You definitely have heard of eyelash extensions before, but may not have known that they come in different materials! Silk and mink lash extensions and are some of the most popular false lashes to wear because they create a sultry and stylish look, which gives your usual beauty routine a kick. Read on to learn about both silk and mink lash extensions and which one is for you.
Some of the best eyelash extensions are known to be made of silk. They are soft, dark, and come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. They are adhered to your original lashes with a special glue. Typically, your natural lashes shed every 90 days, so that means your false silk lashes will gradually fall out as well. Touch ups and repairs need to be done every 6 -8 weeks to maintain the best look. On average, silk lash extensions cost anywhere from $100-$200 depending on the quality and salon location. Big city salons are much more expensive than your town’s beauty parlor. Touch ups cost significantly less.
Mink lash extensions are very similar to those made of silk. Said to be super soft, mink lash extensions are also known for their girlish curl. Attached to your natural lashes with a special glue, mink extensions last around the same time as silk ones do – 3 months or so. They come in a variety of shades, lengths, and thicknesses and cost around $300-$500 for a very good pair, applied by a professional in a top city salon.
If you purchase silk or mink lash extensions, you need to protect your investment. You should wear a special lash extension mascara that is geared toward coating the lashes without damaging them or the special adhesive that is bonding them to your natural lashes. You should not rub your eyes, nor apply your usual make up remover or face wash if they contain glycol; the ingredient used to remove the lashes. Special products are made, much like the extension mascara, to be effective and safe for the lashes. You are also not advised to use any curlers similar to Tweezerman eyelash curler. Not only do you risk damaging your natural lashes, but most false extensions are already curled, so you may disrupt their shape.
False lashes made of mink and silk materials are very similar is look and feel, but slightly different in price.