I was disappointed in the water resistant version. I know it's not waterproof but I was hoping that it would stand up a little harder to my allergies which sometimes make my eyes water quite a bit. I always use waterproof mascara on my lower lashes and normal on top. On a normal day that's all I need and my last waterproof (Maybelline Falsies) held up all day with my allergies. This one lasted barely an hour. Which disappoints me because it looked so great on my lower lashes. They were very individual and lush. But I had to go out and get another Maybelline waterproof so it would last. I will continue using this on my top lashes though. It doesn't clump at all after two coats and it looks very nice although I noticed the curl didn't hold like other reviewers mentioned. I think most people will like this as a normal mascara but not for a true waterproof, which it doesn't claim to be anyway.
I will buy the normal version of this mascara mostly because they make it in brown and that's so hard to find. So kudos to Cover Girl for making brown mascara!