My last three mascara's are just all dried up and I need something better than I've been using. I was glad this got here quickly. I was skeptical because all mascara's promise so much and just don't work like they say. This applied easily and you could see the amazing difference right away. I wore this the rest of the day and didn't have any flaking or smudges. I did wear it in the shower just to test out the water proof. As long as you don't actually try to take it off, it stays put. I just patted my eyes dry and it didn't even look like my eyes had gotten wet. I lose this mascara. Just apply and wear. I get all of this depth and length without the weight. This is the best value for the money I've found in mascara's.