When I work I wear make up and it's not just a minimal amount, it's layers of it. If I don't wear mascara no amount of eye liner or eye shadow makes up the difference visually. A couple of friends mentioned the XXL Volume mascara from Maybelline and I decided to give it a try to see if I could get lush looking eye lashes. The first few times I tried it, it seemed clumpy out of the tube. I cleaned off the applicator and tried it again but my lashes weren't getting any thicker or fuller, they were just getting clumped together. I thought maybe I got a tube that was older or out of date so I purchased another one hoping for better results. Even after cleaning the applicator and using it according to the application directions I ended up with clumped together eyelashes. That's when I asked my friends what I was doing wrong. They said that they never had that type of problem with it when they used it. I think that because it is a washable formulation there's something in it that is making it clump instead of providing volume. Performance I wasn't impressed with this; instead of giving me volume and lush lashes all I ended up with was clumps.