With lashes there are different types, styles, textures, volumes and patterns so it is important to know what you are getting. Four main types of false lashes that you can choose from are real mink, faux mink, silk, and human hair lashes.
So what are their differences?
Real Mink Lashes
Real mink lashes are made from mink fur and are generally the most expensive kind of lashes. Since these lashes are made out of real mink hair and are handmade, they give off the most natural look. They are also very lightweight and are incredibly soft, so they will not irritate your eyes. In terms of appearance, they can range from a very natural look to a more dramatic look, depending on how many are used, dimensions and how many layers are stacked. In length they vary from super short and natural to long and dramatic. Mink eyelashes last between over 20 wears on average with proper care and won't irritate your eyes or become uncomfortable.
Silk false eyelashes are considered a premium type of eyelash and are made with synthetic silk fibres. Silk lashes have a different look in terms of the way they are arranged on the band. They are often shorter in nature compared to other kinds of lashes.
The silk fibres make the eyelashes extremely soft and comfortable on the eyes. These fibres are designed to be thin and smooth, allowing for the band of the eyelash to be comfortable and adjustable to any eye shape. Silk lashes are typically designed in a 3D style, making the lashes super wispy and fluttery.
The silk lashes adhere to glue well and have little to no shedding. They are more expensive than synthetic lashes, but still super affordable. Plus, these fake eyelashes last between 20-25 wears on average with proper care and won't irritate your eyes or become uncomfortable.
Faux Mink Lashes
Faux mink lashes lashes are made out of synthetic and natural fibres. Faux mink lashes are made to mimic real mink lashes but cannot look as natural as real mink lashes. Each faux mink lash hair is very fine and thin in nature. Because of their lightweight, they are great for volume lashes where several different lash hairs are required to make the lashes look full and dramatic
Human hair lashes
Human hair lashes are made of fine fibre which means they create an ultra look once applied. As the hair is cut to size, each strand has a blunt cut rather than tapering to a fine point. Human hair lashes often have a very thin, clear lash band which creates a seamless look once applied.
Human hair lashes are great for natural, everyday looks!
In terms of volume and dimensions, human hair lashes are hardly full and are only 2D.
Although this fibre may not hold its shape as well as other styles, and lasts about 1-5 applications.
Why are mink lashes the best?
When you apply your mink lashes, it is impossible not to look your best. Your lashes help take your everyday look to something that is much more glamorous and natural looking compared to human hair and faux mink lashes.
Real mink lashes can be costly, but they generally last longer and can be re-useable multiple till you get tired of the style. This makes them well worth the money. If false lashes are a frequent part of your beauty routine, then investing in real mink lashes will work best for you!
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