I have the mini version of this mascara, and have been so impressed with it that I will definitely be purchasing the full size. With lashes that are very light, stick straight and stubby short, a good mascara is a must-have for me. And a toxic one that works is hard enough to find, let alone a non-toxic one. So I'm always skeptical when it comes to trying new mascaras, but Ecco Bella does not disappoint.
This mascara lengthens and adds volume, and gives really nice separation and lash definition. I have not experienced much smudging, and only a few minor clumps that are easily fixed with a lash comb. The only place I experienced a bit of smudging was behind my upper lash-line, but this happens to me with all mascaras, I think because of my eye shape or the fact that my eyelids are small. In any case, the smudging here was minor and easily fixed by applying translucent powder to my eyelids prior to application, as well as not extending the mascara all the way to the tips of my lashes.
Overall, this mascara is absolutely excellent. The ingredients are quite good, though it does contain phenoxyethanol, an ingredient that is widely avoided in the green beauty community. However, it doesn't bother me because it is the second last ingredient listed, which means it is used in a very low concentration, and the risk of phenoxyethanol lie in the concentration os the ingredient.
I love this mascara. It provides length and volume that makes your lashes look naturally long and beautiful.