Why is it that people want to be innovative with mascara?  I have recently tried one brand with a silly ball on the end of the wand that makes my lashes totally clump, and then another kind where you have to put a white base coat on followed by the black.  a) I thought the point was not to have clumpy lashes  b) I’m a mom. I’m lucky that I even try to apply mascara – please don’t make it take double the time.  Enough ranting.  Try Geisha Ink Mascara.  It’s water and smudge-proof, has a fluffy, straight, normal wand, and the stuff washes off with just water.