Oh, I kind of want to hate this mascara for the brush, because I'm not wild about those plastic ones with the tiny brushes, but it's a good one. It seems it would be troublesome and clunky, but it does a good job separating my lashes and giving them definition. I'm not so jazzed on length and volume, but the definition is great. Plus, I can put this on my lower lashes and somehow it doesn't get smeary when I apply it. I just get mascara on my lashes and not on my lower lid.
Staying power is really good, too. I can get sweaty or go out in the rain with this on and I don't get any streaking or running. It washes off well, too.
But would I buy it? Not for the $20-plus price tag. I just don't care to drop that kind of money on something I'm advised to toss after six months of use. (I received a deluxe mini in exchange for 100 beauty insider points at Sephora, for the record, and this works well as a little purse-sized mascara, even though it's just a shorter tube.
So, it's a really good mascara. Applies well, performs well. But I'm still not crazy about the brush -- it just kind of repels me when I use it, even as I use it and am impressed and surprised by it anew. And again, the price. I'm just as happy with my cheaper mascaras from the drugstore, so this won't dethrone any of those.