Rated 4.09 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT!
This product is FLAWLESS. I have been a long time user of the Smashbox Lash Primer and was horrified to learn that they had redesigned the tube/applicator. I even wrote a bad review of this one (redesigned packaging) in protest of the new applicator. I tried out other lash primers after Smashbox re-released this one, but I could never find anything that lengthened my lashes so perfectly, or could keep my mascara on for 14 hours. I caved... and bought the product in its new packaging. Let me just say, WOW, WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT! I had no idea the plastic applicator would work so perfectly! My lashes are longer and fuller than ever, and I spend significantly less time with the plastic brush (new applicator) compared to the old brush. For once, a company actually made an improvement to an already near-perfect product! Yes, the price has increased by $3, but it is so worth it. I actually feel like this tube lasts longer, and the performance is spectacular! Smashbox, don't ever stop making this - I'll be a buyer for life!
Most Helpful Critical Review Revised product is definitely inferior
I have purchased this product regularly for at least 5 years. I would have given it 5 stars during that time. However, when I reordered additional product recently, I found that it has changed. Granted, the quantity of product is greater (nice!), but the tube is large and clumbsy. The worst part is that the applicator is all plastic and very bulky - large spikes on one side and plastic bristles on the rest that resemble a kitchen vegetable brush.
Guess I will have to find a new replacement product.
Reviewed by 135 customers Not ready for primetime
Pretty Reckless from West long branch, NJ
The brush was very stiff and the product seemed dried out. I ended up returning it. Still on the hunt for a good lash primer.
So long lashes!
Staci from Carbondale, IL
Makes my lashes look longer and more full! I am unable to wear fake lashes because I am allergic to the adhesive to apply the lashes.
This is a great option for people like me! I love this! And everyone in a Facebook makeup group swears by it too.. so.. that's gotta mean something.
So long lashes!
Staci from Carbondale Illinois
This makes my eyelashes look so much longer and fuller! I thought "the price is a little much but everyone swears by it in a Facebook makeup group.. so I hope it works for me too."
My favorite primer
RadiantRachel from Wilmington, DE
I have tried a few different mascara primers but this is by far my favorite. I love the application brush and my lashes always look fuller and longer but still natural
Gotta have it!
NikkiKnoy from San Antonio Texas
It's part of my routine for sure! It does exactly what it says it does. I get compliments all the time in my lashes, people wanting to know if their mine. Well their mine.... and smashbox's!!
I would buy this product again
Jessica from Goldendale,WA
Use with any mascara and will intensify the affect in that mascara. My lashes were long and full once I applied the primer and my choice of mascara.
Favorite lash primer
Tracyw83 from North Carolina
I have thin lashes and oily skin. Mascara flakes and runs underneath my eyes, so a mascara primer is a must have for me. I've tried so many different brands (in hopes of finder a cheaper dupe) and I always come back to Smashbox . It's easy to apply, thickens my lashes, prevents flaking and makes my mascara stay put. Plus the tube last forever and doesn't dry out. I highly recommend Smashbox's Photo Finish lash primer.
Miss FiFi from Washington DC
You see, the first few times I used it, my eyes started itching. The last few times I used it, they didn't itch. But, it takes awhile to dry. Then you have to use the just-right mascara or else your lashes will clump. I don't like clumpy lashes. So, I had to be really careful to get a nice even coat of mascara. I can say when it works, it works. So, you just have to try it for yourself 🤷🏼♀️
I would buy this product
Dee Dee from Orlando FL
Easy to use wand with different angles for lashes, dries quickly in order to move forward and apply mascara
LOVE the brush
Nikki from New Jersey
This mascara primer has the most unique, amazing brush that's perfect for separating and fanning out lashes before applying mascara. If you're noticing that your mascara is clumping together and creating 4 awkward spider legs then you need this in your makeup bag! It makes sense that the mascara primer would have a different brush than the regular mascara. You first need to separate your lashes to create that false lash look that mascara alone can't do as well. I was also very pleased with how long my mascara lasted and the size of the tube is definitely worth the money!
Best lash primer
Lex from Boston ma
I love this mascara primer!! My first bottle lasted longer than 6 months which impressed me. Loved how unlike most lash primers it has a side to curl my lashes effectively so I don't have to use a lash curler. Wait time to use mascara is less than a minute and helps mascara go on easier, look nice, and makes it last all day without fallout. Don't need much a little goes a long way, can't tell I even used it once mascara is on.
Brittanee from GA
Increases lashes and makes them stunning. Worth the money. One of my must haves.
Received so many last compliments!
Steff from Florida
Pairs well with all masacaras, I received a compliment on my lashes today!
Sherry from Kentucky
Adds volume and length to your lashes. Also, helps hold the curl in your lashes!
I would really love to buy it again
Christina714 from Riverside
I really like this primer. I was able to use it for the holidays and everyday use. I'm not sure i would buy again as I found it too pricey.
Suzanne from Huntington Beach
Great primer, really makes my lashes smooth and full...
Best lash primer
Lex from Boston ma
I have used this product for over a year now before applying benefit rollerlash or L'Oreal voluminous paradise. For both it works perfectly!! Don't be scared by how white it makes your lashes because that just means it's well coated and after applying mascara will disappear. Makes my mascara last all day and now I skip a curler because it curls my lashes beautifully!! Not a gimmick totally worth the price point because it works and lasts a long time I haven't even needed to buy a second tube yet!!
Becky from Eau claire
Love this!!!! I cant apply fake lashes so this is the second best thing. Just apply a few coats of this and apply any mascara after application, it really adds volume and length.
Found my new lash primer!
Bon from Michigan
Love love love it❣️
Hate the brush
BB2 from Utah
I have used the primer in the past and loved it. The primer now has a different brush that is worthless. I won't buy it again.
Susan S. from US
I bought this specifically because the description said it was translucent. When applied, it goes on white and then somewhat dries clear. However, the tips of my eyelashes dried white - never clear. So, you have to put something over it. Usually, I put my primer on before mascara and then after mascara to prevent smudging and raccoon eyes. I won't be able to do that with this primer. Also, for some odd reason it made my lashes feel heavy. I'm used to wearing primer and I haven't had this happen before.
I would buy over and over
MammaR from Midland tx
Used for daytime but a good primerr
Like it and keeps lashes separated
Su from Florida
Apply daily, dries quickly, add mascara over the top which makes them look even longer.
Jo from St louis mo
Love my lashes!
TheMander from Tampa, FL
Use daily with my lash/mascara routine. When it's not used, can definitely tell the difference; really wakes up the eyes!