I’ve been using mascara for years and I still can’t figure out how to totally avoid clumps. Some mornings, I think I’m about to swipe on the perfect layer of goop and then that chunk appears. I try and try to get rid of it, but I end up just looking like I got knocked out by Mike Tyson. So at this point I’ll try anything that promises no fuss. And according to Real Simple, all you have to do is swipe the formula on your arm hair before applying. But there’s some other tricks you should do first.