I have had this mascara for about a month. I always wore waterproof mascara before so it was a bit of an adjustment to get use to it always smudging, but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make to use a more natural product. I find this mascara lengthens eyelashes but does not fan them out, causing them too look thin. I just use a brush to spread them out a bit and ta da! Comes off easily with soap and water, no need for special eye makeup remover.
I have always worn Cover Girl Mascara since I was a teenager. I was disappointed with this mascara. I couldn't tell I was wearing it. I wouldn't buy again. It's just not for me.