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New Banner. Not Water Proof

six... seven... all good girls go to heaven ♫We're now giving readers control of the banner themes and this one is brought to you by Jake (who won the last Say What? contest). He wanted runny mascara so he gets it.

I curse the day they invented waterproof mascara because runny eyes always make a strong visual impression. But this banner was hard to make -- internet searches provide mainly images of white trash reality stars crying and that's not what TFE is about!

What are your favorite scenes of glam beauties breaking down into hot smeary messes?

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Reader Comments (17)

Heath Ledger's Joker: You know, the only reason Dent's squeeze died is because you just couldn't control yourself to give me a good ol' punch to the stomach.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

You look like Boy George in guy liner. Laughs.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful


I tried to mind-beam "Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal" to you, but it didn't work I guess. Oh well--can't have everything!

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJake D

Sigourney facing off the alien in just her undies,what a diva!!!

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermark

I say Michelle Catwoman wins.
Though it's not smeared Make Up at all, Glenn Close in DL is great, too.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Fairuza Balk in THE CRAFT!!!

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

When you're in love with a married man, you shouldn't wear mascara.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanis

Jake -- oh i'll include her. You know the banner scrolls during the week :)

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNathanielR

Love your own pic, Nathaniel!
I don't remember clearly but I *think* John Cameron Mitchell has a running mascara scene as Hedwig and I love all his scenes so I love that too.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

No one beats Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman when it comes to smeary mascara. For the men, with the Joker already up there, I'd put another comic book villain recently made flesh who also has a smudged makeup look: The Winter Soldier.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterF

Oh no - I HATE to see you cry Nathaniel!!! :-(

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbillybil

Brittany Murphy in Something Wicked

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop

Liv Ullmann/ Bibi Andersson in Persona

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

I know she's not a particular favorite of yours but I squeaked when I saw Beyonce, not gonna lie. #whydontyouloveme

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Jennifer Jason Leigh? Last Exit and Georgia, if I'm remembering right.

June 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Looooove this banner. And I have to echo TB's comment. I was happy to see Beyonce up there. Love the video and disheveled glam of that bit from the Why Don't You Love Me video.

June 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelica Jade


Another one in case you run out of pictures.


June 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

I don't even see that it's a contest:


June 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

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