Eye Makeup

How to Use a Lash Primer Before Applying Mascara

Even if you’re not a beauty aficionado, chances are you’ve probably heard of face and eye shadow primers. Primers, in general, are pretty cool, as they can help create an even canvas on which to apply makeup. If you’ve ever dealt with patchy coverage, then you know how useful primer can be.

And that brings us to the latest form of primer we’re loving these days: We’re talking about lash primer. Yep, you can use a primer on your lashes before swiping on mascara. Want to know more about what lash primer is and how to use one? You’ve come to just the right place! Keep reading to get the scoop on lash primer and find out exactly how to apply it before using mascara.

What Is Lash Primer?

Like we told you, primer can help create an even base for makeup application. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer has a lightweight, conditioning formula that creates an even base that can help boost the effects of your favorite L’Oréal Paris mascara. Want to try it for yourself? Below, we’re sharing step-by-step instructions for doing so.

How to Apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer

Using a lash primer is seriously easy. Really, it only requires two steps!

Step 1: Apply lash primer. It’s time to apply your mascara base coat—a.k.a. lash primer—to your eyelashes. Just as you would with mascara, place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep upwards. That’s it!

Step 2: Apply your L’Oréal Paris mascara of choice. Once you’re done applying the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer, reach for your favorite L’Oréal Paris mascara and apply it your lashes. Here are a few different types of mascara to choose from. Choose the one that suits your needs best!

False fiber mascara: The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes™ Mascara has a lash-sculpting fiber formula that adheres to lashes for a volumized, sculpted lash effect.

Lengthening mascara: The L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara has a precision brush to help lengthen the look of lashes.

Volumizing mascara: The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara has a soft wavy brush that helps catch every lash.

Colored mascara: The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue is seriously striking.

When your goal is bold-looking lashes, keep the rest of your makeup relatively simple. Even out the look of your complexion with a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation and finish off with a coating of a neutral pink lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Mauved. Let your lashes be the star of the show!

How to Remove Your Lash Primer and Mascara at the End of the Day

We hope you enjoyed batting your lashes all day long—but before hitting the sack at night, it’s important to remove your makeup. Pick a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option like micellar water to take off your lash primer and mascara. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies, removes makeup (even waterproof!), and cleans dirt and impurities. It’s powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. You can use it on your face, eyes, and lips. For eye makeup removal, just saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and hold the pad over closed eyes for a few seconds before wiping your makeup away.

Congrats: You’re officially a lash primer pro! Now you know how to apply lash primer for a seriously pretty lash look. Ready to move on? We’ve got you covered with even more eye makeup tips. First, check out our article, Mascara 101: Your Guide to the Different Formulas, for more mascara picks. Then, read our article, How to Contour Your Lashes, for a super-cool makeup tutorial that uses lashes primer and colored mascara.