During initial stage (0 months - 1.5 months) of usage, I found the formula to be very - creamy, like Pond's face cream. It even smelled like it. I thought for sure that the mascara would slip around and off my lashes and onto my under-eye. However surprisingly , it did not. It stayed, and was super easy to layer on additional layers, and build volume. It did not flake or smear. Soft, feathery, voluminous; but still well defined.
Middle stage (1.5 - 2.5/3 months) of usage was still good, although the formula had become less creamy. Still, it was easy to work with. There is still little to no flaking or smearing. A little less feather soft, though. The best part during initial stage and this stage is did not irritate my eyes or smear onto my contact lens (well, not too much) - very important for me.
Third, and final, stage (3 - 3.5/4.0 months) is okay. The mascara has really begun to dry out and has become difficult to apply, and is kind of scratching/scratchy against the rims of my eyelids. It is also beginning to clump, flake, and smudge. Not at all like the feathery soft look I got in the beginning. Plus, at this stage, the mascara has begun to irritate my eyes.
One thing to ne noted is that this mascara is a chore to remove, whether with eye makeup remover, cleansing balm, and/or cleanser.
Although the overall results were pretty good through most of its lifespan, the price-tag is not justified on any level. I think I could get similar results from a less-expensive, drugstore, brand.