Try It Tuesday : Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Mascara

If you saw my last haul then you saw that I purchased the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide mascara

PRODUCT DETAILS

Protein-based complex Keravis helps fortify, lengthen, define & revitalize lashes.
  • Lashes are longer and fuller, giving eyes a younger, more vibrant look.
  • Contains our exclusive Ceramide Triple Complex (ceramides 1, 3 and 6) plus vitamins A, C, and E to help reinforce and restore lashes' natural protective barrier.
  • Won't smudge, flake or clump.
Now, apparently, there are two ways to use this mascara:
 

To boost lashes, use an eyelash curler. Gently pump the curler. Don't squeeze, counting from one to ten, then hold for four counts. Do this before you apply mascara. Then apply Ceramide Lash-Extending Treatment Mascara — it lengthens, defines and conditions.
 
and the 2nd way:
For longer lashes, hold the mascara wand in a vertical position. Starting at the base of the lash line, pull the wand up and out to the end of the lashes. For a more dramatic look apply more than one coat.
 
First, lets looks at the brush:
It really is just a standard mascara wand, though it does seem a little more narrow which is nice.
 
Now, let's apply.
After using an eyelash curler and both methods, I didn't see a change other than my lashes were darker. My bottom lashes look so clumpy and not in a good way, plus I had to do so much clean up on my eyelids and under my bottom lashes. I haven't had to do that with any of my other mascaras. The formula took so long to dry that I couldn't blink for a while without it getting on my eyelid. 
 
On the other side, once it dried, my lashes still felt like lashes. They didn't feel hard or flakey. 
 
Final Thoughts: For $20, I would expect it to be a little better. This may be good for someone who doesn't like to wear mascara or doesn't really need a lot of 'lash assistance', but for me, it just isn't working.