the "long- daytime" tends to work more reliably than the "max-volume night time"... this may be due to the amount of product allowed to stay on the brush. opion day-time will leave your lashes long and subtle. option night-time may or may not clump depending how much time and effort you put into paying attention to what your are doing. If you do it right, it makes for a lovely lash-intense look.
I have tried so many different kinds, most specifically--in comparison to this one--several dual mascara options. I not only love the coverage I get with this particular mascara, but I love the ease of use (and receive compliments when I never have before about my "awesome eyelashes").
Other dual mascaras I have tried have one coverage option on one side of the stick and the other on the other side of the stick and it irritates me to no end that I have to first orient myself to the appropriate initial end to use, but then close it, turn it around and use the second coverage end.
I realize my complaint about other dual brands sounds very petty, but after using this brand, others I have tried always disappoint.
My only complaint about this one is that I am no longer able to find it in ANY brick and mortar store when I was once able to. I still look for it all the time when I shop, just in case... but haven't been able to find it among the other various subpar options available... so now I always order from Amazon. Small price to pay since I finally found a mascara that I love, but would be SO thrilled to be able to walk out of a local store with my fave.
As a maybelline loyalist for the last 10 years, I decided to try this because I liked the idea of a two in one. This is the 2nd time I've ordered it and am very happy with the product. I like that you can opt for extension OR thickening OR both. I usually do both and when applied, you can see each one do as it says, I just wish it lengthened a little bit more.
It seems like it may run out faster than other mascaras. This is probably good because I know that I normally use my mascaras too long anyway.
I never write reviews, but for this product I just had to. It is everything I've ever wanted in a mascara and to much more. I was using Benefit They're Real but was looking for a cheaper alternative that would work just as well. Well I found it and I will never pay $20 for mascara again! The volume brush does exactly what is says, give your lash volume and makes them look full. The length brush is FANTASTIC! it gets rid of any clumps, adds length and additional volume and helps get every little lash. Do yourself a favor and at least give this mascara a try.