I have tried about a thousand mascaras and each one I always hold up to the same standard - does it compete with my fave drugstore mascara (Lash Blast) or my fave department store brand (Buxom)? It's actually a lot to live up to so no surprise most don't make the cut (insert sad emoji here). I was shockingly and pleasantly surprised that the newest mascara by Palladio Beauty (a brand I was only recently introduced to) completely held its own and I've been reaching for it OVER my tried-and-true Lash Blast (truly the highest compliment I can give). Lash Obsessed mascara is only ten bucks (so in between the cost of Lash Blast and the higher-end Buxom) and it's absolutely amazing. It coats evenly and the tip of the brush works perfectly to define the lashes and lengthen them individually. I am impressed at how easy the application is (none of that yucky smudgy) and how natural it looks (no clumping!). My lashes are way longer and fuller and I've gotten tons of compliments because of it! Very very happy with this one and it has moved proudly into my everyday routine.