Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review New Favorite
For having only used 3 times now, I can already determine this is the best lash primer I have tried. I much prefer the violet color to a white one because it's not quite as noticeable if you miss coating the tip of one of your lashes--but don't realize it you're out the door. I'm at the age where I need to use ultra moisturizing eye creams. I slather it on my entire orbital area including all the space between my eye lashes and my eyebrows. I have long eyelashes, so if I don't use primer, my mascara will always transfer to the space under my eyebrows--leaving me with vertical black lines all over my brow bone. I don't like to wear waterproof mascara because it's more difficult to remove, and often results in the loss of a couple eyelashes when taking it off. Using a primer gives me the same long wear as a waterproof mascara, minus the difficult removal, plus added benefits of lash conditioners and fortifiers. I would definitely recommend this product to people who like lash primers. The design of the brush head is unique--it has a short bristle side and a really short bristle side, so it really does catch every lash. I only apply one coat of mascara after using this primer, and it makes my lashes look longer, thicker, and silkier.
Most Helpful Critical Review NOT how a primer is supposed to work!!!
This goes on very clumpy, and it is not easy to separate once it is already on the lashes. It does not dry colorless all the way either. After I put on my mascara, I notice that I still have purplish-white patches in my lashes that have retained the color of the primer. However, my biggest problem with this primer is how FLAKY it is. As soon as I apply my mascara, I notice that I have little dried out "balls" of mascara at the tips of my lashes. I am 99% sure that this primer is causing this, because I have done my makeup with and without this primer and it only happens when I use it. I originally bought this primer so that I could switch to a cruelty-free product, but I was severely disappointed.
I already have naturally long lashes. Primers usually accent the natural length of them, and highlight their thickness. This primer honestly makes my lashes look shorter and more spindly because of how flaky and drying it is. It also does not hold lash shape at all, which is what I value most in a primer. Don't waste your money.
Reviewed by 127 customers I can see my lashes!
Maya from Undisclosed
I have sparse, short lashes that no amount of mascara will make visible. I have used allegedly lash-building products before that made my lashes stiff and caused them to break off when I removed the mascara. For me, this is a fabulous find: Two coats of this lovely product and one of my favorite mascara (of the flexible variety) and I can actually see my lashes. And they stay flexible and do not break when I remove the mascara.
sarah from Michigan
I got this for free from ordering a bunch of things from milani awhile ago, I've never really liked lash primers. This one is great! I have long lashes to begin with but it helps hold the curl of the lash a lot better!
Voodoo928 from Las Vegas
This product is hard to work with and did not work as expected.
Not my favorite
Brittany from Colorado Springs
So I saw a lot of reviews about the consistency and the brush and whatnot, but that wasn't my issue. It got dry and clumpy and didn't do anything good for my mascara. So three stars it is.
Smells great but got an allergic reaction
Sam from Los Angeles, CA
I decided to try this primer because I was a long time user of Tarte's eyelash primer. I loved the product at first but soon found out that its wonderful scent came with a cost, it caused my eyes irritation and itchiness. If you don't have sensitive eyes then I would recommend.
Good from Oklahoma
So this primer does a wonderful job, it definitely keeps my mascara on all day!! But it's messy, the packaging is just not it. Something needs to change cause this would have 5 stars if it wasn't messy.
Great primer! I love it!
Clau from McAllen, Tx
I love it! I decide to give it a try and switch my Channel mascara primer for the Milani primer, and I'm surprised and happy for switching. I love it!! Great price and excellent primer!!
Marci from Washington
This is the first eyelash primer I've used so I don't have any comparison but I like it! Lashes look fuller and longer!
Leah from Las Vegas
It does it's job, but a lot comes out on the wand which can be messy. It does primer my lashes and it last all day. Only downside is the application can be extremely messy.
Beth from Undisclosed
K8l8 from Portland, OR
Typically I use L'Oreal lash primer. I tried this because there was a slight difference in price, I was curious about the formula and I'm kind of a sucker for purple.
I like the formula, though I find it's better to let it sit on my lashes for a few minutes before applying mascara. If I don't wait, it mixes with my mascara and it's a mess. I think I still like L'Oreal better, but I'm going to keep working with this one to see if my issues are with the formula or Me, the one applying.
Thickening and a bit lengthening
Jodi from Washington
This is a Lavender primer. The wand has a flat side to lay on the product and nice firm bristles to extend it through your lashes.
B from Wisconsin
this product works really well, but way too much product comes out on the applicator
Didn't work too great
Typical Tiff from Honolulu, HI
I had high hopes for this product, but it didn't work for me. My eyelashes tend to go down, so I need to use an eyelash curler to get a good curl. After applying the primer, it no longer holds the curl and my lashes go back down after it dries. When I applied the mascara without the primer, it worked better. The only thing I liked about this product was that it did add a little bit more volume and it applies smoothly.
Blackwiddah from Fall River,MA
I generally like Milani products as a drugsrore brand. This is a nice primer, smells good, doesn't make your lashes stiff and doesn't show through. It also lasts all day.
I like it
Teresa from Undisclosed
Still getting used to this primer but it is a very thick light lavender.
I wanted it to be the one
Ally1181 from NYC
I love the formula of this primer, but the packaging is horrible as there is SO MUCH product that comes out on the wand, I end up spending way too much time trying to scrape it off so it doesn't clump onto my lashes, which just creates a mess and a waste of product. Very frustrating because on the first of second use of a new tube, it applies beautifully and I love what it does for my lashes, but once product starts to build on the wand by use three, it's game over.
K from Idaho
I've used a lot of primers. And I was super excited to try this one the brush is unique and the idea of it being purple was interesting. But this was just a miss unfortunately. It clumps so bad no matter what mascara I put on top of it I ended up with spider lashes. And not to mention none of my mascaras flake on me but when worn with this I was flaking within 1-2 hours. 100% will be returning :(
Mary from Dearborn Heights, MI
I've tried several primers and my go to was Urban Decay but its a little pricey, so I tried this one, great price, works really well, lengthens and conditions my lashes. My only issues are too much primer comes out of the tube when you pull the wand out, its like its missing a piece to control how much primer comes out, also not a fan of the the brush, not sure why the short brush side is really needed.
Anna from Chicago
So much product comes out on the wand and it makes my lashes look icky.
This is all I can say!
Layla from Washington State
Luv2Sun from Ky
I returned this product because it was gloppy and made my lashes look awful. I usually buy Maybeline primer but it was out of stock.
Best eyelash primer
Susan from Naples, FL
This lengthens and volumes my eyelashes with any mascara I use.
Erin from Anchorage
When I put my mascara on top of it once it dried it flashed by the end of the night I barely had any mascara left on. I definitely do not recommend this and I like the Milani products
wow this worked very well
lbuclaire from Chicago, IL
i was surprised how much this helped my mascara look. I used the same mascara the night before without the primer and wow there is a serious difference. This helped my lashes to look even longer and fuller. The color did not show once I applied the mascara. This might be my new go to lash primer especially since its drugstore brand/a good price!