I'm really impressed with this mascara, it gives a really chic and classy finish to my lashes. Nowadays I always use a base mascara before I apply the mascara I'm going to apply as the top coat, and this mascara probably does need a base mascara underneath to make it go that extra mile for the 'glamour effect' but, other than that, its a great mascara! It doesn't clump at all, separates the lashes well but its star feature, for me, is its curling power! I have tried a lot of high-end and popluar mascaras over the years and this one is up there as being one of the best when it comes to curling my lashes. I wouldn't use this mascara when going out clubbing because it looks too sophicated-best occassions to wear this mascara would be in the office, out to dinner or even on a date.