How to Look Natural While Wearing Makeup as a Teen
The teen years are normally when most girls become interested in makeup. However, if you overdo your makeup, you will end up looking tacky, and the makeup will have the opposite effect. Read on about how to enhance your natural beauty, NOT cover it up.

1. Take care of your skin. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin according to your skin type. If you don't have any skin care products, spread warm water around your skin, let it sink in, then splash your face with cold water. Pat your face dry with a towel. Patting your face with a towel decreases the risk of premature wrinkles :( .

2. Use concealer to hide dark circles under your eyes. Dot concealer under your eyes and blend it in with a foam wedge. Also, you could use the warmth of your finger to blend in your concealer by tapping it on your orbital bone. Remember to always have clean hands before, after and throughout makeup application. If you do tend to get oily skin and you find your concealer rubbing off throughout the day add a translucent powder to give it that staying power! :)

3. Find a matte eyeshadow (No sparkles or bright colours) that is either a bit darker or a bit lighter than your natural skin tone. Apply it up to the crease of your eyelid, and blend well. Also if you are looking a bit tired you could add a highlight colour to your inner corners (tear duct areas) to make you look more awake and to brighten up the look.

4. Take an eyeliner pencil and lightly draw a line from the outer corner of your eye (near your temple) 3/4 of the way across your eye. If you have brown eyes, use dark brown or black eyeliner. With blue eyes use grey or blue liner, and with green eyes use black.

5. Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler, then apply brownish-black or black mascara to your top lashes only. If you want, you can add clear mascara to your bottom lashes.

6. Apply a light pink or peach blush to the apples of your cheeks. If you have very light skin, dust bronzer over your cheeks and nose, then use a light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks.

7. Apply your favorite lipgloss. Nude, peach, pink, and clear shades work well on almost all skin tones.

8. Finished.
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