Fake Lashes

I’m going through cancer for the second time in 6 yrs & wondered if anyone had used fake lashes once you had lost your own (the stick on ones).  I seem to remember something about not being able to because of the glue??


Hi Claire6373

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Hello Clare, 

Sorry to hear that you are going through it all again.  I just wanted to wish you well. 


When I eventually lost my lashes during chemo,  I was quite OK with it, as I found defining the top corner of my eyelids with eyeliner did the trick.  (I was more challenged with the eyebrows!).  Hence,  I am not best placed to answer your question. 

I remember reading that you could use false eyelashes but to first check the type of glue with medical staff as it could irritate etc.  As some chemo can also cause dry eyes/irritation,  and one is also trying to reduce potential infection sources, I suppose that is more reasons to take extra care if using falsies.  I have heard of a product called C-lash (as far as I know developed by a lady who had breast cancer in collaboration with Boots and Eyelure) but not something I can personally recommend as I have not tried. 

Wishing you the very best, 

Chick  ? x

Hi Claire, I’ve just been reading about false eyelashes but can’t remember where lol. (Chemo brain). Apparently you can get proper ones for people who’ve lost them through chemo. I would google it. I’m going to cause I’m slowly losing mine, think that will be worse than my hair. Xx

Hi All,

just wondering whether anyone has tried the ‘magnetic’? Apparently has liquid eyeliner with magnetic properties that the lashes stick to without any messy glue