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Added April 10, 2014

6 of the Best Beauty Tips for Teens

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Makeup is a great way to accentuate your natural beauty and bring out your best features. But if you are just starting out, you’ll need to ask your parents for permission. And don’t be afraid to ask your mom for help. You might discover something fun to do together! Try out these six tips for an everyday makeup look unique to you.



1. Skincare Prep

Before applying any makeup, it’s best to start with clean and moisturized skin. Wash your face with a cleanser that is right for your skin type. You’ll want to use a cleansing product gentle enough for your skin and that clears away any dirt that might clog your pores. Finish your skincare regimen with a light moisturizer to hydrate and prep your face for makeup application.


2. Foundation and Concealer

Here’s the key: Less is more. Foundation isn’t for everyone because sometimes it can feel and look heavy. If you do want to use it, be sure to always match your skin tone. If you want a lighter coverage, try a tinted moisturizer.


Concealer is going to be your go-to beauty item for any unexpected zits that may pop up overnight (or during the day). Pick a color that works for your skin and lightly dab and blend it over a red spot. Let it dry and then set it with a cotton swab dipped in loose powder. It won’t make your zit disappear, but it will definitely be less noticeable so you can go on with your day confidently.


3. Blush

When using blush on your cheeks, go for a natural look. Try using a lightly colored bronzer for a sun-kissed touch or a light pink rosy color to accentuate your natural glow. Lightly brush blush over the "apples" of your cheeks (to find your "apples," just smile) and finish with lighter coverage on the bridge of your nose and your forehead.


4. Eyeshadow and Liner

Eyeshadow can be a great way to bring out your eye color. Select a natural shade with a bit of shimmer for an everyday look. Brown and hazel eyes look best in warmer colors like copper and gold. Brown and green eyes really stand out with gray- and plum-colored shadows. You can also use eyeliner to accentuate your eyes, but the less-is-more rule also applies here. Use light gray and brown eyeliners to start off.


5. Mascara

A little mascara to darken your lashes is a great way to call attention to your eyes. Have pretty blue eyes? Frame them with a dark brown mascara. Dark eyes? Opt for a slightly darker mascara shade. To make your lashes look lifted, use an eyelash curler at the root of your upper lashes and hold it for five seconds. Then wiggle your mascara wand in an upward motion through the lashes.


6. Lipgloss

For a fresh look on your lip, apply some lipgloss. It’s light and looks natural while also adding a shimmery glow. You can even use a lightly colored lip stain for a look that needs no re-applying. Pick a neutral pink or tan color. Apply the stain to your lips and wait for it to dry. You can finish the look with a clear lipgloss.


It takes time to create a look that works best for you, but practice makes perfect. Just aim for bringing out a more beautiful you by accentuating your best features. You can’t go wrong with that!


Have questions about this article? Ask us here. And be sure to share this article with your friends using #BGmakeup.

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Posted September 07, 2014
EVERY GIRL NEEDS TO READ THIS: When wearing makeup MAKE SURE you don't get it inside your eyes or oil ducts in your eyes. When REMOVING Scrub your eyes with non-oily makeup remover then wash them out with warm water. Because everyone has oil ducts in your eyes (where your eyelashes are, if they get clogged with makeup or oil, you will get Chalazions its an eye disease that girls in puberty can get) I have it but I don't wear eye makeup (not anymore now) as a teen I already produce too much oil so I have to clean my eyes with this special cleansing wipes and hot compressions EVERY NIGHT for the rest of my life (possible until im out of puberty) So far no cure that I known of, only surgery but that lasts only so long and it comes back. So keep makeup out of your eyes and eye ducts AND Cleanse VERY WELL. #knownfromexperience #horrible #pleaelisten #baddisease #youdontwant #takecareofeyes
Posted August 25, 2014
I am allowed to wear what i want as long as its not too too grown up. but i dont really have that type of stuff
Posted July 29, 2014
I can wear makeup, but I have to ask permission to wear it. I'm allowed to wear eyeshadow, but I don't. I usually wear mascara, sometimes blush.
Posted July 29, 2014
You shouldn't be afraid of applying makeup! Just have your mom or friend teach yo!
Posted July 24, 2014
Hey everyone! I've been studying and researching makeup and cosmetology since the age of 10. I love these kinds of forums! First off, when you're beginning puberty you'll develop acne. There's different types of acne out there too, but I used to get those gross little oil pimples! When you squeeze them, a clear liquid comes out! If that's your acne, I recommend using an oil-free face wash every night and morning. If your acne is the white/blackhead pimples, then use a face mask at night (amazon! $1 face masks!) and a wash that is very gentle, and oil-free (I use Clinique). And above all, be sure to keep your skin moisturized! Lotions with shea butter work miracles! Even if your parents think you're "too young" for makeup, the least you can do is keep your skin clean and clear! Good Luck, Alyssa
Posted June 23, 2014
My opinion is makeup is not really important. People should see you from the inside, not the outside. However, it's totally okay if you want to or something. It's not that I want to be mean or bossy to anybody, it's just my opinion.
Posted June 23, 2014
To Cupcake2000: AMEN sister!!
Posted June 07, 2014
My mom wont let me wear eyeliner."Too Young"
Posted May 30, 2014
Thanks a lot B.G, this'll really help, but I'm still scared of applying mascara
Rose Moon
Rose Moon
Posted May 30, 2014
Tottaly awsome tips!
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