Personally I really like this mascara. Yes the formula is sticky, but if you are patient and careful with the application you can build up long, thick lashes. The big brush takes getting use to but it is great at grabbing onto the lashes. The colour is a nice black on my light blong lashes and for R90 it is affordable. But if I had to choose between this or Maybelline’s Great Lash….I’d go for the great lash mascara.