Oh, the woes of finding the perfect mascara! I have read review after review to try and find my new HG mascara (after my Lancome Hypnose Drama and YSL Effet Faux Cils failed me) and decided to try out Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara. So far, I am REALLY liking it! It offers great volume and length without clumping (Lancome...). No racoon eyes, no smudges or smears, no flaking. Yay! It IS the same price as the YSL (which is why I decided to find something new in the first place), but I am hoping that a tube will last longer than a month, which would make the price a little more palatable. I should mention that I like MAJOR lash drama. There's no such thing as too much volume and I want my lashes to look like falsies. Thus far, this mascara delivers. If this is what you want in a mascara, I would definitely recommend.