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MINK

Real fur is used especially for eyelash extensions, because the unevenness and thin feathery-ness looks natural and blends perfectly with your own lashes.

These are also the more expensive options and much controversy surrounds mink and sable fur. Some animal activist groups say even farmed animals endure cruel conditions so if you’re conscious about the welfare of animals, you may prefer to try an alternative material.

Being a more expensive product has also led to many fake ‘real mink’ products being sold. So while people may be thinking they’re getting the real thing, lashes may actually not be authentic.


SYNTHETIC 

Synthetic strip eyelashes are durable and obviously don’t rely on obtaining hair or fur from a living animal or person. So for people conscious of where their lash material comes from, it’s a good alternative. 

Being synthetic, the lashes are often more durable. However some cheaper varieties can feature thicker strands that look shiny and plastic. So it really just depends on what look you like and how much you prefer to spend.


SILK

Silk false eyelashes are considered a premium type of eyelash and are made with silk fibers. The silk fibers make the eyelashes extremely soft and comfortable on the eyes. The silk fibers are thin and smooth, allowing for the band of the eyelash to be thin. The way silk lashes are designed is typically in a 3D style, making the lashes super wispy and fluttery. Dramatic lashes can be created with silk fibers because of how lightweight the materials are. The silk lashes adhere to glue very well and have little to no shedding. They are more expensive, but last 20-25 wears on average with proper care and won't irritate your eyes or become uncomfortable.