This is the first gel-mousse formula mascara. I loved how smooth and soft the mascara left my lashes feeling when I applied it. It's a non-clumpy formula that doesn't flake, run or make the lashes hard or crunchy after it dries. It also gives a nice volume at the base of the lashes. The brush is tapered on both ends with fullness in the middle. The wand is flexible with nylon bristles so there's a bit of bounce when applying it, but it still has enough structure in the wand to allow for reaching inner/outer corners as well as bottom lashes.