I read about this in the Lash Cards newspaper article and then later on I read a review about it on Rouge Deluxe (thanks Haru!), I knew that I wanted to try it. It's only $10.00. Fortunately, our local Sephora was already stocking this item. (Oftentimes new items that are released by Sephora online don't show up in our stores 2 - 3 weeks later.)
I was surprised by how small the tube is. It is only .07 oz/2 ml.
Compared with Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara Tube
The brush is really cute. It really is a mini size of a full brush.
Again comparison with Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara Brush
With bottom lash mascara:
I really like the brush. It is nice and small and you can really coat your lashes well. I also used it to get to my upper lashes on the inner corners. The one thing that I didn't like is that the Clinique mascara formulation is very wet. I tend to like drier mascaras. It takes a while for it to dry and since my bottom lashes face straight down, it touches the skin on my under eye and can smudge. The only good thing about the mascara being so wet is that it does give me enough time to clean up the under eye area before it dries and stains.
On my Lash Cards--Yay or Nay post, CL commented that she used Dejavu Fiberwig Tiny Sniper mascara and that it clumped badly on the small brush. I did not find this to be true with the Clinique, HOWEVER, since I always screw up applying mascara to my lower lashes, I decided to go with the Lash Cards concept and used a piece of cardstock to help me apply the mascara. It really helped a lot! The size that I used was approximately the length of the short end of a business card and made the width just a small bit wider than my eye. It really did make for easy application and and didn't have to worry about getting mascara on my under eye, except while waiting for it to dry. I still find using the Lash Cards concept too fiddly to use it for my upper lashes though.
My overall take on the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is that it's a great concept. I really do like the brush but not the mascara. I think that I will try using the brush with either the Gokubuto or Gokunobi mascara. If I can use it with those mascaras then it'll be awesome. If not, then I will have to consider repurchasing this mascara again. I must admit though that I don't use mascara that often, especially on my lower lashes. I think that it's mainly because it was such a pain to apply. I wonder if the Lash Cards concept will still work out well using the regular-sized mascara brush on my lower lashes...