Hey, beauties! With all of the different types of false lashes on the market, it can become a bit overwhelming when trying to narrow down on the differences and which one is right for you. Just what are mink lashes anyway? And how do they compare to synthetic lashes? Luckily for you, we’re going to break it down and explain the main differences between the two most common types of strip false lashes: Synthetic and Mink. We hope this helps you make the right decision to achieve your most beautiful eyes yet!

WHAT ARE SYNTHETIC LASHES?

Synthetic lashes are the most common type of false eyelashes, which are made from plastic man-made fibers. The lashes tend to be a lot thicker in comparison to the natural human lash .

WHAT ARE MINK LASHES?

So, what are mink lashes made of? They are made from real mink fur, which allows for a light, soft, fluffy and ultimately, more natural look, matching to a similar quality of natural human lashes. Due to the high quality of materials and light weight of the lashes, mink lashes are able to be reused over and over!


SYNTHETIC VS MINK LASHES COMPARED

QUALITY & COMFORT

Let’s start out with two of the most commonly asked questions, which are: How natural do false eyelashes look? Are they comfortable?

Synthetic
These extensions are primarily made of acrylic material. Acrylic gives these lashes a glossy and a shiny appearance. These lashes are suitable for ladies who love a dramatic look because they are outstanding and easily recognized. One advantage of these lashes is that they are durable and can retain the curls for a long period. This means you can reuse the synthetic lashes more than two times and they will be still in good condition. However, they are not as smooth or does not give the natural appearance as compared to mink lashes.

Mink
Mink lashes are softer and finer the silk lashes. They are water resistant. Hence their curls still remain even after being exposed to water. However, in case they lose their curls, you can reinstate the curls by using a curler. Since they are very fine and soft, you will not have any trouble while trying to return the curls. They need proper care for them to last for long. Just like the synthetic lashes, they are also shiny and glossy. The mink lashes take the longest time to apply as compared to synthetic and mink falsies. It is because they are very fine hence you will apply more lashes.

PRICE

As they say, you get what you pay for. Depending on what you need the lashes for, you may want to consider the price differences which we will outline below!

Synthetic
They are generally anywhere from $5 to $10 per pair.

Mink
The average cost for a pair of mink lashes is around $10-20 per pair.


Application Scenario

After considering the different quality & comfort levels, and price points, thinking about what you actually need them for will definitely help you decide between the two!

Synthetic
Synthetic lashes are more suitable for younger ladies who have naturally thick eyelashes. Since they are a little bit heavy, they cannot be worn for very long. If you would wish to look glamorous and sexy for a red carpet photo shoot, you can apply the synthetic 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. Faux mink is a better choice for those with allergies or ethical aversions to fur.

Mink
If you’re looking for a more natural eyelash look and longer lasting lash extensions, mink lashes would be your go-to. Whether it’s a wedding, or any other very special occasion, mink lashes are sure to take your look to the next level. On occasions such as these, you definitely want to be feeling more comfortable in any way.