If you’re a teen and are just entering the world of makeup, you are about to see a lovely transformation. A bare face is wonderful in its own way, but makeup works to enhance what you have. You can go all out for a special occasion or just use the bare minimum for a day at school or the mall. Getting started requires some practice, but you’ll gain confidence and skill over time. Here are some tips that will really help you master your perfect makeup look.
1 Experiment when You Don’t Have to Go Anywhere
The worst thing you can do is to try a new look when you have to be somewhere. What if it all goes wrong? Experiment with new looks when you can stay at home and hide if things go horribly wrong.
2 Choose Colors That Complement Your Coloring
Not all colors look good on all faces. Choose colors that pair well with your eye color, hair color and skin tone. Staff at any makeup store can help you figure this out.
3 Stock Your Cosmetics Bag with All the Tools You Need
Make sure you have some makeup brushes, tweezers, a liner sharpener and an eyelash curler.
4 Don’t Wear Too Much to Start
You don’t want to go from a bare face one day to a hugely dramatic transformation the next. Ease into it so you get a natural look each and every time.
5 Use a Bright Light to Get Things Right
Putting your makeup on in the dim light never ends well. Make sure you have a good lighted mirror or bulb in your bathroom so you don’t end up looking clownish.
6 Watch Some YouTube Videos
Sometimes watching someone else do it makes it so much easier for you. Watch tutorials on YouTube to help you figure things out.
7 Ask Someone to Give You Their Opinion
Not sure if your look is killing it? Ask your friends, your sister or your mom to give you their honest opinion so you know what to do different next time.
8 Use a Light Coverage Foundation
Heavy foundation will look unnatural. If you want to cover your teen skin with foundation, make sure it’s a light formula.
9 Wear Mascara to Make Your Eyes Pop
Mascara brings out your eyes so don’t be afraid to wear a couple of coats every day. Black is great, but dark brown is also a great choice.
10 Carry Your Cosmetics with You
For touch ups during the day, make sure you carry your cosmetics with you when you go to school. Use trial size products so you don’t have to lug around a huge bag of products.
11 Make Sure You Clean Your Skin
You should wash your face before applying makeup so you have a clean slate for your products. You also need to wash again to clean it all off at the end of the day.
12 Try Using Primer before Your Makeup
A primer helps even out your face and helps makeup stay put longer. Use a primer on your face and your makeup will look flawless and will last for hours.
13 Test Your Makeup in Natural Light
Once you have your desired look in place, make sure it looks good in natural light. You can do this with a mirror or by asking someone to weigh in.
14 Make Sure You Have Concealer for Blemishes
Acne is just something that many teens have to deal with. Make sure you have a good concealer so you can cover things up when you need to.
15 Use Creamy Products
Creamy makeup products tend to look more natural and can keep you looking youthful and as young as you really are.
16 Use Subtle Colors
While your colors should match your coloring, you don’t want to go too crazy since you are just starting out. Stick to subtle, neutral shades for the best look.
17 Practice, Practice, Practice
The only way to master the art of wearing makeup is to practice as often as possible.
Are you new to makeup? Have these tips helped you get started?