PILING ON 50 COATS: Most mascaras are only meant to be layered twice. When you put mascara on top of a stiff coat, it’s going to clump and look spidery.
PUMPING THE WAND: All that extra air in the tube causes clumps and flakes!
HOLDING ON TO IT: If you can’t remember when you purchased your mascara, toss it! Germs that grow in mascara can cause redness, itchiness and even sties or pinkeye.
EXPOSED ROOTS: If you wiggle your mascara at the base of your lashes, you get a gold star! If not, start doing it.
TOO MUCH MUSCLE: If you press too hard at the base you get brush marks on your upper or lower lids. Clean up mistakes with a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover.