Mink lashes are made from real mink fur, so they are more comfortable to wear for long hours. Mink lashes are often sold as “100 percent cruelty-free” or “safely collected on a farm” or even “taken only after brushing the mink”. False eyelashes are very flimsy and don't look as realistic. False mink eyelashes often have a chemical smell and are uncomfortable to wear.
Plus, they don't last as long as real mink lashes, so you have to constantly replace them. Many people have asked me while I was in the store what type they should buy. Did you know that your false eyelash extensions are made with the hair of an adorable mammal called mink? And no, they are not by-products nor are they free from animal cruelty. In fact, more than 50 million minks are raised around the world every year, mainly because of their fur.
In a nutshell, Faux Mink is a type of premium synthetic eyelashes that aims to imitate the quality and fineness of real mink lashes. It is a vegan-friendly option that is made of plastic fibers, although technology has improved over the years to make them look more natural than before. While more and more countries, such as the United Kingdom, prohibit the cultivation of mink fur, it is still a living trade. When I wear real ones, people often ask me how I got my eyelashes so long because they don't see any difference between my natural and real mink lashes.
Because of its fineness and properties similar to human eyelashes, mink hair is an ideal material for creating natural-looking lashes that add beautiful volume, with locks that taper at the tips. My advice is to start with a natural mink eyelash strip, which has the same price and can last much longer. You should find out if they're using a plastic or cotton band, or just test their eyelashes and see what the construction quality is. Mink bred for fur often experienced short and painful lives on fur farms, without a day in their natural habitat.
One of the main attractions of mink lashes (I repeat, at least the ones we've created) is their durability. So what exactly is mink fur? Why is it so popular in the leather industry? What else is it commonly used for? And most importantly, how can people help reduce the numbers? Synthetic eyelashes also tend to be a little shinier than real mink hair, it shows a bit, but unless you walk the red carpet seeing strobe lights during the Oscar season, none of you will notice. However, did you know that a national sacrifice in Denmark has killed almost every mink in Denmark and wiped out the world's largest mink fur industry to stop a strain of coronavirus associated with mink? And what's worse is that, since the federal minimum sacrifice law protects animal welfare on mink fur farms, ruthless methods of slaughter are inevitably used to keep mink skins intact and preserve coat quality. Not to mention that, despite being bred for generations to obtain fur, zoologists at Oxford University discovered that minks have not yet been domesticated.