Silk eyelash extensions are a medium weight and medium priced type of eyelash extensions. They're lighter, thinner and more flexible than synthetic plastic eyelash extensions, but not as thin as mink, fox, or horse hair lashes. Silk lashes have a shorter cone than natural mink lashes, meaning that the body of the lashes is thicker at the base. Silk lashes have a short conical shape, which means that the body of the eyelashes is thicker for longer.
And unlike mink lashes, they have a glamorous semi-gloss finish. Because of their thick, full body, silk lashes are best for dramatic ensembles and are usually used in conjunction with classic lashes (traditional eyelash sets that have one eyelash extension per natural lash). If you have classic lashes, it's likely that your eyelash artist is wearing silk lashes on you. If you have any type of animal allergy, animal fur options may not be right for you.
Using eyelashes made of animal skin can cause an uncomfortable allergic reaction. For those with ethical concerns about mink treatment, synthetic mink or silk materials are probably a better option. For synthetic silk eyelashes, the use of the term “silk” is not entirely accurate for this type of eyelash, since most silk eyelash extensions are not made of 100% silk, but rather of a combination of materials that gives these lashes a silky, shiny appearance and a semi-gloss finish coveted by the most customers. Sugarlash PRO mink eyelash extensions have a natural semi-matte finish that mimics the appearance of natural eyelashes and an extremely lightweight body.
Each type of eyelashes, whether silk lashes, synthetic mink lashes and real mink lashes, have their own benefits and advantages, as well as prices. Finally, an eyelash comparison wouldn't be complete without the lashes that started it all: the old Mink Lashes. To differentiate one from the other, eyelash companies tend to create silk lashes with a shiny finish, and mink is coated with a more matte or satin finish, but it varies a lot. Because real mink lashes are made permanent to curl, they relax over time and are likely to require constant curling at home.
This is why it's important that you only get mink lashes from a professional who obtains them from reputable retailers. The main benefit of individual mink lashes is that they cause little thinning of natural eyelashes, since they are very light and very flexible. When wet, real mink fur lashes become straight and faint, which often means you'll need to use a curling iron to curl them again. They are reportedly the most comfortable for the eyes (although some customers may be allergic to mink or other animal products).
They're less likely to come off the strap when you remove them or wipe off the glue, for example, so you can expect your vegan silk lashes to last much longer. Thanks to their base, flat lashes look much thicker than silk or mink, and look more spectacular than any other type of eyelash. Glamorous silk eyelash sets are one of the most popular options for brides, who are looking for long and long eyelashes, but that have a natural appeal. Natural mink lashes are incredibly light, versatile and generally lighter in color, making them perfect for clients with lighter hair.