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Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer Mascara
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
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on 5/28/2017 12:15:00 PM
More reviews by jzbogucka
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
My first ever eyelash primer and I'm quite impressed. Definitely does the job of thickening them, preventing any flaking and making the mascara stay for longer. I find it works better with some mascaras than with other, and this does not depend on the quality of mascara.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/21/2017 7:15:00 AM
More reviews by MissHumoresque
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Formula too think and clumpy and after a month of use 50% of the product remains stuck in the tube : (
on 12/24/2015 3:24:00 PM
More reviews by janete627
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Although this primer does a great job at priming your lashes it will irritate the heck out of your eyes. I've been using this for several years because I did love how my lashes looked, but my eyes were always irritated and puffy. I never thought it would be this, but it took me a few years to figure it out. I kept changing concealers, eye creams, eye makeup, etc and all along it was this primer. Disappointing 'cause my lashes looked gorgeous.
on 4/11/2015 2:52:00 PM
More reviews by Sapphirecoqui
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Other
It's ok. It does add some volume and length. My issue with it is that it can actually clump and it stuck your lashes together. I have to get another primer that has a comb and comb through my lashes. It can be a real hassle. I don't know if I would buy it again.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/10/2015 7:17:00 PM
More reviews by pattida1
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I wish we could write "general" / "overall" reviews. Regarding lash/mascara primers, they DO work and well! My one concern is that directions for use say to apply and then apply mascara within 30 seconds. I have tested this many times with different brands and I highly recommend that you apply the primer, apply all of your makeup, do your hair...THEN apply the mascara. I swear that people think that I am wearing false lashes! I wish I could post a pic! For extra effect, after the primer dries, apply more, let it dry THEN apply the mascara!Any brand!
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 11/8/2014 10:52:00 AM
More reviews by PrettyPout
Age: 56 & Over
Really makes lashes appear longer. Use sparingly for everyday or double coat for dramatic evening wear
on 8/13/2014 2:25:00 PM
More reviews by kittypasa
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I very much liked this primer, even better than the Lancome version. It really makes a difference with my lashes. It makes them a little more defined, smooth, and a minimizes small clumps when applying mascara. I only gave it four stars rather than five because the brush somewhat sticks the lashes together. Therefore, I use it with an independent silicone lash brush, the ones that have tiny silicone bristles, to keep my lashes completely separated. Aside from that, I think it is well-worth the investment. Also, I tried it with the Younique mascara and I think the mascara looked better than when I applied regular mascara underneath the Younique one (which is what the instructions say to do). It also works great under the MAC Studio Fix mascara.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/11/2014 3:37:00 PM
More reviews by cashmerecatt
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I received this as a gift and initially really liked it because it really did give my lashes noticeable length and volume. I also love that I am able to use it underneath any mascara (it works well under my BareMinerals Lash Domination in particular). However, I've had to discontinue using this lash primer because I am pretty sure it gave me styes on my eyelids. I literally had three painful itchy bumps on one eye and two on the other, and this was the only thing I've used different.If you decide to use this I would recommend making sure you try to keep it off the skin of your eyelids and thoroughly take all of it off before bed...
on 1/6/2014 3:30:00 AM
More reviews by Ferrishyn
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
This is good stuff but it went bad quickly. I am looking for a new one currently that is cheaper. This primer really does what it says and seems to makes my lashes longer and fuller and resemble false lashes.
on 7/20/2013 12:51:00 AM
More reviews by ckb
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
I purchased this primer hoping to find a cheaper alternative to my favorite mascara primer (Lancome Cils XL) and this one just fell 100% short. Your mascara doesn't even have a chance of looking smooth with this primer. It applies clumpy and doesn't even compare to the amazing Lancome product. Pass on this.
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