All synthetic eyelash extensions are made of a soft, thin plastic called polybutylene terephthalate (also known as polybutylene terephthalate). PBT is a semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer that is heated and then shaped to obtain the desired eyelash curl that hardens as it cools. They are made of a polished acrylic material and are the strongest of all. In appearance, they are slightly shinier or brighter than mink or silk eyelashes, and when applied quite densely, they often look more spectacular.
While they come in a wide range of thicknesses and curls, and can be applied to achieve a very natural look, synthetic eyelashes are the most popular among women who want a more dramatic and artificial look. They keep their curls very well due to their firmness. Some people don't find them as “soft” or “natural” as silk or mink eyelash extensions, and while they last a long time, thicker ones don't have as good staying power as silk and definitely not mink. Eyelash extensions are cosmetic applications that improve the length, curl, fullness and thickness of natural eyelashes.
The extensions can be made of a variety of materials, including mink, silk, synthetic, human or horsehair. The main method for applying the extensions is to use a cyanoacrylate adhesive to apply the extensions to the natural eyelash 1-2 mm from the base of the natural eyelash, without ever coming into contact with the eyelid. Silk eyelashes are one of the most popular types of eyelash extensions. They are made of synthetic material, but quite light and flexible.
In the United Kingdom, the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists accredited courses for the safe application of individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions. They are tapered for most of the body of eyelash extensions, so each lash is up to 30% lighter than silk eyelash extensions. Maintaining a full set of eyelashes requires a recharge every two to three weeks or a partial set every four weeks. Sugarlash PRO mink eyelash extensions have a natural semi-matte finish that mimics the appearance of natural eyelashes and an extremely lightweight body.
These are the type of mid-weight eyelash extensions and are thinner and more flexible than synthetic ones. They are the type of mid-weight eyelash extensions and are thinner and thicker and more flexible than the synthetic blend. Hybrid eyelashes include classic individual eyelash extensions and volume fans mixed together for the ultimate in fluffy, textured eyelashes. Other beauty books, such as My Lady's Dressing Room (189) by Baronne Staffe and Beauty's Aids or How to be Beautiful (190) by Countess C, also state that trimming eyelashes together with the use of Trikogene ointment benefits eyelash growth.
However, because they weigh more than silk or mink eyelash extensions, for many people they are not a good option; personally I think that silk or mink are the only types of extensions that should be used in the long term, so that natural eyelashes do not weaken. Customers who want a very natural and youthful look tend to prefer these types of extensions because they are very comfortable to use, last a long time and look good, even if the natural eyelashes are thin and weak. Magnetic eyelashes work by placing the magnetic false eyelashes between the eyelashes and are therefore interspersed in the natural eyelashes with the magnetic eyelashes. Both false eyelashes and semi-permanent eyelash extensions improve eyelash length and volume, although they differ in several ways.