Lash Primer Battle: Benefit VS JCat

 

Before anything, I want to tell you guys that I. HAVE. NO. LASHES. HAHA

Okay, I’m exaggerating. But really, I barely have any lashes! Putting a mascara alone isn’t enough to open up my eyes, so I swear by a good lash primer.

My holy grail lash primer is Lancome’s Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Macara Base ($25.50) . It’s in my May Wishlist. But I always love to try new products (and find more afforadable dupes), so here I am testing two lash primers: the Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer ($24) VS the JCat Lash Primer Mascara ($5.99 !!!).

I. UPON APPLICATION OF PRIMER

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APPLIED: Benefit They’re Real Primer

On this eye, I applied Benefit’s Lash Primer. Since it’s tinted, it didn’t leave any white fiber on my lashes. It wasn’t clumpy at all. But I couldn’t tell from the primer alone if it was going to volumize my lashes after mascara.

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APPLIED: JCat Primer

On this eye, I applied JCat’s Lash Primer. The product left a pretty clumpy amount of fiber once applied, but it seemed more volumizing than the Benefit one. When it dries, it stays white.

II. UPON APPLICATION OF MASCARA

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Showing you a before and after photo looking at the camera, and looking down. πŸ˜‰
The primer definitely volumized and lengthened my lashes, though it looked a little clumpy after. Nothing a lash comb can’t fix though.

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For the JCat Primer, my mascara applied with almost no clumps! It lengthened my lashes to a great extent. The effect of the primer looked more subtle than the Benefit primer.

III. FINAL LOOK

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Left: Benefit; Right: JCat

The JCat primer was definitely more lengthening, and the Benefit primer was more volumizing.

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Left: Benefit; Right: JCat

You can tell here that the Jcat side is longer than the Benefit side. The JCat side is also less clumpy. Not bad at all for such an affordable price!

Although not that noticeable, the JCat side wasn’t as black as the Benefit side (maybe it’s because of the white cast from the primer). If you like your lashes to be extra BLACK, then this specific JCat primer isn’t for you (they have other non-white primers too though).

REMOVAL:
In terms of removing the mascara and primer, Benefit was easier to take off. The JCat primer was more difficult to remove as it stuck to my lashes more. Also, when you remove the mascara from your JCat primer, there are still white fibers stuck to it! Just use a good oil-based remover to make the process easier.

FINAL VERDICT?

I like the effect of the JCat lash primer more because it’s less clumpy and it makes my lashes look really long!
It retails for $5.99 only so you can’t go wrong with that!

 

What’s YOUR favorite lash primer? Let me know in the comments below!

xxx,
Hye

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Makeup Haul: Jcat

Jcat cosmetics just recently launched in the Philippines, and I was able to get a few things from them in their bazaar last December. They come all the way from The US! Jcat is fairly priced, and they are more known for bolder and crazier makeup fronted by matte lipsticks that come in gorgeous browns, reds, to blues!

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Cute Jcat paperbags ❀

Read on to see which the products I got, the swatches, and the prices of each.

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BRUSH

I’ve been wanting a pencil-type of brush for the longest time. The label says it’s a crease brush, but I personally use the tapered end of this brush to apply eyeshadow on my lower lash line. It has synthetic bristles but it’s gentle enough to blend my eyeshadow on my lash line.

Retails for P249.00

EYE PENCIL

This is similar to NYX’ Jumbo Eye Pencil. The formula is super creamy so it’s perfect on the eyelids with or without eyeshadow on top. Currently obsessing over these red/cranberry shades!

Retails for P279.00

THE LIPPIES

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(1) Soft Matte Lip Cooler in Frozen Choco

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Soft Matte Lip Cooler in Frozen Choco

Their Soft Matte Lip Cooler in Frozen Choco is a bright peachy lip creme that resembles NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme’s formula. It really does have a ‘cooling’ effect on the lip once applied. It dries matte with a bit of satin sheen.

Retails for P369.00

(2) Lipfinity Matte Kissproof in LMK 104

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Lipfinity in LMK 104

The Lipfinity liquid lipstick dried completely matte and they are ‘kiss-proof’. You just have to be careful when applying it as it can appear patchy if you don’t apply it evenly on your lips (as do most other liquid lipsticks).
Love the 90s vibe that this lip color gives though!

Retails for P299.00

THE HIGHLIGHTERS

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SO GORGEOUS

OKAY WHERE DO I BEGIN?

These highlighters got me SO EXCITED! The products look so pretty in the packaging alone that you just want to stare at them all day (lol).

(1) You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter in PINK GODDESS

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I mean, look at that texture!

This is a rosy pink-toned highlighter (though it looks somewhat orange-y in the photo) that is SUPER PIGMENTED (be careful) so you don’t need too much on your brush.

Here’s a quick before and after shot. It gives such a beautiful glow to your cheekbones!

Retails for P599.00

(2) You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter in TWILIGHT

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Now this highlighter is more on the bronze-y side. This will look even better if your skin is a bit more tan!

This highlighter will give you a more sun-kissed look.

Retails for P599.00

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Wearing the Lipfinity Matte Kissproof in LMK104!

So far I’m loving everything that I got from Jcat. I might actually try out some of their other products soon. πŸ˜‰

If you want to know more about then and their product range, check out their website.
Hope you enjoyed my little Jcat haul + review!

xxx,
Hye