Avoid clumpy mascara by following these three easy steps: 1. Begin at the base of your lashes. 2. Wiggle the wand gently side to side while combing through your lashes, all the way to the ends. 3. Tip the wand vertically to get at those tiny inner lashes without overloading them. If all else fails, keep a safety pin on hand (or a lash comb!).