Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eyelash glues. We then chose the 12 most popular products and tested them.
We focused on three things: how long it lasts, how waterproof it is–as this ended up affecting just how long it lasts–and how easy it is to remove. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese eyelash glues available online.
Top 12 Japanese Eyelash Glues to Buy Online
We picked out the 12 most popular products and tested them for the following: how long it lasts, how well it resists moisture, and how easy it is to remove. We asked ourselves which glue was long-lasting, and it scored in the waterproof department. We also selected products that wouldn’t damage our eyelashes in the process of removal.
Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 12 Japanese eyelash glues available online.
※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
1. D-UP Eyelashes Fixer EX
Best Overall Eyelash Glue: Stays on, Dries Fast, and Comes Off Easy
D-UP’s Eyelashes Fixer EX received top marks in our three categories of holding power, moisture resistance, and ease of removal. We can’t say we’re surprised, as this product already receives rave reviews on social media and with hair and makeup artists. It’s so moisture-resistant that you could probably have a good workout or go swimming with falsies on.
Not only is it easy to put on, but despite wearing them for a whole day, we barely noticed any peeling when evening rolled around. No touch-up needed! If you’re not sure what eyelash glue is best to buy, this is the one.
EYELASHES FIXER EX
|Amount||5 mL||Long lasting||4.5|
|Glue color||White to clear||Ease of removal||5.0|
2. Mische Bloomin Eyelash Glue Latex Rubber Adhesive
Best Clear-Type Eyelash Glue: Gentle, Waterproof, and Long-lasting!
At a slightly lower price than our number one choice, Mische Bloomin’ Eyelash Glue took top marks in its ability to resist water and last all day. We only noticed the barest of peeling at the corner of our lashes at the end of our test.
We also love how gentle it was on our eyelashes since it’s alcohol-free. We can’t say that’s the case for all eyelashes, though, so always remember to do a patch test! The only reason this eyelash glue ended up in second place is because it left behind a few clumps when we tried to remove it.
ミッシュ ブルーミン アイラッシュグルー
|Amount||5 mL||Long lasting||4.5|
|Glue color||Clear||Ease of removal||3.0|
3. Shiseido False Eyelashes Adhesive F
The Best Tube Type Eyelash Glue: Barely Any Peeling After a Full Day
Shiseido False Eyelashes Adhesive F is a long-lasting, adequately waterproof eyelash glue that we had very little problems with. By the end of our test day, only the barest of peeling occurred, and even then it was barely noticeable. It also comes at a decent price (depending on the seller)!
What landed this product in third place is the fact that even after a full hour went by since we initially applied the eyelash glue, the product still appeared white. It takes a bit longer than the average glue to dry, but otherwise is a good choice to go with!
|Amount||3.3 g||Long lasting||4.0|
|Glue color||White to clear||Ease of removal||5.0|
4. Koji Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix False Lashes Glue
The Best Eyelash Glue with the Best Brush: Easy to Apply and Easy to Remove
Coming in at fourth place in our ranking is Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix False Lashes Glue. This brush-type glue took the top score in the long-lasting and easy-to-remove categories, but didn’t exactly make the cut on our waterproof test. Still, we’d recommend it as a candidate as long as you’re not going to get all sweaty or go out in the pouring rain!
What stuck with us the most (pun intended) about this eyelash glue is that the brush was just the right thinness for easy application.
|Japanese||コージー本舗ドーリーウインク アイラッシュフィックス||Water resistance||2.5|
|Amount||4 g||Long lasting||5.0|
|Glue color||White to to clear||Ease of removal||5.0|
5. Koji Eyelash Fix Standard in White
Stays on long and strong, but watch out for water!
With Koji Eyelash Fix Standard in White, our falsies stayed on all the way until evening and were a breeze to remove. However, when faced with our water test, our test lashes started peeling at the corners. These lashes are great if you aren’t doing anything particularly active or getting wet.
The only warning we have for you is to not squeeze the tube too hard; we found the product came out of the tube quite easily, so it’s easy to end up with a glob of glue if you’re not careful.
|Japanese||コージー本舗アイラッシュフィックス スタンダード||Water resistance||2.0|
|Amount||12 g||Long lasting||4.0|
|Glue color||White to to clear||Ease of removal||5.0|
6. Rosy Rosa Eyelash Glue
Great at resisting water and easy to remove, but is this a case of quantity over quality?
When we asked our staff how the felt about Rosy Rosa’s Eyelash Glue, they had no complaints about its moisture resistance or ease of removal. They did notice some peeling by the end of the day, but this may have been attributed to not applying much in the first place. If you want to give it a try, apply liberally.
|Japanese||シャンティロージーローザ つけまつ毛グルー||Water resistance||5.0|
|Amount||9 g||Long lasting||3.0|
|Glue color||Clear||Ease of removal||5.0|
Products That Didn’t Make the Cut
Average Score on All Fronts
Koji Spring Heart Eyelash Fix Glue is an eyelash glue that most false eyelash users in Japan have tried out at some point, and for good reason. It stays on for a decent amount of time and is easy to remove, but doesn’t quite match up to our top products when it comes to moisture resistance. We consider the cons justified by its affordable price.
Does Well for a Daiso Product, but Not Well Enough
Daiso’s Eyelash Glue is great when you consider it as a product from a one-hundred yen shop, but it doesn’t make the cut when it comes to serious cosmetics. It includes a decent amount and lasts a relatively long time, but our test lashes peeled right off when faced with water. We’d suggest using Daiso’s Eyelash Glue only when you know you won’t be sweating a lot.
Waterproof and Easy to Remove, but Doesn’t Last Half a Day
When we tested out Shu Uemura’s Eyelash Adhesive for a day, we were surprised to find that our false eyelashes had started to peel after just four hours post-adhesive application. Its saving grace is that it received top marks in moisture resistance and ease of removal.
Doesn’t Stand up Well to Moisture or Time
Despite having “Super Strength” in its name, our team found that SHO-BI’s Decorative Eyelash Power Adhesive (Super Strength) wasn’t as strong as it implied. While it was easy to apply and stuck firmly at first, we noticed peeling at the corner of our eyes just four hours into our test day. It also didn’t stand up to moisture very well at all.
Double Beauty Product? Double Let-down
Beauty Nailer Eyelash Clear Glue is advertised as an eyelid glue (to create a double eyelid effect) as well as an eyelash glue, but we weren’t satisfied with either intended use. It received pretty low marks in all areas of our chart, so we wouldn’t advice using this as either an eyelid glue or eyelash glue. The corners of our test lashes were peeled off by the end of the day and they didn’t stand up to our water test at all.
Saving Grace? Easy to Remove
LJ’s False Eyelash Glue is a hundred-yen product that you’re probably better off without. Over two-thirds of our lashes had peeled off by the end of the day, and they couldn’t handle even an ounce of moisture. The only thing we enjoyed about this glue is that it was extremely easy to remove.
How We Tested the Eyelash Glues
In order to test out all of the eyelash glues our editing team gathered, we devised three situations. Two of them actually involved wearing the eyelash glue while one of them didn’t.
Test ① Long-lasting
We gathered members from our editing department. We then purchased 12 of the most popular eyelash glues and wore them from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to see if they would peel off. At the end of the day, we removed the lashes following the removal guidelines on each eyelash glue.
Test ② Water resistance
To test how waterproof the eyelash glues were, we created a concoction that we call “fake sweat” using horse oil and warm water. We then sprayed this onto a set of fake eyelashes from the one hundred yen shop with the glues, and then pulled at the lashes with a pair of tweezers to see if they would peel off. We found that the eyelash glues best at resisting moisture contained simple ingredients like acrylic resin and water.
Tips on How to Choose Japanese Eyelash Glue – Buying Guide
Here are three big things to look out for.
① If You Want Something Long-Lasting, Look for Waterproof
One of the things you want your eyelash glue to do is last for a long time. It will be pretty annoying to reapply glue to your lashes halfway through the day because of peeling. We found that one of the key features of a long-lasting eyelash glue is whether or not it’s waterproof, as it will stand up to water, sweat, and oil. It’s a good idea to check the packaging to see if it’s advertised as waterproof.
② Find a Glue That Won’t Damage Your Eyelids upon Removal
Since the skin on your eyelids is so sensitive, you’ll want a glue that is easy to remove. By this, we mean find something that doesn’t leave behind chunks of glue or contain ingredients that may be abrasive to your eyelids’ sensitive skin.
③ Choose the Right Color of Glue for the Right Situation
You probably noticed in our ranking section that we included a section on color. When we looked for eyelash glues to test out, we found that they were available in three main colors: white, clear, and black.
White glues are easy to see when you’re applying them, so it’s also easy to see whether you’re applying too much or you apply some in the wrong place. Black glues can also double as eyeliner, eliminating the need for one more product. Clear glues are, well, clear, so your fake lashes look slightly more natural.
We also noticed that glues tend to come in either a brush type or a tube type, but we didn’t notice a huge difference in which was easier to use.
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