Is your teenager ready to experiment with make up or has an important event coming up and they are planning to wear makeup for the first time? I’ve put together some makeup tips for teenagers when they are just beginning to use makeup. I remember watching my mum apply her makeup when I was younger and couldn’t wait to start one day with real makeup.
Makeup is a great tool to help accentuate your best attributes and give you a natural boost. Once a teenager starts to dabble with make-up, there are a few tips that will help keep it youthful and fresh, without looking made up.
- Pre makeup skin care is very important. You may not feel skin care and makeup can be related, but the two go hand-in-hand. Your teenager’s skin is still sensitive, and this will be the first time it is exposed to harsh makeup. They should cleanse using a good cleanser. Next step is to tone which closes the pores and settles the skin. Then lastly moisturiser, a good one that isn’t too heavy. Dermalogica has a great range called Clear Start designed for teenage skin and doesn’t cost a fortune. Educating your teen to stick to this regime morning and night is important to maintain skin health and ensure the pores don’t get clogged with make-up which can lead to inflammation, comedones and breakout activity.
- When it comes to teen makeup, less is always more, this is one of the essential makeup tips for teenager. They do not necessarily have to use foundation, unless there are certain areas they need to hide. In that case, a concealer can also come in handy. Using the wrong foundation and your overall makeup will look too heavy. It can also cast an unnatural and fake look to the skin. The alternatives to using a foundation are a concealer to hide the exact spots and or a tinted moisturiser. However, if you want to use a foundation select a foundation that is lightweight and will not melt easily.
- Makeup styles play a big role in the overall look and the shades used can make or break the effect. These makeup tips and tricks for teenagers will help when choosing colours. Foundations, concealers, and tinted moisturisers all come in a range of shades to match various skin tones. It is important to find one that is the closest skin tone match. Test this by applying a small amount around the jaw line. Trying it out on the back of the hand will not result in a true match. A good time to check the shades is in daytime, when you can nip outdoors away from artificial light and see how it looks on the skin.
- Lipstick or a lip gloss? This decision really depends on the overall look, a gloss can help to add a more youthful and fresher look to teenage makeup. It will be light and more natural. A lipstick may sometimes look too heavy or made up. Also, it has more chance of creasing or drying out the lips. If the makeup is shimmery overall, it is best to tone it down using a light or nude lipstick. If the overall look is fresh and natural, a lip gloss will add that touch of glamour. You can also use a blush or lip tint instead of going all out with a lipstick or lip gloss.
- There are various colours to wear on an eye lash. Blue and green eyes will look best with brown mascara. Dark eyes will look best with darker shade of mascara. To give your lashes a lift, use an eyelash curler at the root of the upper eye lashes. Follow it up with mascara in an upward motion.
Teenage makeup is all about keeping it fresh and light. Help your teen to pick up age-appropriate products and stress the importance of healthy eating and skin care basics. Also allow them to have fun and express their personality through the look they come up with.
If you don’t feel confident enough in their ability, book a lesson with a makeup artist, they will always trust them more as I’m sure they think us parents are old fashioned!!!!