I'm generally not a big fan of mascaras. I always feel like they are difficult to apply so that your lashes look natural and you have to keep checking if they are not running down your face. Since I don't use mascara often, I am not very good at applying. But when I go out, I do like to add some length and volume to my lashes. I think this mascara is very easy to use. Even for mascara beginners like myself, I could get it relatively right with just a few strokes. I also didn't think it gave you black patches on your eyes when you have it on for hours. Performance This does add some length and volume but doesn't exaggerate it too much. I like it that way since it looks quite natural but if you want dramatic changes, I don't think this will satisfy your desires. Ease of Application The best feature about this mascara is that it is easy to apply. It goes on your lashes very smoothly so you don't have to struggle when you are apply this mascara.