it's about that brush! they hype the fabulash brush as if it's an advantage when it's really a gross DISadvantage. i have thin, fine, kinda sparse lashes. just the kind of thing mascara is meant to remedy. and most mascaras do work for me. not this stuff! there is no way to get the mascara on my lashes except to run the brush across them horizontally. even then, when i start to stroke upwards again, it takes forever to get the mascara to build. i still had some of my old mascara, l'oreal telescopic (and before you ask, i bought the revlon stuff because i was in a hurry and didn't see telescopic in the drugstore) and i didn't want to just throw the revlon out, so i built my lashes with telescopic (which i love, by the by) and was able to add with the fabulash. without this little assist, there would have been no traction to apply fabulash. they should call it crapulash. it's not worth the price, no matter how little you spend. this brush has one other disadvantage, speaking of pointlessness. with tiny outer and inner lashes, it helps to be able to accurately aim the tip of the brush at the corners of the eye. this brush is so chunky and collects so much mascara at its end, it has to be wiped a bit. even then, some practice is required to make use of the bulkiness. spend your money on something else.