This has become a recent pet peeve of mine. Just how difficult is it to avoid clumpy mascara? Are some women blessed with clump-free eyelashes (or maybe just longer eyelashes to begin with)? Does quality of mascara matter? If I see a woman with clumpy mascara should I suspect that she is either too poor to purchase quality mascara, incompetent at applying it or what? Seeing clumpy mascara in real life is one thing but I also see it all the time in advertisements. This should be unacceptable in professional photography.