As you get older, you may have an interest to start wearing
makeup. While you think you're old enough, your parents may have different opinions
for when you can start. If you can prove to your parents that you can use makeup
to accentuate your natural beauty, they will be more apt to let you wear it regularly.
So prove to them that you know how to wear it! With a little practice and creativity
ground in the basics, you’ll achieve the look your parents will approve. And don’t
be afraid to ask your mom for help. You might discover something fun to do together!
Here’s the key: You want to accentuate your features instead
of looking made-up. Less is more. You don't want to appear like you've spent hours
applying layers of makeup. Plus, minimizing the amount of makeup applied is better
for your skin in the long run.
At your age, you don't need a lot of foundation, or any at
all. You want to even out your skin tone and cover up any blemishes. Consider using
a tinted moisturizer, which is a lighter formula and has the benefit of moisture.
In order to cover up your blemishes, lightly dab concealer on the specific areas
needed. Blend it by lightly brushing outwards. Let it dry and then set it with a
cotton swab dipped in loose powder.
When using blush on your cheek area, go for a natural, sun-kissed
look. 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
For now, start with a little bit of eye shadow. Select a
medium shade that can work well for an everyday look. To apply eye shadow, brush
the color from your lash line up to the crease in your eye to cover your entire
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.
Opt for a fresh look by applying lip gloss. It’s light and
looks natural while adding a shimmery glow. Skip the heavy or bright lipstick.
Check with your parents for any guidelines you need to follow.
When they see you have enhanced your look with little makeup, they will be happy
to allow you to apply it everyday.
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