The most common are mink, silk and synthetic. Personally, I don't like having mink fur close to my eyes. The most natural extension materials are mink or silk. They're also the lightest, making them ideal for those who have never used eyelash extensions before.
Personally, I would always choose synthetic silk or mink over synthetic ones, to create a natural look. Softer and more flexible, less stiff and plastic-looking, they generally last longer. However, more may be needed to create the dramatic look of synthetic eyelashes, something that some people love. The synthetic mink eyelashes we use are even thinner than the silk ones, creating an even more natural and soft look.
Real mink eyelashes cost the most, but they have their controversies. Mink fur comes from minks that are caged on farms and frequently shaved for their fur. However, they give a natural, feathery, light and comfortable look to the eyelashes. If you want mink skins, look for a company that gets them ethically.
Faux mink eyelash extensions are the most natural-looking eyelash extensions. Synthetic eyelash extensions have a more flexible curl, giving the eyelashes a smoother feel and a more natural look for the client. They have a matte or flat black color, which makes them look more natural. You can continue to do eye makeup with most eyelash extensions (just check with your technician first), but they can't contain oil.
Classic eyelashes apply an extension to a natural eyelash, while volume eyelashes are multiple extensions that are applied to a natural eyelash to create a more spongy and voluminous look. Eyelash extensions have become a staple in the beauty industry, and many women use the ease of extensions to minimize the time they spend in front of the mirror every day. Use very thin individual silk eyelashes and prioritize the curl over the long one, to improve the shape of the eyes and achieve a fanned arrangement of the eyelashes that is very photogenic. If my client has natural eyelashes that are 0.07 mm thick, I would use the same diameter or 0.1 mm for a natural eyelash look.
We source the highest quality eyelashes and adhesives to ensure that the eyelashes are lightweight, flexible, tough and durable, yet incredibly soft. But how do you get natural eyelash extensions? In this comprehensive guide, I'll share the techniques I use to achieve a natural look with eyelash extensions. Choosing the right eyelash extension with the same features as natural eyelashes is the first step to achieving a natural look. Most of my clients have natural eyelashes that range from 8 mm to 12 mm in length, so I rarely use much longer than that to achieve a natural look.
Natural eyelash extensions will last as long as classic eyelash extensions, which are approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Classic eyelash extensions are ideal for anyone who wants to enhance enough to look amazing, but still wants a natural look. Asako (left) and Naoko (right) are certified eyelash stylists and owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifting. Take a clean spool and brush your eyelashes to fix them in place, especially after a night of going round and round.