Make-Up Tips For Teens: Complete Shopping Checklist And Application Help

The essential beauty products for a teenage girl who wants to start wearing make up, complete with a shopping checklist.

SKIN CARE

If you are going to create a masterpiece painting, you need to start with a clean canvas.Well, when you are dealing with make-up application, your skin is the canvas.Skin care products run the gamut.If you take a stroll down the skin care products aisle at a grocery or drug store, you will be overwhelmed by the abundant selection.There are products for oily skin, dry skin, combination skin; there are masks for pore clarification and anti-aging treatments; there are moisturizers with sun protection and vitamins.It is hard to decide what is right for you.The first step to narrowing down your choices is determining your skin type.Does your skin feel tight and dry or flaky?If so, then you have dry skin.Does your skin feel greasy and look shiny?If yes, then you have oily skin.Do you have oily skin on some parts of your face, such as your forehead and nose, and dry skin on your cheeks?If so, then you have combination skin.If your skin is sensitive to certain soaps and products, you probably have sensitive skin.If your skin is smooth and healthy looking, then you have normal skin.If you are prone to breakouts, then you probably lean more towards oily skin.Many teenagers are victims of problematic oily skin and acne, but choosing the right skin care products can really make a difference in your complexion.If you have severe acne, you should seek help from a dermatologist.A dermatologist will determine whether or not your skin should be treated with over-the-counter products or a prescription medication.If you do not have severe acne, but you do suffer from the occasional break-out and you usually have about three to five pimples on your face, then you should be able to fight pimples with over-the-counter skin care products.You should have three to five products for your skin care regime.The three absolute musts include moisturizer, cleanser, and toner.Additionally, you might want to splurge for some masks and pore strips.All of the products that you get should be designed for your skin type.Also, your moisturizer should have sun protection.

CREATING YOUR COMPLEXION

If you have some blotchy redness to your skin, you might benefit from the use of foundation and pressed powder.If your skin tone is even, you do not need to wear foundation.Apply foundation a few minutes after you have put on your moisturizer, using a make-up sponge or your clean fingertips.After you apply foundation, apply a pressed powder.To give yourself a little color, get some blush.Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks (the part that sticks out when you smile), and lightly dust your other features.

EYES

Eye make-up can really change your look.In fact, it is probably the most important facial feature as far as cosmetics are concerned.To really make your eyes pop with drama and color, you will need eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, an eyelash curler, tweezers, and brow liner.Eye shadow comes in powder, cream, and liquid forms.The easiest form to apply and to be precise with is powder, but cream and liquid forms are generally more dramatic.If you are trying to achieve a long-lasting look, first use a cream eye shadow, and then use powder eye shadow in the same color right over it.The powder will hold the cream color in place so that the cream doesn't form lines in the creases of your eyes.The shadow should be the first thing that you apply as far as your eye make-up is concerned.Next, you should apply your eye liner, which you can find in a pencil or liquid form.Eye pencils offer much more precision than liquid eye liner does.When you are selecting a pencil, look for a tip that is not too hard - some eye pencil tips are very hard and it can really be painful to apply when that is the case.There are eye pencils that do not require sharpening - you just click them or turn the top halves to dispense the tip, and this type of pencil usually offers the most comfortable tip hardness.If you have a very steady hand and time to correct mistakes, then you could try liquid liner, which will provide you with a very bold and distinct color.You should never use liquid liner on your lower lids - that is an eye pencil only area.Mascara comes in a wide variety of styles and colors.If you are working towards a more natural look, you can use clear mascara.Black and brown are the most popular colors.You can avoid smudging by using waterproof mascara.After applying your mascara to your top lashes, wait about thirty seconds and then curl them with an eye lash curler.If you want fuller lashers, apply a second or even a third coat, curling after each application.To complete your quest for perfect eyes, use your tweezers to pluck any stray hairs from underneath and in between your brows.Finally, use your brow liner to enhance your eyebrows, filling in any spaces.Many eyebrow liners come with a miniature comb on one end so that you can comb your brows for a finished and polished look.



LIPS

Your lip color will complete your made up look.First, apply some lip moisturizer.Next, outline your lips with lip liner that is one shade darker than your lipstick color.Finally, fill in your lips with lipstick or a liquid lip color, press your lips together, and blot lightly on a piece of paper.To keep your color throughout the day, re-apply after eating meals or every couple of hours.You can also create a shiny look by applying a gloss over your lipstick.

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