Falsies: A Quick Guide To Buying False Lashes

Get To Know The Different Types Of False Eyelashes

By Reemsha Akbar


Wearing false lashes can instantly add definition to your eyes and enhance them to draw attention to your best features. Whether you are blessed with naturally full lashes or a pair of thin ones, these are a woman’s must-have in the beauty department.

The past few years have witnessed a boom in the beauty industry for lashes of every kind, with hundreds of brands using materials such as silk, mink, faux mink, human hair and synthetic to create fluffy, dramatic, wimpy, or 3D looks that satisfy the pickiest of people.

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Which false lashes are perfect for you? Well, things can get a little bit bewildering as to which brand fits you best. Are you looking for a natural look or an over-the-top styling? Either way, you will definitely find something that suits your liking.

Below is a guide to help you understand different types of eyelashes and their purpose.

Synthetic lashes:

Synthetic lashes are manmade plastic fibres. These lashes usually give a very spiky look as they are a lot thicker than that of humans. They are commonly available in drug stores at a very low price and are meant for single use only.

If you are a newbie and want to practice applying false lashes, then we recommend you to go for some the synthetic type; they are user-friendly and won’t break your bank.

Human hair lashes:

If you are on a budget and want to go for a light naturally long wispy look then go for human hair lashes. They are made from 100% human hair and are much lighter and delicate than their synthetic sister, as they are chemically processed. These lashes can be used at least twice, with proper care.

Silk lashes:

Silk lashes are made from silk and are quite distinctive with their very soft, feathery texture with a Jet Black satin glossy finish. These lashes maintain their curls for a very long time and because they are light in weight they are very fluffy and give a beautiful 3D effect. With proper care, these can be worn multiple times.

Mink lashes:

Mink lashes are the most luxurious form of lashes, made of mink fur from the mink’s tail. Carefully handcrafted to perfection mimicking the real human lash. It has a rich feel and a fluttering matt finish. Though it is more on the expensive end, it is worth the investment. It comes in a variety of forms ranging from natural to bold. With proper care, they can be used many times.

Faux Mink lashes:

Faux mink lashes, also known as vegan lashes, are a premium type of polysynthetic lashes that are meant to imitate mink lashes but are fur-friendly for vegans. Could be used over 25 times.

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