I received a free sample size of this mascara from Benefit a while back, and I was really excited to use it because I heard so many good things about it. With two coats, this mascara will bring out a nice, dark color and definitely lengthens the lashes to make it look like you're wearing falsies, but no "they're real!" (hence the name of the mascara). Although it does lengthen the lashes, it does not volumize it. The comb, though, has little spiky balls at the ends to help separate the lashes better giving you a non-clumpy look. The bottle does not mention that it is waterproof, but it does not flake off or smudge during the day. Also, when dried, it does not make the lashes feel hard, but surprisingly still soft. The only downfall to this mascara is that it is a bit difficult to remove, but it isn't impossible. It just takes a little most effort to remove this mascara than other waterproof mascaras.