Shedding Light on Mink "Cruelty-Free" Lashes And  Other False Eyelash Questions Answered | First Class Beauty Co

Unveiling the Truth: Mink Lash Industry, Cruelty-Free Lashes, and the Rise of Faux Mink

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 report published by Grand View Research Inc., the global market for false eyelashes is experiencing rapid growth. It is estimated that by 2025, the industry will have reached a substantial value of USD 1.6 billion. This places the false eyelash market as one of the most competitive sectors in the retail world. Within this industry, new techniques and ingredients for eyelash application are constantly being introduced. It's easy to be swayed by popular trends, but it's important to consider whether these trends align with your best interests.

Interestingly, spending on advertising through social media influencers alone within the beauty industry has increased significantly. In 2017, around US$ 2 billion was spent, and by 2018, that number had risen to about US$ 8 billion. Informed consumers seeking false eyelashes often rely on influencers who share similar preferences. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that these influencers are financially compensated to promote products, which may lead to a lack of genuine knowledge or belief in the products they endorse.

One trend that has gained popularity in the realm of eyelashes is the usage of real mink fur. Numerous renowned lash brands offer lashes made from real mink and market them as "cruelty-free." These brands claim that the lashes can be sanitized between each use, ensuring their safety and shape. It is worth noting that there are currently no salons for minks that offer blowouts. Disturbing reports by Peta have shed light on the inhumane treatment of minks, which are kept in small wire cages under highly unsanitary conditions. As described accurately by the dodo,

"There is nothing humane or ethical about depriving these animals of their natural needs. Fur farming is nothing more than torture."

To learn more about the cruelty associated with mink lashes, you can find additional information here.

Now, although the mink hair undergoes an extensive sanitization process before reaching your eyes, a cause for concern arises. These companies also assert that their lashes can be used up to 25 times, yet they caution against getting the lashes wet or they risk being ruined. This raises a question: How can you clean or sanitize your mink lashes between use? It's essential to understand that lash extensions can house bacteria, which increases the likelihood of infections such as styes and bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. This is just one of many reasons why opting for cruelty-free and vegan lashes is a wiser choice. Vegan lashes are crafted without using any animals or animal by-products. Technological advancements have enabled vegan lashes to replicate the softness and thickness of mink hair, all without causing harm to animals.

First Class Beauty Co's First Class Lash Collection consists of high-quality synthetic fibers. Our technology is so advanced that our faux mink hair imitates the softness and thickness that the mink would, with no harm impacted. When properly cared for, these lashes can be used up to 25 times. They are waterproof and can be sanitized between each use while maintaining their shape. Proper sanitization ensures the safety and cleanliness of your eyes. Doesn't this make faux mink lash technology far more advanced and favorable?

Now that we have explained the significance of shopping for cruelty-free faux mink lashes, you might be curious:

How Do You Apply Fake Eyelashes?

  1. Cut off any excess band from the strip lashes where there are no lashes.
  2. Hold the strip lash along your lash line to check if it needs trimming.
  3. The strip lash should start where your natural eyelashes begin and end a few lashes away from the outer corner to ensure comfort.
  4. When trimming, only cut the strip lash from the outside edge and from the band side. This will prevent cutting the lashes you want to keep.
  5. Apply a thin layer of our lash glue to the strip lash band, spreading it from one corner to the other.
  6. Wait 5-10 seconds for the glue to become tacky.
  7. Look down and position the strip lash in the center, outer edge, and inner corner of your lash line.
  8. Pinch your natural lashes and the strip lashes together, allowing them to set well and ensuring there is no gap between the strip lashes and your natural lashes. You can use tweezers or your fingertips for pinching.
  9. To give your lashes an extra lift, gently push them up at the inner lash line.

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.  


 Maximizing the Lifespan 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 from damage.

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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