Is it just me, or does it seem like the Internet has been rife with hilarious beauty tutorials lately? (Remember the mom who shared her 4-minute morning “beauty regimen” back in June? Or the Australian comedian who gave us the rundown on her “everyday” makeup tutorial earlier this year?)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not complaining — a little reprieve from the constant flood of beauty vloggers who take themselves way too seriously on Instagram is totally welcome. But it looks like the funny people of the Internet need to step aside, because there’s a new beauty tutorial going viral that trumps all the rest. Only difference is, this one wasn’t actually meant to be hilarious; it was just a happy little accident.
The video was shared on July 31 by Twitter user @JaidenPark, who explained that while recently filming a makeup tutorial, her 8-year-old sister tried to incorporate a pantyliner she’d discovered into her beauty routine — despite having ZERO clue what a pantyliner actually is.
This clip is only 39 seconds long, but spoiler alert: It’s really good.
I don’t exactly remember the first time I learned what a pantyliner was, though if I had to guess, I’m sure I stumbled upon one while rifling through my mother’s drawers when I wasn’t supposed to — AKA my favorite childhood pastime. But apparently, there are multiple stages of pantyliner discovery. (At least, if you’re @JaidenPark’s curious 8-year-old sister.) And each one is more hysterical than the next.
First, there’s some initial confusion.
This, of course, is totally understandable. Without any context, that oddly-shaped piece of cotton is quite mysterious.
Then, utter amazement.
Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you say my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you — hey, can this thing be applied directly to my face? … Why yes, yes it can.
Next, you start feeling a little adventurous …
Could it be a … face mask?
Finally: The stroke of genius hits.
WAIT, GOT IT — it’s a sticky headband/forehead coverer thing! DUH.
We may never know this little lady’s name, but mark my words, the Internet owes her a serious round of applause, because she’s just provided days worth of entertainment in just under a minute. And I, for one, could not be more grateful.