Shedding Light on Mink "Cruelty-Free" Lashes And Other False Eyelash Questions Answered

What Are The Best Fake Eyelashes? How Do you Apply Fake Eyelashes? What Are Fake Eyelashes Made Of?

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  According to a Grand View Research Inc. report, the global false eyelash market is expanding rapidly. Its size is expected to reach USD 1.6 billion by 2025, making it one of the retail world's most competitive industries. Every day there seems to be a new kind of lash method or ingredient, and it's easy to be persuaded into a trend that may not necessarily have your best interests at heart. 

  The beauty industry's worldwide spending on advertising in social media influencers alone had developed from approximately US$ 2 billion in 2017 to about US$ 8 billion in 2018. Educated shoppers look for influencers with comparable preferences for false eyelashes. Still, they should keep in mind they are being paid to sell you a product they may not necessarily be educated on or believe in. 

 One of the significant lash trends is real mink fur. Often large lash brands are selling real mink lashes and labelling them as "cruelty-free," stating they collect the fur from brushing the mink. Unfortunately, I'm unaware of any existing mink salons where mink go to get a blow-out. Reports by Peta have recently added that: 'minks are confined to small, depressing, cramped wire cages in highly unsanitary conditions. As the dodo accurately described, "There is nothing humane or ethical about depriving these animals of their behavioural and physiological needs. Fur-farming is nothing more than torture". Read more about the cruelty behind mink lashes here.  

 Now I'm sure the mink hair goes through a lengthy sanitization method before reaching your eyes. What's been on my mind is these companies also claim your lashes can be used up to 25 times while at the same time warning NOT to get your lashes wet or the lash is ruined. How are your lashes supposed to be correctly sanitized in between each use if they can't even stand water? Lash extensions harbour extra bacteria, increasing the risk of lid infections like styes and eye infections like bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye—just another one of the hundreds of reasons to shop cruelty-free and VEGAN lashes. Vegan lashes mean there are no animals or animal by-products used in the making of the lashes. The eyelash technology is now so advanced that your vegan, cruelty-free lashes imitate mink hair with the same softness and thickness that the animal would, with no harm impacted.

  First Class Beauty Co's First Class Lash Collection is made of premium synthetic fibers. When maintained correctly, they can last up to 25 uses. Our lashes are waterproof and can adequately be sanitized between each use while maintaining their shape. Proper sanitization keeps your eyes safe and bacteria-free! Don't you think this makes the faux mink lash technology far more advanced and favourable?

Now that you know to shop cruelty-free, vegan lashes:

How Do You Apply Fake Eyelashes?

  1. Cut any excess band off the strip lashes where there are no lashes. 
  2. Hold the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. The strip lash should start where your natural eyelashes begin and end a few lashes from the outer corner to maximize comfort. 
  3. Only cut the strip lash from the outside edge and from the band side to avoid cutting lashes you want to keep. 
  4. Apply a thin layer of our lash glue to the strip lash band from corner to corner. Wait 5-10 seconds for the glue to become tacky.
  5. Look down and place the strip lash against your lash line in the center, outer edge and inner corner. 
  6. Pinch your natural lashes and strip lashes together, so they set well, and there is no skin between the strip lashes and your natural lashes. Tweezers or your fingertips will suffice for pinching.
  7. Gently push the lashes up at the inner lash line for an added lift.

Lash Application Tip: Apply mascara before your application, so it is easier to rest the strip lashes on your lash line. 

How Do You Safely Remove Strip Lashes?

  1. Remove the strip lash by gently lifting the band at the outer corner of the eye.
  2. Lift the band bit by bit to remove the remainder of the strip lash gently.

Only pull on the band for removal, NOT the lashes, or this will damage the strip lashes.  

How To Get The Most Uses Out of Your Strip Lashes

Maximize the use of First Class Beauty Co's strip lashes with up to 25 uses following the proper care.

  1. Carefully remove any excess glue build-up on the strip lash band with tweezers. 
  2. Clean the lashes with a makeup remover or 70% isopropyl alcohol using a spooly.
  3. Place the strip lashes back in their lash travel case and allow them to dry.
  4. Always store your strip lashes in First Class Beauty Co's lash travel case that comes with every lash purchase. It protects your lashes in your makeup bag without getting damaged.

Strip Lash Care Tip: To make the strip lash cleaning process more manageable, avoid putting mascara directly on the strip lash and only apply mascara on your natural lashes before application.

Hopefully, this helps shed some light on the truth behind the mink lash industry and aids in your decision only to shop cruelty-free and vegan lashes. 

 Now that you know what kind of lashes are the best check out our article on How To Choose The Best Fake Eyelash For Your Eye Shape. Lashes can have magical powers when choosing the right ones, completely transforming your eye shape and helping you achieve your desired look. 

As always, Contact Us if you ever have any questions, and one of our Beauty Tech's will get back to you!

Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the mink lash industry. Maybe you have some tips and tricks of your own you could share. We would love to hear from you. 

Stay safe, shop cruelty-free, vegan lashes. <3 

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