Makeup for Teens

Makeup for Teens

My mom had her work cut out for her and this makeup crazy teen! I loved playing with makeup and unfortunately more was not “more” for me. I tried to sneak eye liner and mascara whenever possible and as I look back, I wish I took my time with my makeup.

I had the absolute privilege of spending some time with two very special girls about a month ago. Their names are Demi and Daria and they are just getting into their teen years. They had lots of questions about makeup and I decided to take a Saturday to host a small makeup lesson for them.

 

We gathered around my son’s car table, (cut me some slack people) and I walked them through a light application that would help them ease into the world of makeup… because once you jump in it can so easily take over your life! Amen???

 

 

List of Products:
- Concealer Palette
- Powder
- Blush
- Neutral eyeshadows
- lip gloss

1. A very light application of concealer around areas of discoloration and blemishes is all you need. Your skin is so young and still going through a lot of changes. As a teen, you do not need layers of foundation to cover up the youthful glow. I believe if makeup is applied pre-maturaly it can lead to skin problems. Here is the concealer I used on the girls:

 

 

2. Apply powder to set concealer. A translucent loose powder will help the concealer stay on and also help with shine. I love using a loose powder because it lasts so much longer and can be applied lightly with a fan brush.

 

 

3. Blush on the outsides of the cheeks are perfect for teens.

 

 

 

4. Neutral Eye Shadows are subtle and help accentuate a teen’s natural beauty. You never want makeup to look like it’s wearing you. I used my absolute favorite eyeshadow palette on the girls. The Naked 2 palette’s colors offer great options for a natural application.

 

 

5. Normally for a young teen I would say eyeliner and mascara should be saved for when they are 17 – 18, but because it was a special occasion we played with both. I applied a pencil liner to Daria and a liquid liner to Demi. (A good lash primer is also perfect for a special occasion. It will make your lashes look like you are wearing falsies! Click the link to win your very own lash primer: HERE )

 

6. Lastly we finished with some gloss. Daria’s gloss was a little bolder to show off her beautiful lips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may be a teen wondering what type of makeup is right for you or maybe you are a mom wanting some insight on what is appropriate. Here are some good age/makeup guidelines to follow:

13 years old (8th grade) – 14 years old:
- Light concealer
- Powder
- Blush
- Natural gloss
- Clear mascara

15 years old – 16 years old:
- Light concealer
- Powder
- Blush
- Natural gloss
- Neutral eyeshadows
- Mascara (brown/ black brown)

17 years old – 18 years old:
- Light concealer
- Foundation
- Powder
- Blush
- Natural gloss
- Neutral Eyeshadows
- Eyeliner
- Mascara

These are just guidelines and ultimately makeup should be a decision between you and your parents. I was DYING to wear everything at once, but I am so glad my mom helped pace me throughout my teen years. I felt like every year I had something special to look forward to and it also helped me be comfortable with who I was at that moment. We all go through our awkward years and I believe going through that time makes us who we are today. Don’t rush through it… no matter how horrible you believe them to be. You are beautiful as you are, and as enticing as makeup is, it will never make you any more beautiful than you were already created to be.

Are you a teen with questions? Or maybe a mom who needs some insight on how to make this something special between you and your daughter? Please comment with any questions or email me at trubeautyblog (at) gmail (dot) com!

 

 

7 Comments

  1. demi is pretty

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  2. Great breakdown of age groups. This is a really great review I just emailed a link to my little cousin.

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    • I’m so glad you liked it. It was what my parents had for me growing up, I may not have liked it as much then, but am grateful for it now!

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  3. I think this is a great little blog! It helped me out a lot. Now I know what to wear without looking like a cake face or something horrible like that! Lol :)))) Thanks for the help!!!! This is the first (useful) make-up blog I have found for teens. Thank you so much!!!!

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    • So glad this helped you!

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  4. If you looking for great advice on makeup, I will advise you should go like that Facebook page she gives great advice on different types of make up and all different brand

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