Silk vs. Mink Lash Extensions: The Difference Between Our Two Lash Types

close up of full and voluminous lashes on green eyed woman

Here at The Lash Lounge, we have two beautiful lash types to choose from: silk and mink.  

What’s the difference, you’re probably wondering? What are they made of? What do they look like? Today, we’re dishing up all the deets on lash types. Once you’ve finished reading, you’ll be well on your way to determining your dream lash look! 

Photos of silk eyelash extensions and mink eyelash extensions by The Lash Lounge

Breaking Down the Difference between Faux Mink and Silk Eyelash Extensions

Faux mink (thats right, our mink lashes are not real mink) and silk lash extensions are the most common in the industry

Both our mink and silk eyelash extensions are made of a synthetic fiber called PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), a type of polyester. This fiber is extremely durable, flexible and (our favorite part) has the appearance and feel of real, natural lashes. 🙌🏾   

Because the fiber is synthetic and not made from real animal hair (which is a thing, if you can believe it), they are safe for your natural lashes and limit the risk of an allergic reaction or infection. 

Paired with our double heatroll process, the extensions provide a longlasting, natural-looking curl But when it comes to the texture, appearance and weight, each lash type is unique! See for yourself in the image above. Pictured at the top is silk and on the bottom is mink.

Photo of mink eyelash extensions by The Lash Lounge

Our Mink Eyelash Extensions  

Tapered 2/3 of the way down from the tip of the extension itself, the faux mink lashes we use at The Lash Lounge are thinner throughout their body, with a dark, semi-gloss finish and feathery appearance. Lighter in weight, our mink lash extensions are ideal for those who have natural lashes on the finer side or are shorter in length. 

Guests who are used to wearing a light coat of mascara will love our mink lashes because they provide the same natural look—minus the hassle of mascara. 

Our Silk Eyelash Extensions

Boasting a semi-matte satin finish, our silk lashes are tapered only 1/3 of the way down from the tip. They are thicker throughout their body, creating a bolder look.

For guests who used 3 to 5 coats of mascara before they discovered eyelash extensions, silk lashes offer the same appearance. This time, with a truly flawless lookminus the mascara clumps.   

Expert Lash Extension Care Tip: Be Careful Near Extreme Heat Sources  

Since both silk and mink lashes are made of a synthetic material, be careful around extreme heat sources such as stoves, ovens, grills, hair dryers, lighters, open flames—anything that emits extreme heat. Not only can you singe your lashes, but high heat can cause synthetic eyelash extensions to melt, giving them a clumpy appearance once they cool down. Not a pretty look. 

Customize a Look at a Lash Lounge Near You 

By now, you have probably determined which lash type is for you. Next up:  

Get a customized lash look to fit YOU!  

Whether you’re new to life with lash extensions or you’re looking for a new lash salon to call home, let The Lash Lounge and our trained stylists welcome you. We look forward to treating you to a truly unparalleled experience and your very own custom lash look.