For the record: I have been using this mascara for the last two months. I have fairly thick, long, straight lashes. But I am greedy, lol. My magical wishlist for mascara is a combo of separation, volume, and curl holding. I am allergic to Revlon & Elf liquid eye products like mascara and liquid liner. I bought this on recommendation from a friend.
I can get clumps out. Do make sure the wand isn't loaded up with too much product.
I generally prefer larger, fiber brushes like this one to the ones with short, rubber bristles.
No eye irritation
I don't find this gives as much volume as I expected. It's just OK, but I prefer the volume I get from Almay's Get Up & Grow.
I also don't find that the little joint on the wand helps me at all. On the contrary, I think the wand is too bendy. (Can we make "bendy" a technical mascara term?)
Doesn't hold a curl at the end of the day as well as I expected from a waterproof formula. (after about 8 hours)
The formula seems to take awhile to dry, which might also be a contributing factor to the curl dilemma above
Even though my eyes aren't irritated, they feel like they have been weightlifting all day.
Has a mild chemical scent, which I might not have noticed if I didn't just pull the wand out to smell it.
FYI: To characterize a comparison, I copied my review for Almay's Get Up & Grow, and moved almost the whole pro list for that one to the list of missing traits for this one. Then I went and bumped that one up by 1 star.
Final Thoughts: After 4 months with this tube, (plus two months blatantly ignoring it), I do like the formula. I'll give it 3 stars across the board. For the majority of the time, it was just okay. I have some other mascaras to use after this (that I've already stocked up on), but even after those are gone I don't think I would repurchase. I have heard that the WP version is not good as the non WP version, but even still I'm not curious enough to buy it.