I bought this mascara after becoming obsessed with Lights, Camera, Lashes and definitely had very high hopes as I am a huge fan of Tarte! However, this is by far the worst mascara I have ever used. I will give it props, this mascara did darken my lashes a lot. I see a lot of other reviewers stating their lashes weren’t any darker, so maybe I just got a good/different formula batch. However, this mascara never.dries.down. EVER. It can be 45 minutes after a single application of a light coat, and my hair will move in my face and (gently!) brush up against my lashes and they are all clumped and stuck together, which is very frustrating. This stuff is waterproof, and I think the best removal method is definitely massaging a little of Pond’s original cold cream on just your eye area (it breaks me out anywhere else!) and wiping gently with a cloth. I don’t recommend putting this on your bottom lashes if you know you’re going to be out for a while or if you aren’t wearing any foundation/powder. For some reason, it ALWAYS would transfer and make the area under my eyes look rather dark, but wouldn’t do it when I had a full face of makeup on (daily I just wear mascara, if that) My biggest dealbreaker with this mascara was that it made it absolutely impossible for my lashes to stay curled without heating up the curler (do not recommend!) or using a primer underneath the mascara, which I’ve NEVER had happen in my 9 years of curling my lashes. It made the mascara practically useless to throw in my bag because I had to take all kinds of extra steps to make it perform decently, including tediously separating my lashes. Over. and. over. Overall, I usually recommend people try a product out for themselves to see how it works for them, but with this mascara, I’d skip it entirely. If you really wanna try it, try it’s non-waterproof version. With how many mascaras are out there and the abundance of bad reviews making the same points, I just don’t think it’s even worth it. No shade towards tarte though, still one of my favorite brands!