What Can Go Wrong With Fake Eyelashes?

Most women feel more attractive if they have longer and thicker eyelashes, but not every woman is lucky enough to have them naturally. This is why many women opt for wearing eyelash extensions or fake eyelashes. They believe this cosmetic application can be a great way to help a woman feel as attractive as she’d like.

With the correct application, fake eyelashes can appear so natural that no one will ever know they’re fakes. However, some things could go wrong with eyelash extensions that women should be aware of. If you are curious to know, here is an overview that can be your guide to avoiding these possible mishaps.

Possible mishap # 1 – You could experience an allergic reaction to the glue

Glue is an adhesive that you’re going to use to attach your false eyelashes to your eyelids. There have been some instances in which individuals have applied lash extensions and then experienced a reaction to the glue, which caused itching, swelling, redness, and irritation. If you opt to wear false eyelashes, and then you experience an allergic reaction, the first thing that you need to do is immediately remove the lashes and glue by washing very thoroughly with a gentle cleanser.

It’s not worth trying to press through the discomfort to continue to wear the lashes because chances are you’re not going to look good with red and swollen eyes anyway. If you have an allergic reaction to the glue, wash your eyes carefully and see a doctor, if necessary. Refrain from using the lashes until the allergic reaction dissipates, and then switch to a different glue that hopefully won’t cause the same problem.

Possible mishap # 2 – You could develop a stye under your eye

A stye is a painful growth that occurs on the eye due to a bacteria. These pus-filled growths can be made worse by applying certain ingredients to your eye, so if you develop what you believe is a stye, be sure to see your doctor before you visit your eyelash technician, who will likely want to immediately remove the lashes . You don’t want your eyelash technician to use any products to remove the false eyelashes that could make the stye worse.

You can prevent a stye from forming in the first place by ensuring that you or your technician are using clean towels and other clean equipment. You can also help prevent a stye from developing by ensuring that you’re carefully cleaning your eyes and lashes each night. Thorough cleaning the eyes rids the area of debris and bacteria that could enter the eyes and lead to infection and other problems.

Possible mishap # 3 – They could turn out looking terrible and unnatural

Have you ever seen a girl with terrible-looking eyelash extensions that look absolutely horrendous and are obviously fake? That is a common problem when amateurs think it’s easy to quickly attach a pair of eyelash extensions and go on with their day. If you’ve never applied false eyelashes before and you’re not sure exactly how to apply them, you could end up looking terrible with unnatural-looking eyelashes. To prevent this from happening, you can watch one or more of the many online tutorials that can be found on Google, Tik Tok, You Tube, etc. If your first application turns out to be an epic fail, don’t despair. Just keep on practicing until you get it right.

Possible mishap # 4 – You could sustain damage to your natural lashes

Sometimes, the adhesive that a person uses in order to attach their lash extensions can cause damage to the person’s natural lashes. Many of the adhesives that are on the market contain harmful chemicals and toxins that can not only cause damage to your natural lashes, but they can also cause potential health problems, as well. As long as you take your time and find a high quality glue that is free of any dangerous chemicals and toxins, you will significantly reduce your chances of damaging your natural lashes. If your natural lashes were to sustain damage, then there is no reason to fret. You can regrow them by applying lash serums containing growth oils like olive, lemon seed and castor oils twice a day for several months.

Possible mishap # 5 – You could develop an infection

Whenever you’re applying anything on or near your eye, there is always the chance that bacteria could enter your eyes and cause an infection. When applying your eyelash extensions, it’s imperative that you wash your hands and ensure that everything that you use is clean and sanitized. This will dramatically decrease your chances of developing an eye infection. If you do develop an eye infection, be sure to refrain from using the lashes for a while and see a doctor, as you might need treatment with antibiotic pills or ointment.


There are many things that could go wrong when you’re dealing with wearing fake eyelashes. However, as long as you’re careful and you follow all the recommended safety precautions, you should end up with beautiful, carefully attached lashes instead of any of the possible mishaps discussed above. If you happen to experience one or more fake eyelashes gone wrong when applying your own eyelashes, once you have recovered, you might want to have them professionally done in the future.

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