I honestly didn't have huge expectations for this mascara, as I've been underwhelmed by Maybelline mascaras in the past -usually too watery, clumpy and smudgy for me. However this has been a pleasant surprise and is a mascara I'm very happy to use.
The tube is quite chunky but easy to unscrew and grip, so I have no complaints there. I like the brush, which is a fairly average size with medium length bristles. I appreciate that it doesn't pick up too much excess product, which I find is a common problem amongst different mascara tube designs.
With one coat of application I get decent length and some volume. A second coat starts to get a bit clumpy, but adds a lot of volume. The formula is not too watery, so it can be built up to a certain extent.
The waterproof aspect has been very reliable for me so far, and a huge bonus is that it holds a curl very well. The longest I've worn it is probably 14 hours, but I experienced no flaking, smudging or discomfort. Very impressed with the longevity.
Overall, I'm happy to be using this mascara and think it's a great waterproof option. If I could change anything it would be to have a little more volume without clumping, but it is certainly a sturdy and reliable everyday mascara.