This mascara is so great!! In my opinion it is a dupe for the Thrive Causemetics mascara and honestly even better. This mascara lengthens your lashes so well, it looks like you have on false lashes. Maybelline has some of the best affordable mascaras and this one does not disappoint. The mascara did not flake or smudge on me at all. I put it on in the morning (including bottom lashes) and wore it until 11:00pm and it still looked great. This will be my new holy grail mascara at such an affordable price. I highly recommend!