13 Mascara Primers for Next-Level Lashes

We expect a lot from our mascaras. If they deliver twice the volume and length, we want three times the fullness instead. Beauty brands continue to innovate with formulas that take our lashes to new extremes, but there’s only so much a mascara can do. Enter mascara primers.

Lash primers function similar to makeup primers: they provide a base for mascara to adhere to so it lasts all day (and night) without running. Lash primers also help thicken and lengthen lashes before mascara is even applied. So a lash primer plus a great mascara will help you create the long, flirty lashes of your dreams.

Many mascara primers are formulated with nourishing ingredients to help lashes stay soft and smooth. Healthier-looking lashes mean you can skip the mascara on days you want a no-makeup look.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the best mascara primers for supersized lashes.

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