The beauty trends of today are far more than just wearing a nice dress and having curves in the right places.
They are a constant reminder of not only our personality but our looks. We are blinded by the idea of having the perfect highlighter, eyebrows on fleek and false eyelashes. Some of us so blinded that we are not even aware of where a lot of these lashes are coming from and how they are being made.
Why You Should Purchase Cruelty Free And Vegan Eyelashes
Your fake eyelashes can be made out of a variety of material including mink, horse hair, silk, sable weasel, human hair or they can be synthetically made.
Eyelashes made from Mink is coming from minks growing up on mink farms.
Their living conditions are far from good. The minks are forced to live in cages shared with other minks even tho they are an animal that prefers to be by itself. They are unable to have any aspect of normal mink behavior. The minks are more than often showing signs of distress by pacing back and forth. They are than shaved, causing more stress or killed by either suffocation, electrocution or by breaking their necks all just to become your eyelashes and be aware that if your product is made in China the likelihood of the animal being skinned alive is far from uncommon as China allows this cruel practice..
But who doesn’t want long fake eyelashes. Am I right?
The same thing goes for the Sable weasel who is also killed for it´s fur but mostly the tail is used to make eyelashes or brushes.
When purchasing silk eyelashes (unless synthetic silk) you need to know that, for you to able to get your silky eyelashes. The silk worms need to be boiled alive. We all know how it hurts to burn yourself on boiling water, just a drop of it will make you flinch, just imagine the pain the worms would go through. I am sure you are thinking to yourself “it´s just a worm, they don´t feel pain”. So let´s see does silk worms feel pain?
-Scientist have shown that animals that have to be able to feel pain you need to have a central nervous system which the silk worms do.
Human hair, horse hair and synthetic eyelashes are more likely to be cruelty-free. Some of the glue used might not be cruelty-free or vegan for that matter. Animal tissue is boiled to create an adhesive that is used in glue.
So if you thought that something as simple as glue would be cruelty-free and vegan than guess again.
Cruelty Free False Eyelashes + Vegan False Lashes – Just for you.
Thankfully there are cruelty-free eyelashes out there. I also just want to point out that there really aren´t anything such as “cruelty-free mink eyelashes”. Minks are a living animal, it breathes, it feels, it lives. It is has not been put on this earth for us to but their fur on our eyes. To think such a thing is both stupid and very ignorant. It would be like saying all women are made to please men. Which I am pretty sure a lot of you would not agree with.
Let´s see what cruelty-free and vegan lashes are out there on the market.
e.l.f. cosmetics dramatic lash kit are both 100% cruelty-free and vegan.
These can be used several times if you follow instructions.
If you are interested in knowing more about them you can find them here.
Sarah Jean Full & Dramatic lashes are also both vegan and cruelty-free.
There are however no ratings for these but they are one of their best-sellers.
These are only made to be used once and you can find them
If you do decide to stick with real hair, please choose kind hair. These lashes made by Milanté can be find on amazon and are made out of 100% vegan and cruelty-free human hair. They can also be used several times depending on how you care for them.
You can find the Milanté beauty lashes here.
However, if you are like me you might just be interested in a cruelty-free and vegan mascara. Thank goodness there are plenty of those out there. I am currently using the Super Volume Mascara from The Body Shop.
It has 4/5 stars. If you are interested in learning more about this product you can do so by clicking here.
I will create another post with more information on mascara, which ones are cruelty-free and which ones to look out for.
How To Apply Your Fake Eyelashes
Application is everything isn’t it. As I said before some glues are made with animal products and a lot of glues will contain latex and other chemicals that might irritate your eyes.
So last but not least if you are looking for a cruelty-free, vegan glue. Without latex and that is hypoallergenic, look no further.
I used to wear false lashes, I just sucked at putting them on, anyway, my eyes would always get red and itchy. I tried this one and it was actually really good. My eyes didn’t turn red and they did not itch. The glue was strong and I didn’t have any issues besides putting them on as I am a cluts. If you want to read more than click here.
How To Care For Your Fake Eyelashes
So can you reuse fake eyelashes? The answer here is both yes and no. It is all up to you and how you care for your lashes. You need to remove them without damaging them. After removal, you also need to clean them and remove any leftover make up or glue. This can be done with an oil free make up remover. If you still have glue on them you can use tweezers so pull the leftover glue off. You might even want to sterilize the strip by applying alcohol or make up sterilizer, this will ensure that there are no bacteria left on your lashes that might cause infections. To get the most out of your lashes you need to follow the instructions they come with but the small steps listed above does not hurt.
You can still follow what is trendy and in with beauty and fashion without harming animals or yourself for that matter by applying a bunch of weirdly named chemicals that may or may not cause cancer. Being kind to the environment and the creatures that live in it is always the right way to go. No one has ever been harmed by choosing cruelty-free and vegan.
I hope you enjoyed the reading and feel free to leave questions and comments below and I will get back to you.