While faux mink tends to be the most popular material for eyelash extensions these days, there actually several different kinds. It's easy to get confused with all the "mink/faux mink talk", throw in "silk" and you're like...huh? Let's break down what the different types of eyelash extensions are and how they differ from each other.
Mink, Faux Mink, and Silk extensions are the most commonly used. The main difference between them comes down to their firmness, are they real fur, faux fur or are they synthetic.
Usually used on older clients or those going for an extremely natural look. The allure of extensions made from mink hair is that they have a natural quality to them that you cannot get from synthetic material. Real Mink lashes come from the Mink tail, usually coming from either the Siberian Mink or the Chinese Mink. With Mink extensions, you'll get a light, fluffy, soft natural look. Real mink lashes usually last longer because they are so light as well as being able to apply several mink extensions per natural lash