Duo eyelash glue (a.k.a. Duo Eyelash Adhesive) is one of the most popular products for at home application of falsies. In fact, many people don’t buy fake eyelashes, even their new Minki Lashes without picking up a bottle of Duo. And, it’s an incredibly inexpensive product that users have sworn by for years for its superior hold and ability to last all day long. But, anyone concerned about ingredients in makeup and other beauty products may want to consider another pick for eyelash adhesive, Eyelure Lashfix Adhesive. Let’s compare both!
Eyelure is best known for its fake eyelashes which are not as luxurious and ultimately natural-looking as the authentic mink eyelashes by Minki Lashes, but are incredibly popular. Eyelure lashes are long, made of human hair, and a great buy for the bargain if you don’t mind the conventional synthetic-y look of falsies. But, their adhesive is lesser known than Duo eyelash glue, in part thanks to the latter’s overwhelming popularity. But, given the differences in ingredient list between the two products, there are quite a few reasons why the Eyelure Lashfix Adhesive product is markedly better, and it all comes down to embalming. Well, sort of.
Skin Deep, the online cosmetics database, gives the Duo eyelash glue product a mid range “6” on its hazard scale, and it’s due to the product’s inclusion of formaldehyde, which is unfortunately best known as a means for preparation of the recently departed. Not only does this shocking ingredient lend to potential allergies and immunotoxicity concerns, it’s a known human carcinogen. Of course, the glue is meant for external use only which minimizes some of its potential risk, however it’s still responsible for negative reactions in users who experience irritation as a result of the use of the glue. Aside from the ominous formaldehyde contained in Duo eyelash glue, other ingredients that could prove hazardous like fragrance are also noted as highly likely sources of irritation.
Conversely, while Eyelure Lashfix Adhesive is not by any means an all natural product, it does lack the formaldehyde solution that is present in Duo eyelash glue. Its mechanism of action is based on the inclusion of rubber latex, which affords it it’s adhesive properties. Rubber latex in itself is a relatively safe product, however for those with an allergy to the stuff, the end result can be quite problematic. Therefore, it should not be used on anyone with a sensitivity to rubber latex. Accordingly, anyone who frequently uses organic or hypoallergenic mascara or other hypoallergenic cosmetics for the purpose of avoiding irritation may not want to use the Eyelure product. The Eyelure Lashfix Adhesive does also contain methylparaben, which is considered a less than desirable entry amongst cosmetic products. It is known for being a potential allergen and carcinogen. However, neither of these ingredients carry the hazard weight that formaldehyde does. The remaining ingredients are butyl acrylate/ethylhexyl methacrylate copolymer, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, cellulose gum, laureth-50, and ammonium hydroxide.
False eyelashes such as the luxurious Minki Lashes are a great way to complement winter or summer eye makeup or provide a means to even go au naturale and skip the makeup entirely. They are fun, flirty and incredibly alluring. They can enhance everyday eye makeup in a subtle way or provide an ultra glam nighttime look. But, choosing the right fake eyelashes is only the first part of the equation. Picking the best adhesive available is also very important to minimize the risk of irritation, and the ingredients list in Duo Eyelash glue may make that less achievable.