I picked this Illamasqua mascara up ages ago and completely forgot that I had it. I came across it during a clear out and decided to try it out. I've not tried any Illamasqua mascaras before this.
When I bought this I didn't actually realise that it was a brown shade. I stupidly assumed that it was black. It is a shame that this isn't made a little more clear on the packaging.
The shade isn't actually too bad considering it was an error, its no where near as dark as the blackest black that I would usually go for but its okay.
This isn't the most dramatic mascara that I have ever tried, which came as a shock to me as I associate Illamasqua as being over exaggerated and dramatic - not in this case.
The formula of this mascara is quite dry which means no smudging and easy application. It doesn't provide great volume but does lift my lashes quite nicely.
This mascara doesn't provide quite enough 'oomph' for me to wear on evenings but I will use this for a more natural day time look.
I have experienced no clumping or flaking.