As a high school student, and a bit of a tomboy, my sister has only just started coming to me for advice into how to enter the world of makeup. However in a fairly shot amount of time we have managed to build up a great little makeup collection, perfect for any teenage beginner. Thus today I have decided to collaborate with her to bring you guys a short interview, to get the facts from the lion’s mouth, so to speak. I will then show you guys my recommendations for what products will make easy and cheap beginner kit for the highschooler in your life. 🙂
Tzukeet. 17. Style- relaxed, unisex, modern.
What makeup do the girls at your school wear?
Most of my friends don’t, but the girls who do wear makeup tend to go for a lot of mascara and cakey foundation (that looks really uncomfortable!) Occasionally however, I’ll notice a girl wearing pro-as winged eyeliner, and some of them get really creative with the colours.
What made you interested in experimenting with makeup?
By hearing and seeing you use it and talk about it lots, I learned about it without even trying. I realised that there’s not one way of doing it, but so many options and that made me interested to see what would suit me.
What is your favourite item in your makeup bag?
I think my favourite is the Groomer Brush. I’ve seen some super clumpy mascara at my school which has made me not so keen to use mascara. But I really enjoy using the groomer brush to make sure my eyelashes and eyebrows are just right.
So, what’s in her makeup bag?
Foundation – The first thing we bought, and the most expensive, this mineral foundation by Thin Lizzy is absolutely perfect for beginners. Although it is slightly more expensive that your typical liquid, it does comes with a brush plus the compact has a decent mirror in the lid. The pressed mineral formula is designed to buildable so it won’t end up cakey-looking, nor will it melt off oily teenage skin like BB Creams often do.
Mascara- The ‘Multi Action’ mascara by Essence is great for beginners because it has a very thin wand, and at under $6 from Farmers it’s a total bargain!
Concealer- For my sister’s dark under-eyes this L’Oreal True Match is a total godsend, but if you’re looking for a cheaper option, I highly recommend the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair. Available from countdown, it’s perfect for covering up teenage acne.
Blush – A more recent buy, these Jordana blushes are fantastic. Available from most $2 stores they have a wide range of colours to suit any skintone. My sisters’ is in the colour Rose Silk, a nice neutral pink.
Lipstick – This one comes down to personal preference quite a bit. As a teenager I know I felt more comfortable in sheer lipgloss, but a nice nude lipstick is also a solid bet, and this one by Revlon has a nice, creamy formula that feels very comfortable.
Eyeshadow – These little palettes by Bronx are amazing, just choose whatever colours you want, and pop them in! I recommend buying one neutral and one fun metallic/bright colour for maximum versatility. Just be sure to let the makeup beginner choose them herself, since it’s so much fun!
Brows – This $4 clear brow gel from Kmart is perfect for taming thicker eyebrows, though may not be essential for every beginner. Plus, look at the cut polka dots! ^_^
Groomer Brush – Again, this cheap Elf eyebrow groomer is great for those with thicker brows, or which find mascara clumps particularly irritating, as my sister does!
Eyeshadow Brush – I put this in optional, because for the beginner who just wants a sheer wash of colour over the eyelid, fingers will often suffice. However if you think they’d prefer a brush, these white ones, again my elf, are fantastic in both quality and price!
So there you have it. Let me know if this post helped any of you to welcome the teenagers in your life into the wonderful world of makeup!