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8 Best Mascara Primers ...

By Sophia

Runny and smudged mascara is the bane of my existence. There are many tips and tricks that are touted as being the ultimate fix to eye makeup woes. One such tip is to use a mascara primer. Below are just a few of the most recommended and best mascara primers on the market.

Table of contents:

  1. clinique lash building primer
  2. shiseido nourishing mascara base
  3. mac prep + prime lash
  4. dior diorshow maximiser lash plumping serum
  5. smashbox layer lash primer
  6. lancome cils booster xl super enhancing mascara base
  7. sephora collection tricks of the trade perfecting lash primer
  8. estee lauder lash primer plus

1 Clinique Lash Building Primer

Price: $13.50 at sephora.com
The main idea of a primer is to act as an ‘undercoat’ to the mascara. This Clinique mascara primer has a unique polymer combination that is designed to hold mascara onto lashes for extended wear. It also has conditioning and moisturising formulas. To apply, simply sweep onto lashes in an upward motion. Follow with mascara.

2 Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Price: $23.00 at shop.nordstrom.com
This mascara base is supposed to enhance the volume, length, and curl of lashes. Like many of the best mascara primers on the market, this one has added nourishing properties. For best results, apply mascara while the primer is still wet. Alternatively, you could wear this mascara primer alone to give your lashes a glossy, natural looking finish.

3 MAC Prep + Prime Lash

Price: $14.00 at shop.nordstrom.com
This mascara primer applies as a white coat and dries to a semi-clear finish. It is intended for use under mascara. The formula is designed to smooth and condition lashes. It is also supposed to have lash lengthening properties.

4 Dior DiorShow Maximiser Lash Plumping Serum

Price: $28.00 at sephora.com
This mascara primer is on the pricier side of things – but you get what you pay for, right? Some people swear by this product. The formula is light and quick drying. This mascara primer has a cell-conditioning complex derived from soy proteins, and is designed to promote long-term lash growth.

5 Smashbox Layer Lash Primer

Price: $16.00 at sephora.com
Some of the best mascara primers are the newest. This lash primer is Smashbox’s newest ‘priming sensation’. One of the active ingredients is panthenol, which has conditioning and strengthening properties. Apply this lash primer and then immediately follow with mascara.

6 Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base

Price: $22.00 at shop.nordstrom.com
This mascara base is probably one of the best mascara primers on the market right now. It glides on easily and provides an even coat. It also has a conditioning formula containing Vitamin E. The product comes with a triangular, thin brush for easy application. It applies as a white base for mascara to cover.

7 Sephora Collection Tricks of the Trade Perfecting Lash Primer

Price: $12.00 at sephora.com
This mascara primer is the cheapest on this list. It is described as having volumising and lash lengthening properties. This primer has a pro-vitamin B5-enriched formula. The wand features a specially designed brush that allows for even application.

8 Estee Lauder Lash Primer plus

Price: $20.00 at shop.nordstrom.com
This mascara primer has a conditioning base. As well as providing a base for mascara, it has strengthening and conditioning properties. It also has a quick drying formula. The wand features a custom designed brush. As this primer has conditioning properties, you could also wear this primer overnight as a conditioning treatment for your lashes.

These are just a few of the best mascara primers on the market. Do you use a mascara primer? Are there any products that you feel deserve to be on this list?

These are just a few of the best mascara primers on the market. Do you use a mascara primer? Are there any products that you feel deserve to be on this list?

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