Do you wear makeup? We asked 7th grader Julianna Schepanski, She says she wears makeup and it takes her about seven minutes to do. She uses foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, mascara, and highlighter. Recent studies show that more than half of US 12-14 year olds use mascara (54 percent), as well as eyeshadow, eyeliner, and eyebrow pencils (54 percent). Meanwhile, some 45 percent use foundation/concealer, 30 percent use blush/bronzer and 10 percent use hair coloring products. Is this makeup real? Some of it can be, but some of it is not.

In Los Angeles, California, there are makeup stands, and they have things like Kylie Cosmetics, Naked, Anastasia, and so many more things, but they we caught… This is fake makeup.

ABC7 News says : The investigation started after customers called the actual cosmetic companies complaining of bumps and rashes from the products.


When customers revealed they bought the products in Santee Alley, the Anti-Piracy Unit swooped in and did undercover buys to test the products.


“They came back positive with a high level of bacteria and animal feces,” Ishitani said.

So, next time you wear makeup, be careful.

photo credit: Beauty Corner With Nikki




  1. I don’t wear makeup, and frankly, I’m glad I don’t. The only kind of makeup I would wear is concealer, and I don’t wear that often anyway. The only times I would ever wear makeup like eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, etc. is if I’m on stage, and that’s mainly so I don’t look like a ghost. I don’t like makeup. One of my pet-peeves, I have to say, which is very unfortunate, as I love being onstage and making people happy through performance, and makeup is a big part of that. I mainly don’t like makeup because it’s a pain to get off—literally. I don’t have makeup remover, so my mom uses washcloths, which irritates my skin. I also don’t like makeup because I just don’t see the point. We are all beautiful without makeup! So why do we need it?