I bought this mascara because I'd heard wonderful things about this type of brush and because I saw a recommendation in a magazine for its "eye opening" capabilities. This particular color I chose because I thought black with a hint of purple would accent my green eyes. Well, none of my reasons for buying this mascara held true. The mascara was not black; it was a shimmery light purple and did nothing to darken or accentuate my lashes at all. In fact, the only thing it did was clump, and that was after careful, precise application. I have never had clumping issues with any other brand new mascara. Needless to say I am very disappointed in this mascara especially when it is one of the more expensive of the drugstore cosmetics. I will not be buying it again nor will I recommend it to others.