This 17 Year Old Wanted A PERFECT Yearbook Photo So He Took Matters Into His Own Hands

7 September 2016, 12:28 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

"Shoutout to Carlyn Studios for dealing with my extra ass"

Getting the perfect yearbook picture is an uphill battle. So many things have to really work and, most times, we must leave the fate of yearbook photos in the hands of a higher power. Well, unless you're 17 year old high school senior and makeup artist James Charles


A photo posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) onAug 31, 2016 at 9:32am PDT

Like many American high school seniors, James wanted his senior portrait to turn out bomb. And he wasn't going to leave that to chance.

He glammed up; made sure his eyebrows were CORRECT; ensured his highlight was fleeky. The whole nine yards. But he also went the extra mile to basically guarantee that his pictures would come out flawless.


A photo posted by JAMES CHARLES (@jcharlesbeauty) onSep 5, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT

And obviously it worked. Look at that highlight. We have been blessed. James' face was so beat to perfection that even Zendaya noticed. Like, ACTUAL ZENDAYA.

If Zendaya queen of highlight thinks your glow is poppin', then you know you've really achieved something. You can check out James' YouTube channel and watch the video of how he achieves his now infamous glow.