Students and staff star in ITV 'fake makeup' news piece

07 December 2017

City and Islington College students and teachers played a key part in an ITV news piece about the dangers of fake makeup.

ITV news crew filmed and interviewed lecturer, Shabana Davidson and her beauty theraphy students about the rise in the use of fake makeup, and its dangers at our Centre for Health, Social and Child Care Centre in Holloway. Our students also had a go at seeing whether they could tell the difference between fake and real makeup packaging. Watch it here.

Beauty Therapy student, PJ, spoke brilliantly about the pressure put on young people to stay up to date with the most fashionable products:

"Our generation is vain and it's very much about the image. 

"If you have something that's like Anastasia Beverly Hills or MAC - regardless if it's fake or not - then people are like 'I've got it'. Even if it could cause a reaction people are like, 'I've got this glow kit or that' - people just want to use it because it has got the name on it."


Our Beauty Therapy lecturer, Shabana Davison, spoke about the importance of educating young people in the dangers of using fake products:

"It's better to have less and the real stuff than to obviously buy things that aren't going to good for you to use."

It was really fantastic to see our students talking so well on camera and promoting the safe use of makeup, we're proud of you all. 

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