Whether you’re just starting to experiment with makeup, or have already been using it for a few years, there’s still plenty to learn. As a teen, you want your makeup to appear natural with neutral tones that accentuate your best features while diminishing any imperfections. The type of makeup you use can also make a significant difference in the condition of your skin by managing common skin problems in teens, such as acne. Follow these tips for flawless, age appropriate makeup application.
Prep Your Skin
How you care for your skin is just as important as your makeup. Maintain clear, healthy skin with the use of a daily gentle cleanser. Follow up with a toner to remove excess oils and dirt, then finish with a moisturizer to hydrate and soften your skin. Once weekly use a mask to deep clean and exfoliate which will remove dead skin and keep your skin from clogged pores, blackheads and breakouts. Directly before starting your makeup, apply a primer, which helps makeup go on smoother and last longer.
Use Foundation Sparingly
No one looks good with a ‘cake face’. Apply a light layer of foundation to create a smooth, even complexion that appears natural. If you have acne or blemishes that you want to cover up, add a dab of concealer and tinted moisturizer. You also want to make sure that your foundation matches your skin tone, especially on your neck and chest.
Keep the Eye Area Neutral
It can be tough finding an eye shadow color that complements your face without overdoing it. As a teen, you’ll want to stick with neutral colors for your everyday look. Avoid harsh dark lines around the eyes and shadows that are too glittery or shimmery. Experiment with different colors to find shades that suit your eyes and complexion.
Watch my video on my ‘Signature Neutral Makeup Look’
View my video on how to create a “Neutral signature makeup look” for some ideas that work well for most every teen. Another great new beauty treatment that I do for a lot of teens is the Lash Lift and Tint service! It creates an amazing emphasis on your eyes, opening them up and showing those beautiful eyes off by this semi-permanent lash lift, which curls them and darkens them without any need to use mascara or the clamping tool. This is long lasting treatment keeping the eyelashes dark and curled for 6 – 8 weeks!!
Opt for a Lip Gloss
Apply a hint of color to your lips to instantly enhance your beauty. Lip gloss is sufficient for most teens, preferably one in a pink or another neutral color. If possible, find a lip gloss with a moisturizing formula to keep your lips soft and hydrated while adding a subtle amount of color and shine.
Teen Makeup Course – September 15th
Does your teen have an interest in learning more about makeup? She can join our Teen Makeup Artistry Intro course. It consists of 3 – 1.5 hour classes on Saturday afternoons starting September 15th! This makes a unique Gift Back to School Celebration gift Package!
Quest School builds young girls personal skills, and untapped potential – Inspiring Lives of Excellence! She’ll learn so many Teen Makeup Artistry Tips to build her confidence and self-esteem; Healthy skin care, natural foundation, Contouring, best colours & eyebrow shaping.
She’ll love the experience here at Kosti Beauty’s Premiere Custom Blending Bar with take home gift of their own PRO Brush Waist Purse brushes, Beauty blender. Purchase this Gift package for your teen before September 4th and receive the free Back to School bonus gift set!