1. Don’t pump your mascara!
Pumping mascara is what literally everybody does. Pushing the mascara in and out will only constitute it drying up because the air will make bubbles in the tube. thereby causing it to get clumpy and dry. To make your mascara easy to apply, roll it in your hands for a while or put it into a mug of slightly hot water. This will liquidize the mascara without letting air into the tube.