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Silk Lashes Vs Mink Lashes – Can You Spot The Difference?

When it comes to the choosing the best false eyelashes, it really comes down to the choice between two of the most popular types of strip eyelashes, half (accent) lashes or individual flares – silk lashes and mink. Each has its own loyal fan base, but can you spot the difference between silk lashes and their genuine counterparts in order to justify the difference in price tag?

Silk lashes are abundantly popular. Up until the arrival of affordable mink lashes, they were worn even by celebrities strutting their stuff on the red carpet, and soccer moms toting toddlers to the field every day. They are affordable and can look quite natural when properly applied although they are slightly shinier than faux mink or human hair eyelashes, due to their satin glossy finish. They’re incredibly rich in black color, affording the wearer not only thicker eyelashes, but also a lack of need for mascara entirely thanks to their dark hue. Perfectly tailored for any eye shape thanks to their precision manufacture, they can nicely accent everything from wild makeup styles for blue eyes to natural beige shadow topping brown eyes. Silk lashes also boast an impressive light weight (compared to other faux materials), making them comfortable to wear all day, every day. They’re also known for both their softness and feathery texture.

Genuine mink lashes are, however, the utmost in luxury. They are harvested from live animals through a gentle brushing process and are always more expensive than synthetic offerings. This of course is due to their source. Unique in appearance, they are without a doubt the most natural looking false eyelashes available on the market today. This is because they boast unique natural variances that are virtually impossible to achieve with synthetics, and tapered tips that perfectly imitate the shape of a human eyelash. This difference is one of the most noticeable features of authentic mink eyelashes by Minki Lashes.

Even more than silk lashes, mink eyelashes are extremely lightweight. In fact, no lash is lighter, making wear almost unnoticeable. Their natural irregularities contribute to a feathery, fluttery and flittery look that cannot be achieved with faux lashes.
 A perfect accent to natural makeup for brown eyes ideal for a summer picnic, or dramatic and vividly colored shadow for a night on the town, mink eyelashes complement any look.

So, can you spot the difference between silk lashes and authentic minks? Absolutely! For starters, it’s highly unlikely that anyone would splurge for the added expense of minks (sometimes 100% to 500% higher cost) if there was not a noticeable difference. It’s no secret that Minki Lashes are more expensive than your common drugstore brands of human hair or silk lashes ($7 for a pair of Ardell vs $40/pair of Minki Lashes). But the good news is that Minki secured an exclusive agreement with a cruelty-free Siberian mink farm, and were able to bring down the price of its high quality genuine minks significantly as compared to virtually the same quality of product that Hollywood female celebrities such as J.LO and Madonna wear to their red carpet events!

Further convincing comes in the form of the natural appearance of the eyelashes. They are dramatic in their fullness and length, affording wearers a look that nature didn’t provide, yet they are incredibly natural looking thanks to their individual imperfections that perfectly mimic natural eyelashes. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to be fooled entirely by a set of minks by Minki Lashes, baffled at how wearers could have such stunning natural lashes. The color also plays an important part of spotting the differences between silk lashes and minks. Silk lashes are well known for their jet black color, and for those looking for that all the time mascara look, they are ideal. Minks conversely are deep in color, but lack the high gloss and fake look that can come from synthetics which, at times, can appear almost drag queenish.

So, whether looking to set off newly found makeup ideas for hazel eyes or accentuate an odd eye shape, there are false eyelashes ideally suited for just about everyone. But, for the utmost in wear comfort, natural look and sheer luxury, there is simply no topping authentic mink lashes such as those by Minki Lashes. They boast a noticeable difference over their silk imitators with markedly apparent differences, well substantiating their higher price tag.


The original creator of the MINKI LASHES E-MAGAZINE that covers everything from false eyelashes and eyelash extensions, eye makeup tips and ideas for all eye colors and eye shapes, to eye makeup product reviews and eye makeup ingredients safety. Your FAUX LASH AUTHORITY and founder of the soon-to-be-launched affordable luxury BRAND of cruelty-free 100% Siberian MINK LASHES and MINK EYELASH EXTENSIONS.


  1. I would like the adres of Minki lashes and where I could buy the glue
    Kind regards
    Sabie@Pamper Me

    • Hi Sabie,
      Kindly note that Minki Lashes does not sell eyelash glue at this time. Please stay tuned for further updates and thank you for your interest!

  2. I’m looking for a salon in Michigan ( Royal oak) that uses Minki Lashes. Can u help?

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