What Are Faux Mink Eyelash Extensions?
When Faux Mink Eyelash Extensions first appeared in the beauty world, they were launched as real animal fur extensions. The fur used for eyelash extensions is said to be obtained by lightly brushing the animal and collecting the shed fur. These real mink mascaras are marketed as expensive high-end mascara products. The cost of true mink eyelash extensions is prohibitive for most.
However, most professional eyelash extension salons these days have moved away from real mink and instead use a product called “faux mink”. But surprisingly, they are very soft, “like fur”. They look and feel very similar to real fur – on first inspection; it’s hard to tell the difference.
There are several reasons why lash extension salons have decided not to introduce real fur.
First of all, we do not want to import and use products in treatment that could cause harm and cruelty to animals. We do not know how these animals are treated; so we will not import this product.
Second, in our professional opinion, faux mink lashes are actually a better material than real mink lashes. True mink, when wet, has the unfortunate property of sagging and losing its curl or shape. They require daily styling and maintenance to lift after getting wet. The curl of faux mink lashes is permanent, which means you don’t need (and shouldn’t!) curl or perm your hair.
Third, while real mink lashes are chemically treated (which should technically eliminate any allergy issues), we do have concerns about what would happen if real mink lashes were used in the eye area of an allergy sufferer influences. We thought it would be safer to use synthetic materials, since no one knew this material could cause allergies.
Faux mink lashes are lighter in weight. But they have an amazing dark sheen. The Faux Mink Lash Extensions are long lasting because you don’t need to touch them.