Best 5 lash primer that work your eyelashes like magic

Forget aesthetic treatments and try these amazing lash primers

By Hana O.
Best 5 lash primer that work your eyelashes like magic

The uses of lash primers

Who doesn’t dream of long luscious lashes? Unfortunately, full lashes are highly dependent on genes because their primary purpose is for protection. Asians who have smaller eyes do not have the need for a lot of eye protection, hence, thinner eyelashes. Meanwhile, those from the Middle East are blessed with drool-worthy lashes. Science has proven to be quite biased in this case. 


Luckily, the beauty industry has got us covered, regardless of ethnicity. Introducing lash primers. You might already know of cosmetic products like mascaras. For those who have tried using a mascara, you know that it is a hit and miss endeavor. There is nothing more annoying than seeing black clumps on the lashes or your mascara leaking to the eyelid.

Because of the mascara problem, lash primers were born. Once this post has ended, it would be a great time to get one for yourself, especially if mascaras are a part of your daily look. 


Lash primers fully prep the lashes for the mascara. They create a bond, like an adhesive for the mascara by making it last longer. Lash primers also help in extending the lashes and giving you a fuller look. Lastly, primers are not just a beauty product but it doubles its work as a skincare, or lash care product. They condition and moisturize the lashes to prevent breakage. Isn’t that a relief?


People have called lash primers to work 'like a really good pair of underwear'. Just like how foundation and eyeshadow work better with a primer (or underwear), mascaras are the same. If you want thick, long, strong and bold lashes with the PERFECT curl, then lash primers are a must.

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It might be time to say good bye to lash extensions or false eyelashes that destroy the lashes because primers are here to stay.

2018 Best Lash Primers from Drugstore to Luxury Products

Now that our attention is focused on lash primers, let’s take a look at the best of the best for 2018.

1. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

Price: $22.00

Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

This whippy and creamy white lash primer conditions and preps the lashes for a perfect mascara application. 


The shape of the brush is specifically made to cover each lash from the root to the tip, resulting in thicker and longer lashes. They make you look like you have false lashes on.


This primer also strengthens the lashes as it is formulated with protective panthenol and conditioning vitamin E. It is free from parabens and it doesn’t have a scent.


Aside from expressing their love for this product, some users have also shared that this product helps in lash growth. Once paired with Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara, miracles happen. Even those born with thin lashes swear by this product.

2. L'ORÉAL Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer

Price: $6.50

L'ORÉAL Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer

This product comes in a rose gold container and the primer itself is a tint of pink. Just those facts make this product already a winner. The bristles of the waxy brush boast of more than 200 bristles which should be more than enough to cover all the strands of our lashes. 


This primer is also safe for contact lens wearers, so that is a plus.

Infused with rose oil for a conditioning effect, your lashes are sure to be placed in good hands with this product.


Users are very satisfied with the lasting effect of this primer, even after a lot of crying that was done during a wedding. Others compare it to be as good as Dior’s primer (the next product to be discussed) but at one-third the price.

3. Dior Diorshow Mazimizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

Price: $29.50

Dior Diorshow Mazimizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

Thanks to the preview above, Dior may seem like a not-so-worth-it choice anymore. But, there is still something that luxury items offer that drugstore products do not have. In this case, a more permanent effect.


Those that use this primer continuously have seen their lashes getting longer and fuller, sans any makeup product. It is due to the revitalizing oil serum concentrate that improves the thickness, curl and length of the lashes. 


Dior’s primer is also one of the most lightweight primers in the market. It is designed to suit all skin types which is why it is used for runway shows.


Women have admitted having started out with no lashes but the continued use of this primer gave them their lashes back. They no longer feel the need to get eyelash extensions.

4. Covergirl Lash Blast Amplify Eyelash Primer

Price: $7.00

Covergirl Lash Blast Amplify Eyelash Primer

At only 7 bucks, this lash primer is a best buy product. It conditions and amplifies the lashes for volume and nourishment. It is also safe for contact lens wearers.


As for lash-care, it is infused with argan, jojoba and coconut oil which nourishes and moisturizes.


Use with Lash Blast Mascara and you are good to go. Expect the product to stay on without smudging for at least a day. Some women have even gotten compliments at how natural their false lashes looked, not knowing that they were, in fact, natural with just a bit of primer!


People have also commented that their mascara could be easily removed because of the primer that eliminates the need to apply a lot of coats of mascara in the first place.


5. Clinique Lash-Building Primer

Price: $16.00

Clinique Lash-Building Primer

Another budget-friendly product is Clinique’s Lash-Building Primer. This product is unique because it is vegan, gluten-free and allergy-tested. You can be assured that the product on your lashes are free from silicone, mineral oil, alcohol, talc, fragrance and is only made with vegan ingredients. 


Aside from a longer and fuller look, this primer also has a moisturizing formula that can mend dry lashes.


There are devoted fans of this primer that swear they cannot live without this product. Some even suggest Clinique to offer it in bigger quantities because they cannot get enough of this primer.


This product is a must for those with short, thin and non-existent lashes who want to up their mascara game.

Before and after images of using lash primers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, how about some before and after pics that show just how much difference using lash primers make in volumizing the lashes.

Instagrammer @mamas.and.maskcara took a before and after pic of her using a lash primer and mascara. The difference is so visible with the results giving her very thin lashes a full makeover.

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Taken from’s website, the following is a picture showing a user applying mascara with and without a primer. The difference is astonishing. It would seem as if mascaras and primers are meant for each other just like peanut butter and jelly.


For greater effect, @merlenormanmedspa took a picture with one eye using mascara and primer and the other without. It’s like her lashes quadrupled in length. Even the people commenting were in awe and wanted to purchase the product for themselves.

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Meanwhile, @beauty.blogging.babies took it a step further and chronicled the long-term effect of using a primer and serum with her mascara. After 3 weeks, her non-existent lashes became very visible.

Source: @beauty.blogging.babies/ Instagram

@rose_elise showed us ladies how amazing using a lash primer is by posting a picture of her using mascara with and without a primer. It looks like we have another non-believer turned believer when it comes to primers.

Source: @rose_elise/ Instagram


Using a lash primer might seem like another step being added to our makeup routine but after studying the effects it has for our lashes, adding another step doesn’t seem so bad. Also, think about how much time is saved by not cleaning (or worrying about) a botched-up mascara application.

The before and after pics, the actual products and reviews did show a stark difference using a primer makes for our eyes. Not only for a temporary effect but even to the point that ladies have seen their lashes getting longer on its own because of a primer.


Because a primer is convenient to use, has lasting effects, amplifies the mascara and it protects the lashes, this product should be a staple in every lady’s makeup bag.


They say that the eyes are the windows to our souls, why not make it a glamorous peeking experience by making our windowpanes absolutely gorgeous.