Benefit’s latest release, They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer is currently only available free with a copy of December’s Elle magazine. It’s not released in the shops until Boxing Day, so naturally when I was picking up bread, milk and apples, this ended up in the trolley too.
Just lately I have really noticed a difference with my face makeup if I apply a primer, prior to slapping on my base/foundation/tinted moisturiser. Makeup goes on so much better and longevity improves as well. I have often seen mascara primers on blogs and You Tube, but for some reason had never really got around to giving them a go, until now.
Elle advertised TRTLP as ‘the ultimate makeup bag addition you never even knew you needed’, here’s what I think.
First off, this is meant to be multi-functional, you can wear under your mascara, to lengthen and strengthen lashes or wear alone to give lashes a pale tint and for a natural look. As my lashes are very fair anyway, using this alone, didn’t really add that much definition, however using as a primer, this created a defined, fluttery look. I used Tarte’s Gifted mascara over the top and this looked so pretty. The formula is nice, easy to remove and it was fairly easy to build up volume.
It didn’t quite give me the false lashes I was looking for, however as an everyday primer to make lashes look defined and fluttery, it’s well worth a look.