If you’re looking to buy a new eyeliner, Shelby Pagan has a five-star review of one you’re going to want to read. The 25-year-old registered nurse from Boston posted a hilarious and incredibly honest review of Kat Von D’s Tattoo eyeliner that stayed perfectly in place even after Pagan was involved in a car accident in Honolulu last June. The review is now going viral after a Twitter user shared a screenshot of it last week.
Speaking to HuffPost, Pagan explained that she was treated for a head laceration, cervical strain and a knee contusion. She said, “On my way home from work I ran out of gas and pulled over on the side of the road with my hazards on. I was hit while I was parked [and] on the phone with roadside assistance.”
Pagan snapped a photo of herself in the emergency room after the accident, because her mother thought she might need to submit the photo to the police for evidence. After that, she posted it on social media. She said, “I had shared the photo on my Instagram to tell my story and multiple people said, ‘How does your eyeliner look so good still?’”
Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days and I am sorry I don’t have a funny caption for you today. On Wednesday June 28th I was parked on the side of a highway, with my hazards on, calling for roadside assistance because I ran out of gas. While on the phone for help I was hit by a driver going 56pmh. I was treated in the ER for a cervical strain, closed head injury, knee contusion and forehead lacerations. I consider myself lucky to have walked away from the accident relatively unhurt and alive. The reason the other driver hit me is still not known. But I have my life and am surrounded by such great friends, coworkers and family. Mahalo nui loa to the paramedics, doctors and everyone else who helped me.
It was then that she decided to write the review for the liner a few weeks later. The review reads:
This product is truly amazing. June 28th I was pulled over in my car calling for roadside assistance when a distracted driver hit me going 55 mph. I was taken via ambulance to the ER where I remained for 8 hours. My mascara was running down my face from crying and all other products had been wiped off in transfer to the hospital. But not my tattoo eyeliner. I am posting a pick to show you, this product lasts and looks amazing through anything. Never buying any other liner again.
Twitter user Guadalahari came across the hilarious review and posted a screenshot of it on Twitter. The tweet now has about 230,000 likes and 96,000 retweets. Pagan told HuffPost that she used the Instant Eye Makeup Remover from Beautycounter to eventually remove the eyeliner.
Pagan said she didn’t hear from Kat Von D after posting the review, but she’s gotten quite the reaction from her post now. “Most people think it’s funny and praise me for the honest review,” she said.