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Mink and Silk Extensions(faux mink) – What’s The Difference?

Mink and Silk Extensions(faux mink) – What’s The Difference?

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While faux mink tends to be the most popular material for eyelash extensions these days, there actually several different kinds. It’s easy to get confused with all the “mink/faux mink talk”, throw in “silk” and you’re like…huh? Let’s break down what the different types of eyelash extensions are and how they differ from each other.

Mink, Faux Mink, and Silk extensions are the most commonly used. The main difference between them comes down to their firmness, are they real fur, faux fur or are they synthetic.

Mink

Usually used on older clients or those going for an extremely natural look. Extensions made from mink hair is very natural  that you cannot get from synthetic material. Real Mink lashes come from the Mink tail,. With Mink extensions, you’ll get a light, fluffy, soft natural look. Real mink lashes usually last longer, because they are so light as well as being able to apply several mink extensions per natural lash.  Real mink lashes need to be permed and you’ll have to keep curling them at home to maintain that curled look.

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Silk

These are the mid-weight type of lash extensions.Because of their light weight, silk lashes are good to use on older clients or clients with weak and flimsy natural lashes. Like synthetic lashes, silk come in a variety of curls and lengths. These types of extensions also hold their curl.. And the curl tends to be less uniform than synthetic lashes. Silk lashes tend to be thicker than any other type of extensions and also have that rick black color. Silk eyelash extensions tend to be the least comfortable type of extension and are best used for special occasions.

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Deciding between the different types of eyelash extensions to use will depend on your client. Their age, the occasion, the look they’re going for , will all play a factor in deciding which extension to work with. What type of extension do you most work with? Let us know in the comments below!

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