I want to find an amazing lash primer – Shiseido Lash Base was always my first choice but since they have reformulated it, I am looking for a worthy predecessor.
I tend to avoid mainstream brand primers, I mean, high street/drug store brands, or even Lancome, Clinique, Chanel, Urban Decay primers because I find they are that sort of gloopy white formula that is far too heavy for my lashes.
STOP REFORMULATING STUFF THAT WORKS. END.
But here I am anyway with Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum:
I love Dior Mascara!
Instantly, its unique formula works like an incredible replumping coat to thicken the lashes. Lashes are immediately curled, thickened, lengthened and ideally prepared to magnify the effect of the mascara and maximize its hold. Proven results: visibly longer lashes and up to two times more volume.
The brush is interesting – it’s a plastic comb, and the formula is indeed, that gloopy white stuff but it has a plastic feel to it. If you were to feel the primer between your fingers, it’s almost a little glue like.
What I want from a primer is:
- It MUST hold curl
- It must be non crunchy
Here it is on my lashes:
I really feel that whilst this primer isn’t a gloopy mess like some white primers are, it is still fairly heavy to use and therefore weighs down my curl. Not completely but it doesn’t enhance it.
It definitely adds body to the lashes, but makes them stick together too. On someone elses lashes perhaps, thicker and longer lashes, it may work. On me it was a struggle.
I even tried quickly applying this then slapping on a mascara that I know holds curl well and the result was still, less curl and a slightly hard and plastic-y.
On the lashes:
For me it adds volume but requires a bit of work to easy through the clumps. It didn’t help with curl so for me, it’s a little pointless.
This costs £22 from Dior counters.