Mink lashes are the best kind of false eyelashes, according to trends. False eyelashes can make your eyes pop.
You don’t even have to wear much makeup around the eyes when you have false eyelashes or eyelash extensions.
Most women, including myself, are obsessed with lashes. That’s why there are eyelash extension services, lash lifts, lash-growing serum products, and so on and so forth.
If the eyes are the window to our soul, the lashes would be the red carpet leading to them. It can really elevate your aura.
It is no secret that mink lashes are some of the best quality false eyelashes out in the market. They are lightweight durable, wispy, soft, fluffy, and natural-looking.
But the question is…
Are you violating your moral code when you buy mink lashes? Are you wearing false lashes that used to be part of a distressed and tortured helpless mink?
Perhaps, you may see the label “cruelty-free” or “ethically sourced” or “free-range” on your favorite mink lashes. However, that is so far from the truth.
Here’s the shocking truth…
Milk lashes can never truly be cruelty-free.
According to PETA, mink lashes come from fur farms and no, they are not “range-free” like what they say they are.
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Minks are wild, territorial animals. They are part of the family of weasels and ferrets. Carnivorous, they become agitated when threatened.
Minks enjoy their own space, and in a fur farm, they are confined in small cages where they cannot do the usual activities that are innate to them such as swimming, bathing, and burrowing.
Some beauty companies say they only “brush” the fur and do not harm the minks. False!
Minks, as mentioned above, will act aggressively once threatened and are highly territorial. In order for a person to get their fur, it has to be done by force.
Imagine at least two people forcefully holding a helpless mink as one person brushes its fur to obtains it. Either that or they kill them by batches and gather their fur once they’re dead.
Which do you think is a more realistic scenario? I’m guessing it’s the latter.
What a helpless animal has to go through for our vanity is inhumane and repulsive.
European minks are already endangered and just recently, in November 2020 the government of Denmark culled 17 million minks over the fear of COVID-19 mutation (which was not proven by the way).
One thing I want to stress is that huge cosmetic companies such as Sephora, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and many more sell real mink lashes.
Here’s what you can do:
- Use your voice to educate the people you know about the truth about mink lashes. Use social media and cite sources such as this expose article from PETA.
- Do not patronize companies that sell real mink lashes.
- Go out of your way to send concerned emails to cosmetic companies.
- Look for other alternative eyelash products you can get that are not made of mink but of sustainable and cruelty-free products such as silk.
Here are a couple of examples from Amazon: