I’ve tried 3 times to write these two reviews separately and it just doesn’t seem to be happening, so I decided I’d just write them together. I’ve gotten the best, consistent results with using this mascara primer and mascara combination in the past few weeks, though I do have another mascara primer to try out soon.
Hard Candy’s 1,000 Lashes Fiberized Lash Weave Mascara Primer comes in a soft tube with a fairly simple brush applicator. The formula is conditioning, much like the first lash primer I tried by Aromaleigh, as well as having fibers. I purchased it for $6 at Walmart.
1,000 Lashes comes in Primer (white), Midnight Black, Underground Brown, Indigo Blue, Heart Throb Pink, Mermaid Teal, Lush Green, and Divine Purple. I’d be interested in trying the Mermaid Teal shade at some point in the future.
Now, I have sensitive eyes and I wear contacts. There are some mascaras and eye products that I can’t use because they cause my eyes to itch or they flake off in my eyes, causing severe irritation. I haven’t had that problem with this primer as it seems to stay put on my lashes and not come off in my eyes. Yay! There’s very little that feels worse to me than having something in my eyes, under my contacts.
With a name like 1,000 Lashes I expected my lashes to be fuller, thicker and longer. Remarkably, I feel like I get these results!
First, let me show you what I have to work with. These are my naked lashes.
My lashes aren’t bad, but they’re not that long or thick or full. They’re not impressive, but they’re not hideous.
Now, if I add the 1,000 lashes Primer, you can see how my lashes are now longer, thicker and fuller, without being clumpy or gunky. They’re also not white.
When I’ve tried some other mascara primers – I’m looking at you, my Urban Decay Lingerie for Lashes Duo – my lashes would just get gunky, clumpy, and turn into a hot mess.
Finally, here’s how my lashes look with Flirt! It Curls Mascara on top of Hard Candy’s 1000 Lashes Primer.
My lashes look long, full and thick, not clumpy, and do a pretty good job at framing my eyes. I definitely think that this primer works with my lashes.
Next, Flirt! It Curls Mascara. I received this mascara as a gift from a fellow beauty blogger friend, Cybele Says. I was excited to try this, because I kept meaning to find a Kohl’s and pick it up. It retails for $14 and comes in 3 colors: Bronze Belle, Bouffant Brown and Bombshell Black. I, of course, have been using Bombshell Black.
Again, I will reference you to my naked eye.
My lashes need some oomph. Additionally, I’m mascara challenged. I suck at doing the zig zag motion from left to right while going up and down. This is why I tend to prefer larger brushes that I can just blink my lashes against to get the mascara on my lashes. That’s why I really need a primer, since it makes a huge difference in how my lashes look. Yes, I’m practicing, but so far I still don’t have the zig zag twist technique down.
With It Curls! Mascara, I get a nice black color and I get some curl. The curved brush makes it easy to evenly apply the mascara, and the formula doesn’t clump up on me. The only thing I don’t like about it is its $14 price tag, as I think that seems a bit high. That’s about what I’ve paid for some of my MAC mascaras, which, to be fair, haven’t worked as well for me. Though it could also be my lack of familiarity with the Flirt Cosmetics brand, as this is the only product of theirs that I’ve tried and I’m not sure what the overall quality is of their line.
As I’ve said in my previous Mascara Musings, not every mascara works for every person, since everyone has different lashes and what might work for my lashes might not work for yours. However, I really like both Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Primer and Flirt! It Curls Mascara. They both work well for me.
Would I buy the Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Primer again? Absolutely! It works really well for me and at $6 it’s a steal.
Would I purchase Flirt! It Curls Mascara?
Yes, though preferably on sale. I still feel it works better for me than previous mascaras that I’ve tried, such as MAC Zoom Lash, which did not make my lashes full of win. I feel like this is a good product for me.
Have you tried Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Primer? Or Flirt! It Curls Mascara?
Or for that matter, have you tried anything by Flirt Cosmetics?
What do you think of the results I’ve had with these products?