While I personally don’t wear faux lashes, I will admit I find them very beautiful; almost artistic for faux lashes can change your whole look in a matter of minutes. Now, being new to faux lashes, I just assumed that these lashes were cruelty-free. What else can they be made out of???
But sure enough, faux lashes are can be made from mink fur. While many companies stated their lashes are “cruelty-free mink lashes”, for these minks are free-ranging and are brushed daily to have their fur extracted. I find that hard to believe. So, it is better to be safe than sorry in this case.
While shopping for faux lashes, look for either synthetic materials or even human hair for realistic-looking lashes. Below are five companies who have ditched mink lashes for ethical-friendly ones.
- e.l.f. Flirtatious Luxe Lash Kit ($4)
- NYX Wicked Lashes ($5)
- Sugarpill Precious False Lashes ($7)
- Tarteist PRO Cruelty-Free Lashes – Flirt ($12)
- HAUT Cosmetics Bedhead Lashes ($14.95)