I usually never buy drugstore mascara unless they are on sale but Rimmel honestly never seems to to go wrong! They have great products! The wand is not too big but no to small. Flares out your eyelashes without making them too clumpy. I'd recommend using a thinner, finer mascara beforehand to flare out and elongate your eyelashes with no clumps and then applying this mascara for extreme volume and dark lush eyelashes!