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Mink Lashes vs Synthetic False Eyelashes vs Lash Extensions: What's the difference?

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Lashes have become a staple of our beauty routine over the last few years. With so many different types of lashes available on the market — mink, synthetic and even lash extensions — it can be hard to figure out which one’s right for you. And what do they all mean, anyway?

Mink False Lashes

Mink lashes are made from real mink hair, and are supposedly known for being silky, soft and offering a fluffy and natural look. While they can provide breathtaking results, they aren’t cruelty free, like they often claim to be. 

There are many debates around whether or not mink lashes can be obtained ethically, with many beauty companies claiming their mink lashes are “ethically sourced”. However, animal welfare organisation PETA has advised this is not the case. The minks are often confined to small cages and kept in unsanitary conditions, resulting in harmful practices that support an industry of fear, stress and physical hardship towards these cute furry animals. 

Petite Cosmetics false lashes are made from faux mink fur, which means no animals are harmed in the making of our lush false lashes. All our handcrafted Luxe Faux Mink Lashes are made from synthetic fibers and designed to mimic the soft, fluffiness of mink lashes, but are 100% cruelty-free! 

Our collection of Luxe Faux Mink Lashes mimic the wispy, natural appearance of real mink leaving your lashes full and luxurious, without being over the top. The strip of faux mink lashes are designed with one single strand after another, giving you the perfect amount of volume to take you from office to after work drinks in a snap.

New to faux mink lashes? A style like Fresh is a great starting point. The single strands will really open up your eyes, while still looking natural. For a more show-stopping look, try out our Dauntless, full-body lashes for a striking pop of romance.

Synthetic Fiber False Eyelashes

Our synthetic lashes are made from poly-fiber material that is very strong and holds its shape well. Whether you’re after a dramatic or natural look, day or night, synthetic false lashes should be your go-to — here’s why.

We offer an extensive range of lashes made from synthetic fibres. Our Luxe Faux Mink lashes offer a dramatic lash, that is softer and often holds a curl better than other synthetic fibers. Our Natural Light Collection embraces the beauty of a natural lash, offering a subtle falsie that adds length, without overpowering the eye. Our 3D Luxe lashes have multiple strands that are grouped together and fanned outwards. The combination of short and long strands give the lashes a fluffy, dimensional effect that are much more noticeable, making your eyes pop!

If you want to go all out, check out the volume on our Pom Pom lashes, part of our 3D luxe collection. The multi-layered strands give your lashes a dramatic look, while still being comfortable enough to wear - super important! For something more natural, our Candid falsies are lightweight and comfortable, making them perfect for all-day wear. Or bring the drama with our Diva faux mink lashes that offer a flared out shape. Each lash is handmade with different lengths and densities to provide a more voluminous and natural look.

False Lashes vs Lash Extensions

You may have heard of lash extensions - a procedure that involves applying individual lashes to your natural lashes to enhance volume and thickness, and create length and curl. With proper care, extensions can last six to eight weeks. 

While waking up with selfie-ready lashes certainly sounds appealing, there are some major advantages to choosing traditional, synthetic stick-on lashes over extensions.

No up-keep

Zero. Zilch. No regular appointments to attend for refills - hooray! Once you’ve mastered the art of applying false lashes (it’s easy, we promise!) you can simply pop them on and take them off as you please.

No damage to your natural lashes

While there is no solid evidence that extensions damage your natural lashes, the weight of the extensions over time can take its toll. If you’d prefer to save your best look for a special occasion, then false lashes are the way to go!

Change up your look

This is one of our favourite advantages of false lashes vs extensions! With so many different styles, you can change your lashes to suit your mood. Bloom lash is a girly, dainty style that’s perfect for picnic dates, or try Drama lashes for a night out on the town!

The Verdict

Want to make the switch to synthetic lashes? Petite Cosmetics has you covered! Check out our fake lashes collections and be sure to drop us a line on Facebook or Instagram and let us know what your faves are!