In Steel Magnolias, Truvy Jones says that laughter through tears is her favorite emotion. We, on the other hand, are deeply moved by makeup through tears. Let’s be real with each other: If your sentiments run so deep you’re willing to sacrifice your face over it, then the telenovela life has thrown at you boasts drama of a Greek-tragedy level.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here is a definitive history of mascara-tears moments in pop culture. Check 'em out, and maybe brush on some waterproof lash lengthener this week.