RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars
THE SKINNY: Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara goes on great, adds length and volume and looks nice although it does not separate my lashes quite as much as I would like. (I could get on my soapbox here about mascara brushes, but I think you have probably read that enough times.)
It also seems to be great for those days when my allergies are kicking in and does not irritate my eyes or contacts at all -- even when my eyes are super-runny. I have noticed any flakiness either.
But ... it just does not hold up all day. About mid-day, I needed to reapply to maintain my look, and that is not something I am used to.
This mascara is also only sold in black (not an issue for me but could be an issue for the more adventurous type).
KEEP OR TOSS: I'll finish the small tube, but I don't expect to buy any more.
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-- Tested by Carrie