In Shu Uemura Precise Volume Waterproof Mascara I found everything I was looking for. When they say waterproof, then mean waterproof. I've cried with this stuff, been rained on, been in humid Florida weather all day, and through it all - not a smear, not a smudge. You do have to invest in a good eye makeup remover, however. This stuff does not want to come off completely even with soap. The black is a true dramatic black that really makes my eyes pop. The brush makes the mascara go on so that my lashes are lush and long, but no clumpy yuckiness. I have had best reults when I apply two thinner coats (allowing to dry between) as opposed to one thicker coat. This makes my lashes so long in fact, that I have to be careful not to look up before it's dried, otherwise my lashes touch my upper eyelids and leave mascara marks! It is on the pricier side as far as mascara goes, but if a product performs in the end, I feel it's worth the extra money.