One woman is being flooded with makeup requests after her mugshot goes viral

One woman is being flooded with makeup tutorial requests after her mugshot was shared [Photo: Twitter]

A mugshot is going viral after a flurry of Twitter users have requested a makeup tutorial from the alleged criminal.

Former Texas A&M University Student Marshala Perkins was arrested earlier this year after cops found two grams of marijuana in her car – and her mugshot, six months later, is going viral.

Wrapping up a Facebook Live from her dorm room where she was recording her makeup routine, friends asked the student to hang out later that evening.

Perkins was waiting in her car when the police pulled up and requested to run her licence and registration. Despite her licence and registration being fine – the officer smelled marijuana and decided to search her vehicle.

Finding two grams of the drug, the 19-year-old was arrested and spent the night in Hunt County Jail. The following morning, her mugshot was on the Greenville police Facebook page.

Embarrassed by the mugshot, Perkins admitted she lied whenever someone brought up the photo claiming the woman pictured wasn’t her.

Despite the initial arrest happening in February, Twitter user Mugshot Baes, notorious for sharing mugshots of attractive inmates, shared Perkins’ mugshot in April.

It wasn’t until the image re-surfaced months later when a Twitter user retweeted Mugshot Baes, calling for a makeup tutorial, that Perkins went viral.

With 280,000 likes and 61,000 retweets the 19-year-old’s flawless makeup application was gaining popularity online.

Admitting she always wanted to be a makeup artist, Perkins told the Star-Telegram she decided to capitalise on the attention and start a YouTube and Instagram account.

“When I started reading the comments I was like, besides me being in jail people are really noticing my talent and what I can do,” she said

What was once an embarrassing photo has since helped the former student pursue her dream to become a professional makeup artist.

It’s crazy. My mind is blown… Now it’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.”

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