Snapchat’s new filter in honor of Marie Curie gives you a full face of makeup — and people aren’t happy

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Marie Curie was known for a lot of things: her pioneering physics research, winning two Nobel Prizes, and paving the way for female scientists.

So it struck a lot of people as a little odd that Snapchat’s filter to commemorate Curie on International Women’s Day provided the wearer with a smooth complexion, long, thick eyelashes, and a perfect smoky eye.

Snapchat made two more filters to honor the day – one for Rosa Parks and another for Frida Kahlo – which celebrated what both women were known for. While Curie’s filter has a cute animation where a test tube blows up and temporarily covers the user’s face in soot, it quickly disappears and leaves behind a full face of makeup.

Several women took to Twitter to express their displeasure that Curie’s filter seems to focus on making the user prettier. Here are some of the reactions.