I don't wear mascara that often. I have distichiasis and prefer a more natural look, so when I do want some oomph, I'm looking for a mascara that will give me enough volume to disguise any bare patches while not getting clumpy and making me look like a clown. I also wear contact lenses, so flaking is definitely out.
This mascara works great for me, as well as Smashbox Full Exposure. Two thumbs up!