The Real Problem With The Viral “Mugshot Challenge”
The viral makeup “trend” is as wildly offensive as it sounds: TikTok users create iterations of real mugshot-inspired looks — including bruises, smeared mascara, bandages, messy hair, and bloody noses — before snapping a photo that’s meant to mimic a police lineup. The idea originated after users started posting compilations of actual mugshots and calling out the ones they deemed attractive. Eventually, it led people to stage their own, like the one below, which features bloodshot eyes and a bruised nose. Soon, influencers like Corinna Kopf jumped in, and James Charles reposted his final look to Twitter with no caption or context.

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