Saturday, 22 August 2015

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer. Does It Work?

When I saw this product launched a few months back I didn't really think it would be a product for me. In the morning I am all about speed and quick multipurpose products. However after seeing so many rave reviews I reconsidered my initial opinion and picked it up.

This lash primer unlike many others on the market isn't just for prepping the lashes for mascara it can be used in three ways. First is colour and lift bare lashes, so you can have a natural lash look without piling on tones of mascara and unlike most primers which a white this primer is black so it helps to intensify your lashes colour and add definition. Secondly it can be used underneath mascara to give added volume, lift and length. Finally it can be brushed on top of any mascara for a long wearing, water resistant top coat which helps to reduce smudging and flaking.

I have tried the primer in two of the three ways its made for. Firstly I tried using it just by itself to see if it was actually dark enough to wear on its own. I have naturally very light blonde lashes so I have to wear mascara everyday to give my eyes some sort of definition. After applying one coat I found that it gave my lashes a light wash of colour but enough colour that my lashes looked naturally dark. The curved wand grips your individual lashes perfectly and adds loads of curl, which holds really well. The primer lasted on my lashes all day holding both the curl and the colour.

Secondly I used the primer underneath my mascara. As before the primer added colour and curl to my lashes, but using it under my mascara also helped to add extra length. I found my mascara went on really smoothly over the top without clumping. I find my mascara tends to flake away a bit if I have been wearing it all day but I have to say this actually stopped any flaking away.

I am really impressed with the primer and have found that it works really well on my lashes. It's a step I might not use everyday but for the days that I want knock out lashes I will defiently be reaching for this.

1 comment:

  1. I wore this on my wedding day and I love it! It made my mascara waterproof! Amazing stuff.

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti xx