Because they're lighter in weight, they're often a much better choice for lashes if yours are weak or thin. They also definitely last longer than synthetic lashes. Both real mink and vegan silk lashes are super light, but mink is the lightest. You can achieve a very fluffy eyelash look without feeling like you're wearing them.
However, since mink comes directly from an animal, if you suffer from allergic reactions to other animal skins, such as cat and dog hair, you may also have a reaction to mink eyelashes. Silk eyelash extensions are a medium weight and medium priced type of eyelash extensions. They are lighter, thinner and more flexible than synthetic plastic eyelash extensions, but not as thin as mink, fox or horse hair lashes. Silk lashes have a shorter cone than natural mink lashes, meaning that the body of the lashes is thicker at the base.
There is only one natural material available for eyelash extensions, and that is animal fur. Mink is the most popular fur in use, but there are also sable and fox fur. You may have heard of silk lashes, but they're actually made of synthetic silk. If you have any type of animal allergy, animal fur options may not be right for you.
Wearing eyelashes made of animal skin can cause an uncomfortable allergic reaction. For those who have ethical concerns about mink treatment, synthetic mink or silk materials are probably a better option. Like mink lashes, silk lashes are made of PBT. The main difference between the two is not in their material, but in their shape, finish and weight.
All eyelash extensions derived from animal hair or hair undergo ultraviolet sterilization procedures before becoming eyelashes. One of the most important questions about mink eyelash extensions is whether or not minks were killed to get their eyelashes. Knowing the difference between the types of eyelashes and what type of eyelashes is best for you will not only make you an informed consumer, but it will also ensure that you and your eyelash artist can create exactly the type of eyelash set you need to wake up looking and feeling flawless every day. So here's a quick rundown on each type, the pros and cons, and who they're best suited for, to help you prepare for your next series of eyelash extensions.
When you're thinking about customizing the look of your eyelashes, talk to your eyelash artist to find out what type of eyelashes might be best for you. Unlike hair extensions, where the highest quality extensions are made from 100% human hair, eyelash extensions are almost never made exclusively with human hair, and especially not with human eyelashes. Silk lashes from two different brands were mixed to create this hybrid or mixed set of eyelash extensions. Not all eyelash artists offer real fur lashes and they'll cost you much more than a set of synthetic lashes.
First things first, although some brands market their silk lashes as 100% silk lashes, they are a synthetic-based silk fiber, not real natural silk, since real silk comes from the silkworm cocoon, which means it's a fairly soft material and won't be able to maintain its shape or curl. In addition to the fact that most natural eyelashes have very soft curls, which is one of the reasons why people prefer extensions in the first place, so you also need to curl them artificially anyway. They definitely last longer than synthetic lashes and are made to look more natural between real lashes. Sugarlash PRO mink eyelash extensions have a natural semi-matte finish that mimics the appearance of natural eyelashes and an extremely lightweight body.