i misplaced my voluminous extra volume with collagen mascara. (i think that's what it's called) so i went and bought this, pretty much because it was shiny. lol and i do like it, it separates decently. and definitely lengthens. however, not as easy to apply, i find, it sort of seems to tug at my lashes and i dislike how it feels when i apply it. i thankfully found my other mascara in the car, and i am sticking to it for now, i go like ths one, but not as much as my collagen voluminous.