All You Need to Know About Mink Eyelashes

Eyelash extensions are a great option for a lady who wants to look gorgeous without many efforts. They are not reserved only for your special day or celebration but allow you to feel fabulous for several months in a row.

Getting your eyelash extensions at a lash specialist in Chicago is an experience that is rewarding in many aspects. You will get professional treatment and advice on how to take care of your eyelash extensions so that they can last longer. In addition to that, you will get the lashes that most suit your personal style, face, and physical conditions.

One of the best options that you can choose is real mink eyelashes. Below, you can find all you need to know about this type of lash extensions and why it is a good idea to invest in them.

What are mink lashes?

Mink lashes are natural fur that is obtained from minks, usually Siberian mink or Chinese mink. The tails of the animals are gently brushed to collect the fur, which is properly sterilized and cleaned afterwards to guarantee the high quality of the extensions and to reduce the possibility of an allergy to a minimum. The animals are not harmed in any way during the procedure.

Because mink eyelash extensions are made from natural fur, they have a natural quality that cannot be matched to the synthetic materials. Often, people may not recognize that you are wearing lash extensions and confuse them with your own lashes.

Despite their higher price, mink eyelashes are preferred by users and recommended by lash experts because of their high quality and natural look. Many celebrities also prefer this type of eyelash extensions with Heidi Klum, Oprah Winfrey, are just a few to mention.

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Types of mink lashes

There is a variety of mink lash extensions that you can choose from depending on how dramatic a look you would like to have for the next couple of months. Generally, we can divide them into three main categories:

  • Strip mink lashes, which create a natural look and are hard to distinguish from your own lashes. The hairs are soft, ultra-fine and light-weight and will cause no problems while wearing them, while at the same time giving you that gorgeous look that you’ve been dreaming of.
  • 3D mink lashes, which are cluster-style lashes for a more dramatic look. 3D lashes are vivid, shiny and will make you stand out. They will make your eyes pop but because of the gentle nature of the mink hairs, you will still have a natural look.
  • Individual minks are preferred for those who want to have a look as close to the natural as possible. Real mink extensions are so light that you can apply several minks per natural lash to give the eyes a fluffy and yet light and soft look.

No matter which type of mink lash extensions you will choose, you will get great quality and long-lasting experience. There is no way to get such a natural look and beauty from synthetic extensions.

What do you need to pay attention to?

Being made of natural fur also means that mink eyelash extensions behave in a natural way and may have certain drawbacks that are actually more of inconvenience that can be solved quickly.

If the lashes are too long or dense, they can droop and irritate your eye. In this case, you need to visit your lash specialist who can re-shape the lashes or simply remove the lash that is causing the problem. With proper maintenance, this problem is usually avoided. As a whole, any type of lash extensions may cause some mild irritation and inflammation, which can be treated with a gentle cleanser. If the problem is more serious, you may need to consult a doctor who can prescribe eyedrops or advice you to remove the extensions for a while.

As mink extensions are soft, they may lose the curl over time. In order to restore the fabulous look of your eyelashes, you can simply re-curl them with heat or you can apply curling mascara. Be aware, though, since too much mascara can damage the hairs and they may break off or fall. In such a case, you will need to visit your lash salon for re-fills or to get a new set of extensions.

How long do mink eyelashes last?

In order for your mink lash extensions to last longer, we recommend that you buy and get them installed in a specialized extension salon. You can also purchase mink extensions online if you prefer and come to us to have them properly applied to avoid any risks and pro-long their life.

Your mink lash extensions can last between 8 and 10 weeks and you get to wear them 24/7 during that time. Your lash expert will tell you how often you will need to visit the salon for retouches and when it is time to get a brand-new set of minks to keep your gorgeous look.

Mink lashes are the best product you can get for a fuller yet natural look that will not fail you no matter if you are attending a high-profile event or going out for a walk in the park.