Beautyblenders are literally the most important tool in many of our beauty bags—but they’ve also been mistaken, especially by men, for being things other than a makeup sponge. Yesterday, in a series of unfortunate events, a man in London mistook a Beautyblender being cleaned for a cup of tea. Sounds innocent enough in the beginning, right? But about halfway through sipping, it turned out his comforting beverage wasn’t good old English breakfast tea after all—although, it sure does looks like it. It was actually a cup of hot water with a BeautyBlender soaking inside.
Niamh McManus, from Redcar, England, posted a tweet Thursday showing a BeautyBlender floating in a cup, with the caption, “Put my beauty blender in a cup of hot water and left it to soak to clean it n my brother started drinking it thinking it was a cuppa x Soz x.”
We cant even imagine what this must have tasted, felt, and smelled like. This little mishap has led to 9.5K retweets on Twitter, since the whole thing is pretty traumatizing to brothers, makeup lovers and tea drinkers everywhere.
Unfortunately the entire incident was largely predictable, considering just two days ago several men were exposed on social media for having absolutely no idea what the makeup tool is—most compared it to an egg.
Naturally, Twitter freaked out.
Some users, though, were more shocked at this method of cleaning a BeautyBlender and asked McManus exactly how she does it and if she adds soap into the mixture. (While others on Twitter thought it was all a fake story altogether.) Either way, it’s pretty hilarious and gross, real or not.
And while the BeautyBlender is praised by makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts all around, it’s probably not the best ingredient in tea. Or any other drink, for that matter.
Shout out to McManus for teaching the world two things: How to clean a BeautyBlender—and to be on the lookout for any unexpected items in your drink.
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