How to Handle the Inevitable Tears When Watching The Fault in Our Stars

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June 12 2014 10:39 AM

How to Handle the Inevitable Tears When Watching The Fault in Our Stars

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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

Photo by James Bridges - © 2013 - Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

By now, it’s old news: If you see The Fault in Our Stars, the “sick flick” adapted from the young adult novel of the same name, you’re probably going to leave the theater sobbing. (Unless, that is, you’re Slate’s own unmoved film critic, Dana Stevens.) So how does one deal with the torrential downpour without sacrificing your preferred makeup routine?

We recreated the effects of the Shailene Woodley tearjerker in the Slate office so that those of you who have not yet seen the film—or plan on repeat viewings—will know which eyeliners are strong enough to resist the tracks of your tears. You’re welcome.

Ayana Morali is the co-executive producer of Slate V.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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