When it comes to doing lashes, whether you are just getting started or you have developed a full clientele list, utilizing the right eyelash adhesive on your clients is a foundational component to the success of your business.
If you do not have your eyelash adhesive dialed in, it can cause suffering to your clients and could have drastic consequences, like an allergic reaction, eye infection, and poor retention. So let's avoid catastrophic whoopsies and learn a little bit more about eyelash adhesives and why a good eyelash adhesive matters.
What’s in it?
A common question that every lash artist should know how to answer.
Eyelash Adhesive, commonly referred to as GLUE is derived from Cyanoacrylate, pronounced SIGH-ANNO-ACK-RIL-ATE, and this is the base chemical in the majority of lash extension adhesives on the market today. Cyanoacrylate does not dry, it cures in the presence of moisture. As the adhesive is exposed to moisture, the vibrating molecules within the lash glue begin to show and form polymer chains. These chains are very strong and difficult to break once cured, which is why lash extensions remain attached to the natural lash for weeks on end.
What about formaldehyde?
We all cringe when we hear the word “formaldehyde” so let’s talk about what this really means.
There are a lot of clients and lash artists that are concerned by formaldehyde being in the Cyanoacrylate Adhesive. Formaldehyde is used in the production of all eyelash adhesives, however the gas dissipates during manufacturing and is not traceable in the final product. Formaldehyde is a natural byproduct of the curing process and is released as a gas. The amount released is not close to concerning levels. Also when Cyanoacrylate comes in contact with the moisture in the air, it begins to cure. This is also why we recommend replacing glues 4-6 weeks after they have been opened.
Why does the quality of lash glues differ?
Just like clothing, your skin can tell the difference between a $5 dollar shirt and an $80 dollar shirt.
Truth is most lash glues use the same ingredients, however the quality of each contributing element and the formula used to produce the adhesive is what creates the magic. Proper temperature and humidity is also a key factor in how the eyelash extension adhesive reacts and dries when it is applied. It’s important to read the labels, follow the product information for most ideal drying time, and adhere to the adhesives humidity limitations.
Why is Honeybee Eyelash Lash Adhesive so amazing?
Lash artists love the quality, consistency and dependability of Honeybee Lash Adhesives.
Our most popular eyelash glue is our Holy Grail Lash Adhesive. This lash adhesive is flexible and made for the more advanced lash artist because it has an extremely fast drying time of 0.5-1 second. It can be used in a wide range of humidity from 15% to 70%, it’s latex free, and has a hold time of 6 to 8 weeks.
The Invisigold Lash Adhesive is just like the Holy Grail adhesive, but clear. It has a quick dry time of 0.5 seconds and works best in a higher humidity of 35% to 75%. Lower humidity climates prolong the dry time to 1 to 2 seconds. This adhesive is latex free and has a hold time of 6 to 8 weeks.
Honeybee also has an adhesive formulated specifically for classic and volume lash extensions. The Black Liquid Gold Adhesive is fast drying (1 - 3 seconds) and is best used in a low humidity climate of 30% or less and at a temperature of 68 to 72 degrees F. This eyelash glue is latex free and has a hold time of 5 to 7 weeks.
Similar to our Black Liquid Gold Adhesive, our Clear Liquid Gold Adhesive is a CLEAR adhesive. Formulated for classic and volume lashes it can be used in climates ranging from 30% to 75% humidity and has a drying time of 1 to 2 seconds. This eyelash adhesive is latex free and has a hold time of 5 to 7 weeks.
Just remember, It’s important to take the time to learn about the products you are using. If you have any questions about Honeybee products please feel free to send us an email or give us a call.
Honeybee Lash Co. offers high-quality faux mink lash extensions at wholesale prices. We have everything from applicators to adhesive and can provide everything you need to get your lash business up and running or keep it trending upward if you’ve already gotten started. Shop our Adhesives and Removers today.