Once upon a time, we debated the merits and drawbacks of Middleton eyes, wherein Kate and her sister Pippa draw thick black lines all the way around each eye. We came out against it, for the most part.

Well, now it looks like the Middletons are being given a run for their money by none other than presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. In close-ups, Bachmann appears to have just shoved her face into a pile of open makeup tubes to see what sticks. In the photo above, for instance, it looks like what stuck was three layers of fake eyelashes and two tubes of liquid eyeliner.

How do you feel? Do you think it’s too much, or do you think she’s just doing what has to be done to appear in the public eye?