3 steps to fuller lashes

Makeup for eyelashes. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer and Urban Decay Pervsion Mascara makeup review.

Is a primer needed for thick lashes?

I’m skeptical of salespeople in general. I constantly question their motives. Do I really look good in this dress? Do I really need hair texturizer for volume? Is makeup primer necessary? I blog from my ever evolving point of view. I love to share my experiences because I’m interested in yours. So while I remain on the fence about foundation primer, I am all in for lash primer to create thick lashes. I’ve been using Urban Decay Subversion Lash primer for years along with my favorite Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. I’m obsessed. Sometimes I want natural looking mascara, in which case I skip it. But when I want some oomph, Urban Decay Subversion Lash primer is 100% my go to!

Lash primer is makeup for eyelashes. It’s the Spanx under the dress. It’s the hair volumizer in your blow dry.

Makeup tips to put on mascara. How to put on mascara the right way for thick lashes.

Makeup for eyelashes. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer and Urban Decay Pervsion Mascara makeup review.

my routine

  1. Eyeshadow primer (for another blog – but again, I’m a true believer in this stuff.)
  2. Apply Eye Shadow
  3. Add eye liner
  4. Curl eye lashes
  5. Apply Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer
  6. Follow with Urban Decay Perversion mascara on top
  7. Finish underage concealer & lightly powder
  8. Use Waterproof Urban Decay mascara on the bottom (helps to not smear as you sweat!)
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Natural looking mascara and how to get bigger eyelashes without using false eyelashes.

Tips to urban decay subversion lash primer

  • Do not let last primer dry before putting on mascara!
  • Coat all of your lashes sweeping from side to side to make sure, over and under ensuring every lash is fully covered.
  • Quickly grab your mascara and coat that all over being sure to cover the white lash primer.
  • I like to then add extra mascara on the tips of my lashes to pull them up higher while it’s still wet! A little oomph, baby!
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Review of lash primer and whether eyelash primer really works.
How to Put on Mascara. Urban Decay Mascara review.
Mascara tips to make eyelashes look bigger and eyes look bigger.

(Do you spy my kitty in a bowl?!)


Lashes on the left side of the photo have mascara primer on and the lashes on the left just have mascara. Big difference, right?!

Before and after using lash primer. Mascara tutorial and tips.

Favorite products for thick lashes

favorite lash primer   |   amazing mascara I swear by   |   favorite everyday mascara   |   great eyelash curler

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What do you think?

  • Pam Chappell
    December 8, 2017

    Love this Kelly! You are such a beautiful woman. Your smile just lights up your face. Thanks for the tips on applying mascara. I’ve tried the Urban Decay primer just recently. Got it as a free sample at Ulta. I just love that place. I wasn’t sure if I saw a difference in my lashes or not. But looking at your picture with primer and without I can see that it makes a noticeable difference to apply the primer. It opens the eye and is really worth the extra step. I use “They’re Real” mascara by Benefit. I’ll also use Great Lash by Maybelline. I’ll have to try the Urban Decay mascara next time. Thanks for the scoope!

    • Kelly
      January 4, 2018

      Pam, you are too kind. How do you feel about the primer? My Mother-In-Law just sent me an Estee Lauder primer that’s black. I’m excited to try it. If it’s black that may help to blend well, though I am still obsessed with my UD one! Do you like the Benefit mascara? I found it a bit too subtle for me but then I have very blonde lashes!

  • Beth R.
    January 8, 2018

    I have the dumbest eyelashes known to all women. Seriously THE dumbest. I have very straight lashes and have to use a curler. And I have tried many MANY kinds of mascara but have found that only waterproof mascara will keep the curl. And not just any waterproof brand I can only use maybelline or L’Oréal which I guess is a terrible thing as it’s cheap but I have wasted so much money on high end mascara I could cry. But not nearly as much money as I have wasted on finding the perfect shade of lipstick but that’s for another day…I will have to give lash primer a whirl!

    • Kelly
      January 9, 2018

      No it’s not a terrible brand! I love Maybelline! And lipstick….ha! How much do you curl them? If you heat up the curler before hand that works well, too! Almost like a curling iron!!!!

  • Petra
    March 29, 2018

    Great tips … thank you. Such a pretty lady
    Question: Can you suggest an affordable SPF for the face

    • Kelly
      April 17, 2018

      Thank you, Petra! For tinted moisturizer I’ve always used Cover Girl. I think it works well for day makeup. But other than that I use the Elta MD. Neutragena always works well for me. Some people find that it makes them break out but sometimes I wonder if that’s just the combination of sweating in the sun with sunscreen mixing with it. Try both, though! Let me know what you find!

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