Eyelash falling out, what to do?

My eyelashes are falling out too much. Its getting to the point that I have a big gap with no section of  eyelashes. and its scaring me. I do use an eyelash curler. Is that the cause of my eyelashes falling out? the mascara I use is the full 'n soft by maybelline. Please help. and oh yeah its only on my right eye where the eyelashes are falling out. My left eye is perfectly normal.



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I agree, you may be using too much pressure or if you're using your lash curler on lashes with mascara that could be weakening them.

I say give your lashes a break and just wear liner to add emphasis to your eyes, or try a more natural brand. Maybe something in your mascara is irritating the lash bed?

Some you might waht to check out:


Physician's formula Organic Wear Natural Origin mascara

Dr. Hauschka Mascara




Hope that helps!


There are several different types of products that promote lash growth.  Some are treatments, some are eyelash primers with treatment included, some are treatment mascaras, etc.  Below is a list of nine different eyelash growth-promoting products that Sephora carries:


DiorShow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum is a treatment primer which instantly primes, plumps and lengthens lashes with its ultra-light and quick-drying formula.  This "active serum" mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality and you can read all about it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P266528&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Smashbox Lash Revival Treatment & Conditioner is a treatment serum that is best used as an overnight treatment and should not be applied more than once every 24 hours.  This treatment contains SymPeptide, which is a complex proven to stimulate lashes without irritation while anchoring and enhancing your existing lashes.  Independent consumer studies show that 90% of subjects noticed an overall improvement in the appearance of lash length, fullness and thickness in just 8 weeks.  You can find this product at:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P267222&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Givenchy Mister Lash Booster is a treatment gel which is a transparent, non-sticky serum enriched with a powerful sea molecule well-known for its revitalizing properties.  Your lashes are left fortified, densified and more resistant to falling out.  You can read all about it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P267310&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For – Platinum is a concentrated nighttime eyelash serum treatment that increases the appearance of lash thickness and fullness and helps lashes appear nearly twice as long in just four to eight weeks.  You can find out more about it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P267905&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer is a natural treatment that increases the appearance of the length of your lashes by 152%.  The proprietary HydroPlant Peptide™ is clinically proven to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes with all natural ingredients and you can read more about this product here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P238426&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster Mascara, is a treatment mascara, scientifically proven to enhance four lash characteristics:  length, thickness, fullness and strength.  A new technique harnesses coating elements, with perfectly rounded microspheres, to triple the penetration of active ingredients into your lashes.  You can find out more about it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P267400&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Fusion Beauty StimuLashFusion Intensive Night Conditioning Lash Enhancer is a lash amplifying treatment serum that works while you sleep.  This treatment enhances the look of your eyelash length and fullness in approximately six weeks while the advanced formula also delivers a protective dose of Vitamin E and nourishing infusions of peptides and amino acids.  You can find this product here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P236405&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Talika Lipocils Expert is a treatment primer that provides the following three actions in this one product:  1) the appearance of longer and thicker eyelashes; 2) color darkening; 3) and curling.  You can find out more about it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P261209&categoryId=C21109&shouldPaginate=true

Urban Decay Lush Lash System is a treatment serum that’s a two-step lash fortifying system for creating 25% longer, thicker lashes in just two weeks.  In combination, these two products create longer, thicker lashes that resist loss and breakage.  The clear gel-like serum accelerates the growth of your lashes with peptides.  You just use the tiny brush to apply it at your lash line and it penetrates at the root and stimulates keratin to lengthen, thicken and fortify your lashes.  The conditioning mask applies with a wand and loads your lashes with growth peptides and high potency ingredients like Panthenol and Vitamin E.  You can read more about this product here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P280412&categoryId=C10461

I hope this information helps you to keep and to re-grow your beautiful eyelashes.  Smiley Happy

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Also, check if your mascara is old. Old mascara clumps and dries and can pull out more eyelashes. If it's old, throw it out asap. Mascara pretty much should be thrown out every 3 to 6 months from the first time of using the mascara. Just check.


And, eyelashes are hair. We have to make sure to condition our eyelashes. It will nurish eyelashes to be stronger. I have noticed lash growth by using eyelash conditioner or conditioning primers. I like using this Japanese eyelash conditioner called "Styling Professional".


I also like to put a little facial oil on my eyelashes when I go to sleep. Helps my lashes stay flexible and not bend while I sleep.   


I agree with the others. Just try not to touch your eyes. You may be pulling them or messing with them but not knowing it. 


Are you right handed? I wonder if you are squeezing your right eyelashes harder than the left side? When I was first using a curler, I wasn't doing it right and had some lash loss (it does grow back, but slowly). The makeup artist at Shu Uemura told me to stop putting on the mascara before curling as it sticks to the curler and can pull out lashes. You might try Smashbox Lash Revival Treatment and Conditioner to condition your lashes and help them grow back.

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this happens to me a couple of times a year, and i have not found a solution yet  (has been going on for years)

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@biancadunks - Yikes. that is scary. I hate to be an alarmist, but, you should really see the doctor. There could be a bunch of different things causing it, the dr needs to check that out. I use an eyelash curler religiously, and I've read it can be problematic. I don't know if just one eye means it is a good thing or a bad thing. I know we all hate going to the dr but it's worth it, if it gets worse you may be forced to stop wearing eye makeup all together for a while. I had something, we don't know what it was, it came and went mysteriously and as long as I wore no eye make up I was fine. Devastated and a little scary-tired looking, but fine. It ended up resolving itself, it took a a couple of months though. I wore sunglasses a lot, in an effort to conceal my naked eyes. So you might want to bite the bullet.....  Good luck with this and I hope you'll start a post and let us know how you make out with this. It may help others. Good luckSmiley IndifferentSmiley Sad

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