This display looked so cool, showing lashes "like butterfly wings". I can't believe I'm still falling for ads like that. I haven't tried a L'Oreal mascara in a really long time so I thought it was worth a shot.
It's supposed to make your lashes "fan out". Kind of like Maybelline's Falsies Flared.So far as that goes, it does. If you hold and extend the brush, you can even get a more dramatic effect than what I've shown here. My problem was I had to hold the brush with my left hand to get a good result with my left eye. Physically its a bit challenging for me, and I always hold the brush with my right hand when I do my left eye anyway.
I didn't get any smudging or flaking, and actually my lashes held the fanned out shape all day. It was also easy to wash off. But I was on the fence about this mascara from the very beginning, and ultimately decided I don't care for it. It wasn't very volumizing, and it might be psychosomatic but I felt it was a bit irritating/itchy. The brush thing didn't win me over either. However, if fanned out lashes appeal to you, I honestly don't know how to get a better effect than with this.