Not only are mink eyelash extensions softer and look more natural than silk eyelash extensions, they also last longer. Synthetic eyelashes don't necessarily mean low quality. They are simply created artificially so that they are absolutely identical at the molecular level to another object, which in most cases can be silk or mink. BUT, if you don't mention either of the two, then they're made of polished acrylic material and are firmer and stronger than the others.
Because of their shiny finish, they are brighter than mink and silk lashes. They also have a darker appearance, since they are slightly thicker than the others due to the way they are conical. Long-term use of these lashes can damage natural lashes, as they may be too heavy for natural lashes. Unfortunately, due to their low cost, most eyelash artists start using them, which can be a problem for those who try them for the first time and think that it is the standard feel and look of eyelash extensions.
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. They are the most durable type of extension that takes longer to apply than traditional silk lashes.
The extra time and effort are worth it, because they look very beautiful and full. They are very light, so they don't tend to fall off or twist. Because they're lighter in weight, they're often a much better choice for lashes if yours are weak or thin. When wet, real mink fur lashes become straight and faint, and you often need to use a curling iron to curl them again.
You'll probably see pop-up ads for everything from cheap strappy lashes (the same quality you'd find in a pharmacy) to high-end, diamond-encrusted eyelash extensions (believe it or not, they're real). Silk eyelash extensions usually contain several materials, including silk, cashmere, and derivatives of high-quality acrylic plastic. They are the medium weight type of eyelash extensions and are thinner, thicker and more flexible than the synthetic blend. They also appear thicker, brighter and more dramatic than many other types of professional eyelash extensions.
You can't style human hair the same way as synthetic hair, neither on your eyelashes nor on your head, as this results in an uneven application and look. All eyelash extensions derived from animal hair or hair undergo ultraviolet sterilization procedures before becoming eyelashes. Inevitably, they last longer than classic eyelash extensions due to their light weight and the even balance of the amount applied. To differentiate one from the other, companies that manufacture eyelashes tend to create silk lashes with a shiny finish, and mink is coated with a more matte or satin finish, but it varies widely.
However, because they're heavier than silk or mink eyelash extensions, they're not a good option for many people. Personally, I believe that silk or mink are the only types of extensions that should be used in the long term, so as not to cause thinning of natural eyelashes. Silk lashes from two different brands were mixed to create this hybrid or mixed set of eyelash extensions. Some people don't think they look “soft” or “natural” than silk or mink eyelash extensions, and even though they last a long time, the thicker ones (we use a maximum of 0.20 mm wide) don't have as much staying power as silk and definitely not mink.