Delaram Abbasi,15, is wearing makeup since she was 13. Delaram's mom bought her a lipstick for her for the first time. Her most frequently. bought makeup ware she buys every two months is pancake.1/10
Nina Fatan, 30, "Painting" graduate and translator. She took her mother's toiletry when she was 15 and her mom let her use them only if she would not wear makeup in family gatherings. Nina says that most toiletries of her are bought from Turkey and Sweden, except a few items bought in Iran and this is nearly $50 a month. Buying the toiletries always depends on her financial situation and fluctuates. She likes looking into the mirror so much that she even studies in front of the mirror. 2/10
Asra Mohammadi, 18, is studying mathematics at pre-university level. Although Asra's mother is a makeup artist, she has newly started wearing makeup but she spends little on makeup because she often uses her mother's.3/10
Hanieh says that she learnt embellishment through satellite programs when she was 9 and started wearing it when she was 13. She loves makeup and this is not limited to home and school. Hanieh believes that makeup makes a girl more attractive for men and she enjoys the attention. Hanieh thinks that she wears makeup more than her friends and changes all her makeup ware every 3-4 months. She believes heavy makeup is due to hijab that prevents them from showing the body and thus all efforts are made to make the fave more attractive by wearing makeup. 4/10
Reyhaneh Ghahremani, 21, Industrial Engineer. She started makeup at the age of 15 and spends $35 on toiletries, esp. eye liner and mascara every two months. She has no preference over a specific brand and it only should suit her. Reyhaneh wears makeup at home and this shows here interest.5/10
Parnaz Jamali, 22, student of "Architecture" and English Teacher. She became interested in make up by seeing girls in the family wearing makeup when she was 13. She rarely shops for toiletries and lipstick is her favorite. Her monthly salary is $200 and $25 is spent on toiletries every two months. Parnaz looks into the mirror frequently and checks herself in front of every mirror or reflex window.6/10
Zahra Sadat Hosseini (Sara), 22, student of "Industrial Design". She started makeup at 16; Sara feels self-importance by wearing makeup and it gives her a good feeling. Sara refers to heavy makeup among Iranian women as a compensatory factor for their low self-confidence and self-acceptance. She believes that Iranian girls/women prefer to wear a mask and actually lie.7/10
Zahra Malekshahi, 22, "Economics" graduate. She started makeup at 18 and usually does not carry many toiletries with her, though a few items are with her most of the time. She thinks that the reason for excessive use of makeup ware in Iran is Hijab and type of women's dressing in Iran. 8/10
Maliheh Motaji, 28, "Graphics" graduate. She refreshes her makeup twice a day and spends $60 a month on toiletries. She has no restrictions in buying makeup ware. Maliheh does not wear makeup only if she is short of time or goes out for exercise.She believes that makeup has become so routine in the society that not wearing it is questionable. 9/10
Maryam Yousefi, 29, student of "Physical Training". Maryam wears makeup 2-3 times a day. She started it at the age of 15 and spends around $60 a month. She racily notes that she looks into the mirror a few times a day, especially her car's.10/10
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