Since perfecting the use of They're Real! I have been using the tiny tube fairly faithfully. As each day passed, my affections for the product continued to grow. At first I wasn't completely sold on the brush because it kept poking too much where lash meets lid, but I've even managed to overcome that by exercising a little more patience and using some caution. My eyelashes are naturally long, but this mascara makes them seem impossibly long and luxurious. If my lashes were a little thicker, I probably would have to tell people they were real and not fake. I tend to stick to one coat only because I'm not too fond of the spider lash look. It's just a little icky. So if I must add a bit more, I make sure I do it before it dries completely to avoid clumping. And, it did manage to pass the ultimate and final test...the tear test. While it certainly isn't waterproof (it doesn't hold up in the shower quite like the waterproof Diorshow), it does withstand the spontaneous tears that occasionally spring from my dark brown eyes without leaving behind raccoon smudges or black tear tracks. Truthfully, I've cried on more than one occasion while using They're Real! and I've emerged nearly flawless through tears of sadness, frustration, and laughter. I thought I would never veer away from Dior, but Benefit has shown me that it's okay to like something new. I will always have a tube of Diorshow Black Out handy, but I do believe I'll be adding a full-size version of Benefit's They're Real! to my makeup bag as well.