Your kid's first day jitters isn't the only reason why your heart is breaking during school drop-off. It's the reminder that your baby is one year closer to growing up and leaving home. Whether your child is starting kindergarten, middle school, or college, experiencing all the feels that manifest into tears is completely natural, and we advocate expressing your emotions.
That being said, if you need to quickly compose yourself before heading to work, we have you covered with a few tips and tricks on how to minimize all visible signs that you just had a major cry session.
Here, we've rounded up a set of products that will help hide that you ugly-cried your face off during school drop off.
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1. Rms Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes
Before anything else, clean up smudgy mascara or eyeliner by running a makeup removing cloth over the area. These gentle, coconut oil-soaked wipes won’t make skin more red and raw from taking off makeup.
RMS Beauty | $16
2. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
Slather on this color-correcting cream on clean skin to balance tone and texture. This skincare meets makeup hybrid is packed with anti-aging peptides and nourishing ingredients to camouflage and calm discoloration from crying, along with broken capillaries, rosacea, blemishes, scars, and age spots.
It Cosmetics | $32
3. Talika Eye Therapy Eye Patch
A puffy eyes are a dead giveaway that you’ve just finished up a cry session. Treat the area with soothing eye patches like Talika’s. These multi-use pads deflate the area in addition to reducing inflammation and wrinkles.
Talika | $59
4. Visine Maximum Redness Relief Lubricant Eye Drops
]It’s one of the oldest, but often overlooked tricks in the book: eyedrops. Use them in each bloodshot eye to quickly reduce redness and irritation.
Visine | $9
5. Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer
When all else fails, concealer will never let you down. This Dior tube may be lightweight, but it doesn’t hold back on coverage. Use it to even out your complexion as needed.
Dior | $34
6. Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara
A little thinking ahead can help avoid this situation all together. When you’re getting ready pre-drop-off, swap your usual mascara for a few coats of a waterproof formula like Tom Ford’s.
Tom Ford | $45
7. Maybelline Expert Monos Eyeshadow In Soft Pearl
Dab a touch of a shimmery, neutral shadow to the inner corners of your eyes to help them appear bigger and brighter.
Maybelline | $3
8. The Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes Lipstick in The Whole Truth
Shift the focus to your lips by swiping on a soft pop of color. This hydrating formula offers a high-pigment finish that will last all day.
Lipstick Queen | $24