It's all over the internet. Beauty bloggers with little to no experience in the eyelash extensions industry,writing about eyelash extensions. And, in every blog post, they all say the same thing. I'm sure you've heard it before:Pamela the Beauty Blogger, Source: Copied off another blog which says exactly the same thing, so is obviously true.
But, here are the real pros and cons of mink eyelashes, and this has nothing to do with animal rights (which as eyelash extensions professionals, we know very little about).
PROS of Mink Eyelash Extensions
CONS of Mink Eyelash Extensions
But, What Could Possibly be Better than Mink Eyelash Extensions?
We can't be totally down on mink eyelash extensions, as they did have their day about 5-10 years ago. At one point, they were the lightest and fluffiest option. Increasingly though, as eyelash extensions became more popular, better technology emerged, and synthetic eyelash extensions are now better than mink by a long long margin. Note: this post was written in late 2017. Our estimate is that mink had their day, up to about 2013. Plus, the synthetic lashes that are labelled "mink", are actually really good. Our experience is that people who have had positive results with mink eyelashes, have unknowingly been wearing synthetic mink the whole time.
But, What if you like the look of mink?
If you love that light and fluffy look, then tell your eyelash extensions technician that you want the "mink look". They will choose the right curl, weight and colour to give you the look and feel of mink eyelashes, but with the consistent quality and durability of synthetic.
If you've always been happy with your mink eyelashes, you might be surprised to hear that what you actually think is real mink fur, is actually a very very good synthetic replica, which are labelled as "mink".
We have a tray of mink eyelashes on display, for anyone who would like to come and see the difference between natural mink, and modern synthetic eyelash extensions. Feel free to drop in anytime, and we can show you the difference.