I don't know what made me pick this mascara, but it was definitely an impulse purchase. I should have taken advantage of Sephora's awesome return policy and brought this back after I first used it, because it's pretty awful. Maybe if you use a lash curler and separator, it may work better, but there are plenty of other mascaras out there that don't require extra steps to work well. It's goopy, clumps your lashes, smears easily, and I feel like it never dries. I have side swept bangs, and if my bangs fall across my eye, I get black mascara streaks in my hair. It also frequently smears on my upper eyelid unless I walk around with my eyes half-closed for at least 20 minutes. I've purchased three dollar mascara from the drug store that works better than this. I see there are a lot of good reviews, so I would just recommend trying it in the store if you are considering this product.