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Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer Mascara
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on 6/17/2017 10:36:00 PM
More reviews by Magapurna
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Grey, Straight, Medium
I bought this out of curiosity on a trip to the US and I'm not at all impressed. It doesn't seem to do much in terms of enhancing mascara - neither in terms of volume nor length so I'm actually rather intrigued by some of the very positive reviews. I've tried it with 4 different mascaras, including one by ELF, but haven't really seen much of a difference. The packaging is nice but the brush feels too stiff/hard. I have since discovered L'Oreal Voluminous Primer and even though it's much more expensive, it really works, at least for me.
on 4/19/2016 7:00:00 AM
More reviews by SithLady
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I've not seen this available in Canada, so ordered it from the States. I won't bother to do so again.First of all, the BRUSH is not pleasant to use. It reminds me of original Great Lash mascara's short spoolie brush, but HARDER, and liable to scratch your cornea. Way too hard and course; didn't distribute product well!The slim handle has a nice length and weight to it, however.I like primers which easily, comfortably distribute product through my lashes—like a volumizing, dense, teddy bear brush, or akin to original Smashbox Lash Primer's brush. E.L.F.'s primer did help my mascaras resist flaking, but did not condition, give volume, or length. I'm giving it a 2/5, simply for keeping mascara in place. That's it.
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on 9/23/2015 8:26:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Awesome!! Came in my elf subscription box. This stuff helps hold a curl & gives the illusion of length by coating lashes. It is white initially yes but it dries which takes a bit yes but it's then takes on the appearance of clear. I do use elf mascara on occasion but normally I use Estée Lauder sumptuous mascara as of lately coz it was in a Macy's EL GWP w the elf waterproofing top coat which also is amazing & was in my previous elf sub box in July. Combining this primer, a good mascara & the elf top coat I have a really great lash routine. It takes about 3-4 minutes total time to go do but ur mascara will look so good. It's not too wet neither but it does look like a small container not sure how long it's gonna last but I would repurchase. I've never used much in the way of lash primers except a long time ago there was a DS mascara (don't remember brand I think loreal) that was dual ended w primer I don't remember being too wowed but this stuff is so good. <$5!! The key is to have an already good-decent mascara imho it doesn't improve s--t mascaras.
on 8/13/2015 12:09:00 AM
More reviews by Lucylu18
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was quite disappointed with this mascara primer, I have used it a couple of times and didn't notice any visible difference with my lashes. I also found it strange how the actual product is white and it makes your lashes white upon application.The tube itself looks quite nice and the wand is very easy to use (high points for packaging) but unfortunately the 'primer' aspect did nothing for me and feel like it was a waste of money even though it was under $10.That's why I give it 2/5 and won't be buying this again. Not my favourite E.L.F product at all.
on 8/8/2015 2:27:00 PM
More reviews by leoisillon
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
This is fantastic! I absolutely notice a difference in my lashes when I use this before applying my mascara. I makes them more full, the mascara I put on top doesn't clump as much, and it helps keep my lashes conditioned. It's only $3.00 so you cannot beat that! I love this product and will repurchase when I run out.
on 7/21/2015 5:48:00 PM
More reviews by DurrtyLadle
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I got this in hopes it would help my actual mascara look extra dark and dramatic. I have naturally STRAIGHT lashes that I have to curl, curl, curl and hold up with waterproof mascara. When I put this primer on, it instantly took the curl out of my lashes and made them wet and droopy.Not ideal for someone with straight lashes.
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on 7/18/2015 5:41:00 PM
More reviews by hlnwnyn
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Other
Tried this out of curiosity and it's really cheap which is always good. Read a lot of complaints about how little product the brush seemed to put on lashes. I solved that with a zig zag motion while brushing it on to deposit more product on lashes and brushing both top and bottom of lashes. While applying it noticed it didn't clump or look like white goop all over my lashes. I put this as a reference for people and I consider it neither good nor bad about the product.My impression is that this product eliminates the need of an extra coat. So with my favorite mascaras if I use 2-3 coats usually with the primer I need 1-2 coats. For example I first tried this with Cover Girl Remarkable Professional Washable Waterproof mascara. I like that product but I have to really layer it with three coats for it to get volume I want. With the e.l.f. mascara primer I needed two coats at the most. It helped the curl keep longer too. With the new Cover Girl Supersizer one coat gives me the look that I would need two coats for without it. Best of all with the Supersizer and primer I can put two coats of the Supersizer on for a more dramatic look. There is no putting on three coats for me with the Supersizer. It clumps like crazy and the third coat is combed out anyway with my metal mascara comb. And yes it did seem to help this mascara hold the curl longer too. As for primer helping my mascara stay on longer I can't say. I never had a problem with either Cover Girl Remarkable Professional or Supersizer not staying on my lashes all day. That's why I use them!As a test I bought a lengthening mascara to see if it could help it in volume. I bought Maybelline Stiletto waterproof. In itself the mascara is nothing special with not much volume. With the primer it helped to get more volume so that my lashes did pop more. It didn't make the mascara spectacular but it did make it acceptable. Frankly though you can get a better effect by putting your favorite volumizing mascara on top of your favorite lengthening mascara.Packaging of this primer makes me angry. I get that e.l.f. wants to keep the price low but they did it by giving us less than 2/3 the amount of a regular full mascara tube AND they hid that by putting a LONG handle on the brush. Cheap trick, e.l.f!UPDATE: Beware! When this product gets low in the tube and dry up like all mascaras products inevitably do it actually makes your current mascara worse! It'll make the application clumpy like heck. Considering how little product e.l.f. gives this mascara primer will dry out very fast. Don't bother with this.
on 6/7/2015 12:24:00 PM
More reviews by ajax5455
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This primer did next to nothing for me. I barely see any product on my lashes and I don't see any difference in my mascara. For me, the better ELF product is the Studio Lash Extending Mascara, worn in conjunction with a more volumizing mascara.
on 1/12/2015 4:07:00 AM
More reviews by msyu
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This primer is worth the money and more.
on 12/13/2014 11:27:00 PM
More reviews by clairedelalune
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is an everyday staple for me. If you have a trouble taming your lashes with tools and brushes, you absolutely need this primer.What it does: Keep mascara in place and prevents smudging. Curls your lashes perfectly, adds volume and length. Goes on clear with no clumps and separates lashes. It's a steal at $3 US. What it doesn't do: Keeps the mascara on your lashes for the entire day. Lightweight. Allow you to wear it alone.
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