I'm surprised by the low ratings for this mascara! I bought this on a whim when it was on sale for $5.99, and I have not looked back. My left eyelid was swollen around the inner corner so I was trying to go easy on the eye makeup for a while, but when I needed something to perk up my look for classes, this worked wonderfully. I picked up the non-waterproof version a few years ago and hated it because it transferred all over my lower lashline, and I spent a few months using it as an eyeliner for how black it was (all I did was dip an eyeliner brush into the wand and apply it to my eyelid).
The wand is one of my favourites, aside from the fact that the tip will always have a huge chunk of product that comes out with the wand unless you wipe it off. It's just fluffy enough to coat all my lashes well but not too big that it hits my eyelid whenever I apply mascara.
The formula is amazing! I love the way it doesn't clump up in big chunks on my lashes but adds the right amount of volume at the same time, and it lengthens beautifully. The mascara itself doesn't dry to a crunchy feel on my lashes but it isn't completely soft either, but I don't have too many issues with that. It holds a curl very well, and I can go the entire day without looking in a mirror and still have the curl in place at the end of the night with no smudging! It doesn't flake either, which I love. I go in with two coats to start, and if I'm feeling adventurous, I'll do 3 or 4 and it'll still look just as good.
I've had a lot of issues finding a good waterproof mascara that holds a curl without flaking everywhere and clumping up when I go in with more than two coats, so this was a godsend. Would definitely repurchase when it goes on sale!