially if you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain compounds.
Since we provide a variety of adhesives, including latex-free choices for people who have a latex allergy, it is your obligation to ensure that you get the right product and read the complete list of components before proceeding with the patch test and full application. You should NOT use a product if you are known to be allergic to one of its ingredients.
Whenever you are unsure, seek advise.
We advise seeing a medical expert or your personal GP before utilising any of the eyelash adhesives on our website if you are unsure about doing so. Again, before using the product, talk to your doctor if you are on any long-term medications, have sensitive skin, or are undergoing any skin treatments.
If by chance any glue comes in contact with your eyes, immediately rinse the area with cold, clear water. Consult a doctor if irritation develops or continues.
Following a patch test, how to remove lash glue
Use a cotton pad soaked in coconut or baby oil to gently massage the area where the adhesive was put to your skin in order to remove it when the patch test is finished and no response has occurred. The oil ought to disintegrate the adhesive and eliminate it from the skin. Until all of the adhesive is gone, repeat this process.
Before using any pair of lashes, whether they are strip, individual, or any other type, it is imperative to do an eyelash patch test. Avoid the temptation to omit this crucial step.