You may know how I feel about primers and I WAS NOT tricked by NYX’s version in which they call it a “base.” But for the sake of (mascara) science, I went into this review with an open mind. This duo of tubes works in three steps with the base tube pulling double-duty: base-fibers-topcoat. The base isn’t super wet but glossy and goes on soft with a simple peanut shaped brush. This actually reminds me of a lot of lash tints, just a bit of color and separation.
This dries pretty solid so make sure that your lashes are in the place you want them to be or you have to start from scratch with the fibers. The smaller tube of fibers goes on with a short-bristled dense brush, and I found that the fibers didn’t really stick to my now-dry base. I worked a bit to get them to adhere but they flew all over and into my eye—ow.
When applying the final coat of topcoat, I saw a subtle volume change but my lashes mostly just looked short and stumpy. I’m not gonna lie: I washed off the mascara and moved on to the next one! This is why I don’t like “primers!”
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