I received this mascara as a sample about three weeks ago. I was a little skeptical about trying a Sephora brand mascara at first, but I gave it a chance. The packaging is shiny, sleek and black. The brush is curved to get every lash possible and the formula has little fibers that look like hairs. I had never tried this type of formula before. I expected the fibers to make a big mess, falling into my eyes and all over my face. Surprisingly they didn't, I ended up with long well defined black lashes. Try it for yourself!