Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer | Review

Hello everyone! As usual I am late to the bandwagon of lash primers. I was never really sold that they would make a difference to my lashes and the application of the mascara. When I received the Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer mini in a gift set I was looking forward to trying it out!

The primer comes in a white mascara tube and is £17.50. On the primer is described as:

From the primer authority, our first ever 10-in-1 lash primer for the amped-up lashes of your dreams. Perfected on photo shoots to condition and lift lashes to new heights, our formula plumps lashes and makes mascara last longer—but never flakes or smudges. Layer for high drama.

Our specially designed dual-sided Two-Timer brush features an ultra-thin comb for clean, clump-free separation and moulded bristles that enrobe each lash.

10 mascara-amping benefits in one tube!

  • Amped-up volume
  • Fullest length exposed
  • Lifts lashes to new heights
  • Makes mascara last longer
  • Defines & separates
  • Conditions
  • Layerable for extra drama
  • Improves wear of mascara
  • Non-spiking
  • Non-clumping

The mascara is white when applied to the lashes and whilst I do like the wand I find the it easily clumps my lashes together. After applying the primer I wait a few minutes before applying a mascara, at the moment I have been using the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara.

The primer makes my lashes clumpy, it does make them blacker, longer than just using mascara and more dramatic. I don’t like how mascara applies over the top of the primer, I have to apply more mascara than I usually would to ensure that all the white primer can’t be seen in my lashes. I find that no matter what mascara I use it always goes clumpier than I’d like.

Overall I personally don’t see myself repurchasing this, it’s seems a great idea but its not for me. It’s not something I’ll be adding to my makeup routine when it’s used up! Have you tried a mascara primer, what do you think of it? Thank you so much for reading, until next time


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3 thoughts on “Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer | Review

  1. Swanna says:

    It’s definitely a thing you appreciate more if you’ve had problems with mascara before! None of mine have been able to hold a curl until I used the Etude House lash primer underneath them all. Saves me from wasting all that mascara! X

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  2. Alice Hope says:

    I’m the same as you when it comes to wearing mascara, I HATE it going clumpy and I actually prefer mascaras when they are almost run out 😂 so I’m not sure I would get on with this either! Maybe you could try a lash serum or something to grow the lashes themselves so no primer is needed! Xx

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