Mink lashes are made of real mink fur, and the texture of mink fur is softer, fluffier and shiny, and mink lashes look more natural compared to synthetic eyelashes. They are of the medium weight type of eyelash extensions and are thinner and more flexible than synthetic eyelash extensions. Because they are softer and more porous, they tend to stay a little longer than synthetic ones. Silk lashes are one of the most popular types of eyelash extensions.
They are made of a synthetic material, but quite light and flexible. Silk and mink lashes are basically made of the same material, synthetic PBT. The main difference between the two is not in their material, but in their shape, finish and weight. Simply pick up a lighter and burn the individual eyelashes on the strip.
If the eyelashes turn to ashes, then you have a real strip of mink eyelashes. If your eyelashes smell like burnt plastic and don't turn to ash, then you have a synthetic mink set. Sugarlash PRO mink eyelash extensions have a natural semi-matte finish that mimics the appearance of natural eyelashes and an extremely lightweight body. Mink lashes are thinner than other types of eyelash extensions and are commonly used in volume sets because they are so lightweight.
They are tapered for most of the body of eyelash extensions, so each eyelash is up to 30% lighter than a silk eyelash extension. Sought after for their extremely natural look, mink lashes are perfect for people who want natural looking eyelash sets, people with very fine natural eyelashes and volume or megavolume sets. The good thing about synthetic lashes is that they're the toughest of all the options, so they're less likely to bend or break. Since mink lashes have the widest variety of curls, thicknesses and lengths, they can offer their customers a variety of styles, from natural to dramatic.
First of all, whether they're called mink, silk, cashmere, sable, or velvet, they're ALL made of synthetic PBT, not natural materials (except for products that are clearly specified that use animal hair, such as real mink lashes). As the name suggests, synthetic eyelashes are false and are made of a synthetic material, namely, polished acrylic. Customers with thinner eyelashes, who want a natural glamorous look, love it, especially brides and clients who have upcoming special occasions, as they lend themselves to providing a full lash look, while remaining lightweight. Because they're lighter in weight, they're often a much better choice for lashes if yours are weak or thin.
They're not for everyone, but real mink lashes are best for customers looking for an incredibly natural look. If you compare silk and mink lashes of the same thickness, you'll notice that silk lashes look softer and softer and result in a more natural look. Glamorous silk eyelash sets are one of the most popular options for brides, who are looking for long and long eyelashes, but with a natural look. Because applying extensions involves some tugging and tension, it can weaken or break your eyelashes.
For those who have ethical concerns about mink treatment, synthetic mink or silk materials are probably a better option. If a customer was looking for extensions made with human hair, they'd be surprised to learn that human hair eyelash extensions don't actually exist. Mink lashes are made to imitate genuine mink hairs, so they will generally look more “natural”, not as dramatic, not as uniform and a little brighter. Like silk and mink lashes, flat lashes are made with PBT, however, they have a unique flat base that places them in a category of their own.