This week for the Great Mascara Hunt, I am reviewing the Lancome Cils Booster XL primer.
The Lancome Cils Booster XL primer comes in a round tube, matching the current packaging look of other Lancome products. The primer itself is white and claims to give lashes an “XL boost” to maximize results. Upon applying, make sure to wipe off any excess since the primer does tend to build up onto the wand. To me, this means that after a few weeks of use, there will be definite clumping in my lashes. There are probably better primer products out there on the market, in this respect.
After application, you can see a thin white layer over your lashes so you must follow up with some mascara (unless you want people to stare and wonder why you have albino lashes). It’s a very wet formula, so if you want ultra dramatic lashes, then put on your mascara right away. If not, wait a minute or two before applying.
I tried the primer yesterday and it did help lengthen slightly and thicken a lot. Lancome also suggests that the wand helps separate lashes, but I did not find this to be true – at least for me. Maybe it’s because of the wet formula and applying my mascara right away…or maybe not. I ended up having to use a mascara comb. Overall, the look acheived was very dramatic, but I’m not sure if it was my mascara or the primer. In either case, I think I will reserve this for night time events.
Product rating: 7