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SYNTHETIC VS MINK LASHES: What’s The REAL Difference?

Tiffany Prince

With so many lashes on the market, options can become overwhelming when you are trying to find which lashes are right for you. The most common question we get is; what is the real difference between mink and synthetic? There are some crucial differences between the two and we are going to break it down for you. Here is what you need to know:

SYNTHETIC LASH STRIPS

Synthetic lashes are considered the most common type of false eyelashes. They are made from plastic man-made fibers and are meant to be disposed of after one to three uses. The materials being used to produce synthetic lashes are much cheaper making them a more affordable at up-front cost. They typically range between $5 - $15 per set. In appearance, they have more shine or gloss than the mink lashes and tend to provide a more dramatic look due to this. They are strong fibers and can feel heavy on the eyelids due to the polished, acrylic material called PBT used to manufacture them.

MINK LASH STRIPS

An increasing number of women are opting for mink lashes to enhance their look. Mink lashes are made from real mink fur, which allows for a light, soft, and more natural look and appearance. Mink eyelash strips are handcrafted throughout the entire process. They are hand-tied, hand arranged, and trimmed providing an absolute natural look in appearance. The mink lash option is a much higher quality leading to a slightly more expensive up-front initial cost. However, mink lashes are extremely durable. With the proper care and maintenance your mink eyelash strips will last upwards of 20+ uses. This makes them well worth the price and typically less expensive per use then synthetic lashes. It is also important to note that mink lashes do not contain any dyes or go through any chemical processing making them hypoallergenic and safer to use.

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