Real Mink VS. Fake Mink Lashes
With advances in synthetic materials, spotting a faux fur can be difficult. Luckily there are easy ways to determine real fur from a fake or faux fur. I hope this guide will give you clear and simple instructions on how to check the lashes you bought to find out if it is genuine or fake fur.
One way to determine if your lashes are authentic is the price. If you bought your lashes for $5-$20 your lashes are most likely a fake. You know what they saying, “you get what you pay for” If lash companies can sell authentic mink lashes for only $5 that would mean that they bought those lashes for pennies to make a profit. Being in this business for many years and working with several lash companies including the ones who sell to brand names, I can tell you that you cannot buy authentic mink lashes for pennies. We feel that if you are a lash lover who pays top dollar to get real mink lashes, you have the right know know if you are getting what you pay for.
Another good way to find out if your lashes are authentic is to do a burn test. Hold a match to the fibers to examine how they burn and smell. It’s preferable you do this in a closed area like over the bathroom sink so you can determine the odor. When burned, faux fur will usually smells artificial like plastics. However, genuine fur gives off that distinctive burnt hair odor. Real fur crinkles up very fast just like human hair does and burns into ash.
Now we don’t suggest you do that to your beautiful Maybelline Lashes because we did it for you! Although it breaks my heart to burn one of our own lashes, we wanted to show you the results. How many lash companies are willing to do that! As you can clearly see on the picture below our mink lash burned just like real hair and has ashes. And I can vouch for the burnt hair smell! So there you have it, you’re getting real authentic mink fur lashes for only $25! Fake mink lashes are not comfortable on the eyes, don’t have a flexible band and feel heavier on the eyes because they are made of plastic. Also they won’t last you as long as real mink. If you truly love to wear mink lashes it’s best to invest in a pair that is truly authentic.