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So, you just watched Up. Or you’ve had a fight with your partner. Or your computer’s not working, your boss won’t stop snarking at you and you’ve just realised you’re going to be late to an appointment you’ve already cancelled twice.
Basically, you’re going to cry. You have been crying or you are literally crying right now. You and you’re not sure what to do about it. Makeup can help.
But first, what kind of crying are we talking about?
Because if you're in the midst of a full-blown, screaming, weeping, smacking-your-own-face break down, there's nothing to be done right now. You're just going to have to cry it out first. No amount of waterproof mascara and anti-redness concealer can survive ten rounds with tears, snot and a box of Kleenex.
Have you sobbed it out now? Got the post-cry calm going? Good. Use some makeup remover to get rid of any traces of wept-off mascara/eyeliner/foundation. You're going to want as smooth a start as possible.
Now it's time to address the tell-tear signs.
If you've been crying hard for a long time, there's a good chance your eyes are bloodshot and sore. Not only that, but the skin around your eyes is puffy and inflamed, and your lids are angry red rims.
If you have a bit of time to sort yourself out, lie down with sliced cucumbers over your eyes and breathe deeply. These will cool and calm your eyes, and the skin around them. They'll also help settle some of that puffiness. Cold spoons work too.