This does make a difference. It smooths, separates and lengthens before you apply your black mascara, and the overall result is lusher and fuller.
However, I found that Smashbox Layer Lash Primer works better and is cheaper. Lancome's lash primer is 21.50 and the Smashbox lash primer is 16.
I purchased this on special with Lancome Hypnose. Combined this is an AMAZING eyelash primer! I have very short, thin eyelashes (I'm asian), and this really does the job in plumping! Combined with Hypnose, my lashes are long and full! I've struggled so much in the past with mascaras, I'd given up all together, and just wore eyeliner. Luckly another asian friend of mine recommended this combo (special at Shoppers Drug Mart) and from seeing the effects on her lashes, I decided to try it myself. Now I will never leave the house without it!
I have the skimpiest lashes and I'm one of those women who wished they were blessed with long, wispy ones. With Cils Booster XL, I can achieve that look! When I use this with Chanel Inimitable, I look rested and "alive". I'm not talking mile-long lashes, but just enough length and volume that look extremely natural and unpretentious. The brush is long and can really penetrate the lashes from the base to the tip. That is something I really like about this, plus no clumping whatsoever and even dispersing with just one stroke. Perfection! I was lucky enough to get this in a GWP, but once I'm out of the sample, I'm going to buy the full size ASAP.
The only thing this product seemed to do was make my lashes impossible to curl. The just stuck straight out. It also made them somewhat brittle. I got this as a GWP and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. If you're looking for something to increase length and give you a false eyelash look try Tweezerman Fast Lash. That stuff is insane.
I'm in love with this product. I always thought mascara primers were a gimmick or a waste, but the saleswoman at Lancome convinced me to try this, reminding me I could always return it if I hated it. Well, I can tell you that this product is definitely NOT a gimmick! It makes any mascara you put over it look even better. And it makes mascaras that I love but tend to flake (ahem, Voluminous) stay on all day long with no flakies! In fact, I've gotten not one but two compliments on my lashes when I use this in conjuction with Clinique Lash Doubling mascara. I would totally repurchase this. I already have!
Love this eyelash primer. Unlike what the SA recommended, I let it dry before I put on my mascara and it really lengthens and magnifies my puny lashes.
Love it!! When I wear CB XL, people always ask if I'm wearing flase lashes. I use it with L' Extreme mascara.
I bought this after reading rave reviews and I am very happy with it. I originally intended on splurging on the primer then layering a cheapie mascara on top. I sometimes do that or add a coat of DiorShow for added oomph. I find that it adds lots of length but not so much volume. It definately helps mascara from fading as easily. Since I started wearing the primer, I have been asked 2 times whether I was wearing false eyelashes. I think the price is worth it since the formula doesn't dry up like a mascara would. Definately repurchasing.
This just adds another step to my routine and although I like the soft consistency of it, it really does nothing for my lashes though. There is zero difference. I say save your money and get a really good mascara (Too Faced Lash Injection, I will never go back to anything else).
This product is incredible and it does what it claims to do. The fact that I am Asian can prove even better how this product works. My lashes are very short and limited so with this primer, my lash becomes fuller and longer even with adding some curls too. The primer doesn't weigh down my lashes so making it a great add to any mascara I use. Plus the best thing I like about the primer is that it helps my mascara wears so much longer. Usually, the mascara would be flaking and smudging after 6-8 hours or by the end of work day but with this primer I can wear my mascara from 8-10p.m. and have zero problem with my mascara falling off or become smudging around your eye area. I think this is a must for all mascara lover because you'll love everytime you use it.