Cruelty-Free: The Facts behind Real Mink Lashes

Cruelty-Free: The Facts behind Real Mink Lashes

Although it may seem fashionable, it's disheartening to hear stories of innocent animals being mistreated. However, with Luviri's commitment to 100% cruelty-free strip lashes, you can now upgrade your style without sacrificing your values. Created from luxurious synthetic silk, not a single animal hair is used in our production process. This includes our DIY Lash Extensions Australia, Invisible Magnetic Lashes & Accessories. We believe in both enhancing your look and preserving the welfare of our furry friends. With that in mind, get ready to flaunt your sultry cat-eye guilt-free!


The Cruelty Behind Real Mink Fur Lashes:

Here's an important fact: at Luviri, we're 100% against animal testing. That's why we refuse to support any beauty or cosmetic products that are tested on animals. In fact, the products we use are vegan and cruelty-free! And just in case you were wondering, we'd never promote or use real mink fur lashes either.

Let's uncover the cruelty behind mink lashes. Despite claims of being "100% cruelty-free" or from "free-range fur farms'', many suppliers and lash companies continue to produce these lashes in the cruellest of ways. They drape themselves in deceptive language to trick customers into thinking they're not harming animals. But let's be real, according to  PETA, minks suffer unimaginable horrors on fur farms just for these lashes. By buying them, you're supporting an industry that values cheap beauty over innocent life. So, let's ditch the mink and opt for ethical lash alternatives that'll make you feel even more beautiful - because nothing is more attractive than compassion.


Inside Fur Farms:

Welcome to the harsh reality of fur farming, where innocent animals pay the price for profit-hungry corporations. These fur farms disgustingly value their own greed over the well-being of thousands of creatures. Furry little guys are stuffed into tiny cages like tinned sardines - it's enough to break your heart. Minks, foxes, chinchillas, lynxes, and raccoons suffer the most in this brutal industry, and they pay the ultimate price for it - their lives. 


Here's an article from PETA that'll definitely shock you: there's a shed in Russia that's holding 2,000 animals in 700 cages. We can only imagine the suffering of these poor creatures, especially since staff aren't even sure if they're knocked out before being killed. It's an absolutely heartbreaking situation.


Artificial Lashes - Find The Perfect Fake Lash For You:

When it comes to false lashes, the top synthetic fibre used is polyester. Its solid and curly texture makes it easy to work with, and it's perfect for those new to the false lash game.

When it comes to choosing our false eyelashes, we are usually faced with a wide range of options and this can sometimes be confusing. The artificial lashes can typically be broken down into three different types: synthetic, human hair or mink fur. 

Opting for sustainable materials for fake eyelashes not only allows you to look glamorous but also enables you to be socially responsible! Did you know some excellent eco-friendly options are made from recycled plastic, bamboo, and even silkworm cocoons?

Let's dive in for a closer look so you can decide which one is right for you!


Synthetic False Lashes:

Ever wondered what synthetic false eyelashes were made of? Synthetic Lashes are made from man-made materials and are typically derived from plastic fibres, earning them the nickname "polished acrylic”. Like faux mink lashes, synthetic lashes are made from PBT, so they are pre-moulded to curl. While they are the cheapest option, they can often be of lower quality. These types of lashes are the ones that have been in drug stores since the 1960’s. They are also darker in appearance as they are a bit thicker than the others because of the way they are tapered. The long-term use of these can cause damage to your natural lash as they may be too heavy for your natural eyelash. 


Silk False Lashes:

Silk is another popular choice for false lashes. Silk eyelashes make for a superior and eco-friendly alternative to synthetic counterparts, crafted from luxurious silk fabric that's as light as a feather. These beauties hug your lashes to deliver a stunning curl, effortlessly.

Our Luviri lashes are the crème de la crème of false strip lashes, made by hand with 100% synthetic silk fibres that are both ethically vegan and 100% cruelty-free. We spared no expense in sourcing the finest materials to ensure premium quality that's second to none. But don't just take our word for it, our clients can attest to how they absolutely adore our lashes! Lightweight and comfortable, they actually fit perfectly over your entire lash line. And even better, our superior design holds up even after daily wear, up to 20 times with proper lash aftercare.


Real Silk False Lashes:

Silkworms weave the silk fibre to make their cocoons. Traditional production of silk involves boiling silkworms alive in their cocoons to create real silk lashes. Regardless of your stance on bugs, the cruelty involved is undeniable. PETA has suggested plenty of humane alternatives to silk, including nylon and even milkweed seed pod fibres. Not only are these options less expensive, but they're also more widely available. Join the fight against animal cruelty by choosing textile alternatives that don't involve boiling living creatures alive.


Human Hair False Lashes:

Human hair lashes can provide you with a natural look that closely resembles your own natural lashes. While they can be a bit pricey compared to synthetic lashes, they are quite comfortable and durable. If applied correctly, they can blend in flawlessly with your own lashes, leaving you with a beautiful and natural look. Plus, you can reuse them multiple times if you store them in a cool, dry place. It's true that some people find the idea kinda gross, but once you try them for yourself, you might just like them.

Let’s not forget horsehair lashes. They're a bit pricier, but the natural shape can give you a look that almost mimics human hair. Some people even prefer them because they're softer and lighter than other types of lashes. Pony hair lashes are harder and waterproof, while they are slightly less flexible. If you're into cruelty-free beauty, these are a great option, they're produced without causing any harm or pain to horses. Before hitting the shelves, these lashes undergo a thorough ultraviolet sterilisation process, so you can be sure they're totally safe to use.


Mink Fur Lashes:

Mink fur lashes might surprise you as the priciest choice. They are often intricately handmade with fur filched from the tails of the wild animals known as minks. Unfortunately these critters suffer in severely confined spaces during captivity for their fur. If you've made a choice to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle, then like us mink fur lashes aren't for you. Recent years have sparked serious controversy concerning mink fur lashes in the beauty industry and beyond. More worryingly, even some of our beloved celebrities endorse this! 

Here at Luviri, we don't condone this vile practice. We offer you a range of affordable, comfortable, and natural false strip lashes that are ethical and cruelty-free. 


Faux Mink Lashes:

Promoted as "faux mink lashes," these are an excellent substitute to those made from mink tail fur. Known for their wispy yet striking look, they blend your lashes in a seamless, natural way. 

Faux mink lashes mimic the luxurious look and feel of real mink fur but without the animal cruelty. Normally crafted from synthetic materials, such as nylon or polyester, they are cost-effective alternatives that can deliver a glamorous experience. It's worth noting that they are usually vegan and cruelty-free, making them a perfect choice for conscientious shoppers. However, be aware that they may consist of PBT (polybutylene terephthalate). Before making your purchase, ensure that the product is cruelty-free by researching it.

These types of lashes are hypoallergenic and provide limitless creative freedom for brands to experiment with lash styles. The bands sit flush against the lash line and the fine, soft, and silky texture creates a stunning natural look unlike any purely synthetic lashes.

Beauty Game Changer - Permanent Lash Technology Arrives:

According to VeeLashe™ you can now achieve permanent eyelashes with a modern hair transplant procedure known as VeeLashe™. And wait till you hear this! The secret to this innovative procedure is using a unique source for hair follicles - pubic hair! Yep, you read that right! VeeLashe™ uses Dr.UGraft™ technology, a patented process that safely extracts hairs for viable, long-term grafts. Would you be keen?


Make A Statement With Luviri False Strip Lashes:

It's alarming how many beauty blogs and lash factories & lash companies make misleading claims about their "cruelty-free" mink lashes, when there's really no such thing! Even faux mink lashes aren't always vegan and cruelty-free guaranteed. Don't be fooled by these false promises. Trustworthy information provided by organisations like Peta can help us make informed decisions when it comes to cosmetics and animal welfare. Be like Luviri and let them know you are cruelty-free! It’s definitely something to be proud of!

Lash factory false strip lash production in action! And DIY false strip lash production in action.

Luviri co-founders,
Lis & Kirby x


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