What’s The Best Eyelash Extension Glue For Professionals
September 01, 20225 min read
The best eyelash extension glue is going to be one that matches your lashing speed, and the climate you live in. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when picking a professional eyelash extension glue, so check out this article to learn more.
Best eyelash extension glue for beginners
If you’re a new lash technician, you’ll want to choose a lash adhesive that matches your lashing speed. The best way to figure out your speed is to time yourself. Have someone set a timer and track the time it takes to dip your lash extension in glue, apply it to the natural lash, make sure it’s in place and let go with your lash tweezer.
Let’s say for example that took you 2.8 seconds. You’ll want to select a lash glue that has a 3-4 second dry time. eslashes starter lash glue is the perfect choice for brand new lash technicians.
Best eyelash extension glue for intermediate lash artists
Now that you’ve learned eyelash application techniques and are starting to gain some speed in your application, it may be time to upgrade your glue. Once again, you’ll want to time yourself. If you’re applying a lash extension between 1-2 seconds, eslashes Rapid Lash Adhesive is a great choice.
Best eyelash extension glue for Expert Lash Technicians
Your lash skill levels are top-notch and you’re applying lashes at the speed of light. The only problem is, the lash glue can no longer keep up with your speed. This leaves you with tons of lash “stickies” since the eyelash glue isn’t drying fast enough. Try a lash glue with a .5 second dry time, such as the eslashes Expert Lash glue.
Best Eyelash Extension Glue for Sensitive Eyes
There are lash glues for sensitive eyes out there, and although they can help slightly, clients are often sensitive to the main ingredient in professional lash glues – cyanoacrylate. If your clients are sensitive to the black pigment in lash adhesive, try looking for a clear eyelash extension glue. It really is trial and error as each client is different and may have sensitivities to different things.
Using a lash superbonder at the end of a lash service is one of the best things for clients with sensitive eyes. It cures the lash glue which reduces the fumes that often cause eye sensitivity. eslashes Superbonder works with ANY and all professional lash glues, and one little bottle goes such a long way.
How long does professional lash glue last?
Once the bottle has been opened, it will last for 4 weeks. Pro tip: use a sharpie to write down the date you opened it right on the bottle. That way you’ll know when it’s time to chuck it.
Don’t be afraid to change up your glue to accommodate the changes in seasons. At the end of the day, the best professional eyelash extension glue is the one that works best for you!
Temperature & Humidity For Eyelash Extension Glue
It’s also super important to keep track of the temperature and humidity in your lash room. The room should match the recommendation given by the lash glue you are using. Each lash glue will have a bit of a different ideal temp and humidity. Using a humidifier or dehumidifier can help you get the climate just right.
Try finding a professional lash extension glue that works with your local climate. For example: if you live in Miami, try finding an eyelash glue for high humidity. If you live in Las Vegas, look for a professional lash adhesive that works in lower humidity.Note: It’s also a lot easier to control the temperature and humidity in a smaller space.
Lash glue dries using moisture in the air.
Too much moisture, and the lash glue will dry too quickly resulting in a weak bond with the natural lash.
Too little moisture, and the glue will not dry and can get stuck to neighboring lashes.
Remember that if you’re a classic artist, but in volume lash training, your speed may once again be a bit slower. The eyelash glue will need to be adjusted accordingly.
How To Make Eyelash Extension Glue Last Longer
Lash extension glue can be both our best friend and our worst enemy. On the one hand, when lash glue is working properly it makes your job easier and your client's lashes last longer. On the other hand, it can cause poor retention, and unnecessary stress when it’s not. One thing’s for sure, as lash artists we simply can’t live without it. Here is a full guide on how to care for your lash extension glue. Let’s get that glue working FOR you not against you!
I know as lash artists, you have incredibly busy schedules. I’ve kept this lash glue guide as short and simple as possible.
Store in a dark airtight container with a silica pack.
Keep out of light, especially sunlight.
Do not store it in the fridge once opened.
Do not store with primer.
Always write down the date the glue was opened. Unopened glue lasts about 3 months, and opened glue 4 weeks or less.
Use a hygrometer to make sure the temperature and humidity in your lash room is right for the glue you have.
Keep the temperature and humidity as consistent as possible.
Shake well before use. If shaking by hand, shake 2 minutes at the start of the day and 20 seconds before each new glue drop.
Refresh your glue drop every 15-20 minutes while applying lashes.
Do not shake glue with the cap on. Instead, use the glue pin to shake the glue.
Shake side to side, not up and down. Shaking up and down can cause issues with the nozzle.
When removing the pin, do not pull the pin straight up in an upward direction. Instead, wiggle it around in circles slowly to remove it.
Always wipe the glue nozzle after every glue drop.
Point the bottle directly downwards when placing a glue drop. Holding it on an angle can cause a lot of glue to spill or drip down the nozzle.
Always remove air from the bottle before putting the pin in, or the lid back on. Slightly "burp" the bottle to get any excess air out. Maintain pressure on the bottle to keep the air out while putting the cap back on. Air causes the glue to go bad faster than it should. Keeping air out will help keep your glue longer.
If there are issues with the glue sticking, check the amount of glue. Too much glue may not stick or take a long time to stick and too little glue may not stick as well. Play around until you find the perfect amount. Make sure the lashes have been both washed, primed, and dried thoroughly right before application. Double check the temperature and humidity in your lash studio as they can affect this also.
Always dip into the center of the glue drop. Glue at the bottom of the glue drop can be too thick, and glue at the top of the glue drop can be too thin in consistency.
Shop eslashes For All Your Eyelash Extension Glue
At eslashes we offer three types of eyelash extension glue so you can choose the appropriate formulation for your skill level. Shop here.