|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Wow! Lancome is my favorite company for skincare...and, I am quite fond of their mascara. But...and a huge but...this is one gimmicky product that I should have just not spent the money on. Actually, a nostalgic moment made the purchase. Some years back, Bourjois had a product that had a mascara at one end and a white lash primer/conditioner on the other end. It was beyond awesome.
This product from Lancome doesn't come even close. I get it. I get the gimmick of the vibrating wand--however, it is a waste of batteries, because the wand really doesn't do anything except appear as though it's vibrating. The product itself--well, I have not seen any difference in my lashes. (Granted I use Careprost, but I still use mascara and other product). I thought perhaps the product would contain fibers to lengthen, but no. I also question why anyone would need primer on their lashes...Mascara stays on all day anyway--what's to prime?
Gotta say, Lancome bombed big-time on this one.
For overall rating I did not give this a one because it really isn't the worst product on the market, but it is lightyears away from the best.
Price: 4 because it falls short of being extremely expensive.
Packaging: 2 because the gimmicky vibrating wand is just ...well..a gimmick!
I absolutely would not repurchase.
Thank you for reading and I recommend your money would be better spent on a different product!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I have to agree with the low ratings for this product. No matter how lightly I apply it, even to the extent of wiping excess product off the brush before use (resulting in total waste, of course), it clumps horribly. Their mascara is so great; it's a shame they didn't do a better job with this product. And the price - ooh la la!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Wow, did I get sucked in with this one (hangs head in shame). I am not a fan of mascara primers/bases as a general rule the only one I ever used, albeit briefly, was the one time I tried LOreal Beauty Tubes mascara. But, I needed more oomph, and after hearing one of my best friends rave on for years about Lancome mascara and base, I thought I would splurge and buy myself this base as well as Hypnose mascara, despite my aversion to HE mascaras.
Both were a massive let down, and a waste of over $100AUD.
This primer, in the most blunt way I can possibly say it, made my eyelashes look absolutely crap. I applied a fine layer, quickly combed it through with my Tweezerman lash comb, and then applied my mascara. Yeah, there was a little more length and volume, but everything looked extra clumpy. I tweaked my technique a little tried different ways, and different mascaras. It even made my trusted go to no clump mascaras look clumpy.
The other thing that really bugged me, was having to hold down the little button to keep the vibration going.
$50AUD down the drain. Have put mine up for swap.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is horrible! I got it as a freebie awhile back and only got to writing a review now, but I am so glad I didn't pay for it.
It doesn't really add any extra volume/length to my mascara, or at least not more that adding one or two extra coats would. But what's worse is it made my eyelashes clump like crazy. It didn't matter what mascara I used; I even tried a Lancome mascara, and it still made my lashes look worse than without the primer.
Definitely wouldn't purchase with my own money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This primer does indeed work. The first time I tried this out, I had one eye with this primer on and the other without and put exactly two coats of mascara on each eye. Even my usually clueless bf noticed the extra length and volume to the eye with the powerbooster. It does the job promised (It better work for the money I paid lol) I rate it three stars however because for one, it tend to clump the mascara up and so it's hard to achieve that clean, separated look that I am such a fan of. The other thing is, I think that the oscillation wand is pure gimmick. I have tried many times using the primer with and without oscillation and zip zagging your mascara to the base and up has the same exact effect as oscillating the wand. Would I repurchase? Nope. For the price I was expecting the perfect mascara primer and this just doesn't give me that clean, pumped up look I want. Practically any decent mascara base at half the price will achieve the same look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this is a great mascara primer, only thing is that lancomes mascaras are of such high quality i dont believe they always need this.
never the less still a great product (pity about the price)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Definitely makes the lashes look bigger and longer. Wand has a good shape and I enjoyed the oscillation.
Too much product comes out and since the product is white you need lots of mascara (too much sometimes) to cover the white parts. Besides, you can't cover every little white piece on the lashes. It makes mascara application a lengthy process.
I returned the product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Amazing amazing. This always works on my lashes and I'm always complimented when I wear this.
I usually put dior blackout or mufe smokey lash on top and it makes my lashes long and thick.
Also my lashes underneath have become much thicker and longer especially my bottom lashes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
As much as I like Lancome, I don't think this primer is that great. It's very mediocre. Personally, I didn't find a primer better than Shiseido's Mascara Base - this one rocks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have short strai,ght lashes, and I find that this really helps lenghten and seperate the lashes so the mascara can look more dramatic.
The vibrating effects helps to evenly apply the primer. Its definitely an expensive product but it helps prep my eyelashes.
I curl my lashes, coat the primer and apply Lancome Oscillating Mascara. My eyelashes look long and volumous with the combo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Lancome's "Oscillation Powerbooster Primer" does its job of priming lashes but not in a spectacular sense. It lengthens the lashes and separates them quite evenly, so it's not a bad primer. However, for the price, the result should be more superb. There is, however, a noticeable difference of more vibrant lashes with primer on than without. Think of it as a conditioner for your hair, but this for your lashes. I recommend to leave the primer on for around 15 seconds for best results. If the cost was a bit cheaper, I'd definitely repurchase again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff! I am on my second tube already. I have thin, short lashes, and I find that this really amplifies the results of any mascara. The vibration really helps to separate the lashes and coat them evenly, and I don't even need a lash curler for my straight lashes, because this lifts them up. For daytime wear, I find that one coat of this followed by one coat of mascara gives a nice fan of lashes with improved length and volume. For the evening, I find that two coats of this primer and two coats of mascara gives a gorgeous effect - probably as close to falsies as my gimpy lashes will ever get. I do have to note that I don't allow the primer to fully dry before I apply mascara. If I wait for it to dry fully, it is hard to apply mascara without it clumping. So even when I wear two coats, I don't allow it to dry fully between coats. I find this works the best. As for which mascaras work with this, I would say any. I have used it with drugstore ones, YSL Singulier, and am currently getting very good results with Hypnose Drama. I can't attest to the long-term effects on my lashes - I think that is all marketing - I do find my lashes are softer when I remove mascara at night, but I don't notice permanent lengthening or anything. Also, I did take off one lippie because this stuff is pricey ($39), and I don't like how I have to continually press the button to get the vibration, unlike, say, Lauder's TurboLash mascara. Anyway, overall, would definitely repurchase and would recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I am so obsessed with my lashes, I love trying new mascaras and primers! So of course I could not resist when I heard all the hype about this product on YouTube and various beauty blogs! Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster is super spendy for a lash primer, $39 to be exact. It is said to be a two-in-one vibrating lash primer and conditioner that boosts the appearance of lash growth. I ordered mine from Sephora -- phenomenal return policy!
I really put this primer to the test! Tried it with various different drugstore mascaras (Covergirl Lashblast Fusion, Max Factor 2000 Calorie original and Extreme, L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof, and Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptous Waterproof) as well as YSL Faux Cils and a couple others.
Here it is, real simple: this is a good primer! It coats and preps the lashes well, and I saw a difference each time I used it. Sometimes the difference wasn't good, like with Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof, my lashes were prone to becoming super clumpy and didn't hold a nice curl. But with all the others it added a nice boost. It was only minimally nice though, probably only noticeable to me, not necessary in my opinion as it wasn't a huge difference at all and therefore definitely not worth the money. If you have extra cash and are looking for a nice lash primer then this is for you, but I'll stick to my L'Oreal Double Extend Lash primer and put my money towards something else. Back to Sephora to return this product!
Packaging could have been a bit better, the product is a bit bulky, but nothing horrible.
Three lippies from me, as the product itself is nice, but too expensive to replace over and over as you would with any other mascara/primer.
I would not repurchase as it is just too expensive and not outstanding enough.
See my uploaded photo above of the Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster Primer (from my blog).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Fabulous! This product is my favorite. I used to have thin, short lashes. Then I started to sleep in this every night, and after just four weeks noticed a serious boost in lash thickness and length. My lashes are healthier, longer and denser than ever! Maybe not amazing as a primer, but the conditioning and enhancing effects that take place with regular use are worth it! I would suggest using cils booster as a regular daily primer and powerbooster as a nightly treatment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Like others in here, I dont understand how everyone likes this stuff. Its a hot mess to deal with and apply. If I let the primer dry, its clumpy, if I apply right after application (which is wet) the mascara doesnt cover all the white. Horrible. Never will I buy again and I could cry to think I spent nearly $40 in this stuff. Dont buy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am so disappointed with this. I can't believe how high the reviews are...I don't know why it doesn't work for me. As a primer it is horrible - It makes lashes stick together in big clumps, and it is so heavy it weighs them down so they stick straight out. It looks like I have gooey spikes for lashes! the directions say immediately after application put on mascara - but when I do that the white is impossible to cover. So not only do I have spikey goopy lashes, but there is white showing through too! If I put the mascara on when it is dry, it clumps even worse! Even if I don't use the oscillation and put on verrry little, it still makes my lashes look worse than when I just wear my mascara. There's no way around it, I HATE it - and could cry when I think I spent $40 on it! I also hate the design of the wand - it is very hard to hold the oscillation button down while applying it to the lashes -very awkward - why didn't they take notes from Estee Lauder, whose oscillation mascara is fantastic and there is NO button you have to hold down? I will admit, this product does one good thing - it conditions my lashes & makes them soft. But then, so does my $6 eyelash gel from Silk Naturals! No, I will NEVER buy this product again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love. Worth every penny, too bad it's not cheaper though!! Seriously makes your lashes look almost fake. Lengthens, thickens and holds shape ALL DAY. I use this with Chanel Inimitable mascara with truly amazing results. Cons: price, and wish the brush (bristle part) was just a tad less flexible. Overall, it has beaten every other mascara primer I've used (my last fave was Kate Mascara Base). Will for sure repurchase unless something of equal quality and lower price comes out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have been using this product for the past couple of months now. I have never used primer for eyelashes even though my lashes are quite short. It is definitely a good idea to use primer if you have eyelashes like mine. It does make even the cheapest mascara out there to outdo itself - it really makes a difference. Yet I can;t really say that this buzzing wand makes a difference in a primer or a mascara. I don;t see anything amazing just an annoying noise it makes when you apply it. Overall I d say yes to an eyelash primer, but whether it is lancome or anything else, it doesn't really matter. I d actually suggest you invest in a primer rather than a v, expensive mascara. god is in the details, as they say.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Silver, Fine Eyes: Green
This was just "ok" in my opinion. I have used cils booster for years. Even before when it was called fortecils more than 15 years ago. Anyway, the sales associate said, "throw away your eyelash curler, this stuff is a miracle!" Eh, not so much. It is better than the regular cils booster and the oscillating applicator does cover everything but throw away the eyelash curler? Nope. And when you do curl, they don't STAY curled. Honestly, I would probably think it was the bomb if I didn't know about Shiseido's Mascara Base which is BY FAR better. When you curl your lashes and use the SMB, they stay curled. You can even use cheap, crappy mascara and your lashes look great. Save your money on this one and purchase the Shiseido, it is clear and you don't get the white "show through" business that just looks terrible.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Very mixed feeling about this.
Well, it only works for me if I put this on starting from the middle of my lashes and pull it up to lengthen my lashes. It does a pretty decent job.
But if I curl my lashes then put the primer right from the roots of my lashes, it start to weight down my lashes, plus the mascara I put on top of the primer, it just send my naturally stiff & straight downward pointing asian lashes right to to its original state, grrrr!
So over all:
Lengthen and volumize lashes well.
Very nourishing formula.
Pretty decent wand even without the whole vibrating deal.
Tend to weight down eyelashes if you don't have naturally curly eyelashes.
The vibration wand thing is a little gimmicky for me. Didn't really do anything extra. ---AKA I paid for it for nothing.:(