I've been a big fan for years of Benefit mascara, so when I get samples of others I usually toss them in my travel bag to try out when I'm on the road. So I'm bummed I didn't discover this earlier. As a mascara, it's nothing special. It goes on well, defines decently. I do put on 2 coats, which is unusual for me. The best part though is...it stays on!! At the end of the day, it's not living under my eyes (I can even put it on my bottom lashes). My lashes are still curled and have mascara on them. Even after long days (I work 10+ hr days), the stuff stays on. It's not easy to remove, but I'd rather have it stay on my lashes all day and not under my eyes. I don't mind having to remove a little the next morning.
I'm buying the fullsize (on the waiting list for the fullsize/travel size).
Sorry Benefit...I have found a new mascara!