I have used a LOT of mascaras over the years and I find something wrong with each one... too sticky, wonky brush, applies unevenly, etc. but this Smashbox mascara is the BEST! It dries very fast and applies evenly with great dark color. I don't think I'll ever look back, even though it is sometimes pricey for my range. The brush is the best part; it's a good size and doesn't retain old clumps of mascara product when you pull it out next time.