Tips on How to Use Eyelash Primer
Do not let last primer dry before putting on mascara! Coat all of your lashes sweeping from side to side to make sure, over and under ensuring every lash is fully covered. Quickly grab your mascara and coat that all over being sure to cover the white lash primer.
Also know, do you put mascara on while primer is wet or dry?
Apply your mascara of choice on top (we like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara), before the primer fully dries — this is why you want to work one eye at a time. Doing so will help keep your lashes clump-free.
Similarly one may ask, do you curl your lashes before primer?
“Applying primer first conditions lashes and prevents breakage—and actually helps lashes curl more because they are malleable,” says makeup legend Laura Geller. Still not convinced? “Think of a lash curler like prepping your skin with moisturizer or primer before you apply foundation,” says Surratt.
How long do you wait after applying eyelash primer?
‘Eyelash primers give your lashes a new surface to adhere to,’ says Nam Vo, Global Artistry Ambassador for Marc Jacobs. ‘Yes, it’s another step in your beauty regime. But eyelash primers ensure that when you layer mascara on top, it goes on clump free. Plus, they seal your mascara in place.
A mascara primer is either white or transparent. The white color of the mascara primer gets covered and goes away immediately when you add your black or colored mascara. It’s actually easier to see which part of the lashes is uncovered with primer well because of its white texture.
Can you wear primer without makeup? Um, hell, yes you can! If you’re using a water-based primer, you’re basically just adding another layer of moisture to your skin (and maybe even some color-correcting or brightening powers, depending on the formula you get), which is always a plus.
After sweeping a primer through your lashes, you’ll find they appear longer, thicker and have a better curl. Plus, covering the eyelashes in a good coating of primer will help to lock your mascara in place for longer. These handy tubes are also the answer to big, bushy eyebrows.
Let the primer dry before putting on foundation. Wait about two to three minutes for the primer to soak into the skin before adding in another layer of makeup. Some primers or creams have a rich texture and they might need some time to set on the skin.
If you find you’re still having clump-problems, you might not be waiting long enough between coats of mascara. Allow each to dry completely (this takes between thirty seconds to a minute) before applying the next.
Primer is your friend
No matter your skin type, Moore says that priming your eyes and under eyes is key to prevent smudging, as this will prevent oils from seeping into your mascara and affecting the formula.