What Is Eyelash Primer And Why You Need To Use It
What Is Eyelash Primer And Why You Need To Use It?

If you want extra-long lashes, you need to use eyelash primer. Find out what lash primer is and why you need to use it.

There is no such thing as having too long eyelashes. If you find that your regular mascara isn’t giving you the long, fluttery lashes that you desire, an eyelash primer will help boost your mascara’s lengthening powers. Eyelash primers are sometimes referred to as “mascara primers” or “lash enhancers,” and all of the names are pretty self-explanatory about what they do–they help you achieve longer and thicker lashes. Think of a lash primer as the base coat for your mascara. Eyelash primers are sold individually or as part of a “lash system” with a mascara. The majority are white and are covered up when you apply your traditional mascara.

Why You Should Use It

If you want longer lashes without the annoyance of applying fake lashes, a lash primer is your go-to product.


Using an eyelash primer is exactly the same as applying your regular mascara. It’s just like putting on multiple coats of mascara with different products. You apply your primer to your lashes before your mascara. Coat your lashes evenly, ensuring that there are no clumps. Then, while it is still wet, go over it with your ordinary mascara, making sure that you cover the primer if it is tinted white. That’s it.


1. Smashbox Layer Lash Primer

In addition to giving you lashes so long that they could almost touch your eyebrows, this primer contains nourishing ingredients that condition and strengthen your lashes.

2. Revlon Lash Fantasy Total Definition Mascara

This two-in-one product saves you money and space in your makeup bag. The primer site promises to make your lashes look 70% longer, while the mascara doesn’t smudge or flake. That’s is a great team.

3. Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer

This eyelash primer doesn’t just help you fake full lashes; it helps you grow them too. What’s the secret? It contains HydroPlant peptide, a soy-amino super protein which helps improve your eyelashes’ appearance and growth.

4. IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

If you are totally against using a whitelash primer because you know that you will never cover it 100%, IT Cosmetics’ lash primer comes in black. It also has an extra-thin brush so you can apply the product to the actual root of your lashes.

5. L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Lash Fortifier & Extender Mascara

This is your perfect summer mascara. The primer and mascara are both waterproof, meaning you get double the protection against panda eyes. It is even suitable for girls with sensitive eyes or those who wear contacts.

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