It does give more volume but that's because it clumps the lashes together a bit. Not in a bad way, it just creates thickness. I think Marc Jacobs is a better choice and if you can go up in price Le Metier de Beaute is out of this world. But it's twice the cost. This one, I have found smudges and I've had dark smudges under my eye midday. That was horrifying and I returned it after that happened a few times.