If you plan on seeing Still Alice this weekend, get ready to cue the waterworks. Julianne Moore, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the film, plays Alice Howland, a linguistics professor and mother of three who’s diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. As her words, memories, and personality traits begin to slip away, she struggles to maintain sense of who she is—as her family copes with the effects of the devastating disease. If that storyline doesn’t send mascara running down your face, we’re not sure what will.
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Luckily, all you have to do to avoid those dreaded raccoon eyes is swipe on a trusty waterproof formula. To prepare for the film’s release, we selected eight of our favorite smudge-proof mascaras that we promise will get you through every tear-jerking moment. Start shopping below: