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How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: fresh and pretty like she was born that way (which she was)

I was supposed to do my niece E’s makeup for her Grade-8 graduation this week, but work has called me away. Happily, though, E and I got some run-through time so I could show her the look and how to do it. This fresh tween makeup how-to is backup for her to follow (Hi E! *waves*). Maybe it’ll inspire your tween — or you — too?

fresh tween makeup

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup before and after.

I know young girls want to wear lots of makeup because it’s fun and they think they’ll look older. Looking more grown up is why we all started wearing makeup in the first place. But the wrong makeup on a young face can look so – well, wrong. Trampy. On young faces, I like makeup to look simple and fresh, a celebration of naturally collagen-loaded skin and bright shining eyes while they still look that way. because they won’t for long!

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: complexion

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: here’s what we used.

This is E’s fresh tween makeup kit, shopped from her own stash (and maybe a bit of her mum’s). Here are your steps, E!

1) After cleansing and moisturizing, use your sponge to dab a little Benefit Big Easy BB Cream ($46 at Sephora) first on areas that need coverage — that’s your t-zone and any areas that are a bit red. Remember that word stipple? It basically means use your sponge to press a tiny bit of liquid gently into the areas where redness still shows through. Carefully blend the edges outward.

2) Rub your NYC Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick (about $6 at Rexall) in a small patch of the back of your hand. This is to warm the concealer up to make it more pliable, easier to use and blend. With a clean, small pointed brush, pick up some of what’s on the back of your hand and apply a tiny bit to any blemishes you want to minimize.

3) Use a fingertip to swipe more concealer from the back of your hand, then press it into the skin around the base of your nose, and over the slight darkness under the inner corners of your eyes.

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: eyes

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: natural brows, zero eyeliner.

1) Curl your lashes — remember to squeeze the curler at the base of your lashes, then in the middle toward the tips. You’ll get that pretty curve instead of a crimp that makes lashes stand straight up.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: soft shimmery shades on your lids totally work for you!

2) Now for your Physicians Formula Warm Nudes shimmer strips ($16.79 at drugstores). Press your eye shadow brush into the shade marked number 1 (above), then lightly press the brush against a clean spot on the back of your hand to make sure your brush isn’t overloaded. Then, starting at the outer part of your lids, gently but firmly press the eyeshadow brush against the skin, moving toward the bridge of your nose. After that, press a little along your lower lashline, starting from the outer edge and moving toward the inner corners of your eyes.

3) Press your eye shadow brush into the 2nd shade (above), dab it against the back of your hand, then press the shadow into place on the outer vee of your lids. On your lower lids, run the same shadow over the lighter shade you’ve already applied there. Then use your fluffy crease brush to blend any edges on lids or under eyes.

4) Dab the 3rd and lightest shade in the inner corners of your eyes as you’ve already been doing (smart girl).

5) Use your Smashbox Full Exposure mini mascara to apply just one coat of mascara to your upper lashes. Without dipping the wand back into the tube first, carefully use the tip of the wand to apply mascara lightly to your bottom lashes if you like.

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: cheeks and lips

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: there’s my sweet girl.

1) Dab the outer part of the roundest curve of your cheeks with a little Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm in Cherry Me, then blend gently. Pretty!

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: tinted lip balm is your friend.

2) Make your own highlighter! Rub the back of your hand with the clear Honeylicious lip balm stick. Now rub a clean fingertip in the lightest shade from the Physicians Formula palette, transfer it to the patch of lip balm on your hand and mix it together. (That’s a favourite trick of makeup artist Grace Lee, who represents Maybelline). It dilutes the shimmer in the powder so it looks more like you than makeup.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: mix champagne shimmer with clear gloss to get sheer highlight!

3) Dab/blend a little of that DIY shimmer on the tops of your cheekbones, on that bone just under the outer edges of your eyes.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: shimmery sheer pink or watermelon gloss is so totally you.

4) Finish with your Benefit lip gloss in Foxy Lady on your lips. Done!

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: that’s a look that makes us older ladies look younger.

Make sure your mum and dad take lots of pictures! Face pictures, too — I wanna see!

UPDATE: this post got a bit long, so I moved the 5 tween makeup rules to a separate post, here.

What do you think? Do you know anyone who might try this fresh tween makeup approach?

How to apply tween makeup

Getting into makeup is such an exciting rite of passage for a tween. No longer too young for makeup, yet not quite ready for a full on look, tween makeup is natural and fun. A touch of concealer, swipe of mascara and some tinted lip gloss is all a tween really needs, and of course for the times they want a little more, adding some blush and bronzer never hurts. Check out our tween makeup kit essentials and application tutorials we love!

5 Tween Makeup Kit Essentials

1. e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer
As a tween, you probably don’t need a full coverage foundation, but a concealer is a great way to cover up under eye bags and small blemishes. This e.l.f. concealer will help even out your complexion and give your skin a boost of hydration so it doesn’t dry out throughout the day.

2. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Mascara is a great way to open up and accentuate your eyes. It will help enhance your natural beauty by lifting and defining your lashes. You only need a couple layers to make an impact and this wand is perfect for tweens because it glides on smoothly.

3. e.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick
If you’re looking to add a little colour to your cheeks, the e.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick is a great blush option. It’s super easy to use and is a cream-to-powder formula that will add some shimmer to your cheeks. Bonus points because you can use it on your eyes and lips too!

4. NYX Butter Gloss Lip Gloss
As a tween, you don’t really need to wear lipstick to school, but a nice lip gloss with a smidge of colour will add a little something special to your look. NYX Butter Gloss is available in over 30 different shades so you can choose the one you love most!

5. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Want to add a little glow to your skin? This bronzer will give you a radiant finish to smooth and brighten your skin tone. Made with murumuru butter, it’s packed with essential fatty acids that soften and moisturize the skin, plus it’s specifically formulated with hypoallergenic and natural ingredients for super sensitive skin.

7 Tween Makeup Application Tips

1. Less is more. Use makeup to enhance your natural beauty, not to hide your face.
2. Use moisturizer and sunscreen under your makeup everyday.
3. Opt for a tinted moisturizer over a foundation for a natural coverage that will even out your complexion.
4. Apply lip gloss in a pink or neutral shade for an age-appropriate look.
5. Use bronzer sparingly. Sweep it along your cheekbones, temples and forehead – think about the places where the sun typically hits.
6. Don’t overload on mascara. One to two coats is perfect!
7. Invest in brushes. The brushes that come with your makeup typically aren’t the best quality.

5 Step-by-Step Tween Makeup Tutorials

If you’re looking for an everyday tween makeup tutorial to enhance your natural beauty, we’ve found it for you! If you’re just getting into makeup this is a great routine. Less is more when it comes to makeup for tweens and in this video she takes you through her best tips and how she applies her makeup everyday. She recommends products like the MAC Powder Foundation, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and Baby Lips Lip Balm.

My Natural Makeup Routine | Beginner’s Makeup Tutorial | Grace’s Room

This tutorial is perfect if you’re just starting to do makeup and want to learn what makeup to use and how to apply it. This is a great makeup look for when you’re going somewhere that’s not too formal but you still want to look nice. She uses products like the Hourglass Veil Primer, the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and lets you know how and why to use each product.

Natural Makeup for Teenager / Tween | Fransceca Luongo

This look is perfect for the day to day, whether you’re off to school or heading to your friend’s birthday party on the weekend. It’s a natural makeup look that will give you an extra bit of glimmer. She recommends products like the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, the Beauty Blender and the Benefit Gimme Brow for this look.

Middle School Makeup | 6th Grade | Sophie Michelle

If you’re feeling like you want to go a little more “extra” with your day to day makeup look, check out this tutorial! Using products like the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, the NYX HD Concealer, and the Wet ‘n Wild Highlighting Powder, she shows you how to get a gorgeous, tween-appropriate look!

Tween Makeup Tutorial! | Kaylee Marie

Just starting out with makeup and looking for some ideas and advice? In this tutorial, she takes you through her step-by-step tween makeup routine so you can follow along at home. She uses products including the L’Oréal True Match Concealer, the Maybelline Fit Me! Powder to set your concealer, and EOS lip balm to help keep your lips hydrated throughout the day.

If you’re a tween who’s looking to get into makeup, we hope our tips and essentials get you started on the right track!

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Age-appropriate tween makeup: fresh and pretty like she was born that way (which she was)

I was supposed to do my niece E’s makeup for her Grade-8 graduation this week, but work has called me away. Happily, though, E and I got some run-through time so I could show her the look and how to do it. This fresh tween makeup how-to is backup for her to follow (Hi E! *waves*). Maybe it’ll inspire your tween — or you — too?

fresh tween makeup

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup before and after.

I know young girls want to wear lots of makeup because it’s fun and they think they’ll look older. Looking more grown up is why we all started wearing makeup in the first place. But the wrong makeup on a young face can look so – well, wrong. Trampy. On young faces, I like makeup to look simple and fresh, a celebration of naturally collagen-loaded skin and bright shining eyes while they still look that way. because they won’t for long!

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: complexion

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: here’s what we used.

This is E’s fresh tween makeup kit, shopped from her own stash (and maybe a bit of her mum’s). Here are your steps, E!

1) After cleansing and moisturizing, use your sponge to dab a little Benefit Big Easy BB Cream ($46 at Sephora) first on areas that need coverage — that’s your t-zone and any areas that are a bit red. Remember that word stipple? It basically means use your sponge to press a tiny bit of liquid gently into the areas where redness still shows through. Carefully blend the edges outward.

2) Rub your NYC Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick (about $6 at Rexall) in a small patch of the back of your hand. This is to warm the concealer up to make it more pliable, easier to use and blend. With a clean, small pointed brush, pick up some of what’s on the back of your hand and apply a tiny bit to any blemishes you want to minimize.

3) Use a fingertip to swipe more concealer from the back of your hand, then press it into the skin around the base of your nose, and over the slight darkness under the inner corners of your eyes.

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: eyes

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: natural brows, zero eyeliner.

1) Curl your lashes — remember to squeeze the curler at the base of your lashes, then in the middle toward the tips. You’ll get that pretty curve instead of a crimp that makes lashes stand straight up.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: soft shimmery shades on your lids totally work for you!

2) Now for your Physicians Formula Warm Nudes shimmer strips ($16.79 at drugstores). Press your eye shadow brush into the shade marked number 1 (above), then lightly press the brush against a clean spot on the back of your hand to make sure your brush isn’t overloaded. Then, starting at the outer part of your lids, gently but firmly press the eyeshadow brush against the skin, moving toward the bridge of your nose. After that, press a little along your lower lashline, starting from the outer edge and moving toward the inner corners of your eyes.

3) Press your eye shadow brush into the 2nd shade (above), dab it against the back of your hand, then press the shadow into place on the outer vee of your lids. On your lower lids, run the same shadow over the lighter shade you’ve already applied there. Then use your fluffy crease brush to blend any edges on lids or under eyes.

4) Dab the 3rd and lightest shade in the inner corners of your eyes as you’ve already been doing (smart girl).

5) Use your Smashbox Full Exposure mini mascara to apply just one coat of mascara to your upper lashes. Without dipping the wand back into the tube first, carefully use the tip of the wand to apply mascara lightly to your bottom lashes if you like.

e’s fresh tween makeup steps: cheeks and lips

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: there’s my sweet girl.

1) Dab the outer part of the roundest curve of your cheeks with a little Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm in Cherry Me, then blend gently. Pretty!

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: tinted lip balm is your friend.

2) Make your own highlighter! Rub the back of your hand with the clear Honeylicious lip balm stick. Now rub a clean fingertip in the lightest shade from the Physicians Formula palette, transfer it to the patch of lip balm on your hand and mix it together. (That’s a favourite trick of makeup artist Grace Lee, who represents Maybelline). It dilutes the shimmer in the powder so it looks more like you than makeup.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: mix champagne shimmer with clear gloss to get sheer highlight!

3) Dab/blend a little of that DIY shimmer on the tops of your cheekbones, on that bone just under the outer edges of your eyes.

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: shimmery sheer pink or watermelon gloss is so totally you.

4) Finish with your Benefit lip gloss in Foxy Lady on your lips. Done!

How to apply tween makeup

Age-appropriate tween makeup: that’s a look that makes us older ladies look younger.

Make sure your mum and dad take lots of pictures! Face pictures, too — I wanna see!

UPDATE: this post got a bit long, so I moved the 5 tween makeup rules to a separate post, here.

What do you think? Do you know anyone who might try this fresh tween makeup approach?

by Krista Burton
Published Jan 23, 2014

  • How to apply tween makeupMakeup newbies need a few basics and pointers! Just remember to emphasize that it’s all about fun and feeling good, and not about looking perfect.

    Do you have a young person in your life? Say, an early teen who’s showing the tell-tale signs of a future product hoarder? Maybe that relative/child-of-a-friend/person who, when you saw him or her over the holidays, you thought, “Oh wow, Kimmy/Mikey is wearing eyeliner now. Someone should show her/him how to do that, um, better.”

    Let’s replay the scene in our heads. As you note the crookedly applied liner, three-shades-too-light concealer, and 6,000 layers of extra-shiny lip gloss, you wish this poor beginner had a beauty hero. Suddenly, this song starts playing, and you realize: that hero could be you. You could be the person who gently guides this newbie toward a future of judiciously chosen, expertly applied makeup. They don’t have to do it alone.

    Do you remember being 13 years old? I do. I had sausage link–curled bangs, braces, and I was heavily interested in glitter lip gloss and using my mom’s foundation (which didn’t match my skin tone) to cover up my acne. I also believed—was sure!—I had “perfected” the smokey eye. (I can’t even do that now.) Looking back, I would’ve killed for some age-appropriate guidance from a cool older relative. Suggestions of great products that were easy to use, colors that actually looked good on me, a nudge in the right direction.

    Let’s help your young relative or friend have as relatively easy a transition into makeup as possible, shall we? Remember: for someone young, the goal is to keep things simple and age-appropriate. Makeup should be fun, for all genders—when you give this gift, be sure to emphasize that!

    Pick up a cute makeup bag and fill it with the following.

    How to apply tween makeup

    How to apply tween makeup

    1: BB Cream

    The holy grail of easy-to-use face products, BB cream is simple to match (because it adjusts automatically to your skin tone) and requires nothing more than fingers to smooth on. It also will make potentially uneven teenage skin look way better.

    Tip: Use a silver permanent marker to circle the shade on the bottle or tube, so it’s easy to see what to buy next time. It’s also a good starter lesson in beginning to decipher the often dizzying amount of info on product labels.

    2: Lip-and-cheek tint

    Natural-looking color that is difficult to screw up—that’s the goal here. Your mentee can use it to make lips look a few shades darker without going overboard, and brighten their whole face with a hint of rosy glow on cheeks.

    Tip: Clip out a magazine photo of a smiling model’s face and circle the apples of her cheeks. Underneath, write: “Smile! and put blush right here :)” Fold up, and tuck it in with the blush.

    How to apply tween makeup

    3: Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Rosebud Salve

    It’s a gloss! It’s a salve! It’s the thing to use on lips and cuticles and elbows and dry skin; a product that can be used to keep brows in place, make eyelids glossy, or even smooth down flyaways! It’s never too soon to get schooled in the art of a good multitasker (not to mention good skin care). Smith’s is a classic, loved by makeup artists, and comes in a cute vintage-looking tin. Way more adult-looking than those Lip Smacker roll-ons!

    How to apply tween makeup

    4: Your fave mascara + a waterproof black eye liner

    Give them your favorite mascara and liner products, tied together with a ribbon, and tuck in a personal note that explains why they work for you. Because smearing WILL happen with the little ones, I say go with a mascara that you find non-smudgy.

    Example: “This is Inglot Cosmetics False Lash Effect Mascara, and I love it. It took me years to find a mascara that didn’t run or clump or wear off, and ta-daaa, this is my winner. The liner is Benefit BADgal liner waterproof. It stays on even if you go swimming.”

    How to apply tween makeup

    How to apply tween makeup

    5: Fun stuff!

    Because, your giftee is super young and makeup is so fun. Pop some iridescent glitter into the kit, or drive their parents wild with your top rebellion-themed nail polish color of choice, like a good black or neon blue. There’s no doubt your mentee will love it and think you’re the greatest.

    Bonus round

    Bring over the kit, let the unwrapping begin, and then offer to do a makeup session together. But don’t do his or her makeup—show ’em how to do it, and have them give it a go.

    Remember, you do-gooders: Do a teen’s makeup, and they’ll have makeup for a day. Teach a teen to do makeup, and they’ll have beauty skills for a lifetime. Ah, the joy of helping someone through life’s most awkward years.

    Has your teen or tween considered dipping her toe into the world of makeup but isn’t quite sure where to start? Or maybe she’s been experimenting already and could use a little help honing her technique. Our collection of online classes and parties are tailored specifically for teens and tweens.

    These interactive classes taught by a Blushington makeup artist via Zoom offer a fun, unintimidating atmosphere for girls to get expert guidance on choosing and applying age appropriate makeup. They will come away with a huge sense of accomplishment and a healthy boost of self-esteem.

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    2 GUESTS | 60 MIN. | $120
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    Teen Beauty Bootcamp

    Deep dive into the world of makeup including the basics of makeup tools, facial structure, and how-tos by facial feature from eyes to complexion to lips.

    Get Ready for the Fun

    Each guest will need to login to Zoom via an internet-enabled computer. Make your best effort to have the following beauty essentials to make the most of your Virtual Makeup Class.

    Mirror
    Makeup Remover Moisturizer
    Foundation/Tinted
    Moisturizer

    Blush/Bronzer
    Makeup Brushes
    Eye Shadow
    Eyeliner.

    Brow pencil
    Mascara
    Lipstick
    Lip Gloss.

    Virtual Makeup Classes FAQ

    ARE GUESTS ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS?

    Absolutely! We are here to learn and have fun. We would just ask that the guests raise their hand or ask questions via the Zoom chat feature.

    HOW DO I USE ZOOM?

    Once you have confirmed your class with Blushington, you will receive a welcome email with a Zoom meeting ID in your booking confirmation.

    ZOOM TIPS

    Unmute your microphone on the lower left of the screen so that everyone can hear you. If you want a closer view of the Blushington artist’s demonstration, simply tap their image and they will be blown up larger.

    I am wanting to give my 13 year old daughter a gift certificate for Christmas to take her to a place to learn the correct way of applying make up. I remember my mom taking me to Merle Norman at about the same age and I love that I learned the best way to apply make up right away. I’d like to give my own daughter the same experience.

    I want it to be some place that is age-appropriate in terms of both products and application, but some place she will feel special about going to. Ideally, I’d like for there to be no cost for the lesson although we will buy some products for her.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! If you have any insights to add about a place, positive or negative, I would appreciate your feedback.

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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I had no idea that Merle Norman was even still around, so I may look into that. Mary Kay is not really an option for her–the skin care products have aggravated her acne. My sister is a former consultant and I have several consultants that I know, but I really wanted the “spa type” of treatment to make it feel more special.

    I agree–she doesn’t really need (or want) much make-up. I want a lesson that will be age appropriate and mostly about skin care. As of now, I think we will try the Mac store or Merle Norman.

    You ladies are great! I would appreciate any other comments-especially from anyone that has personal experience with either of the above two places.

    THANKS!! Happy Holidays!

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    At 13 she doesn’t need much make-up. With those wonderful hormones, etc she does need to learn to take care of her skin. I say go for a Mary Kay rep. I like a Mary Kay party with her friends.

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    Bare Escentials is a great place. Took my 13 year old there

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    Try the MAC stores. They are very trendy and cool, so she should feel pretty comfortable. They have great products, I think.

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    I second the vote for a Mary Kay representative! You could have a few of your daughter’s friends over and make it a party. I did this for my daughter. She had a blast. The representative for very fun, patient, and not at all pushy. She, also, showed the girls some skincare products that are good for teens.
    Have fun!

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    Hi, K.. What a great time in your daughter’s and your lives. I remember that time well. I took both my daughters to the Cliniique counter at Macy’s-then Marshall Field’s. They taught her age appropriate makeup, really geared it to a light touch, and did not try to see me a ton of product. Just the essentials-by my request. When the session was done she looked natural and not made up and it was a very positive experience. I would suggest you call ahead for an appointment. Have fun!

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    It’s a little out of your way, but for a really personal touch you might try Odalisque in Geneva. The owner, Bridget, is wonderful (will make you feel welcome and not overwhelmed) and she will give you and your daughter a really special experience. I think she does makeovers for free with a $50 purchase. The store is on 3rd street, so it could be a fun mother daughter day out. Good restaurants and shopping.

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    Merle Norman is still a great option! There is a shop in downtown Elmhurst. The owner and her daughter are wonderful. We took my niece there and Jenny did a beautiful job (Jenny is in her 20s and a great role model).

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    Find a Mary Kay representative in your area. You could set up an appt. to have them come to your home – or you go to theirs. My rep. is so sweet and patient. I think it is a great idea.

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    Great idea K.! I do this as well and have 2 teen girls. I do parties and actually teach them about hygeniene, “good versus bad (cheap)” makeup, what is out there and how the skin care products that you use really make a difference in your health – ie. contributing to acne, etc. Here’s an interactive website for teens that I think you and she might like. Go to: www.fyiarbonne.com Doesn’t use lots of makeup that many teens are using these days and kindof look like Halloween! Scary.

    Check it out and let me know what you think! All girls get their own books and can go onto this website. Tons of fun but I like is that they are educated on what is good for them. Let me know if I can be of further assistance! It’s best to teach them right away about cleansers, acne, makeup, etc. Enjoy!!

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    I’m with So She Cosmetics, we do pretty parties and makeup application lessons. everything is FREE and no purchase required. we are located in Westchester, IL. google us.

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    Makeup for a 10-year-old – for special occasions like birthday parties

    If you search #makeupforkids on Instagram, some startling images come up. Two words: “pageant makeup.” One more word: “GAH.” But the above image of my young niece Lauren will come up, too. More words: “fresh-faced.” And “age-appropriate.”

    makeup for a 10-year-old

    I think a lot of moms with little girls worry a bit about helping them make good makeup choices. I’m not a mom, but I’m auntie to three lovely nieces. One isn’t yet a year old, so we’ll not be talking about makeup for her yet. One is 14; here’s our post on tween makeup for her plus 5 tween makeup rules. And this pretty monkey, Lauren, is now 10 years old. She asked her Auntie J to be her birthday-party makeup artist; hard to say no to that face.

    How to apply tween makeup

    Makeup for a 10-year-old: it doesn’t take much.

    I used: Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombré Baked Blush in Punch (mostly the snowy highlight side); Joe Fresh Eye Shadow in Dupioni (shimmery soft white); Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in A Wink of Pink, Lilac Lumi and Just A Glimmer. Actually, any of the Baby Lips Lip Gloss shades will work for pre-tween pretties because they’re all transparent. (Lauren’s favourite is Lilac Lumi, but she wanted them all when she saw them. I don’t blame her; they’re fun and so comfortable on lips.)

    makeup for a 10-year-old how-to:

    How to apply tween makeup

    Man, I wish my own makeup could be this simple to do. I patted the Joe Fresh Eye Shadow in Dupioni (amazing smooth texture, by the way, and it’s demi sheer) all over L’s lids, along her lower lashlines and on the inner corners of her eyes. Skipping mascara keeps the look fresh and appropriate. Besides, Lauren had a valid perspective: “I’m 10 years old, what do I need mascara for?” As yet, our girl sees no reason to wear makeup every day – in fact, she laughs off that idea – and I love that.

    I used the barest whisper of the pink side of the Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombré Baked Blush in Punch on L’s cheeks – she didn’t need it. She wanted a wintery look to go with the masque she was decorating later, so I did use the white shimmer side fairly generously, on the tops of L’s cheekbones, on her brow bones, and down her nose. And I was impressed because I expected it to read like glitter; it’s a lovely sheen instead. Two thumbs up, Hard Candy. Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Lilac Lumi finished the look.

    Note: L’s brows are untouched. And there’s absolutely zero contouring. Two major makeup rules for young faces; their adorable appeal is in the roundness and puppy-sweet unfinished look of their features. (No foundation or concealer here either.)

    One of the things I loathe most in the beauty world is excessive makeup on a young face. All that natural radiance, collagen-stuffed bouncy skin, bright lively eyes – we spend the years after 25 trying to get much of that back. Why cover it up when you have it? And frankly, a lacquered, artifice-heavy face just isn’t right on a pre-tween, tween, or young teen. It isn’t.

    Hard Candy makeup is exclusively at Walmart. Joe Fresh Beauty is available at Supercentre stores in Canada (not in the US yet, unfortunately) and Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Gloss is available at drugstore.com.

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    What do you think? Do you believe in age-appropriate makeup for kids? Or should they be encouraged to do what they want? How young is too young?

    With the exposure and accessibility of makeup tutorials, beauty fever is hitting younger and younger.

    But when said tutorials use what feels like 167 products to create just a ‘natural looking’ makeup look, working out where to start when you’re a beginner can feel impossible.

    Besides, does a 12 year old really need to be contouring their face every day? (No, the answer is no.)

    “I’ve seen how-to videos that have eight layers of something on the skin before they even do their makeup. I was amazed. I didn’t realise girls were completely masking themselves and the makeup was wearing them instead of them wearing the makeup,” says L’Oreal Makeup Director, Noni Smith.

    “And that’s what I want to see go away. I want to see girls letting themselves show through a bit more.”

    Enter the ‘starter makeup kit’, the building blocks of a makeup bag (or collection, should the addiction take hold) that every makeup loving tween or teen AND their parents need to know about.

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    Whether they’re looking to buy them themselves or you’re looking for some skill (and age) appropriate Christmas or birthday beauty gifts, we asked the experts to share the best brands and products to start off with.

    They’re easy to use, are grown up without being too grown up, Instagram approved (very important, don’t you know!) and most importantly, they’re affordable too.

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    Where to start

    MECCA Head of Artistry, Tony Baumann best piece of advice is to start small.

    “Don’t buy them too many products to begin with, instead focus on buying them high-performance products that they will use and get the most out of,” he says.

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    Smith says for a very basic kit, all you need is a concealer, a highlighter, a mascara, a palette with some natural colour eyeshadows in it and some glosses.

    From there you can build and expand on it. Ready to go shopping?

    1. Concealer.

    For younger makeup lovers, sometimes a concealer is all you need. There’s often no need to cover the whole face in product if there is only a blemish or two that you want covered. Instead, just apply on the areas that need it.

    “MECCA MAX’s Life Proof Concealer, $22. is versatile as it can be used both under the eyes and to cover imperfections that we all know often come during those teenage years,” he says.

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    2. A base.

    For those looking for a bit more coverage, tinted moisturisers offer the benefits of foundation without the cakey look.

    “The most important thing to get right is complexion as you’ll keep this with you for a while. For first timers/young girls, it’s important to get the texture right to ensure it looks natural and as close to skin as possible,” explains Baumann.

    “A BB cream such as MECCA MAX’s Game Face, $26, is great for this as it’s a high-quality formula and only $26.” Even better, it also has SPF 30.

    (Note – I’ve written previously about Mecca Max, one of my favourite brands to launch this year. It’s a fantastic entry level brand, offering high quality products and expensive looking packaging for drugstore-comparable prices. It’s not just for tweens either – any beginner or advanced beauty fan will love it)

    If they’re insistent on proper foundation, Rimmel do fantastic natural-looking-but-decent coverage foundations for under the $25 mark. Designer Brands Longwear Foundation, $14.99, is also an affordable alternative to the high end ones they’ll see YouTubers using and consistently gets great reviews.

    3. Eyeshadow palette.

    “You want an eyeshadow palette that has natural shades in it, anything with five or six tones in it like the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette in Nude Beige, $20.96,” Smith says.

    She says that you can also use some of the shades for contouring, if you’re so inclined.

    The Rimmel Magnif’Eyes palettes, $21.95 (and currently on sale for $10.97) are some of the best budget palettes I’ve tried this year. There’s a nude version that’s super easy to use – and it even comes with a brush that’s actually decent unlike most of the applicators you’re given – as well as blush, smokey and colourful versions that are dupes (that’s duplicates or copies) for some of the more expensive palettes they will have heard of.

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    Finding the ideal makeup tutorials for teens isn’t easy! There are tons of things to consider and you do want to find the right makeup tutorials for teens that are meant for teens, not for adults. I’ve scoured YouTube for all of the fab makeup tutorials for teens that cover everything from school makeup all the way to eyeliner tutorials. So girls, are you ready to explore my top makeup tutorials for teens that’ll help you get your makeup perfect?

    1 Quick School Makeup

    Do you only have a little time for makeup before school? That’s okay! This makeup tutorial for teens is all about makeup before school! It’ll teach you everything you need to know about putting on makeup quickly, easily and what products you’ll need. She starts with concealer and goes from there! Personally, I wish I had this tutorial when I was a teen!

    2 Emo/Scene Makeup

    If you’re looking for a makeup tutorial for teens that will give you the perfect scene/emo look, this is it! Remember girls, emo is all about the eyes and this tutorial really shows you how to work the eyes and how to really make them pop. It’s absolutely one of the best if you really want to learn all about scene makeup and how to make it pretty!

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    3 Flirty Smokey Makeup for Teens

    I know that smokey eye makeup is super hard to do, even for me! This makeup tutorial for teens is all about making the right smokey eyes for high school and making them flirty and sexy too! The great thing about this tutorial is that it is super easy to follow and that the smokey eye actually becomes easy!

    4 Preppy School Makeup for Teens

    If you are a prep and are looking for a makeup tutorial for teens that will help your preppy nature stand out, this is it! This makeup tutorial will show you exactly what you need to do, what makeup products you need and how you can keep it simple yet chic! It’s also super quick, so you’ll be able to do all of your makeup before school!

    5 Teen No Makeup Makeup Tutorial

    Do your parents not allow you to wear a whole lot of makeup? This makeup tutorial for teens is great for that ‘no makeup’ look! It’s a great tutorial that will keep you looking like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all – but you are! I love this look because it’s super simple, totally natural and looks beautiful!

    6 Cat Eyeliner Tutorial

    You asked for it ladies and we delivered! Have you been looking for a makeup tutorial for teens that is all about cat eye eyeliner tricks? This is the best tutorial for that! It’ll teach you exactly how you can do the typical cat eye eyeliner trick and make it super easy!

    7 How to Apply Bronzer

    One of the biggest questions that we get on the comments is how to apply bronzer. If you are one that is super confused about how to apply bronzer, you’ve got to watch this makeup tutorial for teens! It’s all about the right ways to apply bronzer and how to make it look perfect!

    8 Mascara Tutorial

    Finally, the last makeup tutorial for teens that I’m to explore is mascara! This tutorial will teach you the ins and ours of mascara and will show you everything that you need to know about applying it in just the right way!

    If you’ve been dying for the right makeup tutorials for teens but can’t seem to find them, I’ve got them here! So ladies, what are some of the other makeup tutorials for teens do you have to share? Any I don’t have listed?

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    Teen Makeup Lesson

    I provide individual or a series of private or group makeup lessons for all ages. A basic lesson is 90 minutes in length; additional lessons are 60 to 90 minutes long, depending on goals and needs. Lessons are typically provided in a boutique spa in Annapolis, and a natural skincare and makeup shop in DC.

    All private lessons include a consult about specific makeup needs and goals, and include one or more of the following packages:

    Makeup 101 for Adults provides a basic introduction to skin care, and an assessment and lesson to establish an everyday makeup routine that matches your lifestyle and creates a natural, illuminating look.

    Introduction to Makeup for Tweens and Teens is Makeup 101, geared to a younger generation. Parents are welcome to participate or observe.

    Tricks of the Trade is designed for more experienced makeup wearers, showing tricks of the trade that yield a more professional presentation. You will learn new makeup techniques such as day-to-night makeup, smoky eye, light contouring and highlighting techniques, and eyelash application.

    Makeup Bag Makeover involves going through your current makeup products and assessing which ones you should keep or throw away. I help streamline your beauty routine and recommend additional products that best match your lifestyle and makeup goals. I can shop with or for you. This package can be either a stand-alone lesson or an add-on to any of the other lessons.

    I am also available for adult and preteen/teen makeup classes, during which I provide a demonstration to larger groups, addressing a particular topic or specific makeup need. You can book me for a private makeup class exclusively with your invited guests or you can attend one of my makeup classes that’s open to the public. My makeup classes usually include a demonstration and a hands on approach. They are announced on my social media sites and my blog. Register for my most recent makeup class on my blog.

    How to apply tween makeup

    Makeup artist Bobbi Brown says she sees a trend of girls wearing more makeup at a younger age. “I used to reserve black eyeliner and a little bit of a smoky eye for 18-year-olds, but there are plenty of 15- and 16-year-old girls that wear it now,” she says. “Ten years ago they would never, but almost every girl now wants black eyeliner.”

    Brown isn’t against makeup on young teens if it’s done the right way. “All girls are beautiful—what it takes is time,” she says. “Find what makes you special.” Then, use makeup to enhance that natural beauty.

    Brown suggests looking for role models who are truly beautiful, like tennis champ Venus Williams, golf pro Morgan Pressel and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    “Strong is beautiful,” she says. “Skinny is not.”

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    Step-by-Step Teen Makeup

    How young is too young? Brown says 13 is an appropriate age to start wearing makeup in small amounts. “Middle school is the time to start, not fifth grade,” she says.

    • The first step is to skip foundation altogether. “I don’t think that girls need a full face of foundation,” Brown says.
      Instead, lighten up just the undereye area with a yellow-based concealer.
    • Next, even out skin tone using a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Sun protection—along with eating well, exercising and not smoking—are Brown’s biggest beauty musts.
    • To cover any redness and blemishes, Brown recommends a cover stick. Find one as close to your skin tone as possible—not white, pink or ashy. Apply a small amount, blend with your finger and finish with a dusting of powder.
    • Lips and cheeks can be enhanced with a cream-based rouge. Dab it on as a sheer lip tint and a blend across cheeks for a flush of color.
    • Apply mascara to lashes. For special occasions, Brown says a smudge of shimmer eyeshadow is just right.
    • A clear pink lip gloss is the perfect finishing touch for all skin tones, Brown says. Teens should avoid dark and matted lips.

    The end result is a natural look that highlights—not hides—a teen’s best features. For girls who love wild colors, Brown says to experiment with nail polish, not makeup. “Purple, black, blue—anything goes right now with nails,” she says.

    Do you allow your daughter to wear makeup? What rules do you have? Share your comments below.

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    Bath & Beauty

    Looking for some awesome makeup ideas and tutorials perfect for teens? What’s the right makeup for teenagers? I am almost 100% sure that you have asked yourself that question several times when you try to decide what, which makeup to buy. Everybody is wearing it! Some are even bleeding it. But hey! You are young, as well as I am and your skin needs to be taken cared of more than painted with harsh chemicals so be careful to not just buy any make-up and apply them to your sweet, sensitive skin just so you can paint your face beautiful. Remember, true beauty lies inside. But OK enough drama!

    What do you need to know about make-up? A LOT! But first things first. We have here the most informative, educational, simple but elegant and glamorous make-up tutorials lined up for you to not only imitate them (the tutorials) but to also learn on how to take care of your young skin. Check out these easy step by step makeup tutorials that are perfect for teens and beginners.

    1. The Ultimate Makeup Guide You Can’t Live Without

    So we are putting make-up on our faces because we want to enhance our look. But the ultimate secret to wearing makeup is to have flawless skin. Learn from this tutorial.

    2. 5 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

    The secret to wearing makeup is to make it look like you are wearing nothing at all! Just look at this gorgeous girl!

    3. Easy Makeup Artist for Teens

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    And if you want to party, here is a simple party makeup tutorial for you!

    4. Holiday Shimmer Eye Tutorial

    It’s DECEMBER. And of course we have you here the holiday shimmer look perfect for that family/friends dinner date!

    5. How-To: 3, 5 & 10 Minute Makeup Tutorial

    Got not much time to put on something on your face or just too lazy to put anything there but don’t want to go out feeling naked? Here is how you can do our face in just 3 minutes!

    6. The 5 Minute Face Beauty Tutorial

    This 5 minute look is perfect for our younger teens. Because we love you!

    7. Party Makeup for Teens using Drugstore Products!

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    You think only expensive makeup can transform you into Belle? Uh-uh. Learn from here.

    8. Two-Tone Lips

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    Interested to know how you can get away from all LIPSTICK NAKED? Here is how.

    9. Holiday Glitter

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    Another Holiday Glitter for our girls out there who have big big plans this holiday season!

    10. Magnify Your Eyes

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    And just how do you magnify your your charming eye? Click the link above!

    Your teen storms out of the room looking like a Goth vampire drag queen (think Taylor Momsen), heads to her bedroom and dramatically slams the door. You’re angry and frustrated about the overdone makeup on an underage girl and want to set limits, but how much is too much?

    What happened to the nice kid who used to live in your daughter’s body? You and she used to talk about everything, and she used to value your opinion on fashion and beauty. These days, all she says is, ” you don’t understand”…and that she hates you.

    But you do understand. Dig back in your memory, and realize that it was not so long ago that you were the one trying your mother’s patience with your makeup and beauty experimentation. Thankfully, both of you lived through it. You might even recall your mom saying, “Just wait until you have a teenage daughter…”
    OK, you’re mother’s revenge is here – now what are you going to do?

    First thing – remember that the teen years are a HUGE discovery phase full of experimenting with new looks and trying on new personas. What may appear freakish, slutty or downright bizarre to you is just your daughter trying on what her peers perceive as cool. Always remember that teens are a bundle of uncertainty and try to define themselves by how they look – even if you think they all look the same.

    Before you give up on ever seeing eye to overly made up eye with your teenage daughter, here are some tips to help the two of you reach common ground:

    • EDUCATE YOURSELF– Don’t blame your teen if she’s trying to copy trendy makeup and skimpy clothes that she sees on her favorite pop stars or on the CW. Many teens are unaware that young stars like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have stylists and makeup artists choosing definitive looks that will be the most recognizable on stage or at press events – but are not appropriate for real life.
      Pick up a few teen magazines, and show your daughter pictures of girls that you feel are dressed appropriately and are wearing their makeup in a way that you feel is acceptable. Show your teen that her world is important to you, and that you’re willing to try to understand her without crowding her or trying too hard to be cool.
    • DEFINE LIMITS –Go through all the teen beauty and grooming rituals from hair color/highlights, face makeup, nail polish, glitter, waxing vs. shaving to toughies like piercing and tattoos. Know what the other kids are doing and what you consider appropriate for each age group. Don’t be afraid to let your teen know that you consider eyeliner inappropriate for a 12-year-old, but you will allow her to wear it on special occasions when she’s 14. As much as teens love to experiment, they need to know there are boundaries that cannot be crossed. Realize that your teen daughter will test your limits, that’s what kids do.
    • COMPROMISE – You have to let her get away with some things. Seriously, you need to let your teen think they’re getting over. Railing against parental control is simply the way they’re hard-wired. Trust me, you’d rather let them feel smug and superior about breaking the eyeliner rule. Or, you could act like a prison warden and make her so frustrated that she sneaks out and gets a tattoo that says “Belieber Forever”.
    • TEACH BY EXAMPLE –If you think that there is nothing sleazier looking than a teen wearing 100 coats of mascara and tons of black eyeliner, YOU can’t walk around looking like the missing Kardashian sister prepped for a Saturday night booty call. Enough said.
    • GET PROFESSIONAL HELP –If you haven’t worn makeup since your wedding, book a mother-daughter makeover with a pro makeup artist.
      DO NOT take her to a “trendy” makeup store (i.e.; MAC). These environments are notoriously trend driven, peer focused (“I’ll show you how to look like the cool kids”) and sales goal motivated ($$$).
      Take some time and scout out the mall to find a more teen-friendly makeup brand. Look at the makeup artists. Do they look like they’d need a jackhammer to remove their foundation? If they do, move on to the next counter. Arm yourself with photos of looks that you feel are appropriate for your daughter, as well as a defined budget. Explain to the makeup artist that you would like for your daughter to learn makeup basics, and that you are not interested in a “trend” look. Ask the makeup artist to explain step by step the way that the makeup is applied. Explain to your daughter that she may choose a few items used in the makeover, and that you’ll supplement the rest with drugstore items. You can surprise her with other items from the “expensive” brands on special occasions.
    • BUILD A BOND –Remember that you’ve been applying makeup for half your life, but it’s all brand new for your teen. Your daughter is experimenting and trying to discover what kind of woman she would like to become. Help her develop the skills she’ll need for the journey and turn her discovery of makeup into a bonding experience that the two of you can look back on with wonderful memories…and that she might repeat with her daughter some day.
    ALWAYS REMEMBER:
    Makeup is fun, exciting and a bit magical – just like your daughter’s teenage years should be for the both of you!

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    Whether you have a 16-year-old daughter or an 11-year-old daughter, you have probably discussed the topic of makeup. You might argue she wears too much. You might wonder which products she should use on her delicate changing acne-riddled skin. I’m not here to say when girls should start wearing makeup. That’s for you and your daughter to decide. Personally, I let my daughter start wearing makeup to school when she went to middle school. She practiced with different looks. Some worked, some didn’t.

    Like most of us, you look back on pictures taken of you when you were 12 and the first thing that comes to mind is, What was I thinking? My daughter has these moments too! And I’m okay with that. It’s all part of navigating adolescence. Well, let me help you navigate the beauty aisles, so together, you can start with products that won’t dig in to your college savings, but will let your daughter feel current and on top of the latest trends!

    Skin Care

    Let’s begin with skin care . A simple cleansing routine each night and some light moisturizer and sunscreen during the day is all that’s needed. If your daughter does wear makeup, now is the time to encourage habits of cleansing and removing make up each night before bed. This is an absolute must and a first on editorial lists, dermatologists and estheticians recommendations.

    My daughter enjoys the Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Wipes . These are her favorite based on how well they clean, how they feel around the eye area (some wipes sting believe it or not!) and how they smell. We have probably tried at least 10 brands before we came upon these and stayed with them.

    Also, a light moisturizer like Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is great for their young skin. It’s never too early to start thinking of preserving the skin. She will thank you in her 40s!

    Foundation

    Depending on how oily, dry or what she is trying to cover, will depend on the formula to choose.

    For light coverage and includes an SPF- Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder is perfect for giving a next-to-skin look.

    For a matte finish and medium to full coverage- Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is long wearing and covers extremely well.

    Powder– Hands down the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder is a winner among makeup artists, teens and mature women alike. It is an incredible value and sets the makeup all day without being chalky.

    There are a million eyeshadows to choose from.

    My personal favorites that cost practically pennies, well, maybe dimes, are Wet N Wild and NYX . Blendable, excellent pigments and a huge color range, these are fabulous for even the most discerning makeup aficionados.

    Jane Cosmetics Water-Resistant Eye Liner – an automatic pencil that goes on and stays on.

    Mascara– Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara . My daughter has incredible lashes and it kills me. I was not blessed with those genetics! She loves to go light on all the other makeup, but really goes all out on her lashes and wears several coats of this stuff. I totally let her because part of me is living vicariously through her!

    Blush

    Another Jane product. I love their blush and how the products aren’t too shimmery but just right in pigment. Highly affordable and wearable.

    NYX Butter Glosses . A YouTube favorite; just about everyone wears these yummy vanilla-flavored glosses that don’t go on sticky or gloppy. A range of pinks and nudes will be perfect for your teen.

    And lastly- for a little extra jazz-hand flare- Diamond Glitter & Shimmer Eyeliner Essence Crystal Eyeliner. A dupe to the Urban Decay glitter liners, for just a few dollars, you can let your girl sparkle around the eyes for special occasions. A little goes a long way, and who doesn’t love glitter?!
    Also, the Rimmel eyeshadow primer is another extra if you choose. Goes on sheer and locks in eyeshadow all day so it doesn’t crease from when she leaves for school all the way through gym class.

    I hope these are a useful starting point if you are ready to navigate the cosmetic waters with your teen. Take this list and click through to gather a starter kit for your daughter. Make it fun. Don’t stress. Apply makeup on each other. Or together. Pamper yourself and pass on to your daughter the fun of grooming.

    And just like the Rodgers and Hammerstein song goes, I Enjoy Being a Girl !

    Eye Makeup Tips

    Always be sure to choose very natural shades of eye shadow. Although wearing bright pink or blue may seem like the cool thing to do, especially when everyone else is doing it, you won’t want to wear this all the time. Once it comes time for you to get a job, you won’t want to wear this in a workplace setting. Shades of natural colors, such as brown, gray, purple and green are much better choices when it comes to choosing eye shadow.

    When you apply eyeliner, make sure that you don’t overdo it. Although thick lines of eyeliner may look decent on certain people when it has been applied correctly, it is often too much on most people. Also keep in mind that lighter shades of eyeliner, such as brown or gray, may be the best choice.

    Skin Care

    If you wear makeup that is used to cover up the skin, such as concealer or foundation, it is very important to make sure that you blend it in properly. Too many people neglect to blend it in. When you don’t blend it in all the way, your face is ultimately going to look as though you have a cake of makeup on it. This is not something that you want. Also keep in mind that it is important to make sure that you choose the right shade of makeup that will be used on the skin. This means that you will need to change shades according to seasons.

    Lip Makeup

    Although you may think that it is important to wear bright or bold coolers of lip makeup at all times, this is really not the case. In fact, the only time that you will want to wear these type of lip makeup shades is when you go out at night and even then, you might want to choose a more natural look. In the day and in more professional settings, you will definitely want to choose natural shades of lipstick.

    Some of the natural shades of lipstick that you will want to consider choosing include light shades of pink, peach and brown. It may also be a good idea to opt for a lip gloss with a hint of the previously listed colors instead of a lipstick when you want the most natural appearance. Unlike lipstick, it will make your lips shine and may even be more comfortable for you to wear. One good brand to consider is Cover Girl Wet Slicks.

    When makeup artist Kate Johnson was growing up, it wasn’t hard for her to get her hands on beauty products. “My mom worked for Jaffra, which is kind of like Mary Kay, so [makeup] was always around.” At first, she mostly thought of makeup as smelly—she was reacting to the lanolin found in most lipsticks back then—but as she got older, it grew on her.

    The idea of makeup, that is. Not the smell.

    Kate first started really wearing makeup after her 12th birthday, when her dad gave her the gift of a beauty counter makeover. Still, “I wasn’t one of those people who grew up obsessed with makeup,” she said, noting that, in those early years, she mostly stuck to powder and concealer to cover her acne.

    Kate’s transition from fresh-faced kid to makeup-wearing tween may have been rather unceremonial, but for some kids (and especially some parents), it can feel like a big deal. A really big deal. So what is the right age to start wearing makeup? We talked to makeup artists, parents, a guidance counselor, and a teen to gauge the issue from multiple perspectives.

    Is Your Kid Ready?

    These questions might help you decide if it’s makeup time.

    Does your kid understand what makeup can and can’t do?

    “Make sure they’re not diving into this idea of celebrity-ism,” Kate said. “They’re not going to look like Kylie Jenner, because they’re not getting lip injections.” In general, she suggested emphasizing that “you can’t change your features permanently with makeup. It’s something to accent your features, and play with and have fun.”

    Can your kid handle the responsibility that comes with wearing makeup?

    “Personal responsibility is great gauge of when a kid is ready to start experimenting with makeup,” said makeup artist and mom Nika Vaughan. “That includes remembering to take it off at the end of the day.”

    For kids who are wearing foundation to cover blemishes, Nika said, “Educating them on some easy skincare and acne-treatment tips might be more useful than condoning the wearing of foundation. It’s better to instill great skincare and makeup habits when they’re younger so they can be more informed what works for their needs as they go through their teens and 20s.”

    Are you ready for your kid to wear makeup?

    “If your kid is a bit of a free spirit, then extremely colorful eye shadow or goth lipstick might be in your future,” Nika said. “[And] if they’re way into social media, then you could be seeing way more contouring on that face than you knew was possible.”

    You can give a verdict on makeup that’s more nuanced than “yes” or “no,” though. Nika recommends thinking about what you’re ready for, then setting ground rules about when your kid can wear makeup and how much you’ll allow. “Learning to wear makeup is all about experimenting, so it’s totally reasonable for a parent to set some boundaries.”

    Why does your kid want to start wearing makeup?

    “If [your kid] has a healthy fascination with beauty, that’s fine. It’s art. Maybe you have a creative child. Maybe they want to play with things and be tactile,” Kate said. But when they start examining what they perceive to be flaws, I think it’s really important to sit down and say, ‘You’re not flawed.’”

    High-school guidance counselor and mom Lora Alexander-Flaherty warned that “some kids may be putting it on because they want to look older, and that’s not the look you truly should be going for.” Lauren Pedecone, a junior-high English teacher and mom, added that “a bad reason would be to show off so boys notice.” Although that depends on age because, she laughed, “adults wear makeup to show off for men, [too].”

    Finally, Nika pointed out that experimenting with makeup at a younger age is a perfectly normal part of the maturing process. “I have met so many women in their 20s and 30s whose makeup comfort zone only includes lip balm and some mascara. They never really experimented with makeup when they were younger, and as young professionals they now find themselves a bit bewildered when they wander through the cosmetic aisle.”

    The Verdict: Is There a Right Age?

    Kate thinks it’s fine for kids as young as 4 to play with makeup at home. “My personal thoughts on leaving the house with more than some lip gloss on would probably be 12,” she said.

    Lauren suggested 12, 13, or 14—essentially, sometime in middle school. “Kids start to worry and pay attention to the social aspects of their lives much more at this age.”

    High-school senior Lily Binkus said it’s ideal to start wearing makeup at age 14–15 for “school dances, weddings,” and other special occasions.

    Lora recommended age 14, “and that’s light lip gloss and just a little eye makeup . because you can’t stop them.”

    Nika thinks basic makeup is OK at age 12, and that more fashionable products should be introduced over time. “We’re allowed to make mistakes and take chances with our appearance as a teenager, so this is an ideal age to learn.”

    Photo illustration by Mark Mills, Groupon

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    How to apply green concealer:

    The key is to use a small brush to apply the green concealer in thin layers precisely to the affected areas. Be sure to blend well along the edges so that there’s no obvious distinction between your skin tone and the concealer. Go over the area with powder and follow this with your foundation of choice. Finish with another light dusting of powder to set your makeup. Voila: flawless skin!

    It wasn’t so long ago that I would wake up, catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and leap back in horror. Those blotchy cheeks! That ruddy nose! The irritated looking complexion! Could that possibly be me? I went through the whole why-the-heck-don’t-I-wake-up-looking-flawless-every-morning thing and spackled on the concealer and foundation like I was going to an awards show.

    Never mind that I was just headed to the store. I was mainly doing myself a favor by attempting to conceal the over-the-top redness, but in reality I didn’t want to subject the world to it, either. (Hey, that’s just me.) Then a makeup artist friend dropped two magic words into a conversation and life changed forever: green concealer.

    I’m sorry, what? Green? She explained that green concealer is the ultimate addition to any ruddy-hued woman’s makeup collection. The color corrector is formulated to neutralize redness on your face, whether it’s an angry blemish or a fiery spot of irritation. Applying it couldn’t be easier, either.

    After learning about this little miracle, I was on a mission to find the best of the best. Here are five that work like a charm.

    Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Pot Redness Color Corrector ($20)

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    Where has this been in all my life? Packaged in a convenient little pot, this creamy concealer provides outstanding coverage. It’s excellent to use on the more stubborn red areas of your face, like blotchy cheeks and noses. Use a concealer brush to pick up just the right quantity of product and apply it directly to the affected areas. For best results, pat—don’t blend vigorously—and follow with your usual foundation.

    Essence Say No to Redness ($2.99)

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    The beauty of this concealer is in its portability and simplicity. The pastel green hue looked a bit alarming at first glance, but it wasn’t long before I warmed to its abilities to completely reduce my redness. It blends well, and a little bit goes a long way. The crayon silhouette is genius, and I have it tucked inside my travel bag for on-the-go touchups—it comes in especially handy after a long flight.

    Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Adjust Foundation Primer ($39)

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    I suffer from eczema and psoriasis, a nasty duo for someone who already has rather sensitive skin. The result is a primarily red undertone that can only be quelled by this genius primer. Using this couldn’t be easier. I pump my foundation onto the back of my hand and add a generous amount of primer. Using my foundation brush to blend, I apply the mixture to my face. Voila: a flawless, red-free, OMG-worthy complexion.

    NYX Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer Wand ($5)

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    This concealer boasts a drugstore price tag, but it could easily be mistaken for something purchased at a department store. The formula is creamy yet lightweight, and feels pleasant on my semi-dry skin. It blends smoothly, without that dreadful cake-like finish that makes makeup appear so obvious. Finally, the wand applicator is perfect for reaching those inner corners of the eyes and nose.

    Cover FX Correct Click Color Corrector ($18)

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    For greater coverage in a stick formula, nothing beats this concealer. The wider shape means it applies more evenly to the cheeks, and it feels almost buttery against the skin. After applying my regular concealer beneath my eyes, I dotted this on my cheeks and then blended my foundation over it. The effect was practically unbelievable—my complexion looked pristine and healthy.

    Some before and after makeup looks really leave us breathless. See the fantastic makeup transformations by real people, straight from Instagram.

    We have picked the most interesting before and after makeup looks for you to get inspired. No matter if you are going to the prom or searching for that perfect no-makeup makeup – we have gathered the best examples for you to see.

    Before And After Makeup: Real People, Real Pictures

    #1: Flawless Face

    All skin discolorations can be hidden with a good primer moisturizer and foundation. This is how flawless your makeup look can be with a gold-inspired eye look and neutral lips.

    #2: The Power of Purple

    If you ever wondered how you can make your eyes pop, then this before and after makeup is the answer. Use purple eyeshade on your lids and white in the inner eye corners.

    #3: Neutral Gold Eye Makeup

    Neutral shades, a bit of mascara, and nude lip gloss are perfect for an everyday look. You can easily transform this look from day to night – just add more eyeshadow or pick more vivid lipstick.

    #4: Eyebrows on Point

    Eyebrows make a huge difference in how our makeup looks. Whatever you are doing everyday look or more elegant ones, don’t forget to do your brows.

    #5: Barbie Transformation

    You can now look like your favorite doll with just a few makeup tricks. Highlight the eyes and eyebrows while leaving lips neutral.

    #6: Dark Purple Smokey Eyes

    Dark purple and black eyeshadows can create incredible smokey eyes. You should use a good foundation that hides redness on your face and do a bit of contour to get this lovely makeup transformation.

    #7: Neutral Orangy Tones

    This is one of those handy and easy makeup looks that are perfect for quarantine. It might not be a dramatic change, but still, it will make you feel better and ready for the day ahead.

    #8: Pink Cheeks for Brides

    Brides’ makeup looks should always look fresh and minimal. The highlight should be on the eyes, like in the photo above, while lips remain neutral or in a light pink shade.

    #9: Eyes that Mesmerize

    Who would have thought that eye makeup can make such a huge difference? The woman on the left has low eyelids and tired eyes, but with the right amount of eye shadows and colors, everything can be fixed!

    #10: Brown and Honey Hues

    Brown smokey eyes won’t only make your eyes pop but also transform any outfit into an elegant and sophisticated one. Make sure to use a brown lip pencil and fill in the rest with rich, long-lasting lipstick in nude or meat shade.

    #11:Spring Pinky Vibes

    Spring is a great time to wear pink. Not only pink clothes but pink makeup as well. Show off your eyes with a bit of white, pink, and glitter eyeshadows, and make sure to leave lips nude.

    #12:Unexpected Hint of Blue

    This makeup transformation shows us that you can wear blue eyeshadow and look amazing. Even if you opt to apply it on the lower lash line, combine it with minimal nude eye makeup on the upper lids.

    #13:Glamorous Bronze

    Bronze makeup can look excellent on dark-haired women. If your eyes are brown or green, then opt for a makeup transformation like this.

    #14: Flawless Face with Neutral Makeup

    This before and after makeup might not be as dramatic as you think, it’s more natural makeup look. Still, it is very beautiful. The cheekbones are highlighted with bronzer, while thin lips are drawn with a lip pencil and matching lip gloss.

    #15: Grunge Vibes

    Dark lips, dark eyes, and perfect tan – this can only mean one thing. You like grunge vibes, even when it comes to makeup.

    #16: Glitter Eyes

    Perfect skin can be achieved with appropriate moisturizing and a foundation that suits your skin type. The glittery eyes will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

    #17: Old Glam

    Red lips, black eyeliner, and big hair – all these things scream old Hollywood glamour. You can pick a look like this for a wedding, or even better for a prom night.

    #18: Soft Pink on Eyes

    Soft pink eyeshadow can look amazing with black eyeliner. Use a brush to soften it and put on a blush pink nude lipstick.

    #19: Mysterious Blue

    For those that like to get creative with their makeup, this is the look to try. Blue eyeshadow might be intimidating, but we have to admit it looks pretty amazing!

    #20: Hint of Green

    Even just a hint of green on your eyes will make them pop. Your brown eyes deserve this kind of eye makeup.

    #21: Classic with the Twist

    If you wondered how a classic smokey can be turned into a hot one, then here is your answer. Just add a lot of glitters and make sure the eyeshadows are blue.

    #22: Black Smokey Eyes

    The classy and black smokey eye will never go out of style. This look is perfect for events, parties, proms, and weddings.

    #23: Rainbow On Your Eyes

    This makeup look might take some time to achieve, but the thing is, it looks wonderful. Who wouldn’t like to wear rainbow shades on their eyes? A bit of green, yellow, and pink look simply gorgeous.

    #24: Full Yet Nude Coverage

    How to make a balance between full and nude makeup coverage? Just make sure to moisturize your face. Use a lightweight foundation and meat-shaded lipstick.

    #25: Orange and Black

    Orange looks powerful in combination with black. Make sure your face is covered with good-quality foundation, and don’t hesitate to contour your cheekbones, forehead, and chin.

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    #26: Wedding Look

    Alongside a white veil and gorgeous dress, every bride needs perfect makeup. However, that makeup doesn’t have to be overdone. On the contrary, this transformation shows off how you can look with minimal nude makeup.

    #27: Emerald Glam

    From zero to hero – we can describe this makeup look like this. It is glamorous, with highlighted eyes and gorgeous emerald eyeshadow that glitters delicately.

    #28: Classy Look

    This is how you can look powerful and classy with glittery smokey eyes and brown lip gloss. Your tan should look flawless and covered with a long-lasting foundation.

    #29: Delicate Purple

    This is how you can look with purple eyeshadow. What is interesting in this makeup is that the eyeshadow is applied to the lower lash line. It looks gorgeous!

    #30: Prom Look

    If you asked us what typical prom makeup looks like, we would show you this before and after makeup look. Dark purple in combination with glittery eyeshadows makes a perfect and youngish makeup combination.

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    Nevena Zivadinovic

    Nevena is a linguist, mom of a one-year-old boy, and fashion enthusiast. She loves writing about everything fashion, beauty, and lifestyle-related.

    Her passion is magazines and books. That’s why Nevena is mostly seen spending her free time with Kindle in her hands.

    Whether you were a cat—complete with drawn on whiskers—for Halloween as a child or a tween with a love for grunge (and dark eye makeup), eyeliner was likely one of the first makeup products to make its way onto your face. From there, you probably learned all about mascara, eye shadow, and the like, but eyeliner was a first love. (And you never forget the first.) Surely, since you have quite a few years of eyeliner wearing under your belt, you’re confident in your eye lining talent and knowledge. But no matter where you’d rank yourself in terms of eyeliner skill—novice, beginner, competent, proficient, or expert—it’s never a bad idea to refresh what you know.

    That’s why you’ll find this ultimate guide to eyeliner so handy. We’re divulging everything you need to know about the different types of eyeliner, ways to wear it, and shades to sport, plus product recommendations. Stick around—maybe you’ll learn something new!

    THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF EYELINER

    When it comes to eyeliner, there isn’t just one option. Not partial to pencils? Not a problem! There is a multitude of types of eyeliner, depending on what you’re looking for.

    1. Pencil eyeliner: An undoubtedly popular pick, pencil eyeliners serve as an introduction to eyeliner for many. Typically found in two varieties, sharpenable and retractable, pencils are an easy way to define your eyes—even if you don’t possess the steadiest of hands.

    2. Gel eyeliner: Whether you’re a fan of more precise or smeared lines, gel eyeliner is perfect for creating both makeup looks. The small pots of pigmented gel glide onto skin with help from angled eyeliner brushes; from there, keep it sharp or smudge it out—it’s all up to you!

    3. Liquid eyeliner: It may be considered the trickiest type of eyeliner to master, but liquid eyeliner has an avid following for a reason. Available as either a liquid with a brush or in the form of a pen, liquid eyeliners create meticulous lines that stay in place all day long. And what’s not to like about that?

    THE MOST POPULAR EYELINER STYLES

    Tell a makeup artist you want to wear eyeliner, and they could interpret that statement in more ways than you can count. A teeny tiny line, a dramatic cat eye, and more, the possibilities are endless. Find the eyeliner look that best suits your style below.

    1. Fine line: Don’t want anything too over the top? Opt for a thin line, right up against your upper lash line. This skinny eyeliner look will be well-suited to natural-looking makeup, while still helping to define your eyes.

    2. Thick line: Not everyone wants their makeup to be subtle, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Start with a fine line, then make it thicker. You can even take the eyeliner underneath your eyes too for a rock and roll vibe.

    3. Tightline: The “invisible” eyeliner effect doesn’t require a magical pencil. Use your regular old black eyeliner to gently fill in the space just below your upper lash line. It won’t look like you’re wearing eyeliner, but your lashes will instantly appear fuller.

    4. Winged out: Adding a flick at the end of your eyeliner is a tried and true way to spice up your look. It may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Just follow our steps for How to Achieve Your Sharpest Winged Eyeliner Look.

    5. Smudged out: If you want to make your eyeliner messy, it’s just about as easy as an eyeliner technique can get. Line your eyes with a creamy pencil or gel, then smudge out with a cotton swab or smudging brush.

    6. Floating crease liner: Want to step outside of your comfort zone? Floating crease eyeliner will make it happen. Rather than applying your eyeliner directly to your lash line, as the name suggests, apply a line just above your crease to create a floating effect. Voila, avant-garde makeup!

    THE BEST SHADES OF EYELINER FOR EVERY EYE COLOR

    Black eyeliner may be a classic look, but you can use different shades to play up the color of your eyes. Here are the best eyeliner shades for every eye color.

    Brown eyes: You won’t have to stray too far from what you’re used to. Instead of rocking black, try a deep shade with more visual interest, like charcoal or navy.

    Blue eyes: It’s often recommended for those with blue eyes to wear blue eye makeup, but that isn’t necessarily best for every day. The warm metallic hues of copper and gold are perfect for all occasions.

    Green eyes: If you’re interested in wearing a fun eyeliner color, you’re in luck. Green eyes pair perfectly with violet eyeliner. As for something less bold, try a bronze eyeliner.

    Hazel eyes: To determine the best eyeliner shades for hazel eyes, all you need is a mirror. Match the brown and green in your irises to olive or chocolate brown eyeliner.

    OUR BEST EYELINERS

    You’ve taken in a lot of information about eyeliner, but there’s just one more thing to cover—the best eyeliners to apply your newfound knowledge with. Below, we’re sharing the deets on our favorite picks.

    L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner: Everyone’s familiar with waterproof mascara, but what about eyeliner? This waterproof pencil will help to keep your makeup safe through sweating and swimming, even if you use it on your waterline.

    L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner: With a felt tip, this liquid eyeliner (available in black, brown, and gray) allows you to create precise, smudge-proof makeup looks.

    L’Oréal Paris Never Fail Eyeliner: This mechanical pencil provides long-lasting color and a rich, creme formula. It’s even available in white, which can be used to make your eyes look bigger.

    L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof: This liquid eyeliner comes with a precision applicator with a shortened stem that allows you to get closer to the eye, so you can really perfect your looks.

    L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof: This pencil eyeliner has a unique ink-like formula that’s available in six stunning shades, each of which provides long-lasting fade-resistant, high-impact color. There’s also no need to sharpen this liner, just twist it up as needed.

    L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H: This high-shine gel eyeliner comes with a brush, leaving you ready to apply it straight away.

    L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner: Struggle to master winged eyeliner? This eyeliner pen comes with a removable wing stencil so anyone can get their cat eye on.

    These ladies know all the tricks for looking tiara-ready.

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    Beauty pageants: They’re where Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diane Sawyer, and even Justin Timberlake (yes, really) all got their starts. The pageant circuit is also famously where Bachelorette and Dancing With the Stars contestant Hannah Brown started out. And, of course, it’s also where FBI agent Gracie Hart went undercover to prevent a terrorist attack. These beauty pageants have certainly changed a lot over the years. Just look at the Miss America pageant: The organization is doing away with the swimsuit portion after years of criticism.

    As things continue to change, one thing is certain, these pageants aren’t easy. Yet under bright stage lights and high definition cameras, these ladies always look amazing. Well, there’s a reason for that. After years on the circuit, these pageant queens pick up a beauty secret or two. Luckily for us, some current and former pageant queens have been kind enough spill their secrets on everything from hair and makeup to posing and posture. Here’s how they look tiara-ready.

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    So this is why their tans are never streaky. “I apply Bare Minerals Faux Tan Body with a kabuki brush to make sure it’s smooth and even, and if I do miss a spot it’ll at least blend in so it won’t be as noticeable,” Miss Ohio 2017 Alice Magoto told People. “I do this to my whole body.”

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    This trick keeps your pearly whites extra pearly white. “I use Vaseline on my teeth so my lipstick doesn’t stick, and it makes them appear more white.” Miss Kenya Gaylyne Ayugi told Popsugar.

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    “Other contestants taught me a lot because I didn’t know anything about makeup!” Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003 told Yahoo! “If it works for your face, wear darker lipstick to make your teeth look whiter and smile look bigger.”

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    Aftershave isn’t just for men, apparently! “For my primer, I use Nivea’s sensitive skin aftershave for men,” The 2017 Miss West Virgina, Morgan Breeden told People. “It has glycerin in it, and it’s the best primer ever.”

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    Ashley Bendiksen, Miss New Bedford 2009, raves that coconut oil is an unparalleled makeup remover. “Massage it all over your face, and all over your closed eyes — dry, no water, just the straight coconut oil — and then wipe it off with baby wipes,” she advises. And speaking of baby soft skin, Kari Christensen has a similar tip for your legs: “I use conditioner or body wash instead of shaving cream. It will leave your legs extra soft and moist, and it’s less expensive.”

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    “Get a facial every time the season changes to help your skin reset for the different weather,” recommends Kari Christensen, Miss Oregon 2007. Your skin will thank you with fewer breakouts and blotchiness in the summer as it adjusts to the heat, and less flaky, dry skin in the winter as it goes through the same process for the cold.

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    If Miss Westchester 2016, Morgan Modugno, is ever in a tight pinch (or on a tight budget) and can’t swing a full manicure, she knows exactly what to do. “I pick up a box of the DIY acrylic nails from the drugstore and do them myself,” she says. “I’ve received so many compliments on what looks like my ‘fresh gel manicure’ and little do they know, I spent under $10 and saved so much time!”

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    If you didn’t get enough sleep last night, Jessica Victoria Johnson, first runner-up at Miss Wisconsin 2015, suggests this quick solution: “Use a lighter shade of concealer and then a high definition, or reflection powder and put it on your under eye circles.”

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    Miss Rhode Island 2015 Alexandra Curtis’ trick is to always keep peppermint tea bags on hand — and not just for drinking. “When I have a photo shoot or a big event, I will dampen two bags the night before and let them chill in my fridge. In the morning, I take them out and lie down with them under my eyes for 10 minutes. It’s my secret to looking refreshed and doing away with under eye circles.”

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    Good news for all you ladies who don’t love washing your hair every day. Jill Lawton, Miss Worcester 2008, says “dirty hair holds better.” So before you make yourself late trying to fit a good suds and a blow out in before work, just throw a few loose curls in your hair or do a high pony instead — the natural texture produced by dirt and oils makes these styles hold beautifully all day. If your hair tends to go a little limp without daily washing, you can always blast it with a little dry shampoo at the roots so you aren’t missing out on any volume.

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    Nikki, HELP!!
    I love makeup, but my mom won’t let me wear any! HELLO. I’m 14 years old. Most of my friends have been wearing makeup for like two years now! How do I get her to let me wear makeup too?!

    Hi Makeup Meltdown,

    UGH, that STINKS! Makeup can be so much fun. I could spend HOURS at Claire’s or Sephora just looking at all the glittery, colorful lip gloss and eye shadow. So, if your friends are all wearing makeup, I totally get why you’d feel left out!

    I’m definitely on your side in this one. 🙂 But first, let’s try to figure out why your mom won’t let you wear it. Has she ever told you WHY she doesn’t want you to wear any? Has she said there’s an age when you can?

    Let’s look at some reasons why your mom might not like you wearing makeup and the possible solutions. I’m not guaranteeing the solutions will work, but they’re still things you could talk to your mom about.

    1. WORRY: Makeup will make you look much older than you are. It’s hard for parents when kids grow up! (Which is funny, considering how much they want us to act more mature…)
      SOLUTION:
      You don’t have to start with a full face of prom makeup! Talk to your mom about starting small. Lip gloss is a great first step. You can pick out a color that’s not too bright, and it’s hard to over-apply. (I mean, somehow Mackenzie manages, but…) You could also pick out a neutral eye shadow and mascara. “Neutral” just means it’s about the same color as your skin, so it doesn’t stand out as much.
    2. WORRY: You’ll apply it badly and look like a clown. Sometimes when we start wearing makeup, we’re all overexcited and go bonkers with the glitter eye shadow and purple eyeliner, etc. Some kinds of makeup are easy – it’s hard to mess up lip gloss. But some techniques are really tricky! I’ve been playing with makeup for a while and I still CANNOT apply eyeliner without looking like a raccoon!
      SOLUTION:
      You could take a makeup class. Lots of department stores offer these for young people who are new to makeup. You might even suggest it as a fun mother-daughter bonding activity. But, if money’s an issue or your mom doesn’t have the time, there’s always YouTube. I know you’re a teenager, but if you search the web for “tween makeup,” you’ll find tons of videos for people just starting to wear makeup. If she sees you applying makeup correctly, that might help!
    3. WORRY: You’ll put the makeup on but not get all of it off at the end of the day. Once you start wearing makeup, you have to be more careful about skin care. A lot of parents don’t want their kids to get their ears pierced until they’re old enough to take care of their ears after they’ve been pierced. So, they might have the same worry about makeup and taking good care of your skin.
      SOLUTION:
      Start paying attention to skin care now, even before your mom lets you wear makeup. When you talk to her about makeup, also talk about your plan for taking good care of your skin. Be sure to wash your face every night. Get a gentle cleanser and moisturizer from the drugstore, or makeup removal wipes. There are even products you can make for yourself using household ingredients Just don’t do what I did in my eleventh diary when I went crazy with the blueberry yogurt and ended up turning my whole face BLUE ☹️!!
    4. WORRY: I think this might be the biggest worry of all—if you start wearing makeup, you won’t believe in your natural and inner beauty. You’ll think you only look good if you’re wearing makeup. Your mom was a young girl once, and she knows what it’s like to live in a world of fashion magazines and TV stars. She didn’t grow up with Instagram filters, but she still knows what they’re for. She wants, more than anything, for you to know you ARE beautiful and enough without makeup!
      SOLUTION:
      Tell your mom that you want to wear makeup because it’s fun, and because you get to be creative and express yourself. Also show her how much you appreciate your natural beauty and never let makeup replace it!

    Hopefully, all of this will help your mom understand why you want to wear makeup, and she’ll finally agree to it.

    Hey readers, do you like makeup? Why or why not? Do your parents let you wear makeup? Any advice for Makeup Meltdown?

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    As Halloween is just around the corner, I’m sure you would love to terrify your friends with some fake wounds Halloween makeup ideas.

    Deep cut wounds and scars on your face will make your Halloween outfit more realistic, especially when you’re planning to become a zombie or a dead ghost at the Halloween party.

    You might be thinking, doing creepy Halloween makeup is not my cup of tea. Right?

    You don’t need to be an SFX artist to create those fake wounds. They are easy and simple to make by using regular makeup supplies. I’ll show you the step-by-step procedure in this fake wounds Halloween makeup tutorial.

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    With some basic Halloween makeup information, you can add your creative touch to make your fake wounds look more realistic.

    How to make fake wounds for Halloween makeup?

    First, you need to identify, where you want to create scars on your face. It can be a forehead or a long scar on the cheeks. To make those fake wounds you need the following makeup supplies.

    Makeup instructions to make fake cuts and wounds

    1. Grab a lip liner to make the outline of the scar on the area of your face. Next, you need to take some modeling wax and shape it like a long cut of a wound and apply it over your skin. Make sure to use some oil in your fingers to avoid the wax sticking to your fingers while shaping the wound.

    2. With the help of the fingers, shape the wax and make it smooth to blend it properly with your skin. Now use a spatula or a small knife-like tool to make a cut on the wax.

    3. You can put liquid latex around the open wounds to make them stronger, it will last longer.

    4. Once the wax dries, use dark red face paint inside the cut with the help of a brush. It will make the cut deeper. Next is to make the wound irritated.

    5. Use red eye shadow around the cuts to make the wound look irritated. Then take red blood gel and apply it inside the cuts, it will give a shiny red effect on the scar.

    Check out the video tutorial

    Creating fake cuts on other body parts

    In the previous tutorial, we discussed creating fake cuts on faces for Halloween makeup. Similarly, we can apply the same method to create deep scars on other body parts like hands, palms, and feet.

    If you see these fake cuts, they look real because of the red blood gel. To get this effect, you must ensure to apply the blood gel inside the wound.

    With this easy and simple tutorial, you can easily make fake wounds and cuts over your face and body to enhance your creepy Halloween look.

    Other ways to enhance the creepy look for the Halloween

    For the Zombie look, the best way to get that grey skin tone is to use, grey makeup cream over the face, lower arms, and legs. It is important to note that one tube of the cream is not enough for the zombie makeup. You need at least 2 to 3 tubes to get that creepy look.

    If you feel the above makeup tutorial is a daunting task for you, as an alternative you can use fake blood, zombie scars, and stitch tattoos for your Halloween makeup. In this kit, you’ll get much variety of fake scars and cuts to scar your friends.

    In addition to the Halloween makeup, you can also use some of the accessories like horror headbands . These headbands include a knife going through the head, scissors, saw blades, axe, and similar items. I’m sure these accessories will complement your zombie look for the Halloween party.

    If you enjoyed this post or want to save it for your inspiration, please pin it on the Halloween makeup board on your Pinterest.

    makeup techniques for all levels

    A Private Lesson is a wonderful way to pamper yourself. It’s easy to get stuck in the same makeup routine month after month, year after year. In a Private lesson, Elizabeth Cantore will teach you makeup techniques. Do you want to learn how to add a little drama for a night out? How about creating a minimal makeup look that still makes you feel beautiful and confident? Perhaps you have never worn makeup and want to learn a few basics. Each lesson is tailored to the individual and we will create looks together. A private lesson can be even more fun with a friend or daughter.

    what does it include?

    • Elizabeth will help you sort through your makeup bag and will show you how to care for your cosmetic brushes.
    • You will learn how to use products you already have, as well as products Elizabeth recommends.
    • Elizabeth will show you how to shape your eyebrows
    • Elizabeth will teach you by example how to achieve different makeup looks, then you try!

    rates

    • Private Makeup Lesson: $150 (1.5- 2 hours)
    • Additional Person: add $75

    A private lesson makes a really fun and useful gift. Gift Certificates available!

    This is a crucial time to learn how to apply makeup! We have all seen too many young women with tweezed out eyebrows, lining their entire eye with thick black liner, using foundation (that they don’t even need) that is two shades too dark, and using so much glitter that they should be forced to hand out sun glasses! Come on girls! You can express yourself and still look classy. Elizabeth Cantore’s lessons for tweens and teens include all aspects of a private lesson, plus step by step instruction on how to care for skin. Girls will have fun with makeup and learn necessary skills, all while increasing their self-confidence!

    Elizabeth Cantore will help girls with all these questions and more!

    • How do I take care of my skin?
    • How can I shape my eyebrows so I don’t over tweeze and cause permanent damage to the hair follicle?
    • How can I apply makeup that is age appropriate and still looks hip?

    rates

    • Private Teen Makeup Lesson: $85 (1 hour)
    • Additional Teen: add $50

    A great idea for Birthday Parties. Contact Elizabeth for group rates.

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    Hey my budget beauties, want to know how to put on fake nails? Applying gake nails is actually easier than it looks. And in this day and age fake nails have come a long way. They can actually look pretty real if you apply them right. I mean maybe not real, but they can look like you got them done in a shop.

    So if you have an event, a date, or want to go some where nice and you do not have $50 plus dollars to spend on fake nails or you feel like your money can be spent else where, you are right it probably can be. Instead of paying someone, save your money, and do it yourself getting the same spectacular results. I also have a video at the bottom that you an watch below on how I applied these fake nails.

    I know there may be a stigma around fake nails that they look cheap. But I got into fake nails shortly after I became a single mom and I really could not afford to get my own nails done. And that is when I got into pampering myself and learning how to make it look like I went to spa when really I just did a spa treatment out of my house. So trust me, if I can do it, you can do it.

    Step 1. How To Put On Fake Nails & How To Make Fake Nails Stay On Longer.

    The first step on how to put on fake nails is to prep your nails. To make your nails last longer you want to actually prep your nails right. There is nothing more frustrating then thinking that you have done your nails, thinking that they look nice, and when you are out and about you are leaving fake nails in a trail behind you because they are popping off.

    Appling fake nails it is all in the prep, the more greasy or residie is on your nails the worse off you will be because the glue will not be able to form a strong bond on your nails meaning that they will not last as long. So, the first thing you want to do is prep your nails. Prepping your nails include wiping them off with an alcohol wipe and pushing down your cuticle. There are instruments for pushing down your cuticle you can try

    Here are a few nails kits that can help you prep your nails. Ideally you want your nails to be cut neatly, cuticles pushed back, and your nails do not need to feel oily or have residue on them. They need to feel are clean and bare as possible. So possibly even washing your hands with some anti bacterial soap will ensure that all the oils are off of them.

    How to apply tween makeup

    Step 2. How To Put On Fake Nails

    Once your cuticle is pushed back, you want to file over your nails. Sometimes the nail set comes with a file or you can use a file from one of my suggested nail sets above. The reason why you want to file over your nails is to give the nails a flatter surface and a rougher surface because doing so will allow the adhesive from the fake nails attach to your actual nail and make them last longer.

    Step 3. How To Put On The Fake Nails

    How to apply tween makeup

    Before you get too hype and just start gluing you need to size your nail first. Otherwise you are going to glue and realize that you do not have enough nails or that you glued the nail too small or too big. To prevent from messing up and your nails looking a hot mess, pick the nail that is the closest to your actually nail size as possible.

    If you have accent nails (which are nails that are more blinged out or fancier) make sure you decide where you want to place them first. Because the accent nails does not fit all fingers. Like if you put a regular nail on your ring finger and the accent nails only fits the ring finger and not the other fingers then you will have to start over. So make sure you know where each nail is going first and that you have a good fit nail for each finger. That is why it is important to size before gluing.

    Step 4. How to Put on Fake Nails

    How to apply tween makeup

    Sometimes the nail set comes with nail glue sometimes they don’t. Sometimes the nail glue that the set comes with is really good and really strong and sometimes it isn’t. If you want your nails to last longer then I recommend using some really strong nail glue which you can click here to see the one that I used.

    Put on a thick amount of nail glue and cover the entire nail with the glue, and then press it for about 30 seconds to make sure the nails stays in place. As you place it, to make it look more real you want to really slide the nail against your cuticle so that it looks like it is growing from your cuticle.

    How To Put On Fake Nails Finished Looks

    How to apply tween makeup

    As an additional tidbit, you really want to use nails that are good quality and that look more sophisticated. Unless you are a tween don’t go too young or child like. Here are some nail suggestions that I think you should use below.

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    • How to Create a Cruella De Vil Costume Makeup Look

    When it comes to utterly wicked Disney villains, who can even touch Cruella De Vil? Cruella truly is the embodiment of her name, which is the clever juxtaposition of the words “cruel” and “devil.” Indeed, if ever there were a cruel devil, surely this outrageously vain miscreant qualifies! Cruella is selfish, heartless, cold and detached from anything that doesn’t involve her self-centered pursuits. She also has the makings of a pretty amazing Halloween costume!

    Creating an exciting and memorable Cruella De Vil makeup look is easy with a few simple makeup techniques. By following our easy step by step instructions, you will be able to transform yourself from your everyday civilian self into one of the most diabolical lowlifes to ever to come out of the great minds of Disney!

    Here are the items we’re using to create this look:

    Follow These Steps to Create this Look

    Step One: Apply concealer (#DD174) with a damp sponge to any dark circles under the eyes and blend in well.

    Step Two: Apply a foundation with a damp sponge. Choose a color that closely matches your natural skin tone for best results. Our model is wearing Celebre Light Beige. (#DD411)

    Step Three: For best results, apply an eye shadow primer to the eyelids to help prevent eye shadow creasing. Using EYE cream in green, (#DD107) brush this green shade onto the eyelids and gently blend.

    Step Four: Using EYE cream in black, (#DD107) deepen the shadow around the outer corner of the eyes and along the lash line. Blend the color in very well, creating a very deep, smoky eye look.

    Step Five: Using the Jumbo Pro Pencil in black, (#DD280) line along both the upper and lower lash lines.

    Step Six: Create a dramatic brow shape using a dark brown eye pencil. (#DE02) Try to keep the brow shape more angular as opposed to being curved, as this will create a harsher appearance to the face.

    Step Seven: The next step is to apply false eyelashes to the lash line. You will need to apply a thin strip of eyelash glue along the edge of the lash. Allow the glue to set up for a few seconds and then carefully place the lash along the lash line using your fingers or tweezers if that makes the application easier.

    Step Eight: Using a damp sponge applicator, and a very small amount of Rose Red Cheek Cream, (#DD142) blend the color onto the apples of the cheeks.

    Step Nine: Using a lip brush, brush LIP Cream in Apple Red (#DD142) onto the lips. Blot the color with a tissue to help prevent smudging.

    Step Ten: Lightly dust the makeup with Colorset Powder (#DD321) to set the makeup.

    Now it’s time to get dressed up in your favorite Cruella De Vil costume! Our model is wearing the Cruella Costume (#UADP85076) that comes complete with a black fur-trimmed dress and clear straps, a fur bolero and finally, a fur wrap. Our Cruella has completed her costume ensemble with black fishnet stockings, (#UA01) glittery shoes in black, (#HA122) long satin gloves in red, (#UA16) and a cigarette holder (#BB21).

    Cruella is truly diabolical. If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will! And now she can be at your next Halloween party! Have fun dressing up in this spot-on look that recreates one of Disney’s most notorious villains!