I love this mascara and always buy back ups. It coats really nicely, gives my long eyelashes a very glam look, doesn't get clumpy too often. However, when the container gets low or a little older you can start to get a clumps. Very waterproof for all day wear, however, i need a good oil cleanser or eye makeup remover to get it off at the end of the day. I double cleanse and use DHC Olive oil cleanser as my first step and it does a good job. I don't have any smudging mid day. I always wear this on therapy days in case i cry, haha, and it's awesome at the pool or on the beach, totally stays on all day. I have dark brown eyes (a bit of Hazel) and love my mascara dark and dramatic. I also have naturally long lashes, thanks to genetics, so this product makes me look glam as he$#! I like the brush, it separates my lashes nicely and makes it easy to apply. As with most mascaras, it's best fresh and doesn't coat as well over time. So i always have a newer one for the days i want to look really good, and use the older one for everyday. I'm pretty picky about mascara, and this is a favorite. If i want really really dramatic i got to thrive causmetics, omg is that mascara crazy good, but, it's too much for everyday. This one is still really dramatic, but more appropriate for work. In my mind, one of the top mascaras out there.