When I first started my kit, I had mascara's by Dior, which I still do, but I kept hearing so many great things about L'Oreals Voluminous Original Mascara and now I understand why. When all other mascaras dry out, this mascara will still keep trucking with loads of mascara left for you to use. I use this mascara on 99% of my work on brides, models, etc. And I can't believe there is still mascara in this little guy!
Also, the black is extremely black and more product is on the brush because the formula is a creamy/thick so it really covers your lashes. Their other mascara that claims to be even blacker doesn't even coat the lashes as dark as this original one! So the original wins every time. It may flake when I'm doing makeup but that's because I keep retouching the eye makeup, otherwise, I've never had a problem with this mascara really flaking. This one is not waterproof by the way. And because of it's thicker formula, it really fills in those gaps at the root of your lashes to make it seem more voluminous.
Definitely an A++ product!