Wow, this is what I've been looking for! My favorite tubing mascara was discontinued and a search for a water-resistant, yet easily removed mascara seemed futile (I hated Blinc and Fiberwig). I love CG Professional and it's very smudgeproof, but still not waterproof. Diorshow, UD Cannonball, Shu Uemura, etc all smudged and I was getting sick of expensive ones that didn't work. Bobbi Brown's No Smudge works, but is too hard to remove. Enter this one. No clumps, decent volume, great length, NO SMUDGE and easy to remove. Perfect! It acts like a waterproof one, as some reviews have said on Sephora.com also. I fell asleep in it and it looked the same in the morning. It's pricey, but no more so than many and I'd happily pay for something so dependable and easy to use. It washes off easily with soap and water, so it avoids the usual lash loss and frustration of typical WP. All-in-all, I highly recommend! UPDATE: Still giving this a 5, since I love it so much- but, my tube dried out extremely quickly. I've had it about a week and a half and I'm scraping the brush around the tube for each eye. I think I picked up a lemon, will pick up another one to see. Otherwise, I absolutely love the look, gentleness and lasting power! UPDATE: I just took off a lippy, as it isn't quite as long-lasting as I thought with tears/watery eyes. I haven't had a problem overall or even sleeping, but I choked on cereal and ended up with black smears around my eyes. As if I didn't feel undignified already! Anyways, still love it, but will be cautious with watery eyes. For some reason external moisture, like mild raindrops, is ok. UPDATE: Ok, that does it. My second tube completely dried out within a few weeks. It's bone dry. I loved this at first, but I can't keep spending such a substantial amount for a product that lasts less than a month. I'm sticking with Bobbi Brown No Smudge, especially since I discovered jojoba oil and my cleanser easily remove it. Too bad, Hourglass! I thought we had something special.