The doubters came out for yesterday’s story on the Russian girl who makes herself look like a real-life anime character. Some in the comments called for video. So here it is. And more pictures that give you more of a handle on how she does it. Answer: maybe it’s Maybelline!
There are several videos out there on her, and others like her, who have made looking helpless and glassy-eyed a real-life thing. Hey, whatever floats your boat, kids.
This tutorial video on how she does it has been viewed over 3.5 million times!
Our own takeaway: LA style icon Angelyne has proven thatyou can pull off this look indefinitely, but you’ll need a vat of botox eventually.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.