If you’ve read my review of House of Lashes Eyelash Adhesive, you probably know that I’ve developed a little bit of an obsession with falsies. The only thing that I am not obsessed with, is cleaning them – boo. I’ve watched a bunch of videos where people are able to just pull the lash glue off of their lashes in one long string. Some people even said it was weirdly satisfying. Maybe it’s because House of Lashes glue is latex-free, but I’ve found it comes off clumpy – and not in one big clump either. Lots of little, teeny, sticky clumps that get stuck on my nails and tweezers.
Enter Be RAD Cosmetics Eyelash Adhesive Remover , a set of two all-natural sprays – one that claims to break down the glue on your lashes and make it quick and easy to remove, and another to disinfect. Sounds like a pretty badass duo, right?
After days of scouring the internet for a good lash adhesive remover, I chose Be RAD, and was super stoked when I received it in the mail yesterday.
When I opened the box, there was a handwritten note from the company’s founder, Andrea Farah. I really appreciated this gesture, and it made me feel even better about choosing a smaller company like Be RAD instead of a larger company, like Ardell or Revlon.
P.S. – look at my cats in the background of this photo – aren’t they adorbs?
As I mentioned earlier, the Be RAD Cosmetics Lash Adhesive Remover consists of 2 parts: a falsie “Wash” that loosens the glue from the lashband, and “Rinse,” which disinfects them. Both come in a cute little box with branding that I found to be fun, modern, and sleek.
I also really liked that the Wash and Rinse bottles were glass. No flimsy plastic here – these little beauties were almost “perfume-esque” in their feel/weight, and it made the products seem more luxurious.
This one is a little tricky to describe without a play-by-play of how I used these products from start to finish:
- Wash. Placing my dirty lashes on a clean paper towel, I sprayed them with Bottle #1: Wash. The “Rinse” and “Wash” bottles are 10ml each – so at $25/kit, this stuff is pretty pricey in my mind. I used 5 sprays on the back of my falsie, concentrating it as much as I could on the lashband itself. When I looked at the bottle again, there was a pretty noticeable amount of liquid gone, which was a tad disappointing. Maybe I don’t need to use that many sprays – I’m still experimenting.
- Wait. After I coated my lashband in “Wash”, I left my falsie on the paper towel, and waited the recommended 2 minutes.
- Clean. After my two minutes was up, I started the cleaning process. I started by holdingmy falsie at the base between the thumb and forefinger of my left hand. I then took a pair of tweezers in my right hand, and grabbed lightly onto the base of my lashband, pulling out and up – my hope was that I’d be pulling a string of lash glue off. But no such luck. The glue was definitely softer, but it still came off in little clumps. I ended up making faster work of it by using the thumb and forefinger on my right hand to gently pull the glue off, vs using tweezers.
- Disinfect. After I felt like I had gotten most of the glue off of my lashband, I sprayedmy falsie twice on the front of the lash with “Wash” and twice on the back and blotted the moist lashes with a clean paper towel to remove any excess liquid. Then, asrecommended, I set the lash on it’s *plastic casing (the insert that was in the box that the falsies came), to dry.
*For this step, it’s important to note that I put the lash onto onto the *plastic casing, but I didn’t put the cover on that casing, or put the casing back into it’s box. I let the falsies air-dry for about an hour before putting the cover on the case and putting the case back in the box. Putting away your falsies wet can cause bacteria to grow on them – gross.
So, I can’t say that this product does everything I hoped it would. That being said, it may be for a reason that isn’t the fault of the product, ie. House of Lashes glue is non-latex, whereas this is formulated for latex-based adhesives.
This product DID make removing lash glue easier, but after cleaning 2 sets of lashes, I used probably 1/6 of the whole “Wash” bottle. That makes me think I’ll be out of “Wash” in just a couple weeks if I stay diligent with my lash cleaning. I’ve been wearing falsies every day and they should be cleaned right ASAP when you take them off, so at $25 every two weeks (shipping was free at the time I purchased), that’s $50/month and $600/year. Yikes. I think I’ll try a few more lash adhesive removers and see if I can get a better bang for my buck. Otherwise, I’ll be more content with removing glue from my lashbands with the usual bit of oil-free makeup remover.
Thanks for reading,