Lauren Conrad Wears This Beauty Product to Avoid More Black Tears

This tear just keeps on falling! Even though it’s been 10 years since The Hills hit small screens, fans are still stuck on one of the MTV series’ most #iconic moments: Lauren Conrad’s black tear.

The LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection designer, 30, got into a season 4 spat with then-friend Audrina Patridge, which resulted in a whole lot of crying — and what viewers believed to be a lone mascara tear that ran down Conrad’s cheek.

“I just put on too much mascara and it became a thing!” Conrad, who’s married to lawyer William Tell, told Us Weekly in May. She also revealed that the moment was another byproduct of Hollywood magic. “They slowed it down for dramatic effect!” 

Now she’s expounding more on the cry heard 'round the world. “You know what’s funny? … I’m actually crying eyeliner,” she told Elle in a Thursday, September 8, story. “I used to wear so much liquid eyeliner, and it wasn't waterproof; it was just whatever I'd buy at [the drugstore]. I always wore waterproof mascara, but I'd never realized the rest of your eye makeup can drip too.”

These days, Conrad is more proactive when it comes to preserving her glam. “Now I only wear waterproof eyeliner,” she continued. “But the best one is from Avon's mark line. They discontinued it. I have two more in my fridge and then I'm out. And I have no idea what I'm going to do.”

The can’t-live-without staple in question? mark’s Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner. “I worked with them years ago and I just always loved them,” she told Us in a past interview. “That’s my favorite.” Thankfully, Conrad doesn’t have to shed a tear: mark offers a similar product, Saved By the Gel Waterproof Eyeliner, on avon.com.

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