Before - no mascara.
After - Benefit mascara
As you can see from the first photo, my eyelashes are hardly visible with no mascara but I was actually wearing my usual mascara (which is also a false lash effect one) when the lady applied the Benefit one and I could still see a huge difference. I'm getting used to the volume and length now I've been wearing it for a while but you get a big shock when you first see the difference that it makes. I felt like my lashes were doing a lovely flutter every time I moved my eyes!
The only thing that niggles me a bit about it is the fact that it can start to look a bit clumpy if you keep layering it but one layer should do the job. I also don't think it's waterproof as it doesn't state anywhere on the packaging but it seems like it's hangin' on in there when you apply it. Application was a bit weird for me at first as I've been used to the same mascara for aaaaages but that's just me. I think the wand would benefit from being curved, however, because I find that that makes mascara easier and more comfortable to apply.
I paid £19.50 for it today at Boots - I never thought I'd splash out on mascara but I think I may have to say that this one was worth it. I will probably use this on more special occasions, particularly nights out on the town as I always find that I need longer lashes but find false lashes uncomfortable. It's rare that I genuinely rave about a product but this one is definitely a keeper!