The Ultimate Guide to 3d Mink Lashes
Mink lashes are a popular lash type, and for a good reason. They're luxurious; they're glamorous, they're expensive, they're Instagram gold.
However, they're not one-size-fits-all. There are many different types of mink lash styles, and they all have different effects on the eye. So, what's the point of this post?
3d Mink Lashes A Brief Introduction
Mink false lashes come in many different lengths and styles, but most of them have a mink on one side. If you've never heard of mink lashes before, they're usually available in a different color than the coating on the lash, such as black, brown, pink, etc. This is called a "3-D" or "3-layer" mink, and it doesn't refer to the length of the lashes or their order but the laying of the lashes on the strip.
The real mink fur is combined with short and long hair giving the lash strip natural lashes or the look of natural lashes. 3d lashes also come in silk or (faux mink lashes) a synthetic lash, but the winner of the 3d style of false eyelashes is mink.
With mink, your curls are longer and semi-permanent if you don't get them wet. But, of course, you can always re-fluff your mink lashes if you get them wet. People love this style because they are the most fluffy and wispy lashes out there.
So what type of natural eyelashes is best for you? Since there are so many different styles, we will get into the most popular lengths.
Types of 3d Mink Lashes
The most popular Mink lash style is the 25mm 3d Mink, with which you can achieve the least restricted effect on the eye. The "3d" refers to the fact that you need a double layer on your eyes.
The effect is extremely dramatic, and therefore, many lash-wearers don't like wearing them over the top of any other eye makeup. However, it also has the most prominent effect on the eyelid. You can have the benefit of more volume, but if you don't have eyebrows or eyeliner in the shape that the lash is placed, you may end up with the effect of a spider's web on your lid.
18mm Mink Lashes
A simple mink eyelash I often see on my Instagram feeds is the 18mm 3d mink eyelash. I typically see them used on Instagram as faux lashes because of their unique shape and weight. The human eyelashes are a short (10-12mm), coarse material that is extremely hard and brittle. Since mink lashes are extremely soft and have a similar fiber structure to human lashes, they're relatively forgiving on the eye.
As a result, the eyelash doesn't budge around the corner of the eye or drag on the lashes. The lash is from real mink hair. The 3D aspect of the eyelash is what makes it different from a simple cat-eye.
Each segment of the lash is braided and defined to form a unique 3D look. When applied, it seems much more realistic. Those who want a more bold look go for 25mm lashes or 22mm.
22mm Mink Lashes
There are 3 popular types of mink lashes. The most common is the 22mm lash. These particular mink lashes are made from mink fur, which is a type of long hair from a mink. The product comes in a light, soft, and shiny shade of black-brown that has a slight sheen to it to match your natural lashes.
These lashes are reasonably priced, and they're perfect if you want something that's not too flashy but will still enhance your eye makeup. 22mm lashes are easily the most popular of the 3 mink lash styles. However, 22mm is not a great length for creating thick and full lashes.
They're best for creating natural-looking volume, and the effect is quite similar to applying mink lashes to your own eye. They are super fluffy and light
25mm Mink Lashes
Lash sizes are measured in millimeters (mm). The first thing you need to know is that there are actually 3 types of lashes out there that we're talking about here. The first one is the 18mm style — the kind most people think of when they hear the word "mink." The second is 22mm, a happy medium for those 18 is too short, and 25mm is too long.
The last one is 25mm 3d Mink, which is generally considered a premium version of the 18mm, but not necessarily for those who prefer the look of an 18mm. Mink Lashes is no longer just a celebrity trend. Many makeup artists and make-up enthusiasts have been opting to wear them on their lashes every day. These options can help your eyes really pop, create a sultry cat-eye effect, or add a dramatic look to your eyes.
We just touched on the topic of 3d mink lashes. Those are the most popular lengths. 18mm lashes are considered lashes you can wear to work and every day without having a bold look. On the other hand, 22mm lashes are the happy medium of both 18 and 25mm lashes, which still offer a bold and dramatic look that is fluffy.