Everyone's talking about this high schooler's senior portraits

It's that time of year that most students dread: school picture day. One high school senior, however, was right in his element.

Beauty video blogger James Charles Tweeted his look for his senior portraits:

While his makeup was impeccably done, the photos did not look the way he hoped. He told Mashable it was because "the lighting in the room was bad and my highlight was NOT on fleek."

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Charles decided to retake the pictures -- and this time, he brought his own lighting. He tweeted the new-and-improved portraits:

Charles' beautiful photos and amusing story has caused the Tweets to go viral, generating thousands of likes and retweets.

Charles was shocked at the reception. "I thought they would do pretty well since my followers were so kind when I posted photos from the morning of the original shoot," he told Mashable, "but this all was extremely unexpected."

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