I gave it four stars because it is the best I have tried since Sky High Curves (which was the best ever made, I don't know why they would discontinue it) and I haven't come across a better one since, and I tried many others. It isn't the best but it is better than average for sure.
This mascara looks natural on my eyelashes, its a "no clump" and washable. With multiple coatings, my eyelashes still look bare and natural. This is good for "natural" make up look. (which I prefer). But when I want a more dramatic look, I applied black "lengthening" mascara on top of it.