Having been a teen myself not too long ago (I wish), I have vivid memories of making an innumerable amount of makeup errors. How I wish I could reverse back the time!! Being a little more well versed with makeup now, I have noticed lately makeup blunders made by teenagers who are just beginners in this enticing world of makeup. Some teens play around with makeup in an attempt to look beautiful and sometimes older, and unfortunately can end up looking like neither. Today I share a few essential makeup steps for even those of you who aren’t in the teen age bracket!
Avoid Using a Lot of Products on your face
Honestly, you being a teen have the most youthful & fresh face. You really don’t want to spoil it by using a lot of products on your face. Go light with just a concealer, (if you have major blemishes & dark circles to hide use concealer as instructed by manufacture) along with a mineral powder & a blush. Don’t use foundations as it can become quite heavy for your face, invest in a tinted moisturiser instead. Avoid heavy makeup bases and let your fresh skin to glow through.
Avoid Using Dark Colours
While a dark smokey eye is great for your debs or school dance, it definitely is not the best look to use for normal day wear. You are at such an age where bright & vibrant colours will suit your face more than a dark look. I have seen teens who wear dark eye & lip makeup and then end up looking like a goth and in some worse cases like a vamp without doing so purposefully! You honestly don’t want to age wearing dark colours & then wishing you could try bright ones when they might probably not suit you as much as they would suit you now as a teen. My suggestion: – Have fun wearing stuff like a neon colour eyeshadow & glittery pink lip gloss because at this age you can definitely rock the look!
For certain products avoid cheap brands
I know most of you teens who have a low budget won’t agree with me, at least for face products like concealer & mineral powder I would recommend you to use a high branded company. There are no take-home testers available for 90% of drugstore brands, so you most probably will end up buying a packaged product. If you are a first time user of a particular brand you would want to test it on your face for the whole day to see that it does not dry up on your skin or end up giving you any allergic reactions. It’s beneficial to invest in a good quality product from this age as it will work with your skin and not against, thus not requiring you to use a lot of products later on.
Avoid using highly chemical products
If being a teen you use makeup daily, I would recommend you to use as many organic cosmetics as possible compared to cosmetics filled with chemicals. Making your own organic products are super simple too, just rummage through your kitchen presses and you will be amazed to find the best ingredients to make great skin care products, and are available right in your house at the most minimal costs.
Avoid Sleeping with Makeup
This is the most important blunder to avoid at all costs. Teens being makeup beginners are most likely to make this mistake. Sleeping with makeup on can lead to premature aging, excess dehydration/dryness, and irritation. Not to mention, it’s a huge no-no for anyone who does not want to worsen their chances of breaking out. Not removing eye makeup is even worse as it can easily cause infections due to makeup falling into your eye, can cause dryness and thinning of your eyelashes.
A request to all you teens (even non teens for that matter) no matter how sleepy or busy you get, please don’t forget to remove your makeup.
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