Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer
Want tips on how to use the Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer? Look no further, here are our best tips, tricks and hacks. With a little practice, this tricky Primer will be giving you lush, bat-worthy lashes in no time!
URBAN DECAY SUBVERSION LASH PRIMER: WHAT IT DOES
A lash primer gives both some bulk to individual lashes and serves as a base coat, so mascara lasts longer and looks fresher with less fallout during the day.
Similar in construction and design to a regular mascara, the primer wand has lots of product on it when pulled out of the tube. It is opaque white in color. It is something like a thickened “White-Out” or “Liquid Paper,” but not as sticky or runny as an Elmer’s Glue-like consistency.
I initially didn’t expect it to bode well but thought better of it after some practice. It gives a full, fluttery lash without looking fake.
BEST USAGE TIPS
My best tip is to clean the brush wand off as much as you can before application to the lashes.
I use a disposable wand and dip it in the primer only once, and that may still need to be cleaned off by brushing the rows and tip of the dipped wand with a second clean wand to get the excess and clumps off.
Brush it on very thinly, straight from root to tip, NOT in a zig-zag horizontal motion like mascara, because lashes will lose definition and clump together.
Next, brush through the lashes with a dedicated clean spoolie, dry wand or a mascara fan brush to remove clumps and unevenness to the primer layer, because there are plenty of clumps, even if you are careful in applying. Don’t skip this step.
Get this primer coat as clean as possible. And take your time doing it. Let it dry.
Apply your mascara.
NOTE: At the risk of “Mascara heresy,” if you normally do 2-3 coats of mascara, you may wish to stop at one thin coat, at least on the bottom lashes. Assess between coats if you, in fact, need more mascara than one coat, because the primer makes lashes quite lush with very little mascara product.
1) Since the primer is an opaque white, the lashes are left white. Make sure to coat each lash and not miss any, and check that your lashes are coated root to tip, and on the sides, as the primer shows through any uncoated areas and it looks like weird white spots on the lashes if a spot is missed.
2) Make sure to keep the cap on tight; it dries out faster than mascara.
3) If the product is too dry or too clumpy, put the closed tube in a mug of hot water to soften it, but only leave it in the water for less than two minutes, so it does not get too runny. This is a last resort trick to get a few more uses out of the primer.
4) Invest in cheap disposable mascara wands to apply the primer since the wand that comes with the primer gets pretty gunky fairly quickly.
Urban Decay Perversion Primer gives the appearance of thicker lashes as well as providing a nice base to keep mascara looking fresh and lasting longer.
But it must be applied carefully and takes some practice; it is not for a quick flick of mascara before you head out the door kind of mascara application. But it does make lash look very lush.
My mascara lasts longer, looks fresher with fewer flakes during the day. It takes less mascara to get a thick, lush, fluttery lash. Once I got the hang of it, it’s worth the extra step to make lashes extra bat-worthy.
Find it at Urbandecay.com