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fake tears..anyone know how to?

Missy Schneider , Apr 22, 2005; 08:29 a.m.

hello all! I'm sure that we've all seen it: that single (or multiple) tear drop(s) hanging from a woman's eyelash. How can i do that?

I was watching America's Next Top Model (yes, yes..it's my guilty pleasure), and there was a shoot where they put one single tear drop on the girls eyelashes. when she blinked it would jiggle, but wouldn't fall off...i'm boggled. Anyone know how to achieve this?

Thanks for your help! Cheers, Melissa

Responses

Gary Woodard , Apr 22, 2005; 08:56 a.m.

clear corn syrup.

Dana Gee , Apr 22, 2005; 11:55 a.m.

Ouch! Actors sometimes use glycerin drops.

J. W. Wall , Apr 22, 2005; 01:34 p.m.

water drops, eye drops, or, gasp:

onions...

Joseph Wisniewski , Apr 22, 2005; 03:11 p.m.

Three points to Dana...

Water evaporates too quickly, corn syrup has so much surface tension it moves very strangely (and I can't stand corn syrup based fake blood). If I need a lot of tears, sterile saline eyewash (any pharmacy, really cheap). Precisely placed drops, glycerin.

Glycerin is also great for fake drool...

Chris Waller , Apr 23, 2005; 04:43 a.m.

Glycerin. And mixed with cochineal it makes convincing blood.

Joseph Wisniewski , Apr 24, 2005; 01:33 p.m.

Chris - how hard is cochineal fake blood to wash off skin. Something most famous for a "fast dye" sounds like it could be a pain to clean up.

Mathew Smith , Jun 03, 2006; 08:53 p.m.

I just came across your question - and was looking for the same answer you were asking... From what I remember they were using some kind of "menthol tear stick"

I found a product here that sounds like the same one..

http://www.fxsupply.com/kryolan_catalog/special.html

"Special effect product in lipstick container to produce real tears. Contains menthol and camphor. "

just thought I would share what I found...

Also I found this...

"Q: What�s a tear stick?

A: It�s basically menthol that you can jab in your eye or blow in your eye. What�s good about it is that for those moments where you don�t want to beat yourself up, it just kind of makes your eyes water a little."

-Mathew

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