this is one of the better mascaras i've ever used. it's super water proof and does a very good job of lengthening, covering and not clumping. it makes my lashes look far more dramatic and glam than any mascara i've ever used. of course, as with any lash product, it's all in the application. any mascara has the potential to clump, so one must be sure to wipe the excess off the brush or comb the lashes afterwards.
even if i find myself falling asleep with my make-up on, my lashes always stay looking great with this mascara on with no smudging but perhaps a little sticking together which is expected and easily remedied.
price wise, i would purchase this again once i'm all out, but i recieved it as a gift from someone, so that wasn't an issue for me.