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Tips for Teen Girls on How to Apply Makeup for School

Updated on January 18, 2013
Find teen makeup tutorials and ideas for natural makeup looks on YouTube
Find teen makeup tutorials and ideas for natural makeup looks on YouTube | Source

Applying Makeup In High School

Being a teenage girl in today's society is tough; insecurities overwhelm you and you want to fit in with your friends. There is also a good chance you are also hoping to catch the attention of that hot guy in your French class.

The good news is, you are young and beautiful; the bad news is, you are still trying to believe it. This is where makeup steps in; you might not really need it, but it sure does make a difference in how you feel.

Should I Bother With An "Au Natural" Makeup Look?

The truth is, there have been studies done that prove that guys actually prefer little to no makeup. So if you are trying to impress someone, you might want to hold off on pounding the makeup on like your favorite reality stars and focus on that test you have on Friday! Perfect the 'natural makeup look' with the right tools and a few simple steps.

Learn how to choose the correct foundation or concealer color for your skintone.

Teen Makeup And Hair Tutorial

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I just recently bought this palette and it is surprisingly very good quality makeup for its value. This palette is for fair to medium skintones with pink or beige undertones.


Cosmetics For Teens

So you've decided on the natural look for school. Of course, there will be days when you want to have a little fun with color, but for now, we'll focus on bringing out those amazing peepers with products within your budget.

e.l.f. Eyebrow Stencil Kit
e.l.f. Eyebrow Stencil Kit

These stencils will help you if you have very thin or "invisible/nonexistent" brows.


Frame Your Teenage Face With Perfect Eyebrows

Think of your eyes as the main attraction or performance, while brows are the "frame" of the stage.

  • First, make sure your eyebrows are properly tweezed. Do not do this yourself; go to a professional or else you may end up with no brows--forever! Once tweezed, hairs will either not grow back or may grow back in another direction.
  • The next step is to find a high-quality, thin eyebrow pencil. The reason you want it to be very thin is so that you can make tiny soft strokes that mimic the look of hair, so that your brows look most natural.

How To Smudge Eyeliner Properly For A Softer Effect

What Color Eyeliner Should Teens Wear To Bring Out My Eye Color?

The first prerequisite to choosing an eyeliner is that it should be waterproof. The last thing you want is for your eyeliner to run or disappear by the end of the day.

Waterproof eyeliner dries out very quickly, so be sure to keep it capped immediately after every use.

  • If you have green eyes, go for a reddish-bronze or reddish plum eyeliner. My favorite liner for green eyes is actually a lipliner called Foxy Brown by Victoria's Secret. To avoid risk of infection: if you use it for eyes, do not use for lips.
  • If you have blue eyes, a plum or dark slate or charcoal liner will bring them out very nicely.
  • If you have brown eyes, black is too intense for daytime; instead, choose a dark brown that is darker than your eyecolor. If your eyes are especially dark, you may opt for black liner but make sure to smudge it for a softer effect.
  • If you have hazel eyes, you have several options. Dark brown, dark Plum or purple are all good choices.

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What Mascara Should Teens Buy?

  • If you wear glasses and your eyelashes hit them, stick to thickening mascara but not lengthening. A good example is: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
  • If your eyelashes are ultra curly and short, use a lengthening mascara. An ideal example is L'oreal Lash Out Mascara, which lengthens and separates.
  • If your lashes are pin-straight and short, use a curling mascara and an eyelash curler. A great curling mascara is Clinique High-Impact Curling Mascara; you will never need an eyelash curler.
  • If you want lots of drama for a special event or smoky eye look, go for thickening, lengthening and curling mascara. A great example would be: Benefit They're Real Mascara

How To Apply Bronzer Tutorial

Teen Bronzer Tips

The last thing you want to look like is "oompa-loompa orange" so if you are fair or light, choose a bronzer with more beige or pink in it as opposed to orange. Ask a makeup-artist at the store if you need help figuring this out. If you are medium or darker you can go for the "browner" bronzers which contain a bit of orange in the mix to impart a 'glow' to the overall face.

A cheaper alternative to bronzer is to substitute it with a full-coverage powder that is 4-5 shades darker than your actual skintone. This will allow you to bronze or contour with a more natural look, but be sure to check out tutorials for contouring on first!

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