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Eye know that had to hurt! 

One unlucky TikTok user put the adage “beauty is pain” to the test, when she accidentally ripped out nearly every single one of her eyelashes with a run-of-the-mill lash curler, according to a new viral clip on the social media site. 

I’m crying, oh my god,” exclaimed brunette belle Merrick Bourgeois, 23, from Covington, Louisiana, in her TikTok testimonial about the tragic makeup mishap.

“Send HELP,” she pleaded.

In the clip, which has raked in a whopping 17.3 million views, Bourgeois zoomed in on the eyelash curler — a mechanical device used to accentuate the curve of a lash line — with the majority of the hairs from her top-right eyelid stuck between the pads of the curler’s hinged clamp.

The shocked social media siren then turned the camera on herself, mouth agape, revealing her basically bladed eye

And Bourgeois’ over 48,000 commentators were just as equally stunned. 

“OMG my worst fear,” fretted a follower. 

“I would immediately pass away,” admitted another. 

Others in the comments warned their fellow cosmetics enthusiasts against using an eyelash curler after applying mascara. 

“Ladies never curl after you put mascara on, and always make sure your tools are cleaned [after] every use… yes this truly happens.. don’t squeeze hard either,” a spectator suggested. 

In a “story time” follow-up clip, Bourgeois — a purported “huge advocate” for the eyelash curler, who claims to have at least three of the tiny bumpers stashed away in her car, purse and makeup bag — confessed that she wasn’t paying attention during the curl session in question.  

Bourgeois blames herself for not giving her full attention to her beauty regimen.
Bourgeois blames herself for not giving her full attention to her beauty regimen.
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“Yesterday, I was curling my eyelashes like normal. Did the right eye, everything was fine,” she began. “I got to do my left eye, and I stopped paying attention.”

Bourgeois claims that her hand “slipped,” and the unintentional movement left her eyelid nearly hairless. 

“I only got four [eyelashes] left,” she lamented with a pout. 

“It hurt pretty damn bad,” she continued. “I go to check my lash curler and I see my whole lash line stuck to it — hair follicles and everything.”

Her pain and embarrassment notwithstanding, Bourgeois, appearing to be in good spirits, said she planned to “frame” the curler and her extracted lashes for posterity. 

But she urged others not to repeat her beauty blunder. 

“Don’t do what I did,” she warned. “Pay attention.”

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