[Also wearing: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer; Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation in '100 Ivory'; Benefit High Beam; Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer in 'Light'; Makeup Gallery Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder; NARS Powder Blusher in 'Douceur'; MUA Pro Brow Kit; GOSH Forever Eyeshadow Metallic Eyeshadow Stick in '02 Beige'; Essence I ♥ Extreme Volume Mascara]I should mention that this mascara lasts well - I've not experienced any flaking or smudging, even when wearing it for 14+ hours - and removes reasonably well with an eye make-up remover on cotton pads. I do get a nice dark, black colour but, rather than adding volume as it claims, it has a tendency to clump a little if you try to apply more than one coat, and that alongside the fact that it somehow manages to make my lashes look shorter means this isn't a winner for me! All in all, the little things have added up to make this a pretty poor offering as far as I'm concerned; the excessively chunky tube, the mascara blobs not being removed from the wand, and the way it looks on my lashes, mean I won't be repurchasing this and I don't really feel like I could recommend it, though I wouldn't be put off trying other Essence mascaras as for the price they have the potential to be an absolute bargain! Have you tried Essence's I ♥ Extreme Volume Mascara? Did you have a similar experience? Would you recommend any other Essence mascaras, or should I give them a miss?