Anyway I would say this is similar to a tubing mascara in that you can't layer it and to remove it kind of flakes off in warm water. If i have have known this I probably would not have purchased as my experience with other tubing mascaras is that they just do not hold a curl. However, this one does! YAY! Holds my curl all day, doesn't smudge under eye and actually seems to give me more of a lift and lengths. Perhaps not volumising, but otherwise I love it!