A while back there was a sale at the local makeup store and I found this mascara for really cheap and I was in need of new mascara so I went ahead and bought it. When I took it home and opened it there were a few small clumps on the brush but nothing I couldn't scrape off with ease. I put it on and my lashes looked great at first, I was so surprised!! However, by the end of the day the mascara was flaking all over my, whenever I would touch my face after I'd been wearing it a few hours there would be little black flakes on my fingertips, and I can just say now it's not the best choice if you're looking for something waterproof. It's good for the first few hours but it wears off rather fast and is not something you should consider if you have long work hours and need something long lasting.