I first bought Diorshow mascara after seeing the GIGANTIC brush it had, i figured that alone was worth the 25 bucks I was going to spend. I absolutely loved how full it made my lashes look, it also had a smell like roses and raid, I couldn't figure out which one but I liked it anyway. However, after about 2 weeks of using it I began noticing litttle flakes on the brush that would transfer onto my eyelashes. The mascara was drying out after 2 weeks. I had bought mascara at walmart that lasted longer than that. But still, thinking maybe I had left the cap open or had pumped it too much, I returned to Sephora to buy another tube. It was then that I saw the DIORSHOW Blackout. I decided I would try this one to see if I had the same problem, it was priced the same but didn't have a brush as big as the original, but I hoped the formula was a little better. When I first tryed it I thought it was definitely better because the mascara was not as thick as the original and went on smoother. But once again, after about 2 weeks I began noticing the flakes on the brush as I did on the original. I still recommend this product for anyone who has a really big night and wants to look perfect, this mascara is definitely the one to use. I also recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind spending 50 dollars a month on mascara. There is no doubt this will make your lashes look great and I still use it once in a while, but the two weeks you get out of it is just not worth the price.