An Ode to Post-Cry Face (And How to Achieve the Look With Makeup)

This might be a controversial opinion, but I feel most attractive immediately after a good cry. Flushed cheeks, glossy eyelids, rosy lips and somehow clearer skin—seriously, what’s not to love? (The actual crying part, if that’s not your thing, I guess.) There isn’t a mood board in the world that can capture a tragic, romantic, Virgin Suicides-y look like an IRL cry can.

That being said, if you can’t cry on command, you can—and should—replicate the look using just a few beauty products. Browse the gallery below for some cry face inspo (for actual crying inspo, this list should do the trick) and the products needed to look like, sad and angelic.