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The 17 Best Individual Eyelash Glues

Picture yourself. You have a big fancy event to go to. And, to look your best, you get your hair done for the occasion. Next, you allow plenty of time to do your makeup beforehand. You even decide to dig out a fabulous pair of dramatic false eyelashes.

Then, once you’re all ready to leave for the function, selfies are posted, and one of your false lashes begins to come away from the center of your eyelid. You feel like a drag queen 2 days after her last performance, and nothing will keep that sucker down.

The upshot of it is, that you spend the whole evening pressing it down in the bathroom so it looks and less like you are cross-eyed, and you spare yourself from going outside in case the slightest gale will pull it from its weak latex-based foundations on the rest of your lid.

Ugh. Nightmare right? And if this isn’t a scenario you are familiar with yourself, then it’s definitely one you don’t want to wish on your dear client, actor, or bride-to-be. Not in a million years.

And that’s how this post was inspired.

Time to walk down the eyelash glue aisle and check out the best glue and strongest eyelash adhesives that will never cause you or anyone you stick a falsie on any such grief.

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Now, I have to say, putting on false eyelashes is certainly not something I jump up and down with excitement about in a makeup application. However, the difference they can make is extraordinary, so I have kind of developed this love/strongly dislike relationship with them.

And the glue I have used for the last few years, I’m kind of retiring, mainly due to it leaving a kind of UV purple hue in the area it is applied to. It’s hard to explain – and I suspect if I did shine a blacklight on an area the glue was in, it would glow with all the intensity of your favorite glow-in-the-dark makeup. Just not the intended look for most beauty makeups, right?

So I have a slightly selfish motive with this post as well, as I, too am on the quest for the most reliable and best eyelash adhesives your money can buy!

Oh, and just to be clear – this is a post about glues for false eyelashes. This is not in any way related to eyelash extensions or processes involving eyelash extensions. Just wanted to be sure you were clear on the difference.

I might add. In researching all about lash glues, people are loyal to their brands. Seriously. I haven’t seen such staunch devotion to their best lash glue of choice in another product yet.

I guess eyelash adhesives are kinda like good hairdressers. When you find yours, stick with it!

Okay, here goes!

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Velour Eyelash Glue

Velour Eyelash Glue
  • available in black and clear
  • hypo-allergenic
  • vegan
  • water and sweat-resistant
  • lasts all day and night
  • latex-free

Find Velour Lash Adhesive here.

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Complexion Atelier Magic Lash Adhesive

  • lasts for 3-4 days
  • latex-free
  • waterproof
  • quick drying

Find CAT Magic Lash Adhesive here.

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Emeda Super Strong Hold Eyelash Glue

Emeda Super Strong Hold Eyelash Glue
  • available in black and clear
  • formaldehyde-free
  • latex-free
  • lasts 24hrs
  • easy to use
  • waterproof
  • hypo-allergenic
  • quick drying

Find Emeda Super Strong Hold Lash Glue here.

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i-gloo Kiss Premium Strip Lash Adhesive

i-gloo Kiss Premium Strip Lash Adhesive
  • hypo-allergenic
  • long-lasting
  • clear formula
  • cooling effect
  • formaldehyde-free
  • dermatologist-tested
  • contact lens-friendly

Find i-gloo by Kiss Premium Strip Lash Adhesive here.

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Duo Quickset Striplash Adhesive

Duo Quickset Striplash Adhesive
  • formaldehyde-free
  • latex-free
  • paraben-free
  • sulfate-free
  • available in dark and clear
  • water-resistant
  • silicon applicator
  • quick dry time
  • long-lasting

Find Duo Quickset Striplash Adhesive here.

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Ardell Lash Tite Adhesive

Ardell Lash Tite Adhesive
  • recommended for individual eyelashes
  • available in dark and clear
  • waterproof
  • lasts up to 2 weeks!

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Callas Eyelash Adhesive

Callas Eyelash Adhesive
  • latex-free
  • water-proof
  • available in dark and clear finish
  • quick drying

Find Callas Eyelash Adhesive here.

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Kiss Lash Couture

Kiss Lash Couture Lash Adhesive
  • latex-free
  • dermatologist-tested
  • contact lens-friendly
  • strong hold
  • contains biotin and blueberry extract
  • one of the best prices in this list

Find Kiss Lash Couture Lash Adhesive here.

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Eylure 18hr Lash Glue

Eylure 18hr Lash Glue
  • cruelty-free
  • long-lasting
  • quick-drying
  • botanically infused
  • formaldehyde-free
  • available in black and clear

Find Eylure 18hr Lash Glue here.

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Ardell Lashgrip Strip False Lash Adhesive

Ardell Lashgrip for Strip Lashes
  • formaldehyde-free
  • latex-free
  • fast-drying adhesive
  • extra-long lifespan

Find Ardell Lashgrip for Strip Lashes here.

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i-Envy by Kiss Super Strong Eyelash Adhesive

iEnvy by Kiss Super Strong Eyelash Adhesive
  • ophthalmologist tested
  • hypo-allergenic
  • strong hold for 48hrs
  • waterproof
  • sweatproof
  • formaldehyde-free
  • latex-free

Find i-Envy by Kiss Super Strong Eyelash Adhesive here.

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Tarte Tarteist Pro Lash Adhesive

Tarte Tarteist Pro lash Adhesive
  • latex-free
  • formaldehyde-free
  • cruelty-free
  • good for sensitive eyes
  • available in clear and black

Find Tarte Tarteist Pro Lash Adhesive here.

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Lus Liquid Eye Glue

Lus Liquid Eyeglue
  • clear lash glue
  • recommended not only for false lashes but for double eyelid adhesive also
  • water-resistant
  • latex-free

Find Lus Liquid Eyeglue here.

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Melason Eyelash Adhesive

Melason Eyelash Adesive
  • 24hr hold
  • waterproof
  • cruelty-free
  • vegan
  • suitable for sensitive skin and eyes
  • latex-free
  • formaldehyde-free
  • hypo-allergenic
  • paraben-free
  • clear adhesive

Find Melason Eyelash Adhesive here.

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Lily Lashes Eyelash Adhesive

Lily Lashes Eyelash Adhesive
  • latex-free
  • sulfate-free
  • cruelty-free
  • paraben-free
  • vegan
  • available in clear and black
  • brush-on formula

Find Lily Lashes Eyelash Adhesive here.

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Lily Lashes Power Line Eyelash Glue

Lily Lashes Power Line Eyelash Glue
  • latex-free
  • paraben-free
  • cruelty-free
  • paraben-free
  • vegan
  • interesting pairing with their eyelash adhesive above
  • contact adhesive
  • available in black and clear

Find Lily Lashes Power Line Eyelash Glue Pen here.

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Calailis Long Lasting Eyelash Adhesive

Calailis Long Lasting Eyelash Adhesive
  • waterproof
  • lasts 48hrs
  • non-irritating
  • quick drying time
  • telescopic wand
  • alcohol-free
  • gluten-free
  • sulfate-free
  • BPA-free
  • for cluster lashes and individual lashes

Note – this black glue product was my wild-card entry. And like the Lily Lashes Pen I mentioned above it, I suspect this would work really well being paired up with another eyelash adhesive used in a traditional manner along the base of the false eyelashes you are applying.

I love discovering new products and techniques that can improve all of our skills, speed and efficiency and this may be one such contender.

Find Calailis Long-Lasting Eyelash Adhesive here.

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Tips for False Eyelash Application Success

Pre-Fit Your Lashes

Always pre-fit your false eyelash before gluing down. I like to use the little bit of latex that it comes on the lash band (to hold it in place) as this helps act as a temporary stick enough for me to fit the strip lash. Then I can determine whether it needs trimming or not.

Pre-Clean Your Lashes

Be sure to remove this latex before you glue down your strip lash though! It will only provide extra bulk (not extra adhesion!) and prevent your lash from sitting flush to the lash line.

Custom Trim Your Lashes to Size

Always trim from the outer edge of your false strip eyelash. This will ensure that you still have the natural blend in lash lengths at the inner end of the strip and create a more natural flow of lash lengths from the inside to the outer edge of the eye.

To Tweeze or Not To Tweeze

Some people like tweezers, and some people do not! Find what works for you and then run with it!

Be Organized

Pre-remove the lashes (individual or strip) from their packaging before y our client or performer sits down for their makeup. I like to pop them on the edge of my glass palette. All lined up and ready for when I get to the lashes. If using individual or clusters, I always prep more than I anticipate using, so if I drop one I have a quick replacement on hand. This can save many minutes while your person is in the chair and help speed up your makeup application time.

Find the Tools That Work For You

Another case of personal preference – some people love these little mini eyelash curlers. I have them, but honestly, I very rarely use them. I’m sure they will find their place in my regular routine, just not at the moment. Check them out here if you don’t have them – they may come in very handy and become a life-save for you, well, a lash-saver really!

Don’t Be Afraid to Use Your Scissors

If you have troubles applying full strip lashes, why not try cutting them up into smaller sections. Many makeup artists swear by this. And you can then work on developing a brick technique (where the small clusters overlap, like laying bricks) and even building depth where necessary.

Lash Remover 101

Always have your best oil-based lash remover on hand when using false eyelashes and glues. Some of these adhesives are incredibly strong. And the last thing you want your client dealing with at the end of the night is pulling out their own natural lashes when yanking their falsies out without a good makeup remover.

And if you’re still in a pickle about removers, then click right here to learn how to remove eyelash glue properly.

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Well, my friend, that’s about all the lash talk we can get to in one sitting. What is your go-to best eyelash glue? If I have learned one thing about eyelash glues in researching this article, it’s that you and I are very selective with our lash glues. And opinionated, too.

I hope there are some new discoveries here for you, that may well provide you with the best options in upping your false eyelash game.

Comment below if you have a fave that’s missing from my list. I’d love to hear it – or perhaps you have a technique you’d like to share? Let me know!

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