Lavender: "As someone who is a staunch nude lipstick wearer, it feels good knowing I took part in the debut of the new Artist Nude Creme collection, meeting and being in conversation with Miss Fame, talking beauty at the photo shoot, and just sharing space with great people.
All of them are part of HMI's Cast Me Training program (or CMT), which offers tools for aspiring models. "HMI offers great opportunities such as paid internships, scholarships, and fun after-school activities," Kateri says. "HMI is very accepting and encouraging to anyone of any color, race, gender, and sexual orientation, and it’s amazing because you get to meet new people who are very open-minded towards those things.
They help make the organization less of a sidenote in MUFE's Pride campaign by putting the people who it benefits most in the spotlight to give them the visibility they deserve all year round. "I and other HMI youth all have dreams that are hard to accomplish because we have don’t have privilege," Zahnab tells Allure.
HMI has also given Wilvis space to be their best self. "I put my mental health and my life before anyone else because I feel like I can’t help others while I'm broken," they share. "I like to keep myself together and be the healthiest person I can be so that I can help others achieve similar accomplishments.
Wilvis: "My relationship with makeup is an expressive way to show artistry and bring out a part of me that is effortless and confident. Courtesy of brand5.
The stars of Make Up For Ever's Pride campaign share their beauty stories. https://t.co/ze0cshRE5S— Allure (@Allure_magazine) June 6, 2019