Can you use eyelash glue on fake nails?

October 28, 2021 2 min read

Can you use eyelash glue on fake nails?

All ready to go, all I need now are the nails... Nooo! Run out of nail glue! Nightmare. Utter nightmare. My eyes flash over to my makeup bag, I see my false lashes, I get an idea... Does this sound familiar? Who hasn’t tried it at one point or another, or at least been tempted! But just how good is eyelash glue as a substitute for nail glue and is there anything you need to watch out for? 

Read on to find out! 

What does eyelash glue do? 

Eyelash glue is designed to bond the band of your false lash to your eyelid, keeping it in place throughout the day. It has a delicate job, because the skin around your eye is a very sensitive area. The adhesive therefore has to be strong enough to keep your eyelash in place, but gentle enough that you can wipe it off your skin easily. (P.S. If you want to know how to remove eyelash glue, check out our guide here).  

Will it work for nails? 

Eyelash glue CAN be used to apply fake nails – as it is fundamentally a glue, it will still be able to create a bond between your real nail and the fake one you’re applying. But it’s worth pointing out the difference between what an eyelash glue and a nail glue are normally trying to do. 

As we’ve learnt already, eyelash glue work at a relatively light level. False lashes are usually made from fibres which are light, and the skin around your eye doesn’t want something which is going to bind permanently onto it, so the amount of adhesive strength required is relatively small. On the other hand, nail glue is designed to press acrylic plastic (the fake nail) onto the hard keratin of your natural nail; this requires a lot more strength. 

That’s why eyelash glue is a great short-term fix if you find yourself running low on your regular nail glue, but it won’t have quite the same long-term hold as a traditional nail glue. 

What about LinerBond™? 

Our revolutionary LinerBond™ is specially formulated to contain just as much hold as the strongest eyelash glue, but without any of the gunk and mess. It's Designed to keep your eyelashes in place all day no matter how hard you push them, and it’s therefore it’s pretty capable. But again, for the same reasons as with eyelash glue, it’s hard to say how long LinerBond™ might last when used on your nails. 

And you know what? That’s actually what makes it so special.  

You see, if the adhesive you regularly use on your lashes is TOO strong, then you run the risk of damaging your lashes without seeing any real improvement in wearability. What LinerBond™ does is strike the perfect balance, holding those lashes firmly in place throughout the day but being gentle on your skin at the same time. It’s also ridiculously easy to apply, so whilst everyone else is slopping glue around like a kid in an arts and crafts lesson, you’ll be lining your eye in seconds.  

So, when you think about it, it’s good for putting on nails, but it’s absolutely amazing for putting on lashes 😊. 

Why not try it for yourself?