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Mink Lashes vs. Faux Mink Lashes

What are Real Mink Lashes?

Real mink lashes, or Siberian mink hair lashes, refer to the eyelash extensions made of real mink fur. Minks are small semi-aquatic animals that are often kept on farms for their soft fur. It is said that the fur for eyelash extension use is obtained by gently combing the animal and collecting the shedding fur. However, not everyone believes that real mink lashes are animal-friendly.

Are Real Mink Lashes Cruelty Free?

Although some brands selling real mink lashes often claim that the lashes are “made from shedded fur” or the fur is “taken only after the minks have been brushed”, few of them can give details of the manufacturer. Even fewer of them insist on using the term “cruelty-free”.
It’s doubtful that there is no ill-treatment on the minks because the mink farmers are the people who tend to maximize profits with mink fur. Some argue that there is inevitably cruelty because farming means keeping these wild animals in cages.

From Mink to Faux Mink

Nowadays most eyelash brands have stepped away from real mink fur and use faux mink instead. Though you may notice many lash products with the name “Mink lashes”, they are actually made of faux mink. Faux Mink refer to man-made alternatives to real mink, which are very similar in look and feel to real fur. Faux mink is a better choice for those with allergies or ethical aversions to fur.  
Real mink lashes do not maintain a curl permanently. They could easily lose the shape when they get wet. Compared to real mink lashes, faux mink or other synthetic materials require less maintenance and have a longer retention. In addition, faux mink is more budget-friendly.


The mink lashes of Beauty7 are all made of faux mink, which is a synthetic called PBT. It’s soft, light and has the least chance to cause allergic reactions with human skin and eyes. And of course, animal friendly. They are perfect for creating natural looking, fuller and thicker lashes.

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