I will start with my lash profile: Density - medium to pretty dense; Length - short to maybe average. I have used tarte Lash Hugger twice. When I first opened the tube, I noticed that it's drier than some of the other "brand-new" mascaras I have used in the past. Therefore, I hope that it doesn't dry out in a month.
Things took a turn for the better when I started applying it. Tarte Lash Hugger does a great job at separating and coating every single lash, without any clumps. Actually, in my opinion, it's one of the few mascaras that you can apply in two coats without needing a lash comb. Every single lash is coated and separated. Because it defines and darkens your lashes, this mascara does a pretty good job as far as volumizing is concerned.
It is only okay with lengthening and does not add much extra length to my lashes. I find that it doesn't really curl my lashes either. It does, however, keep my lashes soft, rather than stiff. Bottom line- give this a try if you're going for the more naturally defined lashes look. If you want something more dramatic, I've heard rave reviews on tarte Light, Camera, Lashes mascara.
I must add, it's the easiest mascara ever to clean. After I get out of the shower, before washing my face (therefore, the only thing that it touches is water), I notice that my eye makeup is cleaned and removed. A gentle cleanser will easily wipe this baby away. With all the natural ingredients and lack of synthetics, it is really GENTLE.
On the flip side, make sure you don't get caught in the rain. I wore it the next day, and in walking a short distance from my work building to the car while it was lightly drizzling outside, my mascara smudged and gave me raccoon eyes.