Expert’s Corner: The Teen Edition: Best Makeup Tips for Teenagers

On the journey of self-discovery, teenagers often find solace and creativity in the makeup world.  Who hasn’t been captivated by the array of blushes and eye palettes? Teenhood is meant to be a confidence-boosting journey, but it’s also a time of insecurities and social pressures. From exploring their personality to their likes and dislikes, a lot goes into a teenager’s mind. 

At Uroparis, we’re dedicated to empowering your choices and boosting your confidence. In this edition of Expert’s Corner, we’re thrilled to share pro makeup tips tailored especially for teen makeup basics, essentials and easy routines. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and fabulous in your own skin.

What to Keep in Mind Before Buying Makeup for Teenagers 

When buying makeup products for teenagers, it’s essential to consider their age, skin type, and preferences. Here are three beginner tips to keep in mind:

  • Age-Appropriate Products:
    Choose makeup products that are specifically designed for teenagers. Avoid heavy or mature formulations and opt for lighter, more natural options. Tinted moisturizers, sheer lip glosses, can be excellent choices for a youthful look. Prioritize skincare over heavy makeup. Look for products with added skincare benefits, such as SPF for sun protection. 
  • Simple and Easy Application:
    Select teen-friendly makeup products as they are easy to apply and blend. Teenagers may be new to makeup applications, so products with user-friendly packaging and simple application techniques can help build confidence. Consider multi-purpose products that serve multiple functions, reducing the items needed for a basic makeup routine. 
  • Skin-Friendly Formulas:
    Take into account your skin type and any specific skin concerns. Choose products suitable for sensitive or acne-prone skin and free from harsh chemicals. Opt for gentle formulations to minimize the risk of irritation or breakouts. Water-based or mineral-based makeup products can be good alternatives for young and developing skin.

Teen-Approved Makeup Essentials for Your Vanity

Filling your makeup bag with proper tools is vital before experimenting with different makeup looks. Here’s our list of everyday youthful, easy-to-use, and skin-friendly makeup that should make the cut. 

  • Prime your skin:
    For oily skin, start your makeup routine by applying a blurring primer so that your makeup can stay longer. Put it after SPF and moisturiser only around the areas that tend to get oily. If you have dry skin, use a moisturising and hydrating primer to save your foundation from getting flakey and cakey. 
  • CC & BB Cream:
    To keep your teenage makeup natural, use a lightweight medium-coverage foundation. Apply it only where you need coverage and blend it with your fingers. Gradually build up the coverage as needed. Choose a light CC, BB cream, or skin tint with SPF to protect your skin. Remember, less is always more. 
  • Conceal it:
    A concealer is perfect for extra coverage on blemishes or dark circles or as an alternative for foundation. After moisturizing or priming, apply dots of concealer on the face or targeted areas. Use a medium-sized blending brush, like our Uroparis Brush 108, or your fingers to blend the concealer into the skin using patting and outward motions. 
  • Cream products:
    Cream blush, highlighter, and eyeshadows are great options for you for several reasons. They are easy to use and can be touched up throughout the day with the help of your fingers. They blend seamlessly into your skin, giving a lovely, fresh, and a healthy look that’s youthful and flattering. 
  • Lip Tints & Gloss:
    Lip tints provide all-day color without the hassle, offering a natural-looking tint that enhances their appearance. Alternatively, opt for lip gloss for a trendy, hydrated appearance. Easy to carry, reapply as needed for a luscious sheen on-the-go.   

Always encourage open communication with teenagers about their preferences to ensure they feel comfortable and confident with their makeup choices. Emphasize the importance of proper skincare, makeup removal, and overall hygiene for maintaining healthy skin. 

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