Everyone knows that foundation always looks better with primer—but your skin isn't the only thing that needs a little pre-makeup prep. When it comes to getting wow-worthy lashes, eyelash primer is your BFF. This mascara-like serum is the secret to amplifying your lashes without the nightmare of applying falsies and the mess of lash glue, and will work to keep your eyes smudge-free throughout every part of your wedding day—even the tearful ones!
Whether you opt for an au naturel look (á la Meghan Markle!) or Kardashian-level glam, your beauty routine isn't complete without lash primer. We rounded up some of our favorite formulas that will give brides fuller, longer lashes that won't disappoint.
Jane Iredale PureLash Lash Extender and Conditioner
Jane Iredale's PureLash primer is a four-out-of-five-star formula that adds measurable thickness and length to lashes.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $19
LASHFOOD Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer
This conditioning collagen primer by LASHFOOD is a three-in-one formula that stretches and sculpts the look of lashes, boosts volume, and nourishes, maximizing the effect.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20
Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer
Tarte's Opening Act Lash Primer is formulated to increase lash volume by a dramatic 952 percent, so there's no way you won't make a serious statement with your lashes.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $22
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
Mascara constantly flaking off? Smashbox's Photo Finish Lash Primer is here to save the [wedding] day. This translucent formula will keep your mascara on your lashes—where it belongs.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $23
Lancôme Cils Booster XL
This mascara primer not only helps your lashes look amazing after mascara (its white color allows the black pigments to stand out from the clean base for ultra-intense eyes), but it also contains nutrients to help nourish your eyelashes concurrently.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $25.50
Chanel Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base
Chanel's mascara primer may be a little more on the expensive end, but it's worth the splurge. Not only does it hydrate lashes and enhance volume, length, and curl, but it also can be worn as a lash mask at night to help grow and strengthen your lashes.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $32