The Best Mascara Primers For Super-Voluminous Wedding Day Lashes

Amplify your lashes—sans falsies

Updated 07/06/18
Product Disclosure

Photo by Rachael Osborn Photography

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.

01 of 08

L'Oréal Voluminous Primer

Courtesy of L'Oréal

This affordable lash primer conditions lashes for soft, nourished lashes over time. It can be used with any type of mascara for a flirty, voluminous look—without breaking your budget.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $7.99

02 of 08

Clinique Lash Primer

Courtesy of Clinique

Clinique's primer formula not only helps give your eyes a more wow-worthy appearance, but it also helps repair dry, broken lashes.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $7.99

03 of 08

Jane Iredale PureLash Lash Extender and Conditioner

Courtesy of Jane Iredale

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

04 of 08

LASHFOOD Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer

Courtesy of LASHFOOD

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

05 of 08

Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer

Courtesy of Tarte

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

06 of 08

Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer

Courtesy of Smashbox

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

07 of 08

Lancôme Cils Booster XL

Courtesy of Lancôme

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

08 of 08

Chanel Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base

Courtesy of Chanel

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

Related Stories