I've spent a fair amount of money playing around with different mascara primers. Being of Asian heritage, we aren't exactly known for long full lashes like our beautiful sisters from India or the Middle East.
I've tried high end mascaras for a base like Dior (which works fine) and mid end like Origins (also works fine)
But if I'm going to only get okay results, I probably will not stick with a brand name.
I tried this out some what dubiously but was very pleasantly surprised by this mascara. As a base works great (esp paired with Dior or Marc Jacobs black mascara on top) and it's definitely more wallet friendly. If all three mascaras as weighed for their merit equally, why pay more for two others simply for name? No one sees the brand name of your lashes so save yourself a few bucks and give this one a whirl.