We brings you the guide to everything you ever wanted to know about eyelash extensions
Long, thick and luscious lashes have always been popular. First, mascara was invented to make the lashes more noticeable. Decades, even centuries later, lash extensions appeared and till today, it is the ultimate way to get outstanding eyelashes.
What Are Lash Extensions and How Are They Done?
Lash extensions are semi-permanent fibers, applied one by one to your natural lashes, to enhance their look. A semi-permanent adhesive is used to glue individual extensions to each of your natural lashes, thus making them look more voluminous and thicker.
Type of eyelash extensions
Eyelash extensions are made of different materials. There are two types based on the material: natural eyelash extensions and synthetic eyelash extensions.
Natural eyelash extensions
Natural eyelash extensions are made of natural materials, most commonly mink fur.
Mink lash extensions
Usually called Siberian mink lash extensions, these are very light and look very natural. Loved by celebrities, but not so much by animal lovers, since they are made of the fur of real minks. Perfect for people who want to add a little bit of an enhancement to their natural lashes.
Sable and fox fur lash extension
Also very light, but much more expensive. Suitable for people who have very light lashes. Look even more natural than mink lashes.
Synthetic eyelash extensions
Synthetic eyelash extensions are made of polished, acrylic material. They look shinier and more dramatic than natural eyelash extensions. Heavier in weight than silk or mink lash, if worn for a long period of time, they can cause damage to natural eyelashes. Synthetic lashes come in 200+ shapes and sizes and can be styled.
Faux mink lash extensions
The most popular synthetic eyelash extensions are faux mink lashes. The material imitates mink fur, but these are cruelty-free and a great option for vegans. They look a little bit fuller and darker, but are pretty low-maintenance and thus the most commonly requested type of eyelash extensions.
Silk lash extensions are lighter and last longer than faux mink lashes. They are not made of real silk, but of synthetic-based silk fiber. They look and feel almost the same as your natural lashes. Being so light, silk lash extensions are a perfect choice for those who have weaker natural lashes.
Which One to Choose: Natural Lash Extensions vs Synthetic Lash Extensions
- Natural materials look more real and fluffier, while synthetic look fuller and darker, thus more dramatic and will surely be noticed.
- Synthetic faux mink lashes or vegan silk lashes are a cruelty-free option for people who care about animals, or vegans.
- Mink and silk lashes take more time to apply.
- Mink lash extensions are not man-made, so they’re not of the same quality.
- Synthetic lash extensions have more curl.