Faux mink lashes are vegan and cruelty-free! They are made from a synthetic material, instead of the fur of a mink to give you an ethical and dreamy lash look.
When lash shopping, it's very important to know what material the lash is made of and where it came from. You want to know which lashes will give you the perfect look and you also want to know which ones are cruelty-free. This is why we put together a guide on everything you should know about mink and faux mink lashes!
What Are Mink Lashes?
Mink lashes are made from the fur of a mink, an animal that looks similar to an otter. Their fur has been used in the past for coats and other products but has been recently popular for its use in lashes. People really like how mink fur is lightweight and gives a more natural look compared to other materials.
But, the production of mink lashes is not cruelty-free! While fur farms may claim that they can obtain the fur by brushing the animal, that's usually not the case. The living conditions on mink farms and the treatment of minks to produce eyelashes are not ethical. Some believe that it's not even possible to use real mink fur for lashes without killing the animal.
This is why faux mink lashes have taken the market by storm. They have the benefits of real mink fur, minus the animal cruelty aspect.
What Are Faux Mink Lashes?
As mentioned earlier, mink eyelashes come from fur farms that harm minks. Faux mink lashes are created from a synthetic material, Korean PBT, that is cruelty-free.
Mink lashes are known for being soft, lush, and incredibly light. Since faux mink lashes were created the imitate the real thing, there isn't a big difference in how they feel or look. You can still have fluffy, full, and high-quality false eyelashes if you choose faux mink.
How Can I Tell if My Eyelashes are Mink or Faux Mink?
Usually, the brand you are buying from will state whether they are authentic mink or faux mink lashes. You can check the brand's website for the product description or FAQs. You can also look at the box of your fake eyelashes, and see if it mentions that it's a cruelty-free product.
Another way you can tell if your mink eyelashes are real is the price. Mink fur is expensive, and your lashes will reflect that. If you got your lashes at a budget-friendly price, they are likely faux mink.
Lastly, another way to tell if your lashes are mink or faux mink is by doing the burn test (extreme—we know!) If you light a match and hold it to the tips of the lashes, you'll either notice that it smells like burnt hair or burnt plastic. If it smells like burnt hair, then it is made from mink fur. If your false lashes smell like plastic, then they are faux mink.
What are the Best Faux Mink Lashes?
FlutterHabit has the best faux mink lashes on the market. We offer a salon-quality look without the salon prices! They aren't just regular strip lashes but instead are segmented into 4 pieces. This allows your lashes to look completely natural. You'll have people guessing if your lashes are just naturally that long and silky.
With six different styles to choose from, there's a lash set for everyone. Whether you love a dramatic eye look or prefer a more everyday style, FlutterHabit has it all. Our sets come with 6 pairs, each that lasts users about 5 days. Just from one order, you'll be set for a month of use!
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