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Beginning Makeup

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What should I let my daughter wear for her first makeup?

Beginning Makeup

Here are some starter essentials for those just starting out with makeup:

1. Nude eyeshadow - This is flattering and subtle on most everyone. Make sure to get an eyeshadow brush with a handle to teach her how to apply eyeshadow.

2. Blush - Something soft and pink that matches her natural color.

3. Lip gloss - Choose a shade only slightly deeper than her natural lip color. A sheer, rosy gloss will look pretty, but not overdone.

Most kids want to appear older, but that's not the point of makeup. By avoiding heavier makeup like mascara, liner and foundation, she will still look her age by starting off with the subtle basics. Then, when she gets a little older and starts high school, take her to a professional makeup artist to get a real lesson in applying makeup.



11/6/2008 11:50:31 AM
Geomara said:

I love your make-up tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/15/2009 8:19:25 PM
Maria said:

good make up tips. ;)
I read on TMZ that Miley uses Coonobabe makeup. Does anyone know what lipsticks/glosses Miley uses from them?

9/4/2009 9:25:36 PM
kgtjh said:

thanks so much that will totally help

3/5/2010 6:51:59 PM
Casey said:

That sounds perfect, although I think a light, sheer, and natural coverage is okay, as long as it's non-comedogenic, like oil-free tinted moisturizer or Mineral Veil (with SPF). It's also important to teach them about skincare. A little article about that would really help.

4/4/2010 10:44:53 PM
Elise =) said:

Omg how do i do the smokey eye.????

4/25/2011 5:25:41 PM
brandy said:

i am 13 and i like this post but alot of girls my age ARE wearing mascara so what if we just word atiny bit of brown mascara to give alittle extra length which i just started doing but is there a kind of mascara that is brown and water proof for during the summer????? thx!


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