Tears, the less eccentrically named of the two, is perfect if you're tired of supershiny, goopy gloss that makes you look like you just freshened up your makeup before eighth grade science class. Tears isn't sticky, the shine is so subtle that it almost looks more like balm, and it goes over stain or lipstick beautifully. So don't judge a gloss by its slightly creepy packaging; this stuff is much better than your average bodily fluid.
If you're eager to see what's new in beauty, look no further. We've roamed the halls of Cosmoprof North America to find five emerging brands that deserve a closer look. Whether they hail from another hemisphere or are just starting out, they're worth watching as they move into stores, salons, and spas in the near future. Preview them now for a sneak peek, and you can say you knew them when.