Look, reporting on bullshit beauty trends is one of the few things I do on a consistent basis. I am generally curmudgeonly about them, and resent them for being both unnecessary and frequently unflattering. However, I think I have officially encountered the one bullshit beauty trend that manages to appall my aesthetic sensibilities while simultaneously filling me with joyous laughter.
Instagram user @gret_chen_chen recently decided to get crafty with her false eyelashes, so she cut them up and glued them to the periphery of her nostrils. She posted a photo of the results to Instagram with the caption “Nose hair extension.”
I defy you to look at these images without laughing just a little bit.
They look like shocked little cartoon eyeballs! It’s so f*cking weird and great.
While this may seem like a sign that end times are near and that beauty trends are canceled forever, I think @gret_chen_chen knew exactly what she was doing when she posted this. If anything, these photos seem like a clever and hilarious way to poke fun at the entirety of the social media-beauty blogger culture — the very same culture which consistently tries to sell us on these far-fetched trends in the first place.
Or, maybe this woman is actually, genuinely into the idea of long, flowing nose hairs.
Either way, I am fascinated and entertained. The internet has accomplished its job.