This is a mineral and plant-based mascara and I have to say, you'd never know the difference between this and one filled with chemicals. It's paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free and coal free. 99% of it's ingredients are natural. Plus, the entire case is recyclable. So, how does it hold up vs. other mascaras? Perfectly. In fact, I love it. There's no flaking, no smudging (unless you use a very emollient concealer like RMS Beauty) and it can be layered easily. Oh, and it also comes off in a snap.
Dr. Hauschka's Volume Mascara
I think this mascara is great and definitely gives Dior Show Mascara a run for the money. It creates big, dramatic lashes and comes off easily. The only gripe I have with this is that if your concealer or under eye cream is too oily, it will definitely smudge. I also wouldn't wear it if I knew I was going to be sweating. I usually wear this on the top lashes only and wear my next favorite mascara on my lower lashes.
ZuZu Luxe Mascara
I like this mascara...a lot. In fact, I just purchased another one today. I use it when I know I can't have any smudging and usually use it daily on my lower lashes, giving the upper to my Couleur Caramel or Dr. Hauschka as they just seem to give more volume and drama. For some reason, no matter what happens, this doesn't smudge at all and for that, it's a favorite.
I hope you try and love some of these mascaras.