I'm not a fan of Loreal mascaras (mainly because they smell odd and it's off-putting to me) so I can't even remember why I bought this.
But I'm glad I did :). I must say this is one of my all-time favorite mascaras and I use it on a regular basis.
I like this stuff because it gives my lashes a different look than most mascaras. It volumizes beautifully and fans out my outer lashes in a way that makes them look fake. I will admit, the brush is a little awkward, especially when you're trying to get your lower lashes. However, once I figured out how to work with it (slow strokes, don't try to get too close to your skin, wiggle the brush from side to side to catch your lashes) the results were beautiful.
There is a tad bit of clumping. However, it's not in a bad way...the mascara just groups my lashes together, so instead of coating each individual lash, I look like I have fewer lashes but the look very thick. I think that's actually what this mascara is supposed to do. That's where the intense and beautiful volume comes from. If you put more than 2 coats though, you will have hella ugly clumping. Two coats is all you need.
One more thing, this stuff stays on all day and does not flake off! It will smudge a little if your eyes water, but it's nothing unmanageable. I was impressed by the long wear.
Overall, this is a fantastic mascara if you want tons of volume. You do have to play with the brush to get it to work, but just go slow and don't put too many coats. I promise, the results are great!
Also, it doesn't smell as weird as the other Loreal mascaras. So if you're like me, that's another plus!