What’s the Difference Between Mink, Faux Mink and Silk Lashes

As the lashes market become even more big, false eyelash types are expanding, knowing the difference between lash types and what type of lash is best for your budget. There are many types of the lashes on the market, but mink, faux mink, and silk lashes are the most common in the industry.

Let’s take a look at the difference between the types of strip lashes, so you can decide which ones are the best option, mink vs faux vs silk lashes.

What are Mink Lashes?

Mink lashes are made from real cruelty-free mink fur, with soft cotton band, which are lightweight, comfortable, smooth, fluffy, and glossy, and mink lashes have a more natural look compared with synthetic lashes.

Here, we can ensure that our mink lashes are safely collected from the falling mink hair from the back and tail for the Siberian mink animal, so we get the mink fur in a friendly method, without any harm to them.


More Natural

As they are made of real mink fur, and the texture of the mink fur is similar to human hair, with the natural black color. So mink lashes are much more natural than man-made synthetic material.

More Comfortable

They are soft and like fine hairs that feel very natural and very similar to the client’s natural lashes. They’re comfortable for natural, everyday wearing.

More Safe

Mink lashes are natural raw material mink hairs not synthetic material, so you have no any worries about the allergy problem.


They are really superior false lashes, but more expensive than faux mink and silk lashes.

Popular Mink Lashes in the Market

What are Faux Mink Lashes?

Faux mink lashes are a premium type of synthetic lash that was intended to mimic the quality and fineness of real mink lashes. Yiernuo faux mink lashes are made of a synthetic material called PBT. PBT (or Polybutylene terephthalate) is a type of polyester from Korea. It’s a vegan friendly option that is made from plastic fibres.


Price is More Friendly

They are made from the same man-made material – PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate). So, faux mink lashes price is very friendly compared with mink lashes, and suitable for limited budget while quality requirement.


If your clients are vegetarian, then faux mink lashes are perfect for them, for they are 100% cruelty-free, so you can try them without any worries.

Light and Fine

They are made of PBT material, which is fairly light and fine especially compared to mink lashes, and last quite long. They offer some flexibility in the look the technician can achieve, from natural to glamorous, and they are excellent for clients whose natural lashes are weaker or thinner and can’t carry much weight.


They come with very few cons.

Popular Faux Mink Lashes in the Market

What are Silk Lashes?

Silk lashes are not made with real silk, they’re made with a synthetic material, like faux mink lashes. The main difference between the two is not in their material, but in their manufacturing process, shape, finish, and weight.


Silk lashes are the sturdiest of all the lashes, so they are less likely to bend or break. In addition, because they’re so firm and thick, they hold a curl, and they make for a very dramatic look for the clients who desire that. Additionly, they are the best cost-effective lashes for your start lash business.


They are too heavy, dramatic, more plastic-y look and unnatural-looking for a lot of clients. So, given a choice between mink lashes vs silk lashes, mink lashes may be a better choice.

Popular Silk Lashes in the Market、


Every type of lash, whether it’s real mink lashes, faux mink lashes and silk lashes, all have their own benefits and drawbacks.

Generally speaking, they are differ from one another in texture, appearance, and weight, but can be reused multiple

wears with proper care.  We try to recommend what’s best depending on every client’s needs. From our experience, there’s really only a few factors that matter: Quality, Price, Material, and your budget.

Lastly, Yiernuo lashes is the leading eyelash manufacturer offering top-quality eyelashes complete with incredible packaging solutions for your business. We have more than 1000+ styles of incredible mink, faux mink and silk lashes including but not limited to 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 25mm, 30mm, even 50mm lashes, as well as fluffy, and magnetic lashes.

Reach out to our lash experts anytime at sales@yiernuolashes.com!


Post time: 06-10-2022


  • captcha