I will admit that I'm picky when it comes to mascara. I held onto this mascara after receiving it in my monthly Birchbox for a while because I like to give my samples a fair chance before making a decision on them. Although it's possible I held onto this for too long before trying it (maybe it dried out), this product went from its home in the sample stash to the NO pile after two tries. I want my mascara to lengthen, separate, and add volume to my lashes. This product didn't do anything - didn't even add a curl, just barely left a coating of product on my lashes. It's black, but that's about all it has going for it. It was terrible!