A woman has learned not to have too much fun with a bottle of poster paint.
Twitter user @LeleTill covered her entire face in pink glitter poster paint, because the label on the bottle said that it “washes easily off of skin.” Turns out that poster paint and face paint are simply not the same thing. The woman, known as Leah, painted her face in pink glitter for fun, but when she tried to wash the Palmer Paint Products stuff off, the pink hue remained.
People on the internet were not exactly overflowing with sympathy for the woman.
In fact, Twitter users were far from understanding about the woman’s issue. They even took to social media to remind the woman that the painting your entire face with a product labeled as poster paint—and not face paint—is perhaps more of a lapse in judgment than a labeling error.
But, as the final photo shows, the paint didn’t exactly wash off quite so easily. She was left with a bright pink face—and it wasn’t due to embarrassment.
While she didn’t appear to be enjoying her new complexion, Twitter users clearly did. Her post went viral, with many users weighing in on her decision-making skills.
Kota said: ‘Nowhere did it say it was face paint – it’s probably means it’ll eventually wash off your hands.’
Paul Gamble wrote: ‘Wtf! It even says poster paint on the bottle! I suggest they intended it to be washed off your hands not your face.
Upon closer examination, the label of the paint reads “washable glitter poster paint” which suggests it might not actually be designed to be used as face paint. Oops.
“See you in court Palmer Paint Products,” wrote Leah.
Leah’s story is one best told in pictures: First, she shows her face coated generously in the paint (lips and eyelids included, which seems especially dangerous), accompanied by two close-up images of the label on the bottle, which clearly states that the product “washes easily off skin and out of most fabrics.” But the last photo, of her pink-stained skin after washing off the supposedly washable paint, says otherwise. “See you in court Palmer Paint Products,” she wrote.
After garnering 382,000 likes, 129,000 retweets, and nearly 3,000 comments since the saga was first posted less than 48 hours ago, it’s safe to say that Leah’s plight has touched the hearts of many. It’s one of those things that could happen to anyone — that is, anyone who trusts a poster paint company enough to believe it when it says the paint will come off your skin no problem.
Hopefully Leah’s face has returned to its original state since then, and hopefully she’s also learned one very important lesson: If you’re going to put poster paint all over your face, at least do a trial on a less obvious area first. That’s just Questionable Beauty Decision 101. Now can someone get this girl an exfoliant?