By Stephanie Corral | Staff Writer
Makeup has been prominent in the past year on social media, from the famous makeup artists to the different makeup brands.
Students voted on their top three favorite makeup brands to purchase.
The top three favorite makeup brands chosen were MAC, NARS and Urban Decay. They consider these brands to be the best ones in the market.
Students seem to be passionate about these makeup brands that they love to purchase.
“MAC has everything from skin care, foundation, brushes it is a good brand all over,” said student Alyssa Jinesta.
This is the number one favorite makeup brand of the majority of the students interviewed.
Since 1994, MAC reached worldwide success and continues to remain on top of the industry even today.
Their products range from $17 lipsticks to $27 foundations, In a year MAC’s, revenue is around $1 billion.
“MAC is good quality and it stays on my skin all day and doesn’t make me oily,” said student Briana Owens.
Ever since the trend of high lighters began almost every brand has their own high lighter, MAC’s collection is one of the most pigmented and talked about on social media.
The second most popular brand on campus to our students is NARS.
NARS was launched in 1996 by Francois NARS, and generates revenue of around $9 million a year.
Their products can be found in a variety of department stores, the most popular being Sephora. Their prices range from $29 concealer to their $48 foundation powder.
I work at Sephora and on an average eight hour day, I sell an average of $1,000 on just NARS products.
“I love NARS foundations and think they are some of the best in the makeup world,” said student Daisy Betancourt.
One of the most loved NARS products is their foundation. From tinted moisturizer to their all day luminous foundation, they are both top sellers.
“Their all day luminous foundation is my favorite and definitely worth the fifty dollars,” said student Eva Christina Garcia.
She as well chooses NARS as her favorite, even though it is on the pricier side.
The third on the list is Urban Decay. This brand launched in 1996 and started off with the idea of bold and different makeup looks.
The ordinary typical colors, which were the trend back then, weren’t what Urban Decay was about. Their mission statement has always been about creating a variety of options, according to UrbanDecay.com.
They launched their collection with 12 lipstick colors and 12 nail colors that represented their unique idea from the beginning.
Since then, they became a hit and can be purchased specifically at Sephora, Ulta,and Macy’s. They are one of the top selling brands in these stores, which explains why it is definitely one of our student’s favorites.