I like this primer. If you have short lashes it would be terrific. My lashes are pretty long so I don't really need much help lengthening but this applied before my mascara does help them look fuller.
I absolutely love this primer! Unlike most lash primers that are white, this one is tinted black. I really like the fact its tinted. If you forget a lash in a rush, it's no big deal ;)
It can also be used alone without mascara. It gives you a very subtle, defined look. Under mascara it is amazing. I like to curl my lashes, apply this, curl again and apply my mascara. The result is super voluptuous lashes that look fantastic. You can also use it on top of your mascara but I don't see the need.
I highly recommend this primer, it took my lashes from good to great!
The tiny brush prefect fits into the root of my lashes and the curved shape works quite well for my bottom lashes.
The tint is subtle and the mascara glides on extremely well. For someone who loses their lashes quite frequently, the formula seems to give a protective coating to each lash while maintaining the lash's flexibility.
On it's own, it might stand up to being a 'weekend mascara' but for those who need more oomph, you may only want to use this as a base, though the protective and conditioning quality on this is quite nice just by itself.
While this works well as a tint and to help set, it didn't really amplify my mascara that much. I tested it with two different mascaras and there was very minimal increase to length and volume. The Lancome Cils Booster XL does a much better job at amplifying but it doesn't seem to have the same feel. Firstly, Cils Booster applies white (though it fades to clear). Secondly, the formula is more liquid and I don't get the same 'protected' feeling as I do with Lauder's.All in all, this primer is good for those who want their lashes protected and to help set their mascara. It a nice-to-have first step and the water-resistent topcoat effect is an additional bonus for those who don't buy waterproof mascaras (which I tend to do). But if you're looking for something that is meant to truly amplify, you may want to check out Lancome's instead.
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