I got this mascara is a huge sample set from Sephora. My heavens I just love that store!!!!!!! I love mascara and trying different kinds. There are some that I haven't liked, but I have to tell you that I do give a thumbs up to most mascaras. The brush on this is HUGE. Some people do not like this because it is a little hard to manage and if you use it on the bottom lashes you are likely to get a million smudges. I recommed JUST using this product on the top lashes. Again, some may be annoyed by having to use two different mascaras. This is super black, which is good for me because my lashes are really light. Some people may not like the dark look. It adds length and volume, especially the volume. I think it is because of the brush. The brush is almost like a big fact ball. I have never seen a brush like this before. I think this mascara is unique because of the brush and I really like this product.