Who says crime doesn't pay! Teen whose mugshot went viral set to rake in the cash
Many were impressed by Marshala Perkins make-up and asked for a tutorial, and now she is coming out with her own range
A teenage make-up artist whose police mugshot went viral has revealed that that she will be putting out her own range of makeup soon. Nineteen-year-old Marshala Perkins was arrested by the authorities on February 6 after she was caught with two grams of marijuana in her car. Before she was arrested, she was in her dorm at the Texas A&M University-Commerce streaming a live makeup tutorial onto her Facebook page. The teen then went to her car and was waiting for her friends when police approached her vehicle.
Perkins spoke to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and said: "I sat in my car for like two minutes waiting on my friends and while I was waiting, a police car pulled up right behind me." After the officers found the marijuana in her car, she was taken to the Hunt County Jail where her viral mugshot was taken.
In April, "Mugshot Baes", a Twitter account that shares mugshots of arrested women, posted Perkins' picture and it has since received more than 11,000 likes. Many users commented that they liked Perkins' makeup, especially her pink eyeshadow, and some users even compared the teen to "hot felon" Jeremy Meeks.
One user wrote: "Waiting for her to drop the tutorial on this look tho [sic]." Another makeup fan said: "I just want to know what eyeshadow palette she used because it is poppin!" A third user wrote: "Why does this mugshot look so fierce?!" After she was arrested, Perkins spent the night in the Hunt County Jail and was released the next day. She was asked to pay a fine of $2,000 (£1,568) in fees for the court over a six month period of probation.
However, her arrest seemed to have launched her life in an upward trajectory, with the teen slowly gaining more followers by the day. The self-taught makeup artist now has more than 7,000 followers on Instagram, and has now come out with the news that her very own makeup range could be in the works very soon.
Perkins said: "Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line. 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."
She wrote in the caption of her latest post that she will have more news to share with her followers soon. She wrote: “Y'all just don’t know when I first started doing makeup on people I felt like I was in LAST PLACE! Y’all was counting me out but God wasn’t and that’s all that matters. I have so many big things coming up and I just hope he guides me and builds me up while I’m on this journey."