This is rather a clumpy mascara. I have to wipe the brush on a (non-fuzzing) tissue before I use it in order not to look as though I put gravelly tar on my lashes. However, it seems not to run and it's easy to remove. The clumpiness may have more to do with the brush - or maybe someone needs to invent a receptacle that removes almost all of the mascara from the brush as it leaves the vessel. The way I do it now makes the mascara useable, but it's very wasteful. I'll use it up but I won't buy it again.