Makeup Essentials For A Teenager

Heya Girls,

I’m back after a long break but still not fully back as I haven’t yet set my photo clicking place and still building up my little studio :P Tomorrow I’ll be leaving for my vacation to Shimla, Manali and all, still not revealed to me exactly where we’ll be going by my hero, he’s keeping it a secret, don’t know why :-/ but he actually is hiding it from me.
So let’s move on to today’s post which is about what are some makeup essentials for a teenager. I know no one really thinks of writing such posts apart me but I know how you teens are obsessed with using makeup and don’t know where and what to start from! Your best bet is to keep it simple and natural. So I will be guiding you today in this post as to what you need in your makeup bag as a teenager/starter.Makeup Essentials For A Teenager

BB Cream: As a teenager, you don’t have much problem areas on your face that you want to hide so a BB cream is just good enough for giving that flawless no makeup look unless if you are suffering from acne in which case you may need a good coverage foundation. Some BB creams gives sheer coverage, some medium whereas some give high coverage, so it depends on what coverage you prefer. For the most teenagers, I think medium coverage is just enough for that flawless look. BB creams that give sheer coverage are Garnier BB cream, Pond’s BB cream, Revlon BB cream, The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB cream and that gives medium coverage are L’oreal BB cream, MAC BB cream, etc. For full coverage, a product can be built upon in two layers to get a full coverage and if you are not happy with a BB cream then you can opt for CC cream which works better than a BB cream in terms of coverage and the skin care it offers.

Compact: You can even skip the BB cream and just use your skin care products if you have flawless even skin but not compact if you have oily skin. You need a compact if you have oily or combination skin and you don’t need it if you have a dry skin. Go for a sheer coverage oil-free compact that says matte or oil controlling as they work better in keeping the skin oil-free for long. Either keep a separate powder brush to do touch ups with a compact or a powder which has a good sponge applicator that doesn’t make face look cakey.

Blush: This product is optional but if you love adding color depth to your face then you may want to make it an essential in your makeup bag. Choose any shade that suits you best from peaches, coral or pink blush or a bronzer in place of blush if you don’t like the peachy or pink glow and rather prefer the bronzy glow. You can opt for cream or powder blush, cream blush lasts longer and needs no touch up whereas powder blushes are good for keeping the skin matte while adding a flush of color to the cheeks. Cream blushes are good for dry skin whereas powder blushes works for almost all skin types.

Tinted Lip Balm: Tinted lip balm gives a natural kind of tint to the lips while moisturizing them unlike lipsticks which can look a little odd if your age or school doesn’t allow you to use makeup. Some of the best tinted lip balms are Maybelline Baby Lips and Nivea Tinted Lip Balms.

Lip Gloss: You can go for the tinted ones or just clear lip gloss to top on your favorite lipstick and get a shiny glossy look.

Pink Lipstick: Pink lipstick is what you need in your teen years. All you need to look cute and beautiful at the same time is a pretty pink lipstick! There are hundreds of pink shades to choose from, choose the best pink shade that complements your skin tone. Buy a matte lipstick as that looks good on almost everyone and if you want to make it glossy, top it up with a clear or matching lip gloss.

Eye liner: Eyeliner can be used in many ways to define the eyes. You can create tons of different looks with an eye liner and look completely different. You can do basic outlining of your upper lash line, create a winged eye liner, cat eye liner, thick eye liner, etc. If you are a beginner and don’t know how to use a liquid eye liner, I would suggest you to start with gel liner as you can learn to create easily multiple looks with gel liner and still not get liner all over eyes as that is easy to wipe off than a liquid liner.

Mascara: Yes, mascara can change your whole look and that is why you need it in your makeup bag as a teenager! I can do away with kohl and liner many a times but not without mascara as I love how it defines and lengthen my lashes changing my look completely.

Kohl: Kohl is a basic makeup essential in every girl’s makeup bag and kohl love in India starts even before when you are a teenager. My sister is just 12 and she loves using kohl to line her waterline before going out so you know how essential a kohl/kajal is in a girl’s bag. I think every girl loves using a kohl and this is why it is a staple essential of every Indian makeup bag.

Few Brushes and Tools You Need In Your Makeup Bag:

Makeup Essentials For A Teenager (3)Beauty Blender/Sponge or Buffing Brush: For achieving that flawless base, you need any of these tools to apply your BB cream or foundation on your face. For the most skin types, a beauty blender is the best tool you can ever invest in as it gives great finish and coverage, you just need to wet it in water, soak the excess water in paper towel and use it dampen to apply your base product, it also works great in applying powder from the other side where it points from. And if you can not get your hands on a beauty blender, try a sponge or a flat top kabuki brush to work up your base products.

Powder Brush: For that non cakey look and flawless finish, you need a powder brush to apply your compact/powder evenly all over your face.

Blush Brush: Blush brush is different from a powder brush and works amazingly to apply blush to the cheeks. If you don’t want to spend extra bucks on a blush brush, you can do away with a powder brush and apply your blush with it but for that even application of blush, you need a blush brush to swipe a nice flush of color to your cheeks. Most blush brush are slightly slanted to reach the hollows of the cheeks when you make a duck or fish face and apply the blush evenly but most comes with a flat round shape. Both works the same way so you can invest in any of these, shape really doesn’t matter!

Eye Shadow Brush, Blending Brush and Smudger Brush: As a teenager and as a beginner you really don’t need tons of eye makeup brushes to do your eye makeup, all you really need are these three brushes where you can apply eye shadow of your choice with a eye shadow brush and blend the edges or soften the crease with a blending brush and create a smokey eye makeup by smudging the edges or get a minimal smokey eye effect by just smudging your kohl.

That’s all you need in your makeup bag as a teenager. Don’t ruin your skin by using tons of makeup and foundation on a daily basis, just opt for a simple kohl and lip gloss look with an even looking skin by using a BB cream and a compact and add a bit of color to the cheeks by a blush, that’s all you need and you are good to go! I think only these makeup products are essential for a teenager and rest depends upon your taste, how loud and less you want your makeup to be. If your parents and school allows, you can even go for a bold lipstick or full makeup look but as a teenager you really don’t need much makeup as your skin is in the best condition ever and if it’s not then take help of makeup to make it look flawless and be presentable!!












51 Comments on Makeup Essentials For A Teenager

  1. Vaishu
    May 5, 2014 at 12:11 am (4 years ago)

    Yay.. glad that you are back… :-* and sure wish u a happy journey :rose: and enjoy ur days ;) :P photo studio .. ahem ahem… :-P well am not a teenager i ll b 21 sooner in months but still i use a eye liner, bb cream and a compact also a lip balm for daily use.. :blush: i am also thinkin if i can use a mascara and foundation for dailywear but i am such a lazy bug so am still thinking :P and one of the most wanted post these days … the addition of the brushes is so good.. :-)) well coming to blush the girls must concentrate on what color they chose n where they apply as I find many using wrong shades and places.. some makes their face look like the shape of skull.. and I feel like it takes too much of my tym so I forbid blush from my daily wear for now (will change my kind in future ) :rotfl: a very informative post for teens and also for less make up lovers ;-) :heart:

    And yes… I am the first one to comment :-D :laugh: :yes: :inlove: need a cookie :-D

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Back and back from my trip as well :P and me already 21 :P hehe def a cookie for you for commenting first :P

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      • Vaishu
        May 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm (4 years ago)

        Hope that u had so much fun and u luk like a cute rabbit in that red dress :-* hahaha… sure i ll get it… and missed u sooo much…

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        • Arzoo
          May 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

          hehe rabbit :P me too missed you all :-*

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  2. Jhilmil D Saha
    May 5, 2014 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)

    This is such a great post and actually my teenaged cousin has been asking me to write about this for a long time….so nice that you’ve written it and I am surely gonna send the link to her. N btw, have a great trip and we want lots of pictures :-)

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww glad you liked it and find it so useful that you will be sharing it with your cousin :-* hehe ya I took lots and lots of pics ;)

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  3. Manisha
    May 5, 2014 at 9:06 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely post. Good luck for your vacation

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Manisha :)

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  4. pragya
    May 5, 2014 at 9:58 am (4 years ago)

    very happy to see you back Arzoo, and wish a very happy journey for your trip!!
    great compilation honey, In my teen years I was a strict hater of anything on me, not even kohl, I use to feel ugly after applying Kajal, is’t that so contrasting!! LOL

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks a ton Pragya ;)

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  5. Shivi@COSMOCHICS
    May 5, 2014 at 11:17 am (4 years ago)

    A very ahppy and fun journey baby! Enjoy loads!
    very Nice detailed post! helpful to beginners! :)

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  6. Anamika
    May 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm (4 years ago)

    these r really essential

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  7. Gowthami@BeautyFrontline
    May 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Welcome back swthrt :) Happy journey and enjoy <3 BTW detailed post and these are very essential.. Nice sharing xo

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  8. laks
    May 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Lip balm and kohl were my only essentials when I was a teenager. :D . Have a great time Arzoo, even we had been to the same place for our honeymoon :D

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe thats fun uhh ;)

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  9. Shailja @BeABrideEveryday
    May 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Have a great fun filled vacations.. enjoy to the fullest.. ! And this is indeed very helpful for the teenagers ! <3

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  10. rose
    May 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm (4 years ago)

    WElcome Back & Happy Journey Dear..God bless You
    BTW very useful post :)

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  11. Rakhshanda
    May 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Welcome back sweetie :) Happy journey and enjoy <3 BTW nice detailed post and these are very helpful for teenagers <3 Happy Monday <3

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  12. Esha
    May 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Very informative for teenagers :) nice post :) Enjoy your vacation.. I hope you have a great time!!! Enjoy the surprises ;) and plan some for the hubby too :)

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm (4 years ago)

      hehe I didn’t plan anything but got lots of surprises ;)

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  13. hira khan
    May 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t use much products on my faces i believed in natural beauty but i am planning to post my beauty picks may be this week or later.

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  14. Arpita♥
    May 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Awesome post! These are really essential for teens! :)

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  15. rinnee
    May 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm (4 years ago)

    nice post dear

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  16. Megha
    May 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm (4 years ago)

    when i was a teenager i rarely used to do makeup as i had pretty fab skin! now i cant go out without it cos i am addicted to makeup :P lovely post dear!

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  17. Aayushi
    May 6, 2014 at 11:52 am (4 years ago)

    Welcome back Arzoo :)
    I think maybeline colosal and maybeline baby lips have their rightful place here in this article :)
    Check out crush-on-beauty(dot)com

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  18. mily
    May 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

    i love baby lips..i guess that should be a stable in everybody’s bag regardless of the age :P such neatly compiled article arzoo :D

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  19. Lancy
    May 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Arzoo.. This is really a very useful post!! I am bookmarking it… :)

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Lancy :D

      Reply
  20. Fatima
    May 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    yayieeee !!!!!!!!!! There’z a post :D :)
    Welcome backk again.. :*
    Totally agree with u..in teenage dayz though we love doing makeups but it really harms our delicate skin. Its a transforming period of life. Would share all the tips with my sis.
    Thanx again and have a happy honeymoon !!

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww glad you liked this post and find it helpful, thanks for all your love Fatima :-*

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      • Fatima
        May 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm (4 years ago)

        So how was ur trip..??
        Romantic or super romantic……??

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        • Arzoo
          May 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm (4 years ago)

          It was fun and just romantic as we fight a lot :P

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          • Fatima
            May 11, 2014 at 12:48 am (4 years ago)

            hihihi :D
            But this lil fightz makes relationz even more strong…..remindz me of me and my bf.. :)

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            • Arzoo
              May 11, 2014 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

              hehe ya every relationship’s story :P

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  21. Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters
    May 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Good to see you back sweets.. wish you a wonderful journey… :) :)

    Even I wasn’t into makeup as a teenager but I think that has changed now and we are moreinto makeup.. ;) ..
    Beautiful post dear.. :)

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  22. Rashmi
    May 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm (4 years ago)

    This is a very different and interesting post Arzoo…its really good to see you back after a long gap…:-) :-)….its great that you are going for a vacation…have a safe and happy journey dear….I must say its so very romantic to go on a surprise vacation….you are a lucky girl darling….have lots of fun…. :-)) :-))

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks dear Rashmi, sachi me it’s very romantic to go on a surprise vacation ;)

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  23. Niesha
    May 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I am not a teenager any more but loved the post!! <3 Enjoy and do take care darlin! <3 <3
    It's really sweet of him to keep it as a surprise!

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  24. Arshita
    May 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I vote for Shimla!!! Enjoy your trip darling! :-D :beauty: I totally agree with all the points dear.. yes, sometimes, smudging the kohl can work the best for casual look..Simple things can change the look.. 8-) :-*
    Hope you have lots and lots of fun and when you come back, I want pics!! ;-) :-)

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    • Arzoo
      May 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm (4 years ago)

      hehe ya I know and I listened to you, I’m happy that you liked the post :-* I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation dear and I know how hot Goa would have been, glad that I listened to you :yes:

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  25. nausheen
    May 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Awww! you are so lucky dear, enjoy and have fun :)
    when i was a teenager i used to have just a compac kajal n a lippie as makeup :D

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  26. Richa Saxena
    May 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm (4 years ago)

    This is such a lovely Post Arzoo! Although in my teen days, I was even more minimalistic….I was just a kajal girl but today we have a lot of budget options for teenagers these days :) Loved the way you compiled it & its so great to have you back babe!

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  27. Vini @dndb
    May 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Very informative post!!

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  28. Mayuri
    May 9, 2014 at 1:12 am (4 years ago)

    enjoy your trip darling!!! loved this post.. i am sure it would be very helpful for all those teenagers out there :)

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  29. Shreya
    May 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely tips dear …I loved using pink tinted lip balms when I was a teenager. Have a great vacation dear

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  30. Stykin
    May 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the lovely tips dear. It is really helpful for teenagers !!

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  31. Anubhuti
    May 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Arzoo…welcome back from vacation :) Nicely compiled post.. I really love such posts.. and honestly speaking being 25+ also i use these products as my daily look :P By the way you look cute in your Shimla pics :-*

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  32. Somdatta
    May 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Aww my darling!! I am glad that you are back! Missed you so much! Regarding the post, awesome compilation as usual! Teenage girls, specially beginners, would find this so useful! The brush list is especially so useful for people! Lovely post as always my love! :*

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  33. Anupama Sheejith
    February 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Arzoo,

    I didn’t know that this much work is there for a make, I apply fair en lovly or foundation, , powder, eye liner only and some time if I feel that dust is there then I do face wash with soap lots of information I got .I brought one cleaner toner and moisturizer of Lotus company as per your suggestions.My skin is dry type.Thank you so much dear for the information .

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  34. mital kanani
    March 16, 2016 at 4:41 pm (2 years ago)

    just love ur post

    Reply

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