I tend to like the waterproof mascaras more than the regular mascaras, even though one would thing they would be less harsher, but they always end up on my lower eyelids, all smeared, and i have dark under eye circles, so that does not help at all, so waterproof mascara it is for me. This wet n wild mascara is h20 proof and it really works nicely, Some waterproof mascaras over time dry up and end up very flaky but so far I have not had that problem with this waterproof mascara. It applies nicely and evenly, leaving me with nice voluminois eyelashes. It also has a nice dark tint, so that my lashes look longer. A plus is that it does not smear, leaving my undereye circles alone! so that my concealor can do its job there!