The packaging has changed a little compared to the picture, the bottle now has a black and silver tube, with a silver lid.
Heroine Make mascaras are like witchcraft in a bottle... the description "Super Waterproof" is 100% accurate. Once dry, it will magically repel all tears, sweat, sebum, water, and contact lens drops throughout the day with no running, smearing or smudging. On the flipside, if you make a bit of a mess when applying, you have around ten seconds to get it off with a cotton bud or tissue, otherwise the messy bits you don't want will also be just as invincible all day.
I prefer the long & curl version overall because my short and stubby lashes need all the help they can get, but there's not much in it between the two if I'm honest. This version contains less fibres and instead of a curved wand, it's a straight brush with bristles spiralling towards the tapered end. It's not a very big brush, and teh bristles are well spaced apart so it's easy to get right up to the eyelash roots in the outer corners and lower lashes. Because of this, it does seem to give the illusion of a more volume compared to the lengthening one, because the brush allows for easy coating of the lash roots, and when wiggling side to side it will encourage some product between the lashes. Not so much that it looks clumpy or smeared, it just fills the lashline a little more right on the very lowest parts of the roots, next to the waterline - again, giving the illusion of thicker eyelashes
I'll use this after curling my eyelashes, one coat gives a more natural and subtle appearance, and two coats is enough for dramatically defined eyelashes. Like the lengthening version, once dry it holds the curl all day. It doesn't flake or crumble, doesn't transfer onto eyelids and make me look like a panda, and doesn't irritate my contact lenses or eyes.
The main issue that people struggle with is getting it off in the evenings - all you need is some cotton pads and an eye make-up remover that has an organic oily layer floating on an aqueous layer, Nivea does a nice and inexpensive one. Shake it up to mix the two phases, soak cotton pad, then press onto lids and eyelashes for 5-10 seconds, before gently rubbing off the remaining mascara with the pad. You only need to be gentle, so I've never noticed my eyelashes looking threadbare or anything. I've been alternating this with the equally bulletproof Long & Curl version of this mascara and it takes me less than a minute to get it all off in the evening using cotton pads soaked with biphasic make-up remover.