Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It does what it says!
This isn't anything groundbreaking and it's definitely not something you NEED to run out and buy right now...but it is an awesome product that does exactly what it advertises. I liked the lash paradise mascara so much that I figured I'd try this too, and I can tell that it makes a noticeable difference. My lashes look good anyway with just the mascara, the primer just makes them next level. The primer smells nice (like roses), goes on pinkish white, the brush is soft, it separates and adds more volume than the mascara alone. The mascara also covers the primer completely and adds crazy length. Overall I really like it and will keep using it.
Most Helpful Critical Review Creates Volume, but not my Go-To Primer
I've used my fair share of eyelash primers and was really excited to give this Lash Paradise by L'Oreal a try, especially considering it would be much more affordable than my usual primers. I'm always on the lookout for quality drugstore makeup products and love saving money wherever I can. I was impressed by how this product decreased mascara flaking and smearing, however, I did not like the appearance it gave my lashes once I had mascara on.
I found the primer to be heavy and chunky, and the wand was unable to apply the product thinly and equally across my lashes. Combing them with an eyelash brush before and after mascara did help with this problem, though. Even after that, I still thought it made my lashes appear spidery, unnatural, and clumped, no matter what mascara I used. ( I also found no difference in clumpiness after applying mascara to wet/freshly "primed" lashes, vs dry and primed). Some people like the "spidery" look though, and if that is you, then you would love this primer- it will make your mascara stay put the entire night.
-Zero eye irritation, making this an ideal product for those with sensitive skin or eyes.
-Your mascara is not going anywhere anytime soon if you have this primer on!
-Affordable price range (at least $15 cheaper than high-end makeup brands!)
-Creates the appearance of thicker lashes and a fuller fringe.
-Made eyelashes look chunky, crunchy, and unnatural after applying mascara. Remedied by spending a fair amount of time combing lashes with an eyelash comb, though.
-Definitely increased volume, but made my normally long lashes appear stubby and short. Not much length improvement.
-Difficult to coat lashes evenly with product.
I used tried the primer with about seven different mascaras, mostly high-end brands. All yielded about the same results and overall they all looked better when worn without this L'Oreal primer.
For right now, I plan on sticking with my current eyelash primer, but I hope L'Oreal might consider reformulating this product so it is smoother and less clumpy. For sure, L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer got the "longevity" part of the primer right, but it definitely missed on creating a naturally everyday full fringe look for lashes.
So overall, if you desperately need an eyelash primer in a tight budget, this product will get the job done. You will have to spend more time in the mirror brushing through your lashes to make them more natural and less clumpy, but if you have the time to do so, this primer may very be worth your while.
Reviewed by 639 customers My New Favorite Lash Primer
Emily C from Alexandria, MN
This lash primer is my new go to! I like how the brush is shaped because it gives my lashes the curl and volume they need! I have very short lashes and this primer helped my eye lashes look longer and conditioned them evenly. The application was easy and all I needed was one swipe to cover all of my lashes! The formula is lightweight and does not flake off. I think this primer helped my mascara go on my lashes more evenly!
Dries in Pink Globs on Lashes
Just facts ma'am. from San Diego
I assumed the pink would dry clear. It looks like pink gloppy frosting on my lashes.
I didn't buy it from Ulta. I can't return it. I can't believe Loreal is even selling this. I don't know why anyone would want globs of pink mush on their lashes. It's unbelievable.
I would buy this product again
None from Albany GA
The extra volume it gives my lashes
C in Lincoln from Lincoln, NE
this is the best lash primer I have used. it leaves my lashes lengthened and volumized, and not too stiff for mascara. outstanding results. buying again!
Love it...will purchase again
No Lashes from Houston
Love the base...it help gives eyelashes length
Stephanie from Norman, OK
I've heard great things about this primer. I just didn't like how it hardened my lashes. When I put on mascara it didn't go on smooth and it was clumpy due to the primer.
I would buy this product again.
Dee from el paso texas
A must need for use before applying mascara!
Didnt work for me :(
ayla from wisconsin
It went onto my lashes like alot of light pink goo and didnt rly do the job
Britt B. from Loveland,Co
Love Love Love this primer!!! it gives a great base for mascara, I pair it with 1 layer of Maybelline Falsies lash lift and 1 layer of L'Oreal Lash Paradise for big dramatic lashes!!
Not for straight lashes
Amanda from Ohio
If you have naturally straight lashes that you always have to curl and only waterproof mascara will keep your curl, this is not for you. Lashes will go back straight almost instantly. I gave it 3 stars because it definitely gives volume and length; would work for someone with naturally curled lashes.
ds from Texas
Love using two coats before I apply my mascara. Creates very good volume!
Makes my eyes burn
Kate from San Diego, CA
I love the lash paradise waterproof mascara but for some reason when I pair this primer with it my eyes burn all day! Blek! Just gonna stick with the mascara solo!
Love using this with the Voluminous Mascara!
Jen S from Johnstown, PA
This primer and the mascara are amazing together! 10/10 for me!
Highly recommend this!
Mama B from Alaska
This made a huge difference in my lashes. I will definitely continue to use this.
I always buy this product.
Nancy from Texas
I never use mascara without this primer.
hburke16 from Durango, CO
Love this stuff! Works great for a great price!
Emma from Wisconsin
This product works really well to make my lashes incredibly long before I add my mascara. Only con is if you are sensitive to fragrance, this does have a rather strong rose scent. I like it, but just a heads up!
NOT FOR STRAIGHT LASHES!
Emily from New Jersey
I initially bought this mascara after using the L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara in the waterproof version. I LOVE the mascara, which held my lashes up for the entire day, so I wanted to see if the primer would add more length or volume to my relatively short lashes. I was also intrigued by the fact that it had rose oil infused in it. After curling my lashes like I normally do, I took the wand out of the tube and it picked up A LOT of product on the wand. That wasn't a deal breaker to me -- when I applied the primer onto my lashes, I felt the weight and immediately thought -- uh oh! As I expected, my lashes had lost the curl and went back to being straight and stubborn. When I applied the mascara, I had to put many coats on to cover the white primer, which was very inconvenient and unflattering. It did add volume, but not necessarily in a flattering way. It was getting too wet and clumpy, and the volume could come from me reapplying the mascara many times to cover up the white primer.
Overall, it might work for someone with naturally curly lashes that wants more volume, but it just did not work for me. I tried applying less, and it just doesn't seem to work no matter how many times I tried.
Ella from U.S.
I just absolutely love this. Makes it so when I put on my mascara, it's thick and voluminous the way I like it
Best mascara primer I've ever used
Shopper from Franklin Lakes, NJ
I love that I can use this with any mascara to elevate the results, figuratively and literally!
A must have to pair with Lash Paradise Mascara
Crystal from Detroit, Mi
I love mascara primer. I think it sets the table for getting your lashes nice and voluminous so that way when you put your mascara on, there isn't a need to put on a bunch of costs resulting in voluminous sure, but chunky flaky lashes
This primer goes on so well and immediately makes my eyelashes long and thick. When I add the Lash Paradise mascara, I really only need a coat or two and it looks so good. Always get compliments on my lashes with this pair vs when I was using Too Faced, better than sex
Did not work for me
San D from Texas
It was so thick, my lashes lost the curl from my eyelash curler.
A must have!!
Lina from New York, NY
I'm already on my second tube of this stuff. It's great!! I apply it and let it sit for a minute then I apply my mascara. I've noticed a huge difference after using this primer. I've used high end primer mascara but this L'Oréal one is a must buy and way better than the high end ones. Makes your lashes fuller in an instance.
Gives your lashes the volume you always wanted!!
Beauty beyond the face from South Carolina
I never knew mascara primer exist, but now that I do I can't not imagine my makeup bag with out it!!
Really makes a difference
Deborah from san jose ca
This is the first lash primer I have used that actually works and makes a difference. I have used Lancome, Dior and some others and this one beats them all. With the others, I noticed no difference after I put the mascara on. Yet, with this one, it makes my lashes much longer and thicker. I love this and the price is so reasonable compared to the high end brands.