James Charles, a high school student from Bethlehem, New York, and aspiring makeup artist, has just reinvented what "senior portrait" means.
The budding beauty expert took to Twitter to inform us that, after disappointment in his initial round of yearbook photos, the 17-year-old went back in for a second helping--this time, with his trusty ring-light.
So I retook my senior photos & brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin. I love being extra 💀 pic.twitter.com/7Qu1yu8U2P
— James Charles (@jcharlesbeauty) September 5, 2016
The result was nothing short of transcendent.
His best friend, Delaney, even joined in for the second go-around; the theme? Mugshot of the Gods.
Not surprisingly, the internet lost its mind, bowing down at this truly iconic teen; even celebrities like Zendaya joined in on the global praise:
You win😍🙌🏽 https://t.co/c0qKrhApsq
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 6, 2016
Last week, when the photo was taken, Charles showed off his pre-shoot glam on Instagram, giving the story full-circle power:
Some of his other amazing makeup creations are featured there:
IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY 🚀💕 if you didn't see yesterday's Insta vid & YouTube tutorial on this snapchat filter look, make sure you go check it out! ____ #morphebrushes 35B Palette (use "JAMES" for $ off!) #makeupaddictioncosmetics Pigment in Valentine #danessamyricks pigment in Daydreaming #Benefit Roller Lash Mascara #nyxcosmetics Eye Pencil in Black Bean #anastasiabeverlyhills Moonchild Glow Kit #esqido black magic lashes
A photo posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) on Sep 3, 2016 at 4:31pm PDT
ETHEREAL SIN 💀💕 I guess it's never too early for Halloween? 😂 tag a friend! ____ inspired by daddy @thomashalbert #anastasiabeverlyhills moon child glow kit #morphebrushes 35P palette #nyxcosmetics jumbo eye pencil in black bean #limecrime quill liquid liner #danessamyricks sequin pigment #lotusandco septum ring #desioeyes creamy beige contacts
A photo posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:21pm PDT
KYSHADOW CUT CREASE 🔪 tutorial for this look is now live on my YouTube channel! 🔥 tag @kyliecosmetics 👀 and tag a friend who would rock this double cut crease! ____ FACE // #benefitcosmetics Porefessional Primer #makeupforever Foundation Stick #toofaced This Way Concealer Coty Airspun Powder Benefit Hoola Bronzer #anastasiabeverlyhills So Hollywood Illuminator EYES// #kyliecosmetics The Bronze #kyshadow Palette #makeupaddictioncosmetics Enchanted Pigment Benefit Roller Lash Mascara #morphebrushes Gel Liner in Slate #MakeupShack Lashes in Girls Night Out LIPS// #OfraCosmetics Liquid Lip in Pasadena (code "JCHARLES" for 30% off) #DoseofColors Sand Liquid Lipstick #jouer Lip Topper Gloss in Skinny Dip
A video posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) on Aug 30, 2016 at 5:15pm PDT
TWO FACED BITCH 💕 tag a fellow friend who's fake AF 😂👀 lmao ____ I wanna show you guys some bomb ass products! Majority of this look was created using @starcrushedminerals 💕 my coupon code "JAMES" gets you 50% off everything. 👀 to cut my crease I used matte shadows in orchid, magenta, and haute pink. On my lid I used the "carpe diem" glitter 😍 & finally for highlight I used "rosy future"! You guys HAVE to check them out, you won't regret it I promise ____ @makeupforeverofficial HD foundation stick @anastasiabeverlyhills dip brow gel in dark brown @nyxcosmetics contour palette & jumbo eye pencils for the mask @katvondbeauty trooper for the wing & Neruda liquid liner for stretch marks @ofracosmetics Bronx liquid lip ____ inspired by @beautygonebad & @kenyadmua 💕
A photo posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01am PDT
Charles told BuzzFeed that this redux-extraordinaire is just in his nature:
I do love being extra. I'm actually a pretty reserved person, I promise. When I say I'm extra it usually just comes to my makeup looks being extravagant, and I'm also never afraid to drag a local boy when he's being rude on Twitter.
FUCK YES! GO TO HELL, LOCAL BOYS!
We could all afford to be a little more like James Charles.
Slay on, you glorious youth.