Mink lashes are definitely for the big spenders as they cost upwards of $300 but these certainly give value for money since they are fluffy and feel more natural than manufactured ones. But you might have heard these specifications of mink eyelashes from many. So how about we discuss some things which aren't really well known regarding mink eyelashes:
Expensive: We mentioned that mink eyelashes are really expensive but you may be wondering why so- Is it because it is combed from live minks? Well, that is partly true, but also because the process of collecting and then further processing them is painstaking. So that's why the cost of the raw product increases so drastically. It increases more if these are handcrafted rather than bulk produced.
Sterilized: Since you will pay a lot for these, rest assured that the real ones will be safe and won't be the cause of allergic reactions. These eyelashes are sterilized and cleaned to avoid this.
Lightweight: Mink eyelashes are really soft and light so they don't put weight on the natural eyelashes.
Losing their curl: Since these are natural hairs which are curled from the beginning, so long lasting mink eyelashes do eventually and gradually lose their curls. Of course, fill-ins will make this less noticeable but this is kind of a downside to mink lashes since as opposed to synthetic eyelashes they don't tend to retain their curl. But a heated eyelashes curler can certainly work wonders.
Fakes: Yes, as is the condition with things which are expensive, fake mink eyelashes populate the market a lot. The only way to catch these out is through the price since the fake ones are offered at deeply discounted prices. Of course, some maybe brilliant counterfeits but they still are no match for the real ones.
Breaking the Glue Bond: Caution must always be exercised when using products which are used to sever the bond which the adhesive has on the natural eyelashes. Users make a mistake by choosing oil-based mascaras, but the best way is to go for varied eyeliner styles which are placed on the top lid and can weaken the bond.
No Animal Cruelty: There will be varied reports on how minks are killed off to make these eyelashes but that's not true. Killing off minks, from an economic point of view would be disastrous for the manufacturers since they need a consistent supply of mink hair to keep up with the demand and make those eyelashes. So killing the minks would actively work against it. Actually, the hair is collected by gently brushing the hair of the minks.
Lash mites: There is a common misconception that since these are made from animal hair so they are more susceptible to lash mites. Lash mites will not infest the lashes if they are kept clean and moreover, the chances of that happening are also similarly high in the synthetic ones as well. Unkempt and unclean lashes will, of course, have bacterial growth. So remember to take care of it.
Mink eyelashes are difficult to put on as well since they are finer and thinner than other synthetic eyelashes available. So take care while putting them on as well as taking them off. The more amount of care you will give to it, the more it will last long.