I LOVE THIS MASCARA! No clumps, adds length & volume, curls & separates lashes. Two coats are all you need. It lasts all day and will not smudge! I'm already on my 2nd tube. I got it for $8 at Ulta.
I'm going to start with the one reason I don't like this mascara: It takes a lot of rubbing to get off. I use oils to remove my mascara, followed by cleanser, and still, I am left with smudges under my eyes.
That being said; this mascara goes on really well with two coats, holds a curl, has not flaked on me - not a single time, lasts all day and night, and gives a nice, deep color.
I was looking for a less expensive HG mascara for a while and this is definitely it. The brush is super soft. It gives my lashes lenghth and volume with one coat with no clumping or flaking. Its cruelty free and I cant say enough good things about this mascara. I bought it for only 6 dollars from a nyx seller on eBay.