Anyone who has ever used false eyelashes knows the experience. We find some great lashes and get them. But when the time comes to try them on, the glue that came in the pack just isn’t up to snuff. What I usually find? It’s tacky, it’s really visible, and it doesn’t keep the lashes on! From time to time you even get lashes that come without glue. And when the lashes are self-adhesive or the glue does work? It’s basically single-application. Which means now we have to find the best eyelash glue we can. After much trial and error, these are my top ten favourites, in no particular order.
- 1 Top 10 Best Eyelash Glues To Buy In 2020 Reviews
- 1.1 1. Duo Eyelash Adhesive, Dark Tone, 0.25oz
- 1.2 2. DUP Eyelash Fixer EX 522, Clear
- 1.3 3. Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive, 0.17oz
- 1.4 4. Duo Lash Adhesive, Clear, 0.25oz
- 1.5 5. Ardell Lashgrip Strip Adhesive, Clear, 0.25oz
- 1.6 6. Darkness False Eyelashes Glue and Gel
- 1.7 7. Callas Eyelash Adhesive Black (Latex Free), 0.17oz
- 1.8 8. Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive, Dark, 0.3oz
- 1.9 9. Lus Eye Liquid Glue Clear
- 1.10 10. Alluring Elite Bond Glue Eyelash Extensions Strong & Fast Adhesive, 0.17oz
- 2 And the winner is…
Top 10 Best Eyelash Glues To Buy In 2020 Reviews
1. Duo Eyelash Adhesive, Dark Tone, 0.25oz
Our Rating: (3.8 / 5)
One of the best blend-in eyelash glues I’ve used. The dark tone really hides the glue and helps the lashes look almost real. Not great for blonde or funky lashes, obviously. But perfect for a flawless everyday lash. These used to be available on the market as a waterproof eyelash. Turns out they aren’t waterproof at all and removed that claim, which is a bit of a bummer. But guess what’s more of a bummer? Getting it thinking it’s waterproof when it isn’t! They lost serious points from me for that. But seeing as they’ve removed the claim, I guess it’s all good?
2. DUP Eyelash Fixer EX 522, Clear
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
I don’t really like spending much on my eyelash glues. It’s sort of weird to me when I’ve spent more on the glue than the lashes. So when I got them these were on the edge of my usual budget. But boy am I glad I got it! It’s one of the strongest eyelash glues I’ve used. I seriously think I could do some car-pulling circus stunt with my false eyelashes after using this. One teeny tiny complaint: I kept it in my handbag and after a cold day it got so lumpy it was unusable. I’m not sure whether it was the cold or the glue was just getting old, but either way, I missed out on a couple of applications there.
3. Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive, 0.17oz
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
Yes, I know it’s Revlon, but that meant I had pretty high hopes for this lash glue. And… it actually met them. It’s latex-free, which means no stretchy, stringy, rubbery gunk when you put too much on. And it dries really fast. You know how sometimes heavy lashes start to slide as soon as you let go? So you try using more glue and it’s just even more slippery? And then you end up standing there, holding your eyelash tweezers, trying not to move your hand or eye for about ten minutes til it sets? Not an issue here. This is like superglue for eyelashes. One drop and it’s on!
4. Duo Lash Adhesive, Clear, 0.25oz
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
Cheap and cheerful, just the way I like it! It’s strong enough to hold everyday eyelashes until they set, but it doesn’t dry too fast, so you can adjust them if you need to. I have two criticisms though. Firstly, it’s useless for heavy lashes. If you’re going for a diva look, forget it, because your lashes will fall of before it dries. My second criticism? This adhesive is meant to dry clear, but it sometimes leaves a little pale residue behind. This residue really stands out on dark lashes. Which I guess means you get what you pay for. But for light lashes and novelty coloured ones? It’s amazing.
5. Ardell Lashgrip Strip Adhesive, Clear, 0.25oz
Our Rating: (3.9 / 5)
This glue really gave me a fright when I first applied it. First of all, this tube is really sensitive. A tiny squeeze and half the tube will drop onto your lash. Secondly, it’s sold as clear but those first drops were white as anything. Being a cheap glue, I almost threw the lashes away and gave up. But I persevered and put them on. And it actually dries clear! Still, there was way too much of it and it ruined my eyeliner. So I’d advise doing what I did for the second one and applying it to the lash with a toothpick. It’s not the strongest, either, but that meant it didn’t hurt at all to peel off. Ups and downs, but for a less known brand I really can’t complain.
6. Darkness False Eyelashes Glue and Gel
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
This is really one of my favourites out of all the ones I tested. It’s strong enough to last all day and even sleeping in them (whoops). But it peels off gently if you need to readjust. And it doesn’t dry so fast you can’t fix it or so slow that it will slide off before it dries. It’s really resistant to dampness, so high humidity, getting sweaty, crying, or in my case hayfever, doesn’t get in the way of looking great. I would wear these confidently to the gym, and maybe even the beach. It’s basically clump-proof and doesn’t react to cold, damp, or any other situation where other glues clump up. And, best of all, it dries clear enough for any type of lash!
7. Callas Eyelash Adhesive Black (Latex Free), 0.17oz
Our Rating: (3.9 / 5)
When it comes to heavy black lashes, this is my go-to eyelash glue. It’s strong, but not gunky or stretchy, which is perfect. It dries dark as night and leaves very little residue behind, so it’s basically invisible. It doesn’t mess with my eyeliner, and it withstood getting caught in the rain, so I’m impressed. The downsides? It’s really visible on any eyelash or eyeliner other than black. And it being so strong and sticky, it hurts to remove it. Even with a proper makeup remover, this hurt a bit and took two of my own eyelashes with it. Not for everyday wear. But perfect for special occasions involving huge lashes!
8. Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive, Dark, 0.3oz
Our Rating: (4 / 5)
For starters, this one gets extra points over the clear option in terms of value for money. Not only is there more in the tube, but it has the thinnest application brush possible. No wastage at all. I’d heard horror stories about allergic reactions, so I was a bit nervous to test it. But I’d used the clear one no problem, so I put the lashes on anyway. No reaction. Maybe the people with allergies are allergic to latex? The colour is amazing and really blends in with all my black and brown lashes, and it leaves no residue, so it’s very natural looking.
9. Lus Eye Liquid Glue Clear
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
This glue is one of the strongest I have ever tried. It’s advertised for creating double eyelids out of monolids, as well as for eyelashes, so maybe that’s why. But it sets really strongly. Unlike other strong glues, it sets very hard, so if you put too much on it glues like cement. You do not want to shut your eyes by mistake, because it’s virtually impossible to dissolve too. I mean, it’s great for heavy lashes, and novelty ones especially. But you will lose an eyelash every time you take this stuff off. Maybe just leave the lashes on for the week?
10. Alluring Elite Bond Glue Eyelash Extensions Strong & Fast Adhesive, 0.17oz
Our Rating: (3.5 / 5)
Whenever a product is advertised as being for professionals, I have to try it. In this case I’m not sure if that was a brilliant decision or a serious mistake. This eyelash glue is advertised for long-term lashes, so I tested it to see how long they would last. Two weeks and two days before I needed to remove and reposition. The downsides are pretty serious though. It dries super fast and super hard, so once they’re on, you need to move quick to get them straight. And the fumes produced are pretty strong. They only bothered me a little, but a friend tried this glue too and couldn’t use it because of the fumes. But: two week lashes!
And the winner is…
Darkness False Eyelashes Glue and Gel beat the others hands down. It really covered all bases for me. Firstly, it’s cheap enough that I don’t feel I’m spending an absolute fortune on glue. It dispenses well and it dries clear enough for any lashes I want to wear. It doesn’t smudge my eyeliner or pull my eyelashes out when it comes off. But it sticks strongly. And it doesn’t get clumpy in the tube. I still like some of the others for specific circumstances, but the Darkness False Eyelashes Glue is, in my opinion, the best all-round eyelash glue available.