I bought the waterproof version in the color black/brown. My allergy problems are usually itchy sore, slightly red eyes, so I usually have to wear waterproof mascara (and eye liner if I’m tight-lining). I really like the wand. I always wipe off any blobs that are on my brush before I apply mascara. each time I put the wand into the tube I always get a piece of toilet paper and wipe the blobs off. I’m OCD when it comes to my lashes and take my time with making sure they’re not “spidery”. I don’t do the “wiggle at the roots” technique because then I ALWAYS wind up with mascara on my eyelids. So I just curl my lashes and use the applicator to comb the color through my lashes. This way I don’t need a lash comb to get clumps out.