Nice quality tubing mascara that ensures no panda eyes and comes off with warm water. I feel it is more lengthening than volumising, really, but it separates my lashes well and makes them a lot more defined. The colour is truly black, too, so even if the lashes don't become so thick, they look well defined, really long and quite visible, perfect for work and in day light. Not much drama though, if that is what you are looking for!
This mascara stays put when I go running and get sweaty or wet in the rain. It also does not easily transfer even if I have an oily moisturiser close to my eyes. This is true for the Kanebo 38C tubing mascaras too, but has been a problem with another tubing mascara, the DHC Perfect Pro Double Protection Mascara. I do love the thin wand of the Kevyn Aucoin mascara, which makes it easy to apply, even on the lashes below the eyes. The thin wand is one of the reasons why I really like the DHC mascara.
The mascara is easy to remove with warm water, and it comes off in rather large chunks, larger than the Kanebo and DHC tubing mascaras. The Kevyn Aucoin comes off my lashes more easily than the others, but the residue sticks on my face. Hence, it can take a little effort to get all the little, black bits off my face. I use a fascial sponge flannel (Body Shop or Kanebo Sensai), the type that dries very quickly and stiffens when dry, for removal of tubing mascara and my make up - convenient and truly great!
Can I have found my perfect tubing mascara with thin wand, really black, with clear definition and great staying power, even for runs in the rain and when wearing somewhat oily moisturisers? I am always on the search for my HG tubing mascara, but this comes pretty close!