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The Makeup Nourishing Mascara Base by Shiseido
Shiseido

The Makeup Nourishing Mascara Base

4.6(288)
luxury
$24.00
curling(158)
lengthening(112)
volumizing(80)
waterproof(36)
look: everyday
nordstromBuy ($24)

Top Reviews

waterproof

waterproof

now when i curl my eyelashes, use this base, and apply non-waterproof drugstore mascara afterward - my lashes stay completely curled throughout the day/night and the appearance of my mascara stays fresh and clump free

- Sephora User

when applies with waterproof mascara it makes my lashes look long and wonderful

- Sephora User

curling

curling

it holds curl and lengthens lasheshas really light texturenot really volumizing but that's what a mascara is for

- Sephora User

i absolutely love shiseido's mascara base, used with eyelash curlers it sets and holds the curl all day

- House Of Fraser User

volumizing

volumizing

it layers well under any mascara and delivers noticeable volume and length for my wimpy eyelashes

- Sephora User

it doesn't seem to make my waterproof mascara un-waterproof, and it gives my long but straight lashes some curve and extra volume

- Sephora User

lengthening

lengthening

i tried several other brands of "base" but this is the best: it adds length and volume as i expected, and helps my straight lashes hold a curl through the day

- Sephora User

this nourishing base adds extra length to my lashes and it looks so natural

- Macy's User

smudging

not smudging

this clear, gel base adds some definition to my lashes, keeps my mascara from smudging and lets me use non-waterproof mascara without having to sacrifice the curl or worrying about raccoon eyes

- Sephora User

this base cancels out the smudging, keeps the mascara from flaking and holds the curl all day, everyday

- Sephora User

staying power

longlasting

my lashes stay perfectly curled all day no matter how much mascara i put on

- Sephora User

lasts all day and requires make up remover to take off

- Sephora User

clumping

not clumping

don't know if it's because i am asian, but my lashes never stay curled with mascara, it seems to make them go straight actually with this product it keeps my lashes curled, with no clumps, and allows me to use whatever mascara i choose without it going straight

- Sephora User

it keeps my lashes curled and it also lengthens and adds volume without clumping

- Sephora User

look

everyday

now i can curl my lashes, apply this mascara base, then apply mascara if i want (i don't often as this primer is enough for an every day look) - my eyelashes stay curled all day

- House Of Fraser User

this mascara is probably a little heavier than most want when looking for the curl, but with the primer underneath i get that very natural feather look

- Sephora User
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Sephora userFebruary 22, 2015
5

Ahhhhhmazing!

I have super thin, stick straight eyelashes that point downward. I must use waterproof mascara in order for the curl to hold after I use an eyelash curler. I decided to try this base, it really is amazing! It holds the curl, when I apply the mascara my eyelashes appear thicker. I do allow the base to completely dry before I apply mascara; sometimes I use a second coat of base, I apply to the tips of my lashes to get more length; the mascara glides on, no clumps and easy to remove.

- Sephora
Nordstrom userAugust 27, 2010
1

Ehh...not like the original

As far as primers go, this is ok. However, my review is based on the fact that I was hopelessly DEVOTED to the original "Mascara Base" for YEARS. This new formula (despite whatever added "nourishing benefits" exist) is just not as good. It's much, much wetter than the old formula, which causes a terrible amount of clumping up with lashes. It's nearly impossible to comb through them after you've allowed it to sit for even a couple of seconds. Every time I've attempted to comb through the clumps, it's just made them worse, or tugged out my lashes. Once you apply mascara over top of the base, forget it - you've just got a big, clumpy, spider-lash mess on your hands. There are some lengthening benefits, but the end result is just very unnatural looking, because your lashes are so stuck together. The old formula was fabulous, Shiseido, please, please bring it back!! « less

- Nordstrom
Sephora userJanuary 3, 2011
5

I will look no further! Found the best lash primer

I will be 54 in a week, trust me I have tried nearly every primer out there, but tis one is awesome!!!It keeps my lashes curled and voluminous.I found it also helps my mascara stay on so long w/ o flaking.I bought the newer Shiseido mascara too so my lashes look false but naturally full and longer.The two products in my opinion work so well I have not bought anymore mascaras but enjoy samples ones which always fail me.I could not be happier with this base and the mascara too....they have a waterproof one lasting lift that I save for days I know I may cry, that is amazing too but waterproof.Thanks for another fantastic product , I justloooove it!

- Sephora
Sephora userMay 8, 2013
5

Must have for my extremely stubborn lashes

I have fairly long lashes, but they are extremely straight. I have to use a heated eyelash curler in order to curl my lashes because regular curlers do not work.This is definitely a must have if I want my lashes to stay curled. The inner lashes still fall back down after a couple hours, but the outer lashes stay curled for hours and hours. I don't think it adds more length but it definitely adds volume and curl.I find that using a mascara brush that is lash separating is important because the lashes can get clumpy depending on the type of mascara.

- Sephora
Sephora userJanuary 15, 2016
5

Does what I wanted it to!

This mascara base was what I have been looking for and it has been right in front of me this whole time! I've always used the Shiseido eyelash curler, which is a must, if like me you have long but very straight eyelashes, that normally only stay curled with certain waterproof mascaras. This base holds the curl after curling, and then I finish it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This mascara is probably a little heavier than most want when looking for the curl, but with the primer underneath I get that very natural feather look! I've even been asked if my lashes are fake! It doesn't allow for a really clumpy finish either, it is very defined. Also, it looks really good once dried if you want just the natural look of no mascara because it does not have the white finish normal primers do. I recommend this to anyone who wants something to help with the curl. « less

- Sephora

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