This is a great lengthening mascara, definitely a cheaper alternative for a Lancome eyelash mascara (which I also love). I have short lashes and this definitely makes them appear longer. I wear contacts and this has never bothered my eyes. This is definitely a staple for my daily makeup.
I bought eye zing in "Twilight Zone" which is a dark, rich green with subtle sparkles/sheen - I have brown eyes with a tinge of green in them so this really made my eyes "pop". Great eyeshadow at a great price!