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Mascara Primer 101: How to Use a Mascara Primer for Lashes

Learn how to apply mascara primer to eyelashes for longer looking lashes and a false lash effect. Learn tips and tricks and when to apply mascara primer.

Model showing how to prime eyelashes for mascara using a white mascara primer

Long, voluminous and luscious looking lashes are often a must-have and the wish of every mascara and whilst many mascaras can help create this on their own you can also boost your lashes with an extra makeup product... Perfect for helping to create a false lash look (To the point that people ask you if you’re wearing fake lashes or lash extensions) with just mascara — a lash primer can be your secret weapon in creating incredible lashes.

What is A Mascara Primer for Eyelashes?

A mascara primer functions just as any other makeup primer functions, but it is used on the eyelashes to prime lashes for mascara application. A mascara primer can help to add extra curl and lift to the eyelashes and provide a smooth and silky base for your mascara to apply.

Mascara Primer Benefits:

Our Mascara and Lash Primer: Our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer is an innovative mascara primer with a conditioning formula for ultimate plush, voluminous, and healthy-looking lashes.

Longer-Looking Lashes & False Lash Look: Infused with micro-fibers which cling to the lashes for a false lash effect, the mascara primer helps to create the look of thicker and longer lashes and really amp up the results of your mascara. Each coat of mascara primer glides on easily and smoothly for the perfect luxurious and soft clump-free mascara base and pairs with your mascara to create an intense and rich false-lash look.

Lash Conditioner: Our mascara primer also works as a lash conditioner that’s infused with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E and the revitalizing lash primer works to visibly improve lash thickness and curl over time.

How to Apply Mascara Primer

If you’re a regular makeup wearer you’ve likely mastered your mascara application at this point in your makeup routine but you may be curious as to what is the best way to apply mascara primer for the best results. A mascara primer can be applied just as you would apply your regular mascara — using the root to tip mascara primer application method.

Do you put mascara primer on before or after mascara?

Mascara primer should be applied to clean dry lashes before applying any mascara to your eyelashes.

Do you let mascara primer dry before applying mascara?

Every mascara primer is different — but our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer is designed so that your mascara can be applied directly on top of the mascara primer before it dries. Whilst lashes are still damp with the white mascara primer it’s time to coat lashes with your desired mascara. Make sure to build up the mascara application until the white mascara primer is no longer visible.

How much mascara primer should I apply?

To help improve the results of your mascara for longer and thicker looking lashes apply one coat of mascara primer directly to the lashes. For added color intensity and a false-lash look, apply two coats of our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer to bottom and top lashes.

Can you leave eyelash primer on overnight?

Our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer isn’t just a mascara primer – it’s also a revitalizing lash conditioner which can be worn overnight to help nourish and condition eyelashes while maximizing volume. Use it as an overnight eyelash conditioner — applying it directly to bare lashes and allow it to dry properly before sleeping.

Mascaras to Layer with Lash Primer

Find the best mascara for you with our mascara wardrobe.

Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara: Plush, buildable volume

Lash Idôle Mascara: Length, Lift and Fanned Out Volume

Monsieur Big Mascara: For lashes with up to x12 natural volume

Hypnôse Drama Mascara: Extreme volume

Définicils Mascara: Natural Length & Definition

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