This product is not a fantastic product, but it is great for its' price. I have bought it twice. The first time I purchased it was because I am in college and was not working, so I was trying to save my parents money by purchasing a mascara that was not expensive. The second time I bought it was because I had just started my job so I did not have a lot of money, both times it was about 2.99. I am usually a big fan of NYC makeup which is what lead me to buy it,, however, the mascara gets clumpy very easily, and unless you are very careful it will smear and end up underneath your eyes leaving a bunch of dots. Another bad factor is with most mascara once it is on you don't feel it, but with this mascara it does not let you forget that it is there. Performance It definitely serves its purpose as far as needing a mascara goes. Ease of Application Like most mascaras, it goes on very easy, but it also likes to come off on your face.