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Why Do My Eyelashes Make My Glasses Dirty?

Do you find yourself constantly having to clean your glasses every time you take them off? Are you wondering why do my eyelashes make my glasses dirty?

Your eyelashes seem to be the culprit behind all the dirt, smudges and oil that accumulate on your lenses.

In this blog post, I’ll explain why eyelashes make glasses dirtier than normal and how to prevent it from happening.

Why Do My Eyelashes Make My Glasses Dirty?

Why Do My Eyelashes Make My Glasses Dirty?

Eyelashes can make glasses dirty for a variety of reasons – I’m forever cleaning my glasses, whenever I wear makeup in particular.

For starters, oil produced by the eyelid can easily accumulate on lenses, which is more likely to occur if lashes are longer and/or thicker, as eyelashes may press up against your lenses.

This oil can mix with any sweat, dust or environmental contaminants in the air and create a layer of dirt that’s hard to remove.

When someone blinks their eyes, they may transfer small particles such as makeup residue or even eye drops onto their lens in the process.

As a result, these tiny organisms tend to stick to lenses over time and become much harder to remove than oil alone, and why your glasses are always seemingly smudged.

Lastly, since eyelashes play an active role in shielding our eyes from dust and debris particles floating around in the air.

It’s normal for those particles to settle onto the surface of lenses of eyewear after its wearer finishes blinking or rubbing their eyes.

All of these factors contribute to why your eyelashes make your glasses dirty.

It’s essential you keep them clean using cleaning solutions specifically designed for eyeglasses that won’t damage the lenses or irritate delicate skin around your eyes.

It’s also recommended that you get into a regular routine with cleaning your glasses — either at least twice daily or once every few days.

Depending on how quickly dirt accumulates on your lenses due to environmental factors like pollen season or weather conditions like wind storms containing high amounts of sand and other airborne particles.

To prevent significant buildup of oils from eye drops and foundations near your lashes, always remember to finish applying cosmetics before putting on glasses so none rub off onto them during use.

How To Stop Your Eyelashes From Smudging Your Glasses?

If you wear glasses, like myself, having your eyelashes smudging up my glasses is a real a nuisance.

Not only can it make it difficult to see, but it can also be embarrassing when it happens out in public.

Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to keep your lashes from smudging your glasses.

The first step you should take is to purchase glasses with a low bridge. Most glasses with a low bridge feature a lower nose bridge area, which can help keep your lashes from getting caught on the lenses.

Make sure that your glasses fit correctly. Ill-fitting glasses can cause your lashes to brush against the lenses, making them more likely to smudge and glasses get dirty.

Once you have the right glasses for your face, the next step is to use an effective mascara.

Look for mascaras that are specifically formulated to be resistant to smudging, as these will help reduce the amount of transfer onto your lenses.

Also, consider investing in an eyelash curler. Curling your lashes will make them more likely to stay away from the lenses, while also giving you a more attractive look.

Keep your glasses clean. Dirty lenses will cause your mascara to transfer more easily to your lenses, making it even harder to keep them smudge-free.

Make sure you clean your glasses regularly with lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth.

Not only will this keep them clean and clear, but it will also make them much less likely to attract your mascara.

How To Wear Glasses When You Have Long Eyelashes?

How To Wear Glasses When You Have Long Eyelashes?

Wearing glasses when you have long eyelashes can be frustrating. Not only do they catch on the frame of your glasses, but they also can interfere with vision by touching your lenses.

There are some easy tricks to prevent this from happening. First, make sure you take the time to measure for the correct size frames for your face.

Your glasses should fit comfortably and securely, with no gap between your lashes and your lenses.

When cleaning them, use a damp microfiber cloth and avoid any harsh chemicals or soap that may damage the coating on the lenses.

Another way to reduce contact is to buy mascara specifically formulated for those who wear glasses.

This type of mascara helps create separated lashes that don’t stick together as much as normal mascaras do.

Also consider trimming any excessively long lashes if possible; this will also help eliminate any contact between them and the lenses of your glasses.

It may help to use a curling tool before applying mascara or eyeshadow so that your eyelashes curl away from rather than towards the lens of your glasses.

What Is The Best Type Of Glasses Frame If You Have Long Eyelashes?

If you have long eyelashes, you’ll want to choose frames that do not interfere with the natural movement of your eyes or the length and thickness of your lashes.

Here are a few tips and types of frames to consider that will help you make the best decision.

First, when shopping for glass frames or sunglasses frames, consider a pair with low-density nose pads and thin temples.

This is essential if you have heavy eyelashes because they can catch on thicker frames and cause discomfort.

Low density nose pads will also help keep your glasses in place better, even when you blink.

Steer clear of frames with large nose pads and thick temple arms, as these will typically cause discomfort, as well as obstruct your vision.

When it comes to the actual frames themselves, you’ll want to opt for lightweight materials such as titanium or plastic frames.

Lightweight frames and glass will provide extra comfort with minimal interference from your eyelashes, although you’ll still need to take into account the shape of the frames in relation to your face shape.

Rimless frames are a good option because they don’t have any obstructions between your eye area and your eyelashes, so you don’t have to worry when eyelashes hit frames.

Semi-rimless frames, on the other hand, are great for any face shape, as they tend to follow the natural line of the eyes and are less likely to interfere with your lashes.

The last option, is opting for contact lenses – if you’re able to wear them, as that’ll remove the glasses completely, and it’ll mean your eyes look more noticeable. 

How To Stop False Lashes From Touching Your Glasses Lenses?

How To Stop False Lashes From Touching Your Glasses Lenses?

Ensure that the false lash size and shape you select is tailored to your eye shape.

For those with deep set eyes, opting for a longer strip lash may cause the false eyelashes to drag onto the lenses, and you will want to prevent my long eyelashes from scraping the lens glass, and pressing onto your glasses, ending up in you constantly cleaning your glasses.

While those with hooded eyes should select shorter strip lashes to ensure the look stays in place.

If you’re unsure what length or shape of lash you need, ask a professional at a beauty store for help. 

It is essential to apply false lash glue correctly, so it doesn’t cause you problems with application.

Before applying the lash glue, measure out the length of the lash against your eye and cut off any excess from the inner and outer corners. 

When applying the glue, wait 30 seconds for it to become tacky before attaching the false lash as close to the natural lash line as possible.

This will help to hold the falsies tight against your lid and prevent them from moving. You don’t want the glue to be too wet, as it’ll make it slide around.

You could try using an eyelash curler to help open up your eyes more and create some space below your lashes for your spectacles lenses. 

Curling your lashes before applying the false lashes can help them appear longer and fuller, while also preventing them from touching the lenses.

Failing that, you could get your lashes permed, to give your lashes a decent amount of lift, so they’re not pressing against the lenses.


Eyelashes can make glasses dirty for a variety of reasons, including oil accumulation on lenses, as well as transferring makeup residue or eye drops onto the lens when someone blinks. 

To prevent this from happening, invest in an appropriate cleaning solution specifically designed for eyeglasses and be sure to clean your glasses regularly.

When it comes to the type of mascara that will prevent smudging, tubing mascara is best as its formula helps create separated lashes that don’t stick together as much as normal mascaras do. 

When it comes to wearing glasses, if you have long eyelashes, make sure to get your frames professionally fitted so that they aren’t too wide and use a conditioning mascara to help keep them away from the lenses.

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