SmashboxLayer Lash Primer
0.16 fl. oz. for $19
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Layer Lash Primer is one of a handful of lash primers that actually do make a difference, even when used with an already-outstanding mascara. The effect (especially with the best mascaras) isn’t night-and-day, but if you’re looking to eke a bit more out of your usual mascara, this product is a decent add-on—and that’s a refreshing change of pace! One of the reasons it works where others fail is that its conditioning formula keeps lashes soft and flexible while at the same time allowing a regular mascara to adhere evenly to already-pumped-up lashes.

Last Updated:08.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Pump up the volume with our best-selling lash primer that's packed full of conditioning and strengthening panthenol.


Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Cera Carnauba) Wax, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, PVP, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

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Smashbox At-A-Glance

Two interesting things about Smashbox are that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeup—their great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primers—whether that’s a necessary step is up for debate—but nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder visit www.smashbox.com.

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