How to Choose between Different Types of Lash Extensions

One of the most common questions beauty experts get asked about lash extensions is, “what are the different types?” So why don’t we clear it up:

1) Mink Extensions

What are they? Mink lashes come from minks (small animals). You can get real mink lashes or opt for false ones. False lashes are used for animal enthusiasts and are designed to imitate real mink fur. But don’t worry, even if you get real mink lashes, no minks are harmed in the process (they are just brushed!)


  • An extremely natural look, blending into your natural lashes with ease • Soft and lightweight • Fine and silky like real fur • Shiner and glossier than other lash types • Long lasting


  • The most expensive types of lashes • The application process is more lengthy than other lash types

 2) Silk Extensions

What are they? I bet you thought silk extensions were made from silk!? Common sense would tell us that, but they actually aren’t made from silk fibres – they’re made from synthetic materials!


  • Silky texture makes them comfortable against your skin • Lightweight (but heavier than mink) • Very dark in colour – so you can skip the mascara! • Come in a variety of curls and lengths


  • These don’t look as natural as mink lashes. You can get away with it from a distance, but up close you can tell that they aren’t natural.

 3) Synthetic lashes

What are they? These are made from a polished, acrylic material. They are glossier and shinier than the other type types, and often provide a more dramatic look.


  • Very firm and hold their curl well • Provides the most dramatic look • More affordable than other options


  • Can feel itchy on the face • They are the heaviest of all lash extensions • They don’t last as long as the other two lash types

So which ones should you choose?

If you have the money to spend and are going for a more natural look, opt for Mink lashes. These are also the best choice if your natural lashes are fine and weak, because their weight won’t cause them damage.

If you want a full, thick set of lashes, but still want them to appear natural looking, opt for silk extensions.

If you’re going for a more dramatic look  or simply don’t want to spend a fortune on your lashes, opt for synthetic extensions. These are the most popular choice, but because of their weight should not be used if you have fine or weak lashes.

Worried about making the right choice? Don’t be. We promise you that no matter what you choose, you will be happy with the results – you really can’t go wrong with lash extensions.

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