Oh Hourglass, you're really slaying the lash game with this one. I wish I could shout from the rooftops to all my fellow longer yet light lash people who need a lift- this is it! I do have longer eyelashes that are almost blonde and this bad boy really gives them life. I have read many a review from those with shorter/sparse lashes that are less than pleased with this so I think we can all agree this was possibly formulated for those who already have longer lashes but want more volume/length. I generally do not like thick bristled/super full mascara brushes because it tends to clump my lashes so application is key with this mascara. Thin, even coats, wiggling the wand at the base and pulling upward is the best strategy. This mascara can be a bit of a fubar- if you know what I mean. If you think you are done and your lashes look good, just trust yourself and stop! Walk away! Once you go past the point of no return that's it, there is no recovery with this one. Once the lashes clump and get spider-y, it's over! At $28.00 this mascara is worth it in my opinion. I don't use it every day but I love it for special occasions or just when I need to feel good about myself lol!