How to Look like You Weren't Just Crying ...

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If you've been hiding in the bathroom crying over something silly, but you need to leave soon to interact with other people, there are a few things you can do to prevent embarrassment.

If you don't want others to know that you were upset, putting on a smile isn't enough.

The redness or puffiness of your face might give away what you've been trying to hide.

That's why you should follow these tips to hide the fact that you were just crying:

1. Wash Your Face with Cold Water to Reduce Redness

Wash Your Face with Cold Water to Reduce Redness

Since you probably don't want to splash water on your entire face to ruin your makeup, you can wet a washcloth and dab it on your face.

That should reduce any redness on your cheeks and eyes.

It should also feel soothing, which means it'll help you calm down.2

Make sure you take deep breaths while you're washing off, so that your voice and facial expression don't end up giving you away.

2. Use Eyedrops to Get Rid of Redness

Use Eyedrops to Get Rid of Redness

After you cry, your eyes won't only look puffy--they'll also look bloodshot.

Of course, a few drops will make that redness go away.

So make sure you carry eyedrops with you wherever you go, just in case of a crying emergency.

3. Use an Ice Cube to Get Rid of Puffiness

Use an Ice Cube to Get Rid of Puffiness

If you're in your own home, you can run to the freezer to grab some ice cubes.

Placing them against your face will do the same thing that cold water does.

It'll get rid of redness and puffiness.

4. Reapply Your Makeup to Get Rid of Smudges

Reapply Your Makeup to Get Rid of Smudges

If your mascara ended up running from all of your tears, make sure you fix any smudges.

Once you're finished cleaning up your face, you should reapply the makeup you had on earlier, so that no one notices a change in your appearance.

It might also help to apply some extra concealer to cover up the redness of your face.

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