Do you fancy that gorgeous look and attention that mink lashes give you? We could disagree on a lot of things, but one thing is certain, real mink lash extensions will almost always give you a feminity boost. We show you everything to know about mink lashes and some that you could get from Amazon really cheap. We cover the different types, lengths, volume, durability, the real vs faux mink lashes, cool suppliers, how to apply it, and even how it is made. Some very cool videos are included, so grab a cup of your favorite drink, and let’s ride.
These are eyelashes made from mink fur. They are light, soft, fluffy, and look as natural as a think human eyelash or even better. This definition applier to the real stuff, though the term is also used for synthetic alternatives called faux mink lashes. Real mink lashes are of superior quality far exceeding synthetic alternatives. They are very light and blend in so nicely and most people will not know it is an extension. Further below, we will explain the major differences and similarities between both.
Mink lashes come in different lengths and widths. The lengths typically vary from 3mm to 20mm. While the width or thickness could go from as little as 0.05mm to as much as 0.30mm thick. Thicker and longer lashes are heavier and can cause your natural lash to fall off.
The curl can define the overall look and feel of the eyelash. Letters of the alphabet are used to denote specific curls or shapes of mink eyelashes. C curl is the most common and will match most people’s natural eyelashes. The letters include: J curl, B curl, C curl, CC curl, D curl, L curl, L+ curl, and U curl
This describes how the mink lashes are clustered. In a classic setup, one lash extension is glued to one natural lash. In case 2 lashes form a cluster, it is 2D and a cluster of 3 is 3D, etc. It is common to find mink lash 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, and even 7D.
Here we simply refer to how long you keep the lashes. They could be daily or temporal, semi-permanent that could last weeks and permanent that could last months. This also depends if you use eyelash strips, individual lashes, or eyelash extensions.
Because real mink eyelash extensions come from the actual animal, they tend to be rather expensive. Faux mink eyelashes are the synthetic alternatives to the real stuff. This is more popular as they are cheaper, look, and feel the same as the real one and void of potential animal cruelty in mink farms. Actually, you will not even know the difference between both as they look and feel the same. Can you tell which is which from the image above? I bet you can’t. Check out some of the best ones on Amazon below.
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A lot of starters think mink lash strips, mink individual lashes are the same as mink eyelash extensions. It’s no surprise, I also did. Actually, these are the three of the most common types of lashes that women wear today. You need to get this little difference so that you buy exactly what you need. One thing to note though is that both the individual and the extension could either be faux or real mink.
Mink strip lashes are eyelash clusters that are applied above the upper lash line to give you more volume and stunning looks. They look very natural and come in varying lengths. They are much easier to apply compared to individual lashes and eyelash extensions.
Mink individual lashes are very similar to cut up eyelash strips. You will see them in small clusters that commonly have about 3 to 5 lashes per piece. These are inserted individually on the eyelid or natural eyelash with temporal lash glue. The main advantage of having these little chunks is the flexibility that you have in inserting them. Depending on the desired look, you could apply more to one side of the eye or evenly. You also have control over the volume/thickness. Mink individual eyelashes give you endless possibilities of customization for a stunning look. It could take as little as 15 minutes to apply individual lashes though it is not recommended to keep it on for too long. You need to practice very well before applying mink individual lashes yourself or only let a professional do it for you as you don’t want to mess with glue or objects near the eye.
Mink eyelash extensions are very natural looking eyelashes that could last much longer than individual lashes. Unlike individual lashes that come in clusters, mink eyelash extensions are inserted one at a time using semi-permanent. When done by a professional, they should look as if they are coming from your eyes with no way to differentiate between your actual eyelashes and the mink extensions. Though they can take as much as 2 hours to insert, they can also last much longer if you take good care. The kind of mink eyelash extension that you apply can also depend on your natural eyelash. Don’t use very long or heavy extensions on short lashes to avoid irritation or damage.
This amazing advancement involves using a pair of lashes for each side that are fused together over your natural eyelash using a tiny and usually noticeable magnet. They are the easiest to apply simply using your fingers or with an applicator provided by some brands. These look like tweezers. The main advantage of using magnetic mink lashes is that it doesn’t require glue, less messy, less risky and can be re-used.
Watch the video below to learn how to apply lashes. Here is some of what you will learn: How to select the curl and length of lashes, where to place them and why, how to isolate and apply lashes, what to do with baby lashes, how much glue to use, how many extensions to use per natural eyelash, drying up and taping, and extra tips for styling.
There are a lot of claims that real mink lashes involve animal cruelty and that is why many suppliers and consumers alike have moved to faux or synthetic lashes. Watch the video below for more on this.
The top brands claim to supply only cruelty-free mink fur, but that is a hard guess as it is impossible to know what goes on in the mink farms around the world where the fur is harvested.