When to Wear Strip Eyelashes


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One of the great things about strip eyelashes is that you can wear them on any occasion. They are a highly-versatile accessory that has very few limitations.

Whether you’re going on a date or going to work, there are styles available that are suited for each, and everything in-between.

But knowing when to apply them is just as important as knowing when to wear them. So today, we’re going to share with you the secrets of both. 

Soon, you’ll be rocking your new falsies with confidence. 

When to Apply

Strip lashes are great for both beginners and pros. They are easy to learn and apply, with simple steps that anyone can learn. The important thing to remember is that you want to turn to falsies after you have completed the majority of your morning routine.

You want to knock out your makeup before moving to your lashes. It’s certainly OK to apply touch-ups here and there. But by and large, you shouldn’t be messing with your face too much after you’ve finished putting on your falsies.

The reason for this is simple: you don’t want to risk bumping your newly-applied lashes. You might knock them out of place and be forced to start all over.

Nor do you want to have to carefully apply your makeup around them. They’ll only serve to get in your way. Following this advice will see your morning routine expedited. You’ll also have a much easier time with the strip eyelash application process.

When to Remove

While strip lashes are indeed versatile, you never want to sleep in them. No matter how thorough of a job you’ve done, it simply isn’t wise to leave them on overnight. 

The problem lies with the adhesive and material. Both are likely to irritate your sensitive eyelids, leaving them sore, red, and itchy. There’s also the risk of the lash band cutting you, causing you pain and potential eye damage.

Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, are meant to be slept in. But you have to ensure that you don’t rub them against your pillow or accidentally brush them in the night. Neither is an easy feat.

Which is another reason why strip lashes are so highly preferred. It takes just a little bit of your time to remove them before bed. Doing this will not only protect your eyes, but they will help prolong the life of your falsies.

Things to Avoid

Strip eyelashes are great for events, dates, work, and a whole lot more. But there are some scenarios you want to avoid.

One of the most important is showering. It’s best not to get them wet, and a shower is a sure-fire way of ruining them.

Doing so will cause them to lose their allure. You’ll be forced to throw them out as a result, and you won’t be able to reuse them. Simply remove the strip lashes beforehand; you can always reapply them when you get out.

It’s best to avoid baths, as well. And as you may have already guessed, that includes swimming, too. If you’re caught in the rain, try to get out from under it as quickly as you can. 

A few sprinkles here and there likely won’t be enough to harm them. But the less time spent in it, the better. If you’re going out for the day and it looks like it’s going to rain, simply take an umbrella with you so that this doesn’t become an issue.


Bottom line, strip eyelashes are a convenient accessory that can be used over and over. But you have to take care of them if you want to enjoy their full benefits. With proper cleaning and maintenance, you can extend their life beyond a single use.