I have another brand of mascara I received in a sample box that I LOVED!!! BUT it is super expensive and not on the Birchbox site. After reviewing a ton of mascaras, I decided to buy BENEFIT as I could use my points. I only had to pay $2 toward it and I am thankful for that! I also only got the mini travel size - thank goodness!!!! The mascara was just like anything I had bought in a drugstore and was SUPER wet and clumpy. Too much on the brush even after I wiped it before I applied. After reading all those great reviews I was really disappointed.