I borrowed this specifically to review, but I didn't really have high hopes for it at all. I haven't used a lash primer since way back when...when drugstore brands were making a killing off of the latest "thing" by having double-ended mascaras with a primer on one side. Well, thankfully Hard Candy's Fiberized Lash Weave was nothing like those. I can recall them being very thick, goopy and truly doing almost nothing at all in the way of making your mascara do it's job any better.
When I first opened this primer, I noticed little white "hairs" covering the wand's bristles and entrance, so naturally I was a little terrified that this would turn my eyelashes into some kind of tarantula-like disaster. Thankfully this wasn't true.
For reference, my eyelashes are rather long, pretty curled, and of medium density. Yes, lots of mascaras can make my lashes look really good but there are just as many that will turn them into a clumpy mess. After applying Hard Candy's Fiberized Lash Weave to my eyelashes, I was a little wowed by how much oomph this brought to my natural curl. I suddenly looked so much more alert and my eyelashes were fanned out beautifully. They didn't feel or even look coated. My lashes looked so nice in fact, that I didn't want to put mascara on over this at all. I was in love.
I'd also borrowed a Hard Candy mascara to try (different story entirely...), so I applied it over the primer. To be short, this would be be ideal under mascaras that need some extra help separating or preventing clumps. I don't think that it added much to the length as far as coating the lashes, but it did make them appear longer by aiding the curl of my lashes. It'd be great for setting lashes after curling them. I did notice that the primer made the application of the mascara incredibly wet (I compared it to the other eye by not using primer on it), even after waiting a few minutes between the two applications. It was hard to add a second coat to the mascara as well as it didn't appear to make a difference at all.
While I do like this product, I think it could do a lot better. I don't think it kept this mascara from flaking off, nor did it make my actual lashes look any longer vs. the same mascara without primer.
I have never really used eyelash primer on my lashes before but I saw this when I was looking at the hard candy display and decided to try it. for me, i had to apply a lot of this product to see any difference. once i did and applied my mascara, my lashes were thick and full. You cant see the fibers that you see on the brush on your lashes but you can tell their totally there.
I bought this lash primer yesterday after lusting after it for a while, but not getting it because I wasn't sure how well it would work. I tried it this morning and found out that it didn't work... at all. I applied a coat of it to my lashes and couldn't get the fibers to stick, so I applied a second coat as I would normally apply mascara and wiggled the applicator slightly from side to side as I pulled it up on my lashes and that finally got some product to stick. I've heard that it's best to apply mascara while the primer is still wet so I grabbed my MAC mascara and applied two coats. My eyelashes looked pretty good, but I wanted to see if the primer really worked, so instead of priming my second set of lashes I just put the mascara on. Lo and behold, there was absolutely no difference. I even gave my roommate a blind test and asked which lashes looked better (i.e. longer, fuller, darker) and she said the ones without the primer! This product isn't awful, but it doesn't do much- so buying it is basically a waste of money.
I have been blessed with naturally long, dark lashes, but I rely on mascara for the false lash look I love, but lately I've been disappointed with every mascara purchase I've made. Seems like I can't find anything that works like it used to, so after seeing this at my local Walmart for 6 bucks, thought I'd give it a try as I've used similar products in the past with good results. I love this stuff! It actually does what it says - at least for me. I thought it went on very easily. I didn't have to struggle to get the fibers on - and it coated every lash very well. I applied it to one eye first then did mascara....then followed with the other eye. On my 2nd eye I applied mascara more quickly (while the primer was still wet) this seemed to work a bit better than applying it while the primer was more dry - which is what I did on my first application. So far I am loving this stuff....but I've only had it a few days. I will do a follow-up if for some reason I end up not liking it. (i.e.; it dries out too quickly in the tube, etc.)
I absolutely hated this stuff. Maybe I just go a bad batch? just too thick to go onto the lashes smoothly, the formula is similar to a face cream almost. So what little product that actually gets onto the lashes, clumps up quickly. I've tried this stuff every way I could think of to get it to work, I tried moisturizing my lashes first, I tried putting a drop or two of coconut oil on the brush to soften it a bit but nothing works. Total waste of money.
I love this primer. i love fiber- anything. for my lashes, haha. i've used this for a couple months now and it makes my lashes just a tiny bit longer than when i use mascara without it. so it's just so-so in that aspect. BUT this primer is excellent at preventing my mascara from smudging. i have very oily skin and it's a chore just trying to get makeup to stay on my face. but this will keep them on and i won't have raccoon eyes at the end of the day. hooray! it's actually easy to get this stuff on. just work it through from root to tip and use the tip to dispense a lot of the fibers. you'll end up with white fibery lashes every time.
I did see little white fibers collect at the end of my lashes. *I can do multiple coats and actually get a good little extension. *
this is not a HG-SOULTION to all of everybody's wants.
but it Does do what it claims.
smell is faint and then disappears -kinda like childrens paper glue sent
tube is like a toothpaste tube but not collapsible
all-in-all if it was on sale or BOGO of such nature....I WOULD buy again
Despite other reviews I have read I enjoy this product. I don't find that it clumps or smears. I also haven't had any problems with the fibers getting in my eyes... This Mascara gives me longer, volumized lashes that don't feel spidery or crunchy. I would recommend this product!
This is the first lash primer I've tried and I like it. I don't love it, but I like it. I've noticed a difference when I use this and when I don't. I won't wear mascara without it.I don't love it though, because it IS hard to get product on your lashes, so what
I do is use the tip of the wand because it usually has a lot of product on it, so I don't actually use the bristles unless I need to even the prime on my lashes. It's also VERY bothersome when the fibers get into your eyes. I would buy it again, but I'm on the hunt for something better.
d*amn you hard candy and your marketing team, knowing how seductive the tagline "lash weave" would be!
i totally fell for it. even had my boyfriend search walmart high and low for this product (originally wanting a colored mascara but settled on the primer). oh, what an easy mark i am. this is garbage and makes no impact whatsoever. pointless. gave it 2/5 because it had no adverse effects.