Legend Teen Forces Photographer To Retake Senior Pics So His Makeup's Flawless


If there's one thing I hated the most about being a senior in high school, it was prepping for the godforsaken yearbook picture.

When I was 17, the young and reckless version of myself thought it would be a good idea to dye my hair black the night before the shoot, which only resulted in photos resembling a freckled Morticia Addams.

Needless to say, I signed up for retakes almost immediately.

All horror stories aside, I think we can admire the retakes that aspiring makeup artist James Charles requested after he wasn't happy with the way his senior pics came out.

The ambitious senior felt the lighting in the first shoot didn't do his makeup any justice and proceeded to email the photography company asking them if he could retake the pictures with his ring light to make sure his highlighter was on point.

To his surprise, the company let him -- and he even brought his friend along.

The results? FLAWLESS.

Charles was so happy with the way his new photos came out, he tweeted them, and he was shocked by Twitter's reaction.

In just one day, the glamorous shots received over a whopping 28,000 retweets and 73,000 likes.

So I retook my senior photos & brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin. I love being extra — James Charles (@jcharlesbeauty) September 5, 2016

He talked to BuzzFeed about his reaction, saying,

I knew it would do pretty well on my Instagram page because my followers were really excited when I posted selfies from the morning of the original picture day, but I DID NOT expect the tweet and Insta pic to blow up this much.

What can we say? Retakes like these are admirable.

James Charles, you are a legend in the world of senior pictures.

Even Zendaya agreed...

You win — Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 6, 2016

...which TOTALLY amped him up.

This just goes to show there's something special about not settling, and when your senior photos are involved, never back down.

... and, of course, bring a ring light.