I have this item and love it. I purchased this after watching a tutorial by a make-up artist . He advised using this comb to actually apply the mascara and this is how I do it now . First curl your lashes then run your mascara brush over the tip of the comb to apply a small amount of mascara and comb through lashes . This gives just the right amount of single coat coverage . This comb does a fab job and lashes look long and seperate with even one coat . Wayne , the make-up artist then asdvised recurling the lashes and reapplying using the same method as the first coat . I apply three coats this way and I look as though I'm wearing false lashes . My lashes are very short but look great thanks to this comb .
Also , to clean my comb , I simply stand it in an egg cup with a tiny amount of eye make up remover . This loosens off the mascara . I then just rinse item under a tap with warm water. I hope this helps .