Let me just start of by saying this has to be one of the worst mascaras I've tried. I bought this tube after reading rave reviews here and other places(which i dont get btw), so when it was on sale i was quick to get one. You could say my expectations were kinda high but this quality is what i expect from 1$ macaras(most 1$ mascaras I've tried are better than this, just saying). First of all the brush, its hard to coat your lashes equally, the design of the brush makes it pick up too much product one some parts, this is of course manageable but still a hastle. Lenght and volume-wise its decent, but it doesn't curl or separate your lashes, you have to use another brush or spoolie to get any separation. But the worst part is the flaking and smudging, im not kidding i wore this yesterday and less than 30 minutes after application there was soo much flaking, the kind that you would expect after 6 hours but not 30 minutes! I didnt pay too much for this mascara(thank god) but its still a waste of money, going in the trash.