Know The Different Eyelash Types: Synthetic, Faux Mink, Silk and Real Fur


Eyelashes are on trend right now and we absolutely adore this beauty accessory.  Lash strips make it even easier to get that salon look without the time and money needed to install and maintain the salon look.  Yeah, we know, big money baby.  So let's take sometime today to learn about the different lash styles that are available in today's market.  Knowing the difference between each lash type can make you an informed consumer when purchasing. 

Lashes come in several materials: they are Synthetic, Faux Mink, Silk and Real Fur Lashes. These lash types are the most common lash types on the market today. 

Synthetic Lashes
Synthetic lashes are the most inexpensive lashes which are made of plastic man-made fibers.  These lashes are mostly found in discount stores or sold in bulk packs on eBay, Ali-express, etc. for super low prices. 

  •     Cost - extremely low
  •     Longevity  - 1 -2 wear

Faux Mink Lashes
Faux Mink Lashes are arguably the most common lash type because of their accessibility. Faux Mink lashes are made of a synthetic material called PBT.  PBT (or Polybutylene terephthalate) is a type of polyester that is used in many products such as toothbrushes and swimwear. Faux Mink lashes have a semi-matte finish that closely mimic natural lash hair.  Faux Mink Lashes are typically found in your local drugstore, beauty supply stores and many big box and chain stores like Walmart, Target, etc. These lashes are made for the masses. 

  •     Cost - Low
  •     Longevity - 1- 5 wears

Silk Eyelashes
Silk eyelashes are similar to Faux Mink lashes in that they both are made from PBT.  However, silk eyelashes are usually used in more dramatic lash styles and they have a glamorous semi-gloss finish.  Silk Lashes are found in well known higher end brands such as Lily Lash and Sephora and is most often the material used to make 3D-6D dramatic lash styles.

  •     Cost - Mid - High
  •     Longevity - 15+ wears with good care

Real Mink Fur - 100% Real Fur
Real Mink Fur Eyelashes are typically made from Siberian Mink Fur.  Because real mink lashes are made of real fur (duh), they are arguably the most natural looking lash type available.  Real Mink fur is velvety soft and has a long delicate taper. The lashes are permed to get their curl, so the curl will relax over time.  A lash curler is a must to maintain the beautiful curl style of real mink fur lashes.  Real Mink Fur lashes are often found in exclusive lash brands boutiques such as 24K Sugar Beauty.   Note: Real Mink Fur may cause allergic reactions in some people!

  •     Cost - High
  •     Longevity - 25+ wears

At 24K Sugar Beauty we offer lash styles with Silk and Real Mink Fur to ensure that our customers have high quality at the most affordable price.  We also believe that lashes should last for more than a couple of wears so we carefully source very high quality and affordable eyelashes to bring to our wonderful customers.  

Know the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D, lashes.  Coming Up Next Week.  

Comment down below and let us know your favorite lash style. 

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