Mink vs. Synthetic
You want to switch your look up and invest in lashes but don’t know which eyelash extension will suit you best? Here’s a breakdown of mink lashes and synthetic lashes, how they compare, their differences, and how to know which lash extension type is right for you.
Getting into wearing lash extensions can help make you feel “Flawless” and perfect your “no makeup-makeup” look when you’re in a hurry or prefer a casual look for the day.
There are so many options to choose from when selecting eyelash extensions these days, long gone are the days when you would go to the beauty supply store to pick up a quick, cheap pair of lashes for the weekend.
With the recent changes in technology, there are more options to choose from when selecting lash extensions. Now, the possibilities are endless and can be a bit overwhelming, knowing what lash extensions will be more fitting to give you a natural look, or a short-term, dramatic look is essential.
Mink lashes are the most popular and ideally, the most natural
Mink sounds expensive, and it’s about quality when it comes to the lash extensions. If you’re looking for a more natural eyelash look and longer lasting lash extensions, mink lashes would be your go-to. Mink lashes are made to match the texture of your real lashes.
There are a few options when it comes to mink lashes: mink, faux mink, and silk. All three extension types serve a different purpose depending on the type of natural lashes you have, what kind of look you’re going for with your extensions, and how long you plan on wearing the lash extensions.
Mink lashes give you a fluffy and soft feel, and the extensions tend to last longer because they’re very lightweight and you’re able to apply the mink lashes directly to your natural lashes. With the proper care of your mink lash extensions,
There are multiple types of mink lashes to choose from
Aside from the standard mink lashes, there are also faux mink and silk mink lashes to choose from. Faux mink lashes are human-made and are slightly natural and retain their curly shape depending on the length of the extensions.
Faux mink was designed to imitate real mink lash extensions. Hence, the name of the lashes, and have become very popular due to the low maintenance, and since the extensions come in different sizes and lengths, they’re easily customizable for each client.
Silk mink lashes aren’t as lightweight as the mink and faux mink lashes but they aren’t heavy nor a hassle to wear. Worn and preferred by clients whose lashes are weak and flimsy, silk extensions come with a nontraditional curl pattern and can provide the clients with a natural lash look regardless of the size or length.
Unlike mink and faux mink, silk lash extensions are usually thicker and are known to be the most uncomfortable of the three; The silk lash extensions would be your go-to for special occasions.
The Downside of Mink Lashes
Even though mink lashes blend naturally and are lightweight, they may be heavy on the pocket. On an average, mink lash extensions range from $300-$500 per set, and aside from the price, another downside is that most mink lashes do not come curled.
How do they get the natural curved shape? You have to have them permed and bend them yourself to maintain the look.
Give Synthetic Lashes a Try
The most common lash extension, synthetic lashes are usually the first lash extension women try, whether they’re strips or individual lashes.
Easy to pick up from your local beauty supply store or drugstore and easy to apply on your own, synthetic lash extensions were all the rave when they first hit the shelves.
Synthetic lashes are usually a go to when a client is going for a more dramatic look or if they’re merely on a budget and need the lashes for a one night only occasion. Synthetic lash extensions differ from mink extensions in a couple of ways: Synthetic lash extensions aren’t as natural looking due to the glossy and shinier appearance of the lashes.
Although the synthetic lashes can be applied to look natural and blend in with your eyelashes, the synthetic extensions typically come in a broader or thicker curl than mink lash extensions.
Although mink lashes are now the most popular, this doesn’t mean that synthetic lashes are extinct or no longer desirable.
The significant difference between synthetic and mink lashes
Synthetic lash extensions are budget-friendly, and you can get a pair of the falsies for as cheap as $5 vs. paying hundreds of dollars at a time for mink lash extensions. Synthetic lashes are true to their name, and due to the material they’re made up of, they provide a very coarse and blunt texture.
The synthetic lashes may not last you as long as the mink lashes would since they aren’t as natural and ultimately look fake due to the material and the glossy shine that the synthetic extensions give off. Synthetic lashes are only meant to be worn once and disposed of afterward whereas mink extensions can be worn multiple times and still keep their natural look and shape.
Knowing which type of lash extension to choose
Identifying the amount of money that you’d like to spend as well as the type of lash extension look you’d want to rock is essential. Also, knowing your lash type will be crucial before choosing which texture lash you’ll use: knowing if you have weaker lashes, thick lashes, or even sensitive eyes that may react to the fibers used in the extensions is essential to understand.
The goal of lash extensions is to enhance what you already have unless you enjoy a more dramatic look.
No matter the style you choose, lash 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.