Here on my blog, you see a lot of lashes. From expensive to cheap. Synthetic and mink. (hey that rhymed!) I love lashes because my lashes are thin. They're kinda short too but my biggest issue is that they're thin. Not that I don't embrace that and most days if I'm just running errands or doing this or that I'm not wearing false lashes. Maybe if me and my husband are going on a date or if I have an event coming up that's for my blog or makeup work I always try to look as good as I can and lashes are a part of that equation. I'm not saying they're for everyone or that you even NEED to wear them. Two of my friends have beautiful lashes that are so long and wonderful that false lashes would honestly take away from their real ones in an everyday situation. To each their own though. If you wanna wear lashes girl then hit it wide open. If you prefer not to that's completely fine as well. There are no rules in makeup, and if there are I break them on a regular basis I'm sure.
On to the differences.
Synthetic Lashes :
These looks are with some of my favorite drugstore lashes. My favorite lashes ever are Red Cherry Lashes 213's. I can wear them everyday. People don't always notice them and when they do they're so natural looking that they think it's my real lashes. Ardell Wispies are another cult classic and a favorite of mine. Good lashes for a bride as well if you don't want minks. I use synthetic lashes on clients usually. Because the price is like $3-$5 tops. Where mink lashes are so much more. If I'm gonna wear lashes all day it's normally my 213's the band is shorter so my eyes never itch and I honestly can't feel them. They are super natural though. They're so natural that my best friend can't wear them cause her real lashes are the exact same length as they are. Which she was has gorgeous lashes so there ya have it.
Also it's worth mentioning that I don't buy dramatic styles in synthetic lashes because they are too intense in my opinion.
So here is a a few pairs of mink lashes with different looks. As you can see they differ in style some are thicker and heavier, some are more natural, some are cat eye looking. I've had these lashes for a while. My favorite brand is Lena Lashes. So those are the ones I'm showing for this. There are tons of other brands out there that are good though ie: Velour Lashes, Luxy Lash, Nubounsom, Flutter Lashes so on so forth. I'm showing Lena Lashes because they genuinely are my favorite but they run sales all the time on their lashes. Like for the entire month of June they are 50% off with code "save50". That's a great deal. Most mink lashes will run you anywhere from $25-$40 sometimes more. I love mink lashes. Especially for the final touch on a look. If it's a dramatic look mink lashes are so complimentary to it. Having said that, I can't always wear mink lashes all day long. They tend to be a little heavy or can really itch the corner of my eye. They also can come unglued through out the day. I blame that again on if they're heavy. They aren't all heavy. Some are light as a feather but the thicker more "stacked" ones are the ones that can weigh you down a little. Now there are some styles that I can wear all day no problem just not all of them. They look amazing though. Even the most dramatic styles somehow can look so in place, and fit the look so well. That is the part that makes them necessary. Especially for a wedding day or if you're a makeup artist just getting started. Get a pair and wear them a few times to get used to them . The thing you want to be careful about is when you're taking off excess glue from the band. Pulling to hard can rip the lashes out because they're handmade mostly. Glue doesn't come off a cotton band like it does a synthetic band either so keep that in mind too. It's a little more work.
So here's my final thoughts: I wear synthetic lashes on the daily if I want to. I know they'll stay on I can't feel them to the point that I almost forget to take them off when I wash off my makeup. However for dramatic looks and especially for artistry, or for really special occasions where you want to really get that attention like "wow look at her eyes" I would choose minks any day. They are the best at doing that.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.