Do you absolutely need a lash primer? No, you don’t. Celebrity makeup artist Judi Gabbay isn’t necessarily a fan. “I personally don’t love lash primers,” she says. “While some promise to make the lashes thicker, it can actually create a clumpiness and can add weight to your lashes, resulting in spider lashes without any lift. Alternatively, layer your mascara in light coats for the most lifted, natural effect.”
I won’t lie, some days I find it easier to use hacks like Gabbay’s and call it a day, but others, I need to call in the big guns. Personally, I think using a lash primer can boost your mascara formula and help keep it in place if used correctly. If your mascara tends to flake or smudge throughout the day area, lash primer can keep that from happening. It’s been a lifesaver for me on many occasions and I now prefer using one over not. It’s all about personal preference. The best thing to do is give one a try for yourself and see if you like it.