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Estée Lauder Little Black Primer - Tint. Amplify. Set. Tinted black, so you can use it on its own.
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Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
I tried it to see if it could be used as an alternative to mascara. It darkened my lashes and lengthened them slightly. It creates a nice finished appearance when you don't want a heavily made up look. It lasted all day and didn't flake or create those black undereye circles mascara can sometimes do. Under mascara I expect it to be better than the white cream product as you can see it easier on your lashes and know you have applied it to all lashes.
Little Black Primer does not compare with Lash Primer Plus. LPP is much better (despite it is a white creme). I apply LPP first and then Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara. They work perfectly together. I have fine lashes, and these two products create voluminized, long, normal-looking lashes for me!
The new LBP? Not so. It applies thinly and not gloppy (this is good), but when I apply my Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof mascara on top, my lashes went in different directions and got worse after everything dried (no, Sumptuous Ex did not do this). Plus, my lashes stayed that way all day and looked quite bad. They looked like miniature, crooked twigs! I am a professional and know how to apply MU. Am returning the new LBP. LPP does not do this to my lashes, and I shall stick with my tried and true.
Because of the performance, I would not even think of using the new LBP in any of the three, suggested ways. This is what I experienced using the product. It will probably work for some but not for others.
Janna from Oklahoma City, Ok
Was glad when they changed this from a white primer to black. Works much better this way!
momtoAmelia from Atlanta, GA
Do not waste your money on this product! I was a HUGE fan of the white primer! I used it for years and loved it. This new primer is a complete waste of money. It does not function as a primer to condition or separate the lashes like the white primer did. It is nothing more than a very light coat of mascara. It does not function as a primer at all like the old kind did. Why change a good thing? I will be switching to another brand of primer from now on. Very disappointing!
Deb from TN from Knoxville
This sets my mascara while amplifying and stops the flaking and bleeding of my mascara
Dina from Murphy NC
I use this as my mascara for day time. I love the curve in the brush, it gets every lash and coats them in the black tint. Love it ! I'm a Estee E List member
nshmagic from Seattle
I have to start out by saying I loved the white primer EL used to carry and this is no comparison. I have thin lashes and this primer does nothing for them. It is much thinner than the previous product and I find that it does not apply to my lashes very well. I wouldn't even consider it a primer. It takes several layers to even notice that it is on. I was really looking forward to using this new primer but am extremely disappointed, especially for the price!. I will stick with the $5 over the counter brand that does really makes a difference.
Kathi S. from APACHE JUNCTION
I Love that this primer is BLACK!! (Have you used those white ones that just peek through when you apply mascara on top?? I hate that!)
Some days I literally just use this and no mascara, it does just what it says "Tints & Amplifies"!
Von from Frankfort, KY
The primer wears as well as a mascara. I wear it alone for everyday and under Sumptuous Infinite for a glam look. My eyes water from allergies but this little tube doesn't run AND removes easily with eye remover. Thank you, Estée Lauder!!
Pig from Covina Ca
I absolutely Love this primer! Going on my 6th tube and I will always repurchase. I have super sensitive eyes and this primer is awesome. You can use it as a everyday light mascara that coats the lashes or I wear it with other mascaras. Literally, ALL mascara's smear and flake on me and this really helps the mascaras hold in place. *Just keep in mind, when you freshly open a new tube you may think it's not all that, but let the air hit it and continue using and you will see the difference… just give it a chance!
LisaPizza from So Cal
Does an excellent job with no white fibers peaking out. Helps my Thrive and Sky High mascaras last all day and night.
lynn53 from Houston TX
Loved the old primer. Absolutely hate this. The brush is awful and mascara always ends up underneath my eyes with this. Doesn't do a thing. Hope you will consider bringing back Lash Primer Plus! It was a much better product. In the meantime I'll be looking at different vendors for this.
megapax from New York, NY
I've been a fan of EL mascara primer for years. So disappointed that this is the only primer available. The results are just...meh. I'm going to have to find another brand.
WandaVision from Miami, Fl
Alright folks, I never leave a review but I had to for this amazing producir used for years. Don't listen to bad reviews out there if any. This is the only product in the market literally the ONLY that doesn't flake or come off (truly water proof) you could even lie and say to people that those are naturally lashes and you were just born that way, but in reality it's the little black primer giving you that those amazing long lushes lashes!
Tereasa from San Diego
I have used Estée Lauder primer for years. I thought it was great that they changed it from white to black. Wrong…..this primer is terrible and a waste of money. I'm sorry they discontinued a product that worked so well for this one.
M Carolyn from Minneapolis, MN
Purchased this item for my sister's birthday. She is very into mascara and caring for her eyelashes. She loved this product so much that she sent me closeup of her eyes with it applied. Love that it acts as both a primer and simple, stand-alone mascara!
Jackie from TN
This is the best! I don't need to use hardly any mascara with this! Works great!
DM from North Conway
I have used Estee Lauder Primer Plus for years and loved it. It is, apparently, no longer available.
Little Black Primer is not a substitute nor is it anything I would recommend. It's really just another mascara with a tiny wand. I do not see a difference in my eye makeup results when I use it. I won't repurchase.
wahinered from AJ, AZ
I've used this Little Black Primer for a while now. I don't want to be without it! My mascara, when applied over this primer, doesn't flake or smear. This primer helps "build" the look of my lashes to look lush. Great product.
Paula M from Holly Springs, NC
This is the only primer/tint I use. I'm on my 6th tube now. I use it daily as a tint & add mascara if needed. If I layer the primer, mascara, primer - it gives me stunning lashes. Thank you EL for always being on top of your game. I am 30+ years loyal.
Morgan from Ypsilanti Mi
This initially is great on lashes, separates and even works instead of mascara when in a rush. But, oh lordy, is this hard to remove. I've used the estee lauder make-up remover, Chanel remover and even regular department store brands and never have any luck.
MontanaCowGirl from Marysville, KS
I have used EL for over 45 years. This is a huge miss for me. You used to have primer that would help lengthen and strengthen and it really did work. This is great for a light look but it is so hard to get off that I lose lashes every time I take it off so it has actually shortened and thinned my lashes. I do use EL eye makeup remover but have to rub so hard that I am afraid I am doing damage to my eye skin. Had to throw it away!
KatieBear from Dallas Texas
I started using primer recently and had one that was white. It was terrible to cover up with mascara. This comes in black! Wow, what a difference it makes!! My mascara stays fuller longer! Highly recommend!
Sophie from CA
This was a dream for me. All I've ever wanted was a mascara that looked completely natural and sleek. This!- this is that product!
It looks so great! Doesn't leave any clumps on my face or in my eyes and it manages to hold its shape remarkably well!
JM from Evanston, IL
I have had the little black primer in my everyday make-up routine for over 7 years. I wear it on it's own, when I want a more natural look, and in conjunction with sumptuous extreme, when I want a more bold look. I simply does't smudge. That is the Best feature.
Loona from Colorado
I cant find another that keeps my eyelashes so curled. I spend a lot of time looking up and comparing tested mascaras, and I honestly wish I could find another like it thats cheaper. But nothing else is so clean and clumpless. IK its probably made of pure petroleum but it really seals smoothly. It actually barely gets clumps even when the mixture is dried out. I love it, but its impossible to remove with ordinary face wipes.
Mrs High Maintenance. from GA
This product is the most surprising item I've used in years. I've never got the point of a mascara primer apparently because I hadn't tried this yet. Mascara no longer budges - no smears after lunch, no flakes by 3:00, nothing. And the shape stays too. It's witchcraft!!