I was a beginner with makeup. I heard many great reviews about this line of mascara, and it was inexpensive. So I stopped by at Walmart and picked it up, in the waterproof version because I do wear contacts, so it is safer. I curled my lashes, and then applied this mascara. At first, there was a nice curl to my lashes, however, the mascara CLUMPS, a lot. So it made me look like I only have 5 lashes, which is NOT good. Half an hour later, there was no more curl. Overall, I do not like this mascara, and will definitely not repurchase.