THE LOOK: Gives a dramatic look & fantastic curl to my thin but long lashes. May at times leave lashes "spikey".
USAGE TIPS: Keep your lash comb handy because it can tend to clump. Also watch out for the packaging: The inner rim of the tube may become displaced, so you end up with far too much on the wand so it is almost impossible to control. I have had this happen to two of the Lancome tubes.
THE VERDICT: I was expecting more, given that I was impressed with the original cils booster. I assumed that cils booster XL would be far superior. I guess I was a little dissapointed. I would buy again if the original cils booster is unavailable. Also it is suitable for a dramatic look and goes well with all the Lancome mascaras and YSL faux cils.
I tried this product after marveling at how long the SA eyelashes were. It is amazing! i have very short stubby lashes and a few coats of the primer made them much longer and thicker. if used with a good mascara your lashes look amazing! The price is high £18 but for the effect it is worth it. I actually think the product works best towards the end of the tube once it has dried out a bit. HG for me.
The only only down side is that i worry about loosing eyelshes when i remove this, makes sure you use a very good quailty remover.
y cousin and I were on a girl's get a way this last past weekend. We were heading to the Mac counter when a perfume saleslady referred us to the Lancome counter. I am not really big on mascara; I love lip-stick, gloss, plumpers! My cousin really is a plain jane and I insisted on her getting a new lip color. We did find her and myself a new lipgloss, but the Lancome rep. decided to apply mascara to my cousin's lashes. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her lashes lengthened and curled! The Lancome rep gave us samples and we were thrilled. However, the Lancome rep then told us about the CILS booster. I was a skeptic. I had her to apply just the mascara to one eye and the booster and mascara to the other eye. Boy, could you tell the difference. My lashes were even longer. So of course, I bought the CILS booster to go with my samples. I went to work yesterday, and everyone thought I had on fakies!
I love how this improves your mascara. I rarely ever use mascara without applying this first. I tried it in a sample size that came in a set (and the samples lasted forever). Then I decided to get the full size.
Love it and won't go without it. Not sure what the difference is between regular Cils and Cils XL but I've only tried the XL
I received this product with a gift bag with my purchase of other Lancôme products. This base is great! It lenghtens and separates my lashes beautifully. The only problem I have is sometimes you can see the base underneath the mascara but maybe the problem is my application. I highly recommend it even though it is quite expensive.
My favorite primer! It separates my lashes beautifully so they look full. It's not hard or heavy and makes my lashes look awesome. I pump my eyelash curler a couple times before I coat them with the primer, and it holds the curl all day. Great stuff!
this product did make my lashes look a bit bigger but besides that, the product sucked.
it didn't hold my curl at all!!! after i applied my mascara, my lashes drooped and stuff.
Huh? People don't like this stuff? Well, to each their own. I adore this product. I think it goes on beautifully, doesn't clump, has a lush, silky quality and improves any mascara's look about 100%. I think I could take a nubbin of a black crayon and run it over my lashes after I use Cils Booster and would look at myself in the mirror and say: "Damn, that crayon works good!" OK, so I exaggerate. But this is a lovely product, long-lasting, good for the lashes, makes mascara easy to remove, and well worth the money.
This makes a huge difference for me. I am a fan of false eye lashes and with this product my falsies are collecting dust! I apply one coat of this and I dont let it dry before I apply my DiorShow mascara. I usually use 3 coats of mascara but with this you only need one coat because it will get clumpy. I curse Sephora for putting a sample of this in my bag because now I can never be without it!
Surprised at the bad reviews. Maybe people are not using it right. Has anybody ever felt that sometimes products tend to work better one or two weeks later? I have this feeling with mascaras and primers. Anyhow -- on with the review:
Have been using this primer for 2 years. Results it gives me are thicker, longer lashes and it holds my mascara, preventing it from flaking off. I used to have short lashes but since using this my lashes have gotten noticeably longer, to the point where my best friend recently asked me if I was wearing fake lashes. Some people exaggerate the results but I am not one to do that as I am very critical. Before with other mascaras and without a primer, my lashes would constantly break and I never really achieved full thickness like I did until I used the primer. The science behind it is that it conditions your hair and protects it from the drying effects of just mascara alone on your lashes. Think of it as how hair spray makes your hair stiff, and can result in hair breakage. What if there was a 'hair' primer, where you can spray it on your hair, it protects your hair and adds another layer so upon application of hair spray your hair is not only thicker but also protected because of the extra layer. That's how I can think of describing what the use of a primer does.
The only con about this is that it comes at a high price of 21$. The brush is good, I have no complaints. Packaging is good. This is the first and only primer I've ever used, and recently I got a gift from Clinique for their primer which only runs for $14. I will try it and write a review within the next few weeks as my Lancome Cils Booster primer is running low.
Overall, great primer and key pros are it has protected my lashes from breaking leading to longer lashes, and adds fullness and length to my mascara.