The description sounds pretty good - volumizing, no clumping, waterproof (this one is a biggy for me because I've found non-waterproof masacaras usually smudge after a few hours). $23 is not a bad price either. But I just tried it out today and must say I'm not a fan of it. I'm surprised since I've come to love Shu Uemura products so much that I always assume they would just be amazing. But this one is really underwhelming.
First of all, the tube is really thin and small - much smaller than I expected. At first glance I thought they accidentally sent me a sample size! So that alone makes the price not worth it. The brush is very thin. I just don't think thin brush and volume mascara go together. Again, I thought maybe they sent me the wrong mascara. But nope, I double, triple and quadruple checked, they sent me the correct product.
It definitely does not clump though, that's for sure. I must have put on 5 different coats this morning and you can barely tell I have any make up on. But I just expected it to be darker and go on thicker. So I'm pretty disappointed with this purchase. I guess I will only be using it if I feel like going for that "no makeup" look, but then what's the point of putting makeup on? Wtf? The Laura Mercier mascara is like 100000000 times better. It's $3 cheaper too!