This mascara is fantastic! You can put on 1 coat for a natural look, or you can build for a more dramatic look. I normally do not like the harder plastic bristle wands, but this one is definitely an exception. I use the 2 row bristle side for the base of my lashes (and drag up for a first coat). I use the 3 row bristle side to lengthen and fill in. I'm not sure why this wand works as well as it does without clumping, but it just does. If you do get a random clump, it is very easy to drag out for good separation. Also, this mascara stays put all day. without flaking. If you are looking for mascara that washes off easily with soap and water, this is not it. You can get a good amount off with soap and water, but if you want full removal you will need to use eye makeup remover.