My HG for drugstore mascaras are by Cover Girl. I have tried the other drugstore brands and none give me such beautiful lashes like the Cover Girl. The Clump Crusher extensions is my #1 favorite, though I occasionally switch between this one and the Full Bloom by CG, another HG mascara I love. This mascara has no clumps, no flaking or smearing and provides really nice length, natural looking volume and separation. I also love that when I apply the mascara it doesn't go all over my eyelids. If you hold the spoon wand, like a rainbow shape, you get all your lashes, top and bottom quite nicely. I work in cosmetics, so when a lady comes looking for a beautiful does it all mascara that doesn't clump, I pretty much give her the clump crusher extensions. You get the length and the volume. You can't go wrong. However, every lady's lashes are different. One lady I spoke to swears by her Maybelline. The store owner where I work loves Rimmel, which I can not stand. It really is trial and error with mascaras to find the one you love the most. I highly recommend this mascara. I bought the black / brown shade in regular version. Not the waterproof. The formula is just perfect. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only own one mascara, this would be it. I love, love love my full bloom mascara, but this one rates just slightly higher in my book because it's everything I look for in a mascara.