With every mascara advertisement, volumized and long lashes are promised to us.  How many mascaras have you tried in order to find the perfect mascara that gives you full volumized lashes like how it looks in  many advertisements? How many times do you have to tell yourself that you won’t be fooled by the advertisement but you end up believing them anyway? In order to achieve something close to false lashes effect without applying many coats of mascara, eye lash primers like KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara come into the game.

Eyelash primers and I never got along very well. The ones I tried made my lashes so sticky and the result was a disaster after applying the mascara, so I didn’t try any for years, it just wasn’t my thing. KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara made its way into the basket when I was about to complete my order, it was all for the sake of getting the free shipping.

KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara Review

KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara claims to give up to 169% more volume than regular mascaras, which is a big promise, don’t you think so? I must say I was kinda fooled by this promise, I mean who wouldn’t want that. Once you apply it properly, boom, you see the effect immediately. Lashes definitely look fuller and well defined. Even though it is a really lightweight coat, it takes a while to dry out, so this is one thing that I don’t like about it, I just hate waiting in general! Once it is dry, lashes still feel soft (I kept touching my lashes, it seriously feels soft and I look weird with white lashes), so you won’t struggle with applying mascara. After the mascara, you will be surprised with the volumized look and also good thing is lashes don’t get clumpy. Again, the one thing you might not like is to wait, it feels like with this coat the  mascara doesn’t dry quickly, however, I won’t complain about it. KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara definitely changed my mind about primers, maybe there’s hope after all!

KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara

The wand has short and long fibres, which make the product gets on the lashes evenly. Since I’m used to silicon wands, I find the fibres a little hard, but they are not harsh or anything. It is something I can live with in order to achieve full lashes. Also, the shiny silver packaging is so sleek, it doesn’t feel cheap at all.

If you want a dramatic look then I would highly recommend KIKO Building Base Coat Mascara. Also, if you’re new to primers and you don’t want to pay loads of money on highend ones then this one is a good start.

Are you one of these people who believe that mascaras can give you fake lashes effect? What are your thoughts about the primers? What’s your favourite primer that makes a big difference?

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  • Never thought about using a base like this before for Mascara. I like the idea. Also keep hearing lots of people talking about Kiko, which is a new brand for me as I never tried any of their products. I’m looking to try some soon now. Gemma x

    • I’d highly recommend Kiko, so far haven’t had any disappointing products. x

  • Whoa, I bet I need something like this cos I’m that kind of person who wanted to load my lashes with mascara just to make it look great😊

    Jhem Arzaga | JhemSays.com

    • I haven’t had much of a luck with primers before, however this one is quite surprising:) x

  • Sheridan Grady

    Why haven’t I heard of this yet! Must pick this up it sounds amazing! x


  • I LOVE the sounds of this! xx


  • I never really tried a lash primer but that one sounds lovely.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I haven’t tried many, but the ones I tried weren’t good so I’m happy with this one.

      • I remember L´Oréal having one of the double ended mascara with a primer on one side. My sister used to love it.

  • This sounds so lovely! Kiko is amazing so I must try this out!

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  • This is definitely something i need to try out! It sounds amazing.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | GIVEAWAY | Win Makeup Geek, Morphe & More

  • It is funny how this is usually the product we choose at the last hour to get the free shipping ( it always happens to me anyway) which happens to be a true discovery and a wonderful product!


    • To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from it, so I’m really happy that it turned out to be something unexpected.

  • I’ve never tried a lash primer/base coat before! I have a sample for a Lancome one but I’ve never used it. I probably should but it’s a step I always forget. The Kiko one seems good though, for the price it’s great! xx

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • Most of the times I keep skipping primer step and it was years ago since I used lash primer before this. It is a step I won’t be doing all the time but when I want something special.

  • I feel like Kiko never disappoints! I’ve never tried any mascara primers because I thought it’d be just a trend and that it wouldn’t work – I’m always very weary of products like that, and I never believe in mascara ads because I’m sure they’re actually wearing fake eyelashes or something haha. This primer sounds good though, I’d love to try it out – maybe if it’s good enough then you can get away with wearing a mascara that’s not so great! And it’s true that it must look funny to have white eyelashes!

    Julia x
    Last post: Everyday Makeup Favourites | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/03/my-everyday-makeup-favourites.html

    • It was a last minute buy and I don’t know why I picked up a lash primer since I don’t really use primers. Mascara ads started to get better now comparing to how they were some years ago, photoshopped lashes 🙂 x

  • Sounds really interesting, I’ve never actually used anything from Kiko which is criminal!

    Makeup Monster

    • There are so many good products, you should give them a try!

  • You know what, I have absolutely ZERO Kiko products and I feel like this needs to change! Especially since reading this post. I have never used an eyelash primer before…in all honesty I don’t think I even knew a thing existed(!) but I am ALL for jumping on this bandwagon if it promises me volumous lashes ha ha!xx lacoconoire.com

    • I’d highly recommend Kiko products, they are good and doesn’t break your bank account. Even though I’m not fan of eyelash primers, this one seemed to impress me.

  • Oh wow! This is interesting. I would love to try it. I always get lengthening when it comes to mascaras, but volume is an entirely different story. HaHaHa I think that is why so many resort to false lashes. I haven’t tried a mascara with a primer yet. Will definitely consider this.


    • I’ve tie a few mascaras with primers and I wasn’t really fan of them. This one seems to do a good job without getting clumpy.

  • I always feel bad because everytime you make a new post it’s a brand that’s not in my country and I can’t buy it! But this is super interesting and I’d love to try it 🙂


    • Aww I am sorry 🙁 Kiko delivers to so many countries and there’s always free shipping option:) Kiko products are good, I’d highly recommend them 🙂

  • My lashes are alright, quite long but could be fuller. To be honest I can never bother with primers, I just can’t imagine they would make such significant difference but it’s good to know there are ones that actually work if once I decide I want to try one. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    • You definitely don’t need primer, your lashes are pretty long and with mascara you get nice volume 🙂 I can’t be bothered with eyelash primer, it was a last minute buy, something I can wear on special occasions when I can’t be bothered with falsies 🙂

  • Ok I haven’t used Kiko yet! But I keep hearing so many wonderful things about it!! I need to get my hands on some of their products! And I would like to try this primer as well:)


    • Kiko products are good, I’d night recommend them 🙂

  • I have very fine, sparse and short lashes and have been considering a lash primer. Unfortunately for me Kiko is not easily available here so this budget option is out. 🙁

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I hope they finally start shipping to Canada too, I’m sure you’d love some of the products.

  • I do believe all the mascara adverts!! I love the claim of 169% though.. how did they come up with that figure?! Hilarious 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • I haven’t used a mascara primer in years, I should give this a go as I’m a Kiko fan. How long does it take for the primer to dry roughly?

  • I don’t get on too well with fibre brushes so I’m not too sure about this Kiko option, but I do have a black lash primer from Blinc that I swear by x

    Beauty with charm

    • I don’t really prefer fiber brushes, but since I got it without checking the brush, I might as well use it 🙂 x

  • Erin Russell

    I need to go to a Kiko store soon, There is one in Glasgow now and I just want to see everything before I place an order. This looks fab! I never believe the adverts but if this even preforms to 110% that is always a good thing! 🙂


    • I haven’t been to the store yet, swatching before buying product is way better than ordering online 🙂 i hope you find something you like, there are so many lovely products 🙂

  • I didn’t even know eye lash primer exist ! I really love the idea that it gives you that much more volume I mean 168% , WOW ! I think I’d definitely like to try this even if it does take ages to dry 🙂

    lots of love,Marianne xxx


    • I don’t know how they come up with this kind of number, but all I could say is it makes difference 🙂 x

  • This sounds lovely! I always forget about lash primers but I remember having one a few years ago that added fibres and made a real difference to my lashes! Will definitely need to give this a go at some point!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I wasn’t a fan of eyelash primers, I hate extra steps 🙂 this one seems to give me some volume without getting my lashes clumpy so I use it when I want something dramatic 🙂

  • I’m always in a rush when I do my make up but at the same time, I feel that I do need something to give my lashes a bit more of an oomph. And I feel silly for not knowing that there was a thing such as a lashes primer (basically there’s a primer for everything nowadays)

    Ella Pinto xx

    • Well I am always in rush so eyelash primer is something I use occasionally, I can’t be bothered with waiting:) yeah there’s a primer for everything nowadays, until recently I didn’t know there’s such thing as lip primer! x

  • I hate primers with fibres in them but this KIKO offering sounds really interesting! If I ever decide to place KIKO order I will remember to add this to my basket 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Fibers are mess, I end up messing up my makeup 🙂 x

  • I’ve never used an eyelash primer because I’m afraid they’ll my lashes clumpy! It’s awesome this one doesn’t!

    • The ones I tried before made them clumpy so i don’t really prefer to use, but at least this one doesn’t do that and gives some volume 🙂

  • Nina

    Sounds interesting. I love using eyelash primers.

  • Ou! This sounds great. I haven’t tried a mascara primer before, but I know the ones that use fibers generally make eyelashes more clumpy than anything. I don’t know if Kiko is available anywhere in Canada though 🙁


    • Kiko is not available in Canada, they don’t ship there too 🙁

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I have a certain curiosity about eyelash primers, this one sounds great.

    xx http://www.belezaemcachos.com

    • Eyelash primers are different, but definitely makes difference xx

  • I haven’t tried an eyelash primer before, or even heard of them! So your post has definitely taught me a lot about them Ela! I definitely would like to try this one though, as I sometimes find that mascaras can make my lashes look thinner. I recently started using Maybellines’ Lash Sensational though and I think that definitely gives a false lash effect. Although before that I had never tried a mascara that gave my lashes that much volume!!

    http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – How to get LONG and HEALTHY hair FAST

    • Lash sensation is one of my favourite mascara, it gives such a nice volume and the brush is great too. I only use this primer when I have some time, waiting is the only downside of it.

  • It is amazing how they claimed a 169% not more or less. Would love to see the comparison on you Ela! One eye with the base coat and one without perhaps? x

    Hope your weekend was great and Happy Tuesday dear!

    Real Life Nerd


    • I don’t know how they come up with this figure:) I tried to take photo but the light wasn’t good enough so it wasn’t clear. Later on will definitely show the comparison.
      Have a lovely week!

  • This seems like a great product and I LOVE mascara primers but I’m just really lazy to add it to my routine 😛

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

  • Trang Do

    Great review! Such an amazing product!

    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Looks so great!


  • Eyelash primers and I never really got along either, so much hope and so much disappointment. I’m still eager to try them though, anything to vamp up my lashes! 169% is such a random number haha!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • I haven’t had much of a luck with eyelash primers, all they caused was clumpy eyelashes. This one doesn’t do that and also gives some volume, well definitely not 169%. I really wonder how they come up with all these figures 🙂

  • Corinne C

    Ohhh I’ll look out for this next time I’m in town. I looooveee kiko it’s so cheap too, even if it didn’t work great I wouldn’t be bothered about spending the moneies 🙂

    Corinne x

    • Kiko is so cheap and yet the products are good. I haven’t had a disappointing product yet 🙂 x

  • Great review! I saw this product and I was wondering whether or not to invest. x


  • I hope i can see you try it.
    Seems pretty interesting because i never tried kiko.

    Have a great day!


    • Kiko products are good and affordable.
      Have a lovely week.

  • It sounds good to me. I will need to maybe try this one out. I haven’t tried any eyelash primers as I didn’t see a point in them, but maybe I was wrong all along, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Most of the time I skip primer step, so I don’t know why I got it 🙂 I use it when I want something dramatic, good thing is it doesn’t get clumpy and neither my mascara 🙂

  • Aisha

    KIKO base coat mascara are really really good ! I’ve tried one to apply after your regular mascara and it was AMAZING xx


  • I’m always reading such great reviews from this brand in general, so I’m really sad they don’t sell it here in the states! I really trust your honest judgement, so the fact that you’re saying that you saw an instant result, really peaks my interest! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your week so far, beauty!



    • I wish they had stores everywhere. Good quality and affordable prices are always tempting. I hope you have an amazing week, lovely! x

  • Jennifer

    Love Kiko products! Haven’t tried the base coat but anything that makes my lashes better is a win for me



  • Becky Hughff

    I am a total KIKO convert, I’ve used their top coat mascara and it really does work!


    • Top coat mascara? I haven’t tried anything like that before 🙂

  • Caz

    I’ve never tried any Kiko products but this sounds like something that would make a difference to my lashes, great review 🙂

    Caz | This is Caz

    • Kiko products are good, I’d highly recommend them 🙂

  • What a cool idea! I’m obviously always trying to lengthen my lashes so this sounds like a great base coat. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • I am not that fan of primers but this one definitely makes difference.

  • This looks interesting. I’ve always had a huge issue with white base coats because they always seem to stay white on my lashes. I definitely would give this a try, though.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • I had the same problem and they were so sticky yoo. I haven’t had that with this one, so it is a win 🙂

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    I love a base coat before mascara, it helps lengthen my lashes so much!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh my, I remember using an eyelash primer just once, a few years ago… I can’t remember the brand but it was quite cheap. It made my eyelashes look horrible! Like you said, eyelash primers can be a little sticky and difficult to work with, plus they do take a while to dry out. I’ve never tried this particular primer, but after reading your fab review I’m tempted to give it a shot! 🙂 <3 Thank you for sharing, hun. x x


    • I had the same issues before that’s why I stopped using them 🙂 This one was a last minute pick and it is definitely way better than the ones I’ve tried before. Primers are kinda tricky, works on some and doesn’t make difference on others. I hope you’re having a lovely week dear <3 xx

  • I haven’t tried any Kiko products 😮 Also, I know your post isn’t about them but the lipsticks are gorgeous lol! X

    • I’ve tried a lipstick from Rebel Romantic range and it’s amazing! Kiko products are so good 🙂 xx

  • I have only tried a couple different Kiko products, but not the mascara. I have used an eyelash primer in the past but didn’t have much luck. This sounds like an interesting one to try though, so I may have to give it a go. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Eco-Chic Spring

    • I don’t have many products from Kiko but the ones I’ve tried are so good! I’m really impressed by the quality.

  • Kiko is definitely one of my favourite makeup brands, everything I tried from them was really good. I really want to try this, sounds great. It`s not a product I might reach for daily, but sounds really great for going out.


    • Same for me, everything I’ve tried are so good! I’m lazy when it comes to primers, so it is not something I reach daily 🙂

  • Oh I love products like this! I haven’t tried one in years so I would love to try this one out, plus I love KIKO!


  • Mascara adverts annoy me. I always read the small print at the bottom and 9 times out of 10 it says model is wearing last inserts (or something to that effect). This sounds brilliant though. I like to layer mascaras sometimes so this would be perfect for me xx


    • I’ve started to read the small prints recently and it is funny how they are trying to fool us 🙂 Layering mascara gives a great result, well unless it gets clumps 🙂 xx

  • 169% is so specific!! Haha. I keep meaning to try something from KIKO and just never get round to it, so perhaps this will finally be my excuse to actually go buy something!

    Jodie – alajode.com

    • 169% is definitely specific, I just ignore these numbers 🙂 I’d highly recommend Kiko products, they are good!

  • ooo i’ve seen products like this and haven’t tried it out yet but i love KIKO. might have to go in there and buy me one of these!


    • I haven’t had much luck with primers, this is way better than the ones I’ve tried before.

  • I never tried any KIKO products before, but I’ve heard good things. I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing!


    • Kiko products are good and affordable that many brands, I’d highly recommend Kiko.

  • I’ve never tried lash primers, because my eyelashes are so short, I’ve just about given up on them, but Kiko sounds really great! I totally feel you on adding products to make free shipping, I do that all the time!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Eyelash primers are tricky, works on some and makes things worse on others. Last minute purchases end up being the best ones.

  • I know exactly what you mean! You have really hit the nail on the head there, I have really short eye lashes so finding a mascara that works for me is actually really difficult, I’ll be sure to give this one a go though. Always open to trying new things. Thanks for sharing! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

    • My lashes aren’t short but definitely needs some volume, at least this one gives some volume without making my lashes clumpy <3

  • the base coat sounds very interesting, definitely will check out Kiko, thanks for sharing! have a great one dear

    xx Melis

  • Ellie Adams

    I’ve tried so many of these kind of products before and they’ve never really done a lot for me, so I’m so excited to try this out. Sounds incredible hun!


    • This is better than the previous ones I’ve tried. It doesn’t get my lashes clumpy which is a plus for me! xx

  • This sounds fabulous! Kiko is a rising brand with so many awesome releases! xx

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  • I’ve surprisingly never heard of a base coat mascara but mascara is my hold grail makeup item, and would completely love anything that makes my lashes look dramatic and full, this sure does sound right up my street! And I practically love anything from KIKO, its so affordable and for a great quality ♥


    • Kiko offers so many amazing products, I really like the high quality!

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Brilliant, thank you for sharing such a great review
    I’ve had great success using the Dior lash maximizer, but would love an alternative option too, and I’ve heard such great things about KIKO products!

    What Raj Wants

    • I’ve heard a lot about Dior one but price puts me off. Until I can afford highend ones, Kiko one will do the job 🙂

  • Diana Horsfall

    you write always amazing!


  • I used to love using mascara primers, but it’s been ages since I picked one up! Really want to try one from Dior because I love their mascaras.

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • The ones I’ve tried were disaster, at least Kiko one is better. I’ve heard a lot about Dior one, I’d love to give it a try!

  • I don’t tend to apply a base coat but I really should as I’m sure it makes the lashes appear longer and stronger within time.

    I’ll have to give one a try!

    Laura xo


    • It is a step I skip most of the time, but when I apply, I can see the difference 🙂 xx

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I really want to try some Kiko products and was tempted to place an order soon – now I definitely will be, and this will be the first thing I go for! I’m all about longer lashes so will try anything out, and the results of this sound amazing (and worth the faff with waiting etc!) Thanks for introducing me to it 🙂

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

    • You should totally try Kiko products, they are so good and affordable! I haven’t had a disappointing product yet 🙂 xx

  • Honestly, I never knew there was a mascara primer. Would love to give it a try.


  • I’ve heard of primers before but didn’t know you could get mascara primers, how cool! Glad that the first one you tried gave you such excellent results, even if it does take a while to dry.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Nowadays there’s a primer for everything 🙂 It is hard to catch up with the beauty world!

  • Roxana
  • Esraa Bassiouny

    I can answer that I try a lot of mascara’s and till now I haven’t found the one that gives me the desired result. I really think about buy false lashes to do the tricks.
    This sounds interesting thou, maybe I would give it a shot before falses.

    • False lashes definitely do the trick, however it is kinda hard to apply. Once you get used to them, you wouldn’t ever want to use mascaras 🙂

  • Nadia

    Babes, I have never tried an eyelash primer. Ever. (I don’t think I need to but it’s always nice to know there’s an option lol). This a mini revelation for me. Thanks for the review, girlie. I am a strong believer in a mascara giving you a super full look. I get people asking me all the time if I’m wearing false eyelashes, and I don’t. Either I am lucky or I use a pretty fab product haha 🙂
    Hope you are having a great Friday, sweetie! Have a lovely weekend! <3

    • There are some mascaras that give the super look, but some that do the opposite. It is tricky to find a good mascara 🙂 I guess you’re lucky yo have gorgeous lashes 😉
      Have an amazing weekend, dear! <3 xx

  • trend-mixblog

    Never heard of this before, but Im definitely intrigued! 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of this product, but sounds really great. Beautiful photography too! x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Kiko experince will be first for me. Thanks for review.


  • Rakel

    This is a great post! Im not a big fan of this kind of products but it looks really good!

    Rakel ♥ http://www.alovelystyle.com

    • It is a love or hate thing. I don’t use it all the time, only when I want something dramatic.

  • Sounds amazing! I’ve only just started using mascara primers (I use benefit’s at the moment) so I’ll have to check his out! x

    • Many brands are coming up with the primers. I’d love to try Dior one! x

  • I don’t really use mascara bases/primers but this one sounds really good. Might have to try it! xo


  • I don’t typically use mascara primers but I recently purchased the Estee Lauder little black primer which I’m so excited to try!

    Beauty Isles
    My Mommy Years

  • I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a primer for mascara?! Heard such good things about Kiko lately, I really need to try them out x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • There’s a primer for everything now 🙂 Kiko products are good, you should try them out xx

  • I haven’t tried this product from any brand before but thanks for sharing. Would love to check it out.

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

    • I don’t use it all the time, only when I have some time and want something special 🙂

  • Charlotte

    That’s a very big claim which they have! It’s great that it adds volume but doesn’t clump the lashes. The L’Oreal superstar mascara has a primer in that which can be quite clumpy!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com

    • I don’t believe these claims, they usually come up with false ones.

  • I love using lash primers as I really feel like they help build up volume and drama in my lashes xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • I haven’t had much luck before, however Kiko one is way better than the ones I’ve used. I like the extra volume it gives xx

  • Roberta Romeo

    I have to try this primer!! I always want dramatic eyelashes but the volumizing effect of my current mascara is not so great 🙁
    Maybe this product can help me! Thank you for your opinion dear!
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Achieving volumised lashes is kinda hard, I’ve tried many products before which ended up being a big failure. This one seem to give a nice volume without getting my lashes clumpy.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

  • This looks great! I’ve always been intrigued by lash primers but I’ve read so many posts on them lately that I think they do actually make a huge difference 🙂
    – Ambar x

    • Some lash primers make difference, it is all about finding the right one 🙂 xx

  • Serene Kurd

    I haven’t used a lash primer since a while ago & the one I used, I think it was a Loreal one was useless, but you’ve convinced me to give lash primers another go! I love the sound of this one 🙂 there is hope at last! haha 😀 xoxo

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    • I think the last one before this was from L’Oreal and it made my lashes so clumpy that I haven’t used any for years 🙂 Kiko one is way better than the previous ones. There’s a hope after all ha ha 😀 xx

  • I have not tried anything from KIKO as it’s not available here but I think I’ll definitely be getting this if I ever come across KIKO! 🙂


    • If you get a chance, I’d recommend you to try Kiko products, they are good! 🙂 x

  • I have never tried Kiko before but this looks really good 🙂 xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

  • Victoria Kolotova

    Unfortunately I am not so much Kiko fan

    | http://www.syndicatedaily.com |

    • I haven’t used a disappointing product yet so I actually like Kiko products.

  • Katie Ainscough

    A really great review! I used to use lash primers years ago and found they did make a big difference. But then my usual one got discontinued and I kind of just gave up on trying to find a replacement. This Kiko one sounds great though and I might have to give it a try. I’m glad you found it works so well for you! Katie xx


    • Isn’t it annoying when some good products get discontinued? The ones I’ve tried before weren’t really good, at least this one gives some volume without getting my lashes clumpy. xx

  • I definitely need more volume rather than length. Is this one of those things that adds synthetic fibers to your lashes? I’m just a little unclear on the term primer – usually it means something that helps keep the rest of your makeup on longer. But if this makes your lashes more voluminous, I assume fibers must be involved, but correct me if I’m wrong. I’m a little wary of fibers as I feel like they tend to shed onto the skin underneath your eye as the night goes on, which can look scary. But if this doesn’t involve synthetic fibers to make your lashes thicker, then I’m totally on board with trying it!

    xx Yasmin


    • There are primers with fibers in it but this one doesn’t have it. Some of the fibers cause fall outs and I hate it. Primer is like a mascara, it kinda coats the lashes and prepare a volumised base before mascara. x

  • I have not tried this brand but it looks really nice. Would give it a try. Thanks for sharing! =)

    – Cielo

    Mermaid in Heels

  • The only mascara primer I’ve had was one that came with a Loreal mascara. It had two products in one and I always did like it. But this Kiko one sounds like something I should try. I have a lot of lashes, but they are stick straight with almost no chance of curling 😀 If I do curl them they look short and won’t stay that way for too long.
    I’m writing this on my wishlist right now! Sounds so great 🙂 Thanks for the review lovely <3
    Emma xxx


    • I used a similar mascara& moron we before however my lashes got so sticky and they weren’t looking right, at least this one doesn’t do it 🙂 I wish my lashes were as long as yours, I always envied long lashes ha ha 🙂
      Have an amazing week, lovely! xx

  • Nicole

    Thanks for sharing this!!
    I have only used a mascara primer once and I remember not liking it very much. I also don’t use a eyelash curler and solely depend on my lashes and my mascara to work together! This primer sounds great though and I’d love to give it a try!! xoxoxo

    ~ Nicole

    • Previous primer I’ve used was a disaster, it got my lashes sticky, at least this one gives some volume without getting them all sticky!

  • Those pictures are so pretty! Your images always have the best coloring and lighting.. Love them!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

  • Oooo this sounds like such a fab product 🙂 It’s great that your lashes still felt soft, I feel that some products like this can turn them a bit ‘spidery.’ I used to have this mascara that was black on one side and had a white undercoat on the other and it was AMAZING- this sort of reminds me of that 🙂 Fab review hun

    Rachel xx

    • Previous one I used got my lashes spidery and I hated it 🙂 at least this one keeps them in place! xx

  • I have tried anything fro Kiko. But this mascara sounds great !


  • Haha I definitely stopped counting how many different mascaras I’ve tried before. I did try a primer before, but I believe I believe it was with Cover Girl a long time ago! I would definitely be up for trying another one again. I mean whats another mascara to try, right!?:p lol. So far one of my fav mascaras is by MAC. However, I always tend to apply way too many coats just to get that extra fullness and volume and end up running out of mascara way too quick


    • In order to achieve good volume, layering mascaras is a must:) my lashes aren’t thick or long so I need to apply good amount of mascara to get them look volumised 🙂 I haven’t tried any mascara from MAC, when I’m in the store next time, I will give it a try 🙂

  • I have never tried this brand before. But i think I need to give it a try. Your blog is very chic and your pictures are amazing.I am your new follower on Bloglovin. Would you like to follow me as well 🙂

  • I am a bit surprised the lashes don’t get clumpy. Every single primer etc for lashes made my lashes look like spiders and I hated that. Maybe I will give this a try.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • Previous one I used was a disaster, my lashes never looked that bad.

  • I used to have something similar from Lancome, must try this one then ! Great review.

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

  • Caliope Couture

    This sounds really great – I have never been huge on primers. I have, however, been searching for the perfect mascara for like ever 🙂 So I will definitely try this one! Have a great week.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

    • I’ve never been a primer person, I keep skipping it most of the time 🙂 however when I want something dramatic and long lasting, primer is a must! 🙂

  • The only eye lash primer I’ve tried was from Benefit. Sadly it didn’t live up to the hype.


    • I’ve heard mixed reviews about that primer, I love the mascara of it but I won’t try the primer.

  • I don’t use primers but this sounds really good. Maybe I should try.

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

    • I only use it when I have something special, most of the time I’m just lazy!

  • Siffat Haider

    Honestly, my makeup routine is so simple that I don’t generally use a lash primer, but this is making me think I should maybe start.

    • I don’t use primers all the time, maybe on special occasions. Most of the time I like having simple and minimal makeup x

  • How interesting, this is a total new introduction for me – I had no idea mascara primers even existed! At the moment, I’m cutting down on both products and on the time it takes to apply them, though this really does sound like a great idea 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Nowadays there’s a primer for everything 🙂 I only use it when I have something special, most of the time I prefer to keep things simple 🙂 x

  • The sounds so interesting, I will have to try it out!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Emily

    Aren’t Kiko such a great brand? I’m in love with their packaging. This is an interesting product but I’m sure I’d want to be waiting around!

    Musings & More

    • Kiko is great, I love the packaging! They look so fancy yet don’t cost so much.

  • That sounds amazing! And the colour of those lipsticks are beautiful!!

    Much love
    Marianne x http://www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

  • I have never tried a mascara primer,but it sounds interesting. They have primers for everything huh? I usually just research and test the best mascara, hope for the best, and find my holy grail from there.


    • I’m not a primer person, it was a last minute purchase and I’m happy that it didn’t turn out bad 🙂 lash sensation and they are real ate my favourites:)

  • I have tried another mascara primer before and it made my lashes go all clumpy and spidery… yuck! Did you find that with this mascara?



    http://www.anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • I had a similar experience before and after that stopped using primer. Luckily this one doesn’t do it and my lashes still feel soft 🙂 x

  • I agree with @anjelco:disqus – primers have always made my lashes super clumpy! any advice?

    Shop & Get Inspired | http://www.dailyopulence.com

    • Previous ones I used did the same, luckily this one keeps my lashes soft and doesn’t get them clumpy. I guess it is all about luck 🙂

  • I have never found a mascara I truly love and I have honestly never even tried a primer! You definitely have me wanting to go out and get one now.Thanks for the honest review 🙂

    Morgan | http://www.monde-et-mode.com

    • Most of the time I’m too lazy to use primer:) however when I do, my makeup lasts longer. Eyelash primer is not much different than mascara, only difference is they kinda make the lashes stay soft 🙂