I decided to try this mascara after reading a couple reviews raving about it. Since I am so picky about mascara, I wasn't really expecting anything special, but I was pleasantly surprised. I do not like mascaras that are too wet or get clumpy and this is the problem I have with most mascaras. My favorite mascara thus far has been the tarte? gifted? Amazonian clay smart mascara but I think this mascara is going to give it a run for it's money. I usually don't like the tarte mascara until it has been used a little and dries out some, when it's brand new, it's too wet. The Clinique mascara was perfect on first application. It defines and lengthens my lashes without making them clumpy. I haven't had an issue with flaking or transferring. It is honestly the perfect mascara and I am now a fan. It has become my everyday mascara.