Real life gurus

Scrolling through Instagram, beautiful photos of full faces of makeup are everywhere. As the makeup world is becoming more popular, makeup gurus are proud to show off their skills and favorite products.

“My signature makeup look is a cute, maroon eye with glitter in the corner and a contoured face. I love it! Another is a basic look of a soft brown smokey eye,” sophomore Niyah Bea said.

The main question when buying makeup is where products should be bought There are many different stores to buy makeup, but the main stores are Ulta and Sephora.

“I really like Ulta because there are both high end and drugstore products, unlike Sephora,” junior Kassidy Holdridge said.

Online companies that are popular are Morphe, Makeup Geek at, and Colourpop. The craze on Morphe is eyeshadow palettes. The best selling palettes are the 35O and 35OS; both palettes cost $22.99. Both have 35 warm colors; the 35O is matte while 35OS has a mix of shimmer and matte colors. On Makeup Geek, there are multiple tutorials for every day, holiday, and special occasions. Makeup Geek also offers different products; their Kathleen Lights Highlight palette is $39. Colourpop is known to have dupes of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits. Their best sellers are their lip bundles, $15 to $35, and Ultra Matte Lip liquid lipsticks, $6.

“My favorite product is my Morphe palette because it has so many beautiful colors,” Bea said.

Each beauty guru has her own holy grail of makeup. She always has to have it on or in her makeup collection.

“My favorite makeup product of all the categories is the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in ice cold. It is my favorite because highlighter is my favorite kind of makeup and that color is blinding,” senior Claire Cook said.

“My holy grail is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, I never leave my house without great brows,” Holdridge said.

Makeup is an art that can be easily messed up. There are many rules that can be broken that will turn your makeup from a ten to a one.

“My biggest pet peeve of makeup is someone's eyeshadow or foundation isn't blended the correct way,” Bea said.

“My biggest pet peeve about makeup is when girls make their eyebrows into rectangles and triangles, it is so disgusting. I always wish I help those girls but that isn't really a thing you can tell people,” Cook said.

Although there is controversy about makeup being a way for girls to hide their insecurities behind concealer and foundation, girls have found ways to feel better about themself.

“I love makeup because it helps you learn to love yourself, not because it changes you but when you get really into makeup you start to appreciate all of the unique and beautiful things about your face,” Cook said.


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