Reddit user u/10fletcher is going viral for taking a selfie — but not for the reason you think. The Redditor, who is a mom, posted a photo on the social media platform of herself holding a portrait that her daughter drew of her about a decade ago. The funny part? She decided to recreate her makeup to hew as closely to the portrait her daughter drew of her as possible — and it’s scarily accurate!
The hilarious caption on the Reddit photo said “My kid did this portrait of me over 10 years ago. I still look the same, IMO.” While that may not be true, the mom’s steps to make herself look the exact same are pretty hilarious. The portrait, which features a very round face woman with yellow-blonde hair, dramatically cartoonish eyebrows that are outlined in pale pink but totally white in the center, approximately five eyelashes her eye, very rude and unnecessary drawn in bags underneath her eyes. Any parent can relate to how tiring parenting is, and the bags were most likely drawn with love. The cherry-on-top might be the Joker-like garish red lipstick, which was recreated in top detail by the mom.
The eyelashes? Drawn in eyeliner. The eyebrows? Drawn over and pencilled in with white makeup. The lipstick? Garish, garish, and more garish. The mom couldn’t get everything right — in one comment she noted that she couldn’t recreate the three sets of teeth her kid gave her, and that in her recreation she had appeared to have lost an eyelash or two, but she also appeared every bit the dedicated mom. For one thing, the funny portrait was framed, and when one Redditor commented on it, she said: “It’s the most priceless thing I own.” Someone else commented “It’s like the Joker was a soccer mom.” That is, unfortunately, not inaccurate.