Does this mascara deliver on the promises of intense volume and sensational curl for your eyelashes? Well.....yes and no. If you are looking for intense curl, you will more than likely be disappointed. Although you can always use an eyelash curler to curl your eyelashes beforehand, you will need to let go of the expectation that this mascara will give exceptional curl to your eyelashes. Once you have let go of this expectation, this mascara can be considered an exceptional mascara, especially if you crave thick, dense eyelashes. The wetter-than-usual application does need additional smoothing with a separate eyelash brush for the best results, but it is worth the extra effort. This mascara is true to its claim about wearing well - this mascara wears well without smudging or flaking (great not to have racoon eyes by the end of the day) and it can be removed easily with a water-soluble cleanser. It is worth noting that you do not need to spend as much money as this for a fantastic mascara, but if you choose to and want your eyelashes to have a dramatic look you will be happy with this mascara. And good news is that this product was not tested on animals. This is something I look for when I buy products.