FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Makeup For Teens
Happy Friday everybody! First week of 2013, done! And welcome to my first Fan Mail Fridays for 2013. :)
This question is from April Yabut, one of my avid readers. Just a little sharing, this sweet and cute girl is the sister of one of my beloved peeps from Nuffnang, AJ Yabut. One time, while I was at Nuffnang's office, her brother called her up and finally, we got a chance to talk over the phone and my, I gotta love her youthful energy! Oh, to be young and 14. Haha!
ANYWAY! So here's April's question. It's actually nice, and I'm sure a lot of my teenage readers will benefit from this. Here it goes:
Hi Miss Martha! :)I bet you know it's me! April Yabut! Your Number One Uber Duber Fan! :D Hehe I read all your articles, and trust me when I say all I mean it! So to cut the chase, here's my question! :D As a teenager and new to the field of make-up do you suggest to splurge on expensive or high-end products for me to try? And also do you have tips on how to start my own blog for make-up fashion and food, because my current blog is only filled with my feelings being a tumblr fanatic. Please do answer back! :D I'm your number one fan!! I really am! Hehe. Stay strong with your uber craycray handsome boyfiee and more magical power to your blog! Wish you good health and all the best this holidays!Xoxo, 14 year old Ms. April Yabut ;*
As always, you're cute! Haha! Regarding your question, most people would tell you to spend on drugstore makeup brands because you're young and you're not earning yet to deserve pricey makeup, and you still have virgin skin. I agree with the last reason, but not with the first one because I firmly believe that you deserve whatever it is that you want, whether if it's affordable or expensive.
When choosing makeup for your teenage skin, it's not all about the price but rather the product/brand that won't hurt your skin. You are in your Puberty years, and could be undergoing serious bodily changes, so make sure that the products you're going to use are mild enough so it won't interfere or aggravate your skin.
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I would recommend Clinique because they have Allergy- free makeup, and they don't use strong chemicals in their products. Suffice to say, it's good for your virgin skin.
Maybelline is a good choice as well. Aside from the fact that it's an affordable brand, they also carry simple and easy to use products, and are a favorite of many teenagers. (I had a Maybelline phase when I was in Highschool! :D)
I think the reason why a lot of people would recommend teens to try drugstore makeup first is because the selection is uncomplicated, and teens like you who are still exploring the world of makeup will most likely end up getting the products that you need with drugstore brands. For me, Maybelline is still the best drugstore brand.
Mascara and eyeliner should be good. Eyeshadow? Nah. On your Prom, Soiree, and Graduation, they will come handy, but you don't need them on a daily basis.
Maybelline carries the best and affordable mascaras, so take your pick. They also have gel and liquid eyeliners. For beginners, I would recommend Maybelline HyperSharp since you have chinky eyes and liquid liner is best for any makeup newbie.
Nothing screams young, vibrant, and cute than a tube of jelly lipgloss. Maybelline's Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss color selection is very young, albeit few. But at least it's affordable!
The pricier counterpart of Maybelline's Fruity Jelly Lipgloss is Lancome's Juicy Tubes, which happens to be one of my fave lipglosses when I was in Highschool. Juicy Tubes has better color selections, a more lightweight and comfortable texture, and better staying power.
You can also try Benefit's Ultra Plush lipglosses: They're incredibly smooth, light, and yummy. The colors are quite sheer, never overpowering, and teen- friendly. It's one of my favorite lipglosses today.
For lipstick, I would recommend Shu Uemura's Rouge Unlimited and Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipsticks. They have a lot of cute colors, and the overall finish of the product is just light and dewy.
A Lip and Cheek Tint should be your best friend in your teenage years. It's the quickest and perhaps the most natural way to look pretty in an instant. There are schools that don't allow girls to wear makeup (like mine. Rar.) or if they do, it should be very, very natural- looking--this product will do the trick. My favorite is Benefit's Benetint because it's light and primarily water- based so it won't clog pores. It stays intact all day too!
For powder blushes, Benefit has some cute blushes that will definitely fit your age. In my opinion, Benefit's Box O' Powders color selection is fresh, pretty, and youthful. I would suggest Hervana, Dandelion, and Coralista to you. :)
There you go! Here are some final tips:
1. For your school (if they allow it): Powder and lip and cheek tint will do
2. If you're going somewhere other than school: Powder, Powder Blush, lipgloss, and eyeliner will do
3. For special occasions: (e.g. Prom, Soiree, and the likes) Powder, Powder Blush, Mascara, Eyeliner, Lipstick, a sheer wash of color on your lids, and a few strokes of brow pencil will do.
4. Don't overdo your makeup! Let your youth shine through. Because when you age and you start dealing with skin problems, (I hope you won't!) you'll miss the time when you can just go out with your bare skin.
Hope y'all liked this! Stay pretty everyone! :)
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