I had so many problems with this lash primer. The two most serious were: 1. It is so difficult to apply this evenly on the lashes, I feel like I have to go over them again and again. and 2. I could not tell any difference with or without this primer - in terms of length, volume, or holding a curl.... save your $.
This lash primer was clumpy and took a long time to distribute the product evenly onto the lashes. I think it is the applicator wand that is the big problem here. Regardless, most mascaras come with lash-building fibers that accomplish the same mission and save you a step.
Bought this lash primer when my Urban Decay lash primer was sold out at Sephora. I don't notice ANY difference between using this with mascara vs not using it. Definitely won't be repurchasing. If you are looking for a lash primer that actually works and will lengthen and thicken your lashes - get the Urban Decay one. Don't waste your money on this one!
For thin, sparse, short, straight, point straight down "Asian" lashes, this is not a great primer because it weighs down the lashes and makes them droop, losing the curl I put in with a lash curler. It sticks the lashes together as well and does not create a pretty, fluttery effect. This weighing down & losing the curl problem is the SAME for me with any lash primer that isn't waterproof, so I have the same issue with Dior & Lancome's lash primers. I actually found that the only lash primer that held my curl was L'Oreal's Lash Extend (double wand) mascara in waterproof (light blue & white packaging). I did check the ingredients in these products and found that L'Oreal's waterproof lash primer is made with more waxes and less water, like waterproof mascaras which hold lash curl much better, while the non-waterproof lash primers I have mentioned here are made more with water (again, like regular mascaras which do not hold curl as well).
I'm just going to say here that I no longer feel the need to use lash primers because I'm so incredibly happy with effect Maybelline's Colossal Cat Eyes in waterproof give my lashes, holding curl, lengthening & volumizing. I also think that Rapidlash immensely helped my lashes grow longer (note: I faithfully used Rapidlash every single night for both upper and lower lashlines and started getting results after about 6 weeks and I've been doing this for about a year now, with maybe a break of 2 weeks several months ago).
I so wanted to love this primer!
My eyes tend to water a lot, due to wearing contacts, so I rely on a primer to keep my mascara from turning me into a raccoon. I also tend to be sensitive to a lot of various ingredients in cosmetics, making my search for a proper primer very, very hard.
I love Tarte as a brand, and I love their more natural ingredients. I have never once had a bad reaction to anything I have bought from them.
That being said, this primer is just...not very good. It keeps me from turning into a raccoon a LITTLE bit (if I do any sort of physical activity or go anywhere humid it basically just gives up on the spot), but on top of that, it's rather clumpy. It makes my lashes seriously stick together and gives me the spider legs effect, even when I brush it through the lashes. It makes them look a bit longer, though, I will give it that.
Overall, I hate to say, this product is "meh."
Im in LOVE with this lash primer. My eyelashes are OK, average. But when I use this it vomumizes like crazy and lengthens!! I use this, layer on a coat of Tarte Lights Camera Lashes then top it off with a coat of L'Oreal Voluminous original amd HOLY COW lol Its such a difference. I have tried my mascara routine without primer and its nothing special. Im in love
Would I buy again? It's really "maybe" instead of "yes." However I will say it's a very good lash primer which costs $22, making it less expensive than Dior's lash primer which is $28. Applying this lash primer before my regular mascara does make the lashes look thicker and longer than with mascara alone, and it's easily as good as Lancome's or Smashbox's lash primers. Tarte promotes this as a product that will improve the growth of your lashes, and so far I am not seeing dramatic results to support that claim. Therefore I rate it a 4 Very Good rating instead of Best.
Does everything it says it should: lengthens, voluminizes, and helps my mascara wear longer. The effect isn't as drastic as Dior or UD's lash primers, but it's a pretty good product. I can't speak for its lash-growing properties though, as that's the only step in the Tarte MultiplEYE system...I don't know if it's made my lashes grow any, but it certainly hasn't caused any to break so there's something.
Hg lash primer!
- Dior plumping serum
- Smashbox lash primer
- Lancome cils booster
- Lancome cils booster precious cells
- Estee Lauder lash primer plus
- Hard candy lash primer
And others I can't remember off the top of my head.
Why I love it?
It actually lengthens, a lot of primers add volume but not length. This adds more length than volume.
This also extends the wear of my mascara. I get little to no flakes wearing it with mascaras that usually smudge off and flake after a few hours.
Actually makes it easier to remove mascara, it readily slides off and I don't have to rub my eyes as much (if at all).
It won't clump up your lashes, unless you let it dry. It works best if you apply mascara right after putting it on.
Also, I found the best results are when used with a wet mascara.
I usually put 2 coats of the multplEYE primer on and then mascara immediately, and I always get great results.
I curl my lashes with a heated curler after mascara, so I don't get the problem with 'uncurling', but it is possible that it does that.
This one is a winner imo, I am surprised I like it because I am not a fan of any Tarte mascaras.
Also supposed to be good for lashes, I haven't seen a difference at all though.
when applying this primer, its very smooth and unlike most mascaras, doesnt leave lashes hard afterwards, they actually feel very soft. However, it does uncurl my lashes, which is not too suprising because most mascaras do that to me. It also doesnt dry terribly white, so if you do miss covering some areas with mascara, its not terribly noticeable. This primer did not blow me away though, its almost like using two layers of mascara, but lashes felt a lot softer and felt more conditioned.