First, forgive me for the crappy makeup. I was just about half done and decided to do the mascara thing before I forgot. I didn't have my brows drawn on yet, so out they went. :) I ADORE this new mascara, though. It is super black, thickens, lengthens. Well.... you can see my lashes with and without the mascara. It doesn't flake or smudge on me. I even slept in it the first night I got it to see what happened. I didn't have so much as a smudge underneath my eyes and I am a hard sleeper that tends to sleep on her face. The only possible issue is it doesn't really separate well and I hate lash combs. But, what I've been doing is after I apply the Extase, I comb my Bare Escentuals Buxom Mascara brush through it as that one separates insanely well. $28 is a bit steep for mascara but I have to say I'd pay it again. I really do think it's worth it. I've tried YSL Faux Cils and I like this one much better. I've also tried all the other Dior mascaras and this is by far the best one. I imagine that this one with Iconic would be a winner as Iconic separates like a dream. Anyway, those are my quick thoughts on Dior Extase. If you have a little extra money and feel like a splurge, I say go for it.