Tried & True: The Best Makeup To Cry In
Some people cry pretty, which clearly makes them superior human specimens. For the rest of us, a good concealer is absolutely necessary in the aftermath of a good cry, when redness, dark circles, and excessive swelling are inevitable. There's no better way to address a compromised under-eye area than with Benefit Erase Paste ($26 at Benefit). It has a warm, melon-hued cast that counters and corrects the purplish blue shade of the darkness that occurs in that area, and its soft, creamy texture melts into skin for seamless blending. As for the rest of the face, Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer ($32 at Sephora) is worth every penny of its price tag if you're prone to any kind of skin discoloration or blemishes, whether you're crying or not. Forget about layering for coverage — this concealer is completely full-coverage and opaque in one go, and never settles into pores or fine lines.