The effect this mascara gives is quite nice. I find the wand a little too flexible but it does the job. The formula is quite nice… Doesn’t dry out the eye lashes and make them too stiff. It doesn’t leave me with the dreaded black ring under my eyes halfway through the day. It is comparable to the Essence Lash Princess mascara. For a real “Falsies” effect, it is necessary to apply a few coats.