Human Hair False Eyelashes Vs Synthetic For Natural Look
False eyelashes serve to add style, drama, lift, length and fullness to your own human hair eyelashes that Mother Nature has not provided. They are ideal for all types of eye shapes and whether you have a smaller set of almond shaped eyes, or round Betty Boop peepers, a set of false eyelashes can widen, accentuate and highlight the eyes in ways that makeup alone simply cannot. For people that appreciate simpler makeup techniques such as natural smokey eye shadow or just a hint of mascara, false eyelashes can greatly enhance these minimal makeup methods without getting too flamboyant.
Synthetic eyelashes are the industry’s standard. Made from manmade artificial materials, they are ideal for creating dramatic and daring looks with or without the additional use of cosmetics. However, for those interested in more natural makeup looks, synthetics are not ideal; and, a newer product on the market may prove superior to factory produced products for people looking for natural false eyelashes options.
This isn’t to say that a cheap set of falsies such as widely available synthetic Revlon eyelashes can’t create a desirable effect. They are often glossy, black as night and provide curl that lasts and lasts. They are inexpensive, and can be found at beauty supply stores and even at your local drugstore. Better brands provide a more natural look, and some are offered with less shiny finishes that are better suited for natural makeup effect. However, there are some defining characteristics of artificial lashes such as Red Cherry eyelashes and even some Ardell lashes (while some are made from hair, they still use a lot of synthetic and mixed fibers so read the lables!) that can make achieving looking natural difficult. For starters, there is little variation between the lashes, and this lack or irregularity can provide for an unnatural appearance.
Moreover, the super shine that comes with synthetic falsies also can make them look a little more drag queen and a little less soccer mom. Of course, brand and manufacturer means everything, and false lashes are one department where you will likely get what you pay for. Spending a few extra dollars on synthetic false lashes will likely yield a more natural look, although they will still pale in comparison to some other types of false lashes like genuine minks by cruelty-free brand Minki Lashes, for example. Even the higher-end brands such as Shu Uemura with an extensive synthetic lash collection at around $30/pair can’t compete with authentic Siberian mink texture of the lash strand and flutter.
For a truly natural look that is easier on the pocket than mink, consider human hair eyelashes. Before panicking, you need to understand that these are made from human scalp hair (usually Indonesian), not actual eyelashes. They are also sterilized prior to packaging and wear so there are no hazards associated with unclean human material. There are few options that provide for as natural of a look as human hair eyelashes. This is for many reasons, but the main benefit involves the texture and the color of a human option. For starters, people with lighter colored lashes can find that human hair eyelashes are more suitable for them to prevent an unnatural look from odd color variations. Additionally, human hair eyelashes lack the super sleek high gloss shine that is common with synthetics and one of the most obvious tell tale signs of fake lashes.
Additionally, human hair eyelashes tend to have irregular edges and look more closely to your existing eyelashes than synthetics (although because their tips are still nearly the same thickness as the rest of the lash, they don’t imitate the human lash as well as the authentic mink lashes do). They blend in with your own lashes better and present a lighter and feathery appearance. All of these features can lend to the organic look and feel of human hair eyelashes that make them one of the only choices for people who yearn for a natural looking set of false eyelashes.SHARE THIS ARTICLE!