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How To Get Eyelash Glue Off Clothes

by Gabbi

Fake eyelashes can be tricky to apply for numerous reasons, like finding the proper lash placement, choosing the correct shape for your eyes, and working with lash glue. Eyelash glue comes in multiple formulas and has various application methods.

For example, you can purchase a lash glue in a squeeze tube or one that has an application brush. You can find eyelash glues that dry clear or that dry black. Through trial and error, you’ll be able to figure out your perfect lash combo.

However, what happens when eyelash glue gets caught on your clothes? Thankfully, it won’t be the end of the world if you get a stain, but it can be frustrating to deal with. Applying eyelashes can be messier than you think, so always proceed patiently.

Ruining your clothes because makeup products like lash glue have dried or stained your garment is always a huge bummer. And, if you don’t know how to care for a particular fabric, you can be doing more harm than good by throwing it straight in the washer. But don’t panic just yet!

How can you get eyelash glue off clothes? Thankfully, numerous products and methods can help remove lash glue from fabric, including using everyday household items such as vinegar, olive oil, and more. Each fabric will have a different method best suited for cleaning.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the best methods for getting rid of eyelash glue on your clothes and help you decide which one is the best option for you to try, according to your fabric.

What Is Lash Glue?

Eyelash glue is an adhesive used to apply fake lashes to the lash line. Lash glue can be tricky to use for beginners. One tip to ensure your lash application is mess-free is applying the glue to your fake lash band and waiting for it to dry a little.

Waiting for the lash glue to dry for 30-45 seconds will make it tacky and give it more grip. So once you apply it to the lash line, it will adhere and not slip over the eyelid. Get the back of a palette to squeeze the glue onto in order to avoid mess.

However, accidents happen, and your lash glue can always find its way to your clothes. Thankfully, it won’t be the end of the world, and you won’t have to throw away your clothes either. 

How Can You Remove Lash Glue?

There are hundreds of ways to remove lash glue from your clothes, but most of us want to use safe methods that don’t damage your item of clothing. You can find multiple products to remove glue or use household items on the market.

A glue remover can be an excellent option for tough stains, while household items can be great for minor messes or help slowly break down the stain. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these items; just make sure you handle your fabric with care.

1. Adhesive Remover

An adhesive remover is designed to eliminate all the glue residue on various clothing items. Whether or not it’s safe for all fabrics can vary from brand to brand, so double-checking the labels is always best.

Most lash glue mishaps are tiny or minute; they can easily be rinsed out with water and stain treatment before washing. However, if you’re stuck with old, dry, and crusty lash glue stains, it might be time to bring out the big guns.

Most adhesive removers also work as a stain treatment. For example, apply the adhesive remover on the affected area and gently massage the product on the glue until it separates and breaks down. 

Then, toss it in the wash, and it should be like new!

2. Vinegar

If you’re looking for a quick fix with items you most likely already have at home, then try vinegar. Vinegar is already a great tool to add to your laundry, and it’s a cleaning tip that’s been around for years. So you can rest assured knowing it’s safe for clothes.

Distilled white vinegar is a cleaning staple, and it can even replace the majority of your cleaning products. Another way vinegar is helpful is by breaking down stains. For example, soaking your clothes in vinegar can quickly eliminate lash glue. 

Apply the vinegar to the lash glue mess, allow it to sit for at least an hour, and wash like normal. It’s an easy and effective way to remove lash glue from clothes without purchasing another product for stain removal.

3. Olive Oil 

Olive oil is another common household item that can remove lash glue from clothes. Chances are, almost everyone has a bottle of olive oil lying around somewhere, and it can be beneficial if you need a quick fix.

Lash glue can easily be broken down with oil-based products. For example, you may have noticed that most eye makeup removers contain oil-based ingredients to help remove lash glue and waterproof eye makeup. So, olive oil can work for your clothes as well.

Olive oil is gentle and natural. All you need to do is dab a small amount of olive oil onto the lash glue and slowly massage, or let it soak until the oil breaks up the lash glue. It’s generally safe for most fabrics and washes out with warm/hot water (and a drop of soap or detergent if needed).

How To Remove Lash Glue From Different Fabrics

Another thing to consider when removing lash glue from clothes is the fabric. Each fabric has different needs, and they can’t all be cared for the same way. Thankfully, the listed solutions above will treat a wide variety of clothing fabrics.

If you’re unsure how to treat your fabric, you can always read the label on your garment for instructions. However, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common fabrics and explained how best to clean each one below for your convenience.

1. Cotton

Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics in the world. You can remove lash glue from cotton or various cotton blends with vinegar. Vinegar can work well on its own, or you can add other components to make your treatment stronger.

For example, you can add either baking soda or laundry detergent and create a mixture to treat the lash glue stain. Vinegar and baking soda will cause a reaction to break down the lash glue or use laundry detergent to prep the glue for vinegar. 

Regardless, let the vinegar soak for around an hour and toss it in the wash. 

2. Wool 

Wool can be tricky to work with; have you ever shrunk a sweater? 

According to WoolMark, “pre-test any treatment in an unseen area to check for any appearance change, color loss, or dye-bleeding… To treat a stain, apply small quantities of liquid and blot well.” These are all great tips for working with wool.

Vinegar will also work well for treating lash glue on wool items. However, if you feel that vinegar may be too strong, you can always dilute it with water. 

3. Denim, Velvet, Corduroy 

Denim, velvet, and corduroy are all unique textures, and it can be challenging to remove stains from them. It may take a little extra time and patience to eliminate any lash glue from these types of fabrics entirely.

These fabrics should first be treated with water and dishwashing liquid or detergent. This is a safe mixture to remove minor stains. However, if you have a tougher mess on your hands, it may be time to switch to something more potent.

Vinegar may work for velvet or corduroy, but do a test in an unseen area to be sure. Another option is to purchase an adhesive remover compatible with fabrics like denim, velvet, and corduroy.

4. Silk 

Silk is a beautiful and luxurious fabric, so it would be a shame to leave a lash glue stain on it. Thankfully, there’s a way to treat this delicate fabric, so it comes out looking brand new. You can treat silk similar to how you would treat wool.

Again, vinegar will be a great tool to eliminate lash glue from silk. However, test your vinegar solution in an unseen area before treating the lash glue. Blot a small amount of the solution on the affected area, blot excess product, and wash!

Final Thoughts

Even though eyelash glue can be a pain to work with, you can rest assured knowing it won’t damage any of your clothes. Surprisingly enough, there are multiple ways to treat a lash glue stain. So whether it’s a runny mess or fully dry, you have options for treating it.

Some great products you can remove lash glue with are adhesive removers and household items like vinegar or olive oil. Each product has its own stain-removing superpowers, and they are a generally safe option for clothes.

It’s crucial to understand the fabric you are treating. Some materials are more sensitive and prone to mishaps than others. Almost any fabric can be treated with a vinegar solution.

However, you’ll want to start with a simple soap and water mixture for fabrics like denim, velvet, and corduroy. Then, reach for an adhesive remover that’s safe for those fabrics when it comes to bigger messes. Also, proceed with caution for wool and silk.

When in doubt, conduct a treatment test in an unseen area to know for sure if your clothes will be altered or not. Now you’ll never fret over eyelash glue stains again! 

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