BMHS PrideTime Editor
In 2016, the beauty industry was worth around $445 billion dollars. This isn’t all that surprising,with stores like Sephora, Ulta Beauty, CVS Pharmacy, and Sally Beauty offering some of the most popular beauty products to date, it has now become more accessible for people all around the world to get a chance to experiment with makeup.
Even here at McMahon, students are showing their love for makeup everyday- which isn’t a bad thing. “Makeup makes me feel different and pretty,” Melissa Gomez (‘18) says, “People in today’s society think that you’re insecure in your own skin if you wear makeup...but you don’t have to be insecure to wear makeup.”
But how do other students at McMahon feel about wearing makeup?
Kyra Calarco (‘11) says “I have been using makeup since the 7th grade, but got serious in the 9th grade.” When asked about what products Calarco’s prefers to wear, she said “I don’t use full face makeup, like foundation. I just use a Kat Von D brow and a subtle highlight.” Natalie Zullo (‘18) I also don’t wear full face makeup, saying “All I do is my brows and put on carmex or vaseline.” Vickie Quetant (‘18) also doesn’t wear that much makeup, and said “I don’t do my makeup because I have combination skin, but I do use Anastasia Dip Brow from time to time.”
However, wearing a full face of makeup isn’t a bad thing. Aliza Perez (‘20) at Brien Mcmahon says, “Makeup enhances my features and allows me to express myself, but I do have my days where I don't want to wear makeup.” Many people start wearing makeup for different reasons or at different parts of their lives, such as Deyannah Vaughn (‘18), who said that she started wearing makeup because the women in her family wore it. However, Vaughn adds that “Even though makeup makes me feel beautiful, I know that I could live without.”
There is no 'right' way to wear makeup- it's all dependent on how the individual uses it. It's amazing to see how makeup preferences vary and how