I grabbed this mascara as the third item as part of a 'buy two get one free' L'Oreal deal at a pharmacy. I wasn't expecting much though it was priced at the extreme end of what I'd usually pay for a mascara. The brush is a plasticy, spoon like one which initially disappointed me when I opened the mascara to use it having had bad experiences with similar designs in the past. I tend to prefer real brush-like mascara wands. But it works - it really lifts and lengthens the lashes without adding bulk so they look long but natural. The first day I wore it a colleague asked me whether I'd had my lashes done as they looked amazing. I was stoked!