This mascara is BEYONDDDDDD. My HG mascara for my sparse, stick straight, annoyingly short Asian eyelashes. One hit with my Shiseido eyelash curler and two coats of this stuff and I have long, defined, curled curled CURLED lashes. The curl truly stays all day!!! There is not much boost in volume, but between curl or volume, I will take curl every time. It is a narrow brush wand and insanely waterproof. It does not smear, budge, or clump. Which of course means it is extremely difficult to remove (requires oil based remover and 3-4 cotton pads PER eye) but totally worth it! I am stocking up on this stuff!