eyelash extensions edmonton albertaWhen you decide to jump into the world of eyelash extensions  one of the first things you discover is just how many choices there are. Eyelash Extensions types are various and specific depending on your personal scope.

You have a great choose about the difference between silk, synthetic, faux-mink and volume eyelash extensions.

Using all these materials, we’re very familiar with the difference, pros and cons of different kinds, and why you might choose one over the others.

Here’s a little into on the different types. Pros and cons. Who they are most suitable for, to help you choose your next set of lash extensions!


Mink Eyelash Extensions

For starters, mink lashes are just about the most realistic you can get, because they’re made from actual hair. To be specific, they come from the tail of Siberian or Chinese Minks.

And thanks to the fact that they are natural – they look very natural, like your real lashes…except infinitely better. There’s none of that shiny fake-ness that you get with polyester lashes. Instead, mink lashes are feathery soft, slightly curled and lightweight. That means that you can layer them up for maximum volume and length without looking like you’re wearing a set of falsies.

Mink lash extensions are also some of the thinnest lash extensions you can get. Which helps them last longer since they can be attached to each of your individual lashes. And since they are light weight that doesn’t put too much weight on your natural lashes. This also makes them a good choice for those with naturally thin, weaker lashes. Since the lightness makes mink lashes a burden even thin lashes will be able to bear.

Synthetic/acrylic eyelash extensions

These are made from a polished, acrylic material and are the firmest/sturdiest of all. In appearance, they are a little shinier or glossier than the mink or synthetic, and when look quite thickly, more dramatic.

The main perk of synthetic lashes is that they’re perfect for special occasions when you really want your eyes to pop. Since synthetics are thicker, fuller and have a more uniform curve to them, they’re the least natural-looking lash extensions of the bunch. That can be great when you want to go for a bold and glamorous look.

Synthetic lash extensions are also dark as well as thick, which means there’s pretty much no reason for mascara with these lashes.

 They may come in a wide variety of thicknesses and curls. Also can be applied to look very natural. These are most popular with ladies wanting a more dramatic and made-up look. They hold their curl extremely well due to their firmness.

Some people don’t find them as ‘soft’ or ‘natural’ looking than silk or mink eyelash extensions. They still last a long time, the thickest type (we use a maximum of 0.20 mm in width) don’t have quite as good staying power as the silk and definitely not the mink.

Eyelash Extensions types and Age

Synthetcs  are most suitable for those with healthy, dense lashes of their own, and are generally for younger clients. However because they are heavier in weight than silk or mink eyelash extensions, for many people they are not a great option.

Overall, synthetic lash extensions are a good choice if you just want to test the lash waters before committing to a higher-priced set of lash extensions.


Silk eyelash extensions

These are the mid-weight type of lash extensions, and are finer and more flexible than the synthetic type. They are softer and more porous, they tend to hold on slightly longer than the synthetic ones.

Silk eyelash extensions can be made to look very natural or very glamorous, but sometimes quite as dense/thick as the synthetic lashes. Because they are lighter weight, they are often a much better option for your lashes if your own ones are weak or fine. They definitely last longer than synthetic lashes too. 

Like synthetic lashes, silk come in a variety of curls and lengths. Though they are a better option for a more natural look, as the curl is not generally as uniform or as synthetic lashes.

Glamour sets of silk lashes are one of the most popular options for brides, who are looking for lashes that are full and long yet still natural looking.

Silk lashes tend to be thicker than mink and sable and are typically thicker at the bottom and thinner toward the ends, helping to create a fuller looking lash line.

They’re also reasonably natural-looking. But are also darker, fuller, bolder and glossier than mink or sable, adding more of a touch of drama. Silk extensions sit right in that vague grey area of realism where they’re just realistic enough to make people say “WOW”.

The biggest advantage of silk lashes is that they require little maintenance. You can sleep comfortably, swim, fitness or work out without worrying about your delicate lash extensions falling out.


Faux-mink lash extensions

Faux-mink lashes, which are man-made fibers, are designed to imitate real mink fur. They look extremely naturally, fairly thin, last a long time and can help give you a nice fullness without making it look like you’re wearing extensions. They are very fine, soft and silky, just like real fur. However, they have been improved, in that if you wet them, they won’t lose their curl. When wet, real mink fur lashes become straight and wispy and you often need to use a curler to curl them back up.

Faux-mink lashes are becoming very popular because they are so light and fine, they feel exactly like your own lashes. They are also shinier in texture than the silk lashes, giving the lashes a glossy look. Long lasting and great if your own lashes are fine and weak. Because they are so light, they don’t tend to drop or twist, even after many weeks of wear.

They are carefully designed to resemble real mink as much as possible, and it shows, although there’s a range in quality. The best faux mink lashes may be made of synthetic material.But they’re so remarkably soft and ‘fur like’ that it’s hard to tell the difference when you inspect them.

Being ‘faux,’ they obviously don’t have the same animal cruelty concerns. No allergy concerns eather, so you can get guilt-free natural looking extensions without having to do a bunch of research. Concern free about  the animals involved are being treated well, because there are no animals involved!


YUMI™ Lashes

A genuine REVOLUTION in the beauty world. YUMI™ Lash Lift is a European brand using an advanced technique to enhance and lift natural eyelashes. No eyelash extensions, growth serum, false eyelashes or the traditional eyelash curler.

Clients who have experienced the YUMI™ treatments are delighted and beauty professionals who have applied the product are always satisfied with the result. 

Traditional eyelash perms simply curve the lashes. YUMI™ lifts each individual lash upwards, intensifying the appearance for longer, fuller lashes.


Volume Eyelash Extensions

Applied using silk or mink only eyelash extensions

Designed to provide as much volume as possible. But in a way that does not overload or damage the natural lashes, this new technique promising the most stunning results. Volume 3D eyelashes are superfine and incredibly light. Usually 2-6 lashes can be applied per natural lash to create volume on any type of eyelash. They last longer than classic eyelash extensions due to their light weight and the amount applied.


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