I think it depends on your taste. If you prefer mascaras with more lengthening and less volume, I would go with Benefit They're Real. If you want more volume this is a good one for it or Too Faced Better Than Sex or Urban Decay Perversion. The only thing with this Loreal mascara is that theres is a lot of excess product on the brush. It makes it difficult to apply sometimes and can be clumpy. In addition, when putting the brush back into the tube a lot of excess product gets onto the ouside of the tube which gets very messy and causes drying out. It makes the tube more difficult to turn and lock in seal because there is so much built of product preventing it to seal all the way shut.