EDIT: i am giving this another lippie, so 4 stars! i have grown to like this mascara, it still is a little bit clumpy but nothing a brush couldnt fix. i am enjoying the VOLUME this mascara gives, very thick and black! good stuff. i also purchased maybellines the mega plush & i am loving that one too! will review.
im on the fence with this mascara. i read fab reviews on sephora and ran out to buy it. it does thicken/provide volume with 1 coat...but in a bit of a clumpy way. i definitely have to separate afterwards with the lash comb. theres oh so slight raccoon eyes 7 hours into the day, but my skin is very oily. holds a curl and lengthens a bit but the clumpy factor detracts, thus only 3 stars. the color is obsidian black and yes, i would say this is very black. the touch...its crispy, not soft like my fave maybellines full & soft. i will finish out the tube but i will not be repurchasing. i will try maybellines the mega plush next!