I love big lashes, lots of volume, super length and separation to create a doll-eyed result. This double-ended mascara delivers on all of those, creating a show stopping result that outperforms the original False Lash Effect by miles. The plastic brush helps to create a little volume at the root, but you do need to build up the layers to really create the illusion of more lashes; around three layers for me does the trick. The lacquer layer doesn't really add anything more in terms of colour (as the first layer is black enough already,) but it does help to finish the lashes by lifting and separating them further. Although this doesn't really create a huge amount of length, it does leave lashes looking Saturday-Night-Ready and looks great with a smokey eye.
My major issue with this mascara though is how fiddly it is to use. Due to the nature of the double-ended wand, there's not a huge amount of space to grip the base and manoeuvre the brushes around - particularly around the inner corners of the eye. It takes a little practice to get it right and to work out how best to apply the mascara without ending up with it covering your eyelid. Although this doesn't stand up against my ultimate YSL Babydoll mascara, as it's half the price it's definitely worth an investigatory purchase. I struggle with a lot of High Street mascaras, but this is certainly the best I've tried in a long time... It's just a shame the giant tube takes up so much room in my makeup bag!
You can check out my #selfeye from Saturday night (with oodles of this on my lashes) here.