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This mascara is essentially a primer for your lashes. As soon as you apply a mascara on top it will instantly transform your lashes. I've used a range of different mascaras on top from Rimmel to Mac and you always get the same result. Fuller, thicker and longer looking lashes.
If you ever have a spare five minutes it would be worth popping in to your nearest Lancome and asking them to use the CILS booster with a mascara on one eye and just using a mascara on the other. You really will notice the difference.
I do find that some Lancome products are a little over priced but this is an absolute essential in my make up bag. If your not a fan of thicker lashes then you may not be a fan of the CILS booster.
It's not as full on as false eyelashes so perfect for the day and it certainly makes your eyelashes look better than most.
~*~*~ Lancome Cils Booster XL ~*~*~
As stated many times before, I love Lancome! I have tried many of their cosmetics and I have never been disappointed with any of them. I don't own a make-up bag full of Lancome, unfortunately I can't afford too, but I like to buy the odd bits of make-up as a treat. Lancome is a high-end brand which can be found in most department stores, such as Debenhams and Selfridges.
I came across this mascara base one day when sifting through my friends make-up bag. At first I thought it was a mascara but when I removed the lid the liquid inside was white. As I already had make-up on I decided not to give it a go, instead I just took a look at my friends ridiculously long lashes and decided this would be the next Lancome product I would be buying. My friend explained that it was a mascara base which should be applied to the lashes before the mascara, like a lash primer. Please see below for my thoughts on this product...
~*~*~ What Is It? ~*~*~
This is a mascara base by Lancome which helps prime and protect lashes. This should be applied to the lashes before using mascara to enhance the colour, and make lashes more intense. This product claims to give more length, curve and thickness to the lashes, without clumping or smudging. Lancome recommends that you apply from the lash base to the tip, working the brush in a zig zag motion for maximum volume and separation.
This mascara base comes in a slim, white, plastic tube with a black screw top lid. Attached to the lid is the wand. This looks identical to a mascara, everything from the packaging to the wand inside. On the front of the lid, in silver writing, is 'Lancome Cils Booster XL' and 'Base de Mascara, Effet Sublimateur Renforce'. There is also a small silver box which contains a gold rose (Lancome logo) on the front of the lid. The tube holds 5.5ml of product.
~*~*~ Price And Availability ~*~*~
I purchased my mascara base from my local Debenhams store for £21.00. You can also purchase it from:
Lancome - www.lancome.co.uk £21.00
Boots - www.boots.co.uk £21.00
House of Fraser - www.houseoffraser.co.uk £21.00
John Lewis - www.johnlewis.co.uk £21.00
Debenhams - www.debenhams.com £21.00
(Please note: postage costs may apply)
~*~*~ My Thoughts ~*~*~
After seeing how volumised and long my friends lashes were, I could not wait to try this mascara base. The tube looks very sophisticated and classy. I like the white body and the black lid, the colours go together very well. Lancome products are reasonably expensive and Lancome always make the product look expensive. There is nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a product and it looks flimsy and cheap. I personally love the design of all Lancome products and the rose motif, which is on every Lancome products, gives a touch of elegance. I am one of those people that has to find the product cosmetically pleasing, as well as the product actually doing what it say it should do (shallow, I know!).
Once I removed the wand from the tube I inspected the brush, which had a light covering of white liquid, and was surprised to find that it was triangular in shape. According to the Lancome website, this is meant to help separate lashes, and I would agree. The brush has evenly spaced bristles which are quite firm. The bristles manage to reach every individual lash, including the hard to reach ones.
Once I have applied a layer of this base coat, my lashes look long, thick and separated. The consistency of the liquid is just right, it leaves a thin coat on the lashes, without clumping lashes together. I must say that it actually looks pretty weird to have white eye lashes, but once I applied mascara my eye lashes looked amazing. You can use any mascara for this, even cheap brands will do, because the base coat does all the volumising, the mascara doesn't have to really do anything apart from make them black. It really does give a false lash effect, which looks much more natural than fake lashes.
Since purchasing this I have not purchased expensive mascara's, instead I have continued to purchase this and spend less on mascaras. Even though this product isn't cheap, you can save money on mascara's and put the money towards one of these base coats. It is incredibly easy to apply and it also helps the mascara to last all day without flaking. This product is now something I couldn't live without, it has been life changing (ok, maybe a bit too far, but it is brilliant!!!). I use this every day and I have had the same tube for 3 months, it is starting to come to the end of it's life, so a repurchase is on the cards any day now.
~*~*~ Would I Recommend? ~*~*~
Yes, I would definitely recommend this product. I wish I hadn't wasted money on so many useless mascara's in the past. I love Lancome and this is one of my all time favourite products from them. I think £21.00 is not too expensive, especially when the product does a fantastic job. And like I said above, save money on expensive mascara's and invest in this little gem. Overall I am going to give this product 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :o)
Super-Enhancing Mascara Base / Discover the maxi booster effect / Lanceme CILS Booster XL is a white mascara base enriched with XL Micro-Fibers that helps prime and protect your lashes / For use under your usual mascara to enhance its colour and makeup result for a look that is instantly more intense and more captivating / Suitable for sensitive eyes / Directions for use: Apply Lanceme CILS Booster XL from the lash base to the tip, working the brush in a zig zag motion for maximum volume and separation / Follow with your favourite Lanceme mascara /