Makeup Tips for Teenagers

The teenage years are the most enjoyable, and also the most difficult time for certain youngsters. This is the time one goes into high school, and often remains confused as to whether he/she is a kid or a grown up. Restrictions and more restrictions! Do not party too much, wear less makeup, and concentrate on your studies; most teenagers would be familiar with these lines! Well, whether the parents like it or not, most teens love to use cosmetics. Use the following teen makeup tips to look stunning for that happening night out with the cute guy next door!

Complete Makeup Tips
If you are not blessed with the best skin, and already have a pimple a day before the party, don’t panic. It can be managed with makeup. However, you must avoid using too much of it on a daily basis, as it would simply harm your skin in the long run.

– To brighten up your skin, you need to follow a good skincare routine. Use a deep cleanser to remove all the oil and traces of makeup every night. Use a gentle scrub, once in a while, to get rid of dull skin.
– All teens are fascinated by foundation, but they don’t actually need it. Leave that to the grown ups. If you are having spots or marks, use a concealer to hide the problem areas.
– Use tinted bronze shades that can add to the natural glow of your skin. Apply them on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and the nose. This would give you a sun-kissed look.
– Use some loose powder to even out the uneven texture of the skin.
– Use eye makeup only for night parties. You can begin with a light eye shadow to cover the eyelid. Then, take a slightly darker eye shadow, and cover the area towards the top of the eyelid. Choose shades that suit your skin tone, or those that match your outfit. Be careful of zany shades such as blue, as it may make you look pale. Apply a black/brown liner to the eyelid and apply some kohl under your eyes to give them definition. This would help you attract attention to your eyes. Finish with a coat of mascara, which will make your eyes look wider.
– If you need to define your eyebrows, use an eyebrow pencil that is a shade lighter than the natural color. Use an eyebrow comb to brush it out evenly.
– Blusher helps to add to the warmth of the skin, and can also help to liven up your look. For a chiseled look, dab some blusher slightly below your cheekbones. Apply it in an outward direction if you want your eyes to appear wider.
– Lipsticks are high on the must-haves. Always use a lip liner to define your lips well. Use natural shades for the day, and dark shades for the night. Nude shades work best for a sun-kissed look in the morning hours. Top it with loads of gloss for haughty lips. You also need to keep the lipstick shade in coordination with your eye shadow. Both have to be on similar lines. Light shades also help to make your lips appear fuller.
– Highlighters help to bring more attention to specific areas of the face. Use a silver highlighter under your brow to jazz up the eyes.

Some Considerations

– Make sure you use the right brushes for the application of makeup.
– Always test the foundation or products on a patch of skin on your forehand. This helps in avoiding allergies and reactions.
– Clean the brushes once you are done. Do not leave any color on them for a long period of time.
– Avoid heavy makeup, and also cleanse your face after getting back home.

Cosmetics should be used to enhance your features. Remember, you must not solely depend on them. Always eat right, and be happy. This is bound to reflect on your face, and help you look truly beautiful.

How To Apply Makeup

Now, getting the same look like that of models on magazine covers and fashion runways is no biggie. Aiming for that dewy and glowing complexion just became easier and an actual possibility with the tips and techniques mentioned in this article.

Flawless Complexion

It’s amazing how no matter how good your clothes maybe, it is your skin that gets noticed first. In fact, someone has rightly said that beautiful skin does not even need jewelry to complement it – it shines even without it. Once you know the secrets of applying makeup the right way, you can highlight your best features, hide your problem areas, and transform your face into a work of art.

Eye Makeup

They say eyes are the window to our soul. Eyes speak volumes about us, our personality, and our nature. With the right techniques, you can choose to give your eyes a smoky, sultry, or an angelic look or even prep yourself up for a party in the evening!

Choice of Color
The kind of colors you choose for the eyes will determine the entire look. Nude colors like beige, cream, soft brown are great for office and daytime while colors like golden, silver, and bronze are more adventurous and go well for a night out in town. If you want to add a touch of mystery, try going for a smoky look by opting for colors like black and darker shades of brown.

Apply Makeup
Firstly, you need to apply a thin layer of foundation over your eyelids. Then, apply a bit of concealer under the eyes to camouflage fine lines and wrinkles. Next, apply a coat of eye shadow primer – starting from the eyelash to the eyebrow. This will ensure that the eye makeup sustains for longer. Take three shades of the same color. Firstly choose the medium color and apply it from your eyelashes till the crease. Then use an eyeliner (darker shade of the same color) to make a line just along your eyelashes. Use the darkest color shade to go over this eyeliner line. Then, prep the portion above the eye crease with the lightest shade of the color. For the space under the eyebrow, use a shimmery shade of the same color. Finish the look by blending the colors on the eyelid thoroughly to avoid any unsightly lines.

For Acne and Pimples

It’s funny how our pimples seem to pop up just when we are getting ready for a party. However, through the art of applying makeup you can hide almost all scars and blemishes most effectively. Here are some tips to get started:

Type of Makeup
Nowadays, you will find plenty of reputed makeup brands producing products with ingredients that actually fight bacteria and diminish acne. Using such brands can help you combat acne and make you look good.

Apply Makeup
For acne-prone areas, you will first need to prep up your face with the help of a foundation. You can choose from stick, liquid, or pancake versions. Make sure to blend in the foundation thoroughly along the hairline and the jaw line. Then, apply concealer to the areas that are affected with acne. Again, make sure to blend it in well. Finish off the look with a translucent powder. Just dab it on the face and blend it in well.

Makeup with Contact Lenses

If you love wearing make up but use contact lenses, then here are some things you should take care of:

1. Always wear your contact lenses first and then start to apply your makeup.
2. Be as minimalist as possible as a lot of make up can irritate the eyes.
3. Use eye makeup that is fragrance-free and oil-free.
4. Use a non-oil based mascara which is also waterproof. This will prevent your skin from flaking.
5. Be sure to replace old mascara and other outdated make up products with fresh stock every 6 months. This will help prevent any contamination.