This mascara is about as close to perfect as any mascara I've ever tried. It holds a curl all day, separates, lengthens, and even thickens my lashes. It doesn't flake, smear, or clump, and it lasts all day. On top of all that, despite it's long-wearing capability, it is so much easier to remove than other mascaras- it comes off with a gentle cleanser and washcloth. I got this in a sample pack, and I'm ordering a full-size the minute it is back in stock!