Mink fur is very thin, so our lashes are light and airy despite the level of fullness. Combined with naturally sealed tips, mink lashes offer a soft, feathery look compared to the stiffer look offered by many synthetic lashes. Nor do they have a plastic-like shine like synthetic ones, so once applied, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural eyelashes. Used and preferred by customers whose eyelashes are weak and flimsy, silk extensions come with a non-traditional curl pattern and can provide clients with a natural eyelash look regardless of size or length.
Silk lashes from two different brands were mixed to create this hybrid or mixed set of eyelash extensions. The three types of extensions serve a different purpose depending on the type of natural eyelashes you have, the type of style you prefer with your extensions, and how long you plan to use your eyelash extensions. Real mink lashes tend to last longer because they are hollow inside, which makes them so light, that it allows us to apply several mink extensions per natural eyelash without weighing it down. While they come in a wide range of thicknesses and curls, and can be applied to make them look very natural, synthetic lashes are the most popular among women who want a more dramatic, artificial look.
Currently, no manufacturer on the market can produce eyelash extensions made from human hair, as it would be almost impossible because of the amount of work it takes to recover them when they can be created artificially so easily. Mink lashes (whether they are eyelash extensions or false eyelashes that you apply yourself) come from Siberian mink or from the tail of the Chinese mink, since they are soft and light. No matter what style you choose, eyelash extensions are a significant investment and a great way to intensify your daily makeup look or to make your high-end makeup looks stand out even more. To differentiate one from the other, eyelash companies tend to create silk lashes with a shiny finish, and mink is coated with a more matte or satin finish, but it varies a lot.
Now, the possibilities are endless and can be a bit overwhelming, so it's essential to know which eyelash extensions will be best suited to give you a natural look, or a dramatic look in the short term. Since there's still no way to standardize these things, brands can make and name their eyelashes whatever they want, which creates a lot of confusion from time to time, so when in doubt, ask if they're matte or shiny if that's important to you. So here's a quick summary of each type, the pros and cons, and who they're best suited for, to help you prepare for your next series of eyelash extensions. Many companies produce synthetic eyelashes and, due to their generally low price, they are the most used eyelashes today.
They also have a stiffer lash strip, which can be difficult to apply, even for an experienced professional. Synthetics are generally made of plastic or polyester fiber, so they tend to be thicker and heavier than mink lashes, which can be cumbersome on the lash line.