Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Crypro of Your Face; Beauty Is All That Seasonal Sadvertisting Leaving Your Face Looking Tired and Emotional? There Are Ways to Wipe Away the Tracks of Your Tears, Says Susannah Butter

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Crypro of Your Face; Beauty Is All That Seasonal Sadvertisting Leaving Your Face Looking Tired and Emotional? There Are Ways to Wipe Away the Tracks of Your Tears, Says Susannah Butter

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Byline: Susannah Butter

EVEN the most hardened Londoners are not immune to crying -- they just need the right trigger. All the sadvertising at this time of year doesn't help. You may be toughing your way through a Sunday afternoon showing of Romeo and Juliet but then Mog the cat will pad onscreen in the Sainsbury's ad and you will crumble.

The sight of your puffy, red face in the mirror mid-weep will only cue more tears. Even the best-looking people can be destroyed by cryface -- stand up Kim Kardashian, and Claire Danes as Homeland's Carrie. You want to be more like Rooney Mara in Carol, who allows one perfectly formed tear to roll down her face, leaving no trace.

So here's how to cry-proof your face, because not everyone needs to see the tracks of your tears. Hourglass make-up artist Carla Wall recommends focusing on the eyes. There's no need to change mascara, tear-proof your usual one with a waterproof topcoat. Try Bareminerals's Invisible lash, which contains potent extracts from black diamond and ruby to prevent rivers of mascara. For the base, Max Factor does a 24-hour mascara that also gives all the volume you could want.

Wall advises using a small concealer brush. She says: "Keep eye make-up minimal and apply mascara and a soft muted eyeshadow to the top lids only. This ensures you won't have mascara running down. Keep on hand a cream/ ivory pencil for the waterline as this will brighten any redness from crying." Shu Uemura's eye light pencil in white is your friend -- apply in the corners of the eyes for an awake, sorted look.

Shield skin with a primer. Hourglass's veil mineral one is water-resistant so it reduces redness and minimises pore size and generally keep your face looking on fleek. Avoid face powders -- tears will smudge them or wash them away. Instead try a 24-hour foundation such as Lancome's, which stays put no matter what life turns up. …

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