We have primers for our foundation and our eyelids, so why not your lashes too? There are several lash primers on the market, meant to be applied before mascara to condition, lengthen and/or volumize. Some are white, some contain fibers or collagen. Mascara king Blinc has recently put out a jet black volumizing primer, Black Lash Primer. I recently got to try this out and here are my results, with photographic evidence!
As you can see, the primer does add a bit of volume. I don’t think it really added any length to speak of, but to be fair, it is described as “jet black volume”. I liked that it was black, blending in seamlessly with any black mascara. The consistency is thin, which I liked as well.
The wand made this prone to applying too much and I had to be really careful. I used it on my bottom lashes where it got a little messy. One benefit beyond aesthetics is that it contains Pentapeptide-17, which conditions and encourages lash growth. So there’s that. While I did noticed increased volume, mainly near the roots, I just don’t think the difference is dramatic enough to justify adding this primer to your mascara routine.
Overall, if you have $26.00 burning a hole in your pocket at Sephora, take it and spend it on a different lash primer or a baller mascara. Here are some better, cheaper lash primer bets!