We all know that Lauren Conrad’s black mascara tear is the most memorable image to come from The Hills. (Which isn’t saying that much since The Hills was basically 40% LA freeway shots and 60% Audrina Patridge looking confused.) Nonetheless, the snapshot of a sad LC and her even sadder black tear has been used ad nauseam as a way to express our own feelings of distress.
However, it’s now come to our attention that like pretty much everything else about The Hills—this scene is a fucking lie.
LC told MTV News that the tear wasn’t from her shitty mascara like we all thought for years, but from her shitty liquid eyeliner instead. “I don’t think it was the mascara. I think it was the eyeliner that was running. I still wear the same mascara, and it doesn’t run like that.”
Sorry, but there’s no other to describe how I feel about this: