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Kristin Booker • August 11, 2009

The Breakover Diaries: Beauty Tips To Cover Up a Crying Fit

You’ve been crying and it sucks.

Look, we’ve all been there. You’ve either raced into the bathroom or you’re home, curled up with a stack of fashion magazines and a box of tissues when your best friends bust the door down and insist that you must go out with them right this minute. Whatever the case may be, you need to get hot in a hurry and there are only a few products that will do the trick. Read it and (stop) weep(ing).

Your eyes are red. Drop some Visine Advanced Redness Reliever Eye Drops ($7.99) to clear up the situation.


The best go-to all-purpose tools for covering blotchy eyes are from Benefit Cosmetics. Erase Paste ($26) is a genius concealer that is universally flattering and covers even the most evil of uneven skin issues. Next step is the Benefit Eye Bright Pencil ($20). Two football stripes under your eyes, then blend with your fingers. Also feel free to employ these little tricks if you’ve been up all night and you have to look fresh as a daisy for an important meeting. Every woman should have these on her at all times.

You need your eyes to pop but in case of another fit (keep it to a two-drink maximum during breakups), you’ll need to swipe on waterproof mascara. Still the best bang for your buck, Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara ($7.99) will give you amazing volume and will give you dazzling eyes. Yes, it matters that you look fabulous right now. Don’t argue with me.


You’re going to need a little double-duty beauty when it comes to your lips. Grab Huge Lips, Skinny Hips Lip Gloss in Worship Your Thighs ($20). Your pucker will plump up, the color is universally flattering and the Hoodia in the formula works to keep you from stress eating. Plus, take that little mantra with you during this time: no better time to learn to love your thighs.

Look, just because you’re having a personal tragedy doesn’t mean everyone has to know about it. Get these beauty essentials and use them repeatedly until the urge to turn on the waterworks runs its course. Life has to go on and not everyone needs to know that you just threw your ex’s stuff into the garbage last night.

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