Underwater Makeup Tutorial Goes Viral

How is this even possible?!

Thanks to the internet, there’s really no limit these days when it comes to makeup. If you can dream it, you can probably find it online — or create the vision yourself. Take, for example, the time Patrick Starrr did a full-on makeup tutorial while in handcuffs, or the many wild contouring tactics that YouTubers have created over the years. And now, if you’ve ever wondered about doing your makeup while underwater…well, there’s a tutorial for that too.
The Instagram account @meplusfashion recently shared a video that shows how to do your makeup from start to finish while submerged in a swimming pool.

In the clip, we see the makeup artist expertly apply blush, eyebrow filler, and mascara, as she casually hangs out underwater like an IRL mermaid. She even uses an eyelash curler like a pro, and finishes off the look with a coat of liquid lipstick. (TBH, I am pretty impressed; I can’t even deal with opening my eyes underwater for five seconds if I lose an earring while swimming, let alone keep ’em open long enough to apply makeup.)
From the comments, it seems as though the reactions are pretty mixed. Some folks are worried about the life-span of her products, with one user writing: “What on earth, that mascara went EVERYWHERE and is probs no longer in working condition.” Others seemed to overlook the practicality of the tutorial, with comments like: “So damn extra but I dig.” (And if you’re wondering what other beauty editors think of the idea, the consensus seems to be a lot of skepticism.) Overall? It might be best to file this under the “don’t try this at home” category, unless you have a lot of waterproof makeup and serious lung capacity. And even then, maybe not.

This article first appeared on Teen Vogue.

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