I cannot believe I just found this mascara. I always buy the L'Oreal voluminous in carbon black. I wish I had started using this one sooner! Because I already have long lashes I always buy mascaras that promise volume, but I picked this up yesterday and I am blown away! I took a nap this afternoon after putting this on in the morning, and there was no flaking, nothing! I did kind of poke my eyes out though when I used this wand because it has spiky plastic bristles but the results are well worth it. This mascara is black, it doesn't flake, and makes my lashes super long. I feel like I have a lot of control over how I'm applying the mascara and I can easily manipulate the lashes so that they set they way I want them to when they dry. I know when people see me wearing this mascara they are going to ask if I have fake lashes, I just know it. Do yourself a favor and buy this mascara so L'Oreal doesn't discontinue it and you can be impressed.