Makeup For Beginners

LILY ASKS: hey Clancy!!! i really want to get into make up (im 13) , but i have no idea what to start with. I was wondering if you could give me some advice! Thx! and i love your youtube channel and blog!!!!! -Lily

Thanks for your question, Lily!

First of all, I think 13 is a great age to start experimenting with makeup! (Although, of course, there is no right age.) I would say when you first start getting into makeup there are really only products that you should use right off the bat.

1. Mascara – This is a really simple makeup product that really makes a huge difference in one’s appearance, while still being natural. My favorite drugstore mascara is CoverGirl’s Lash Blast (orange tube) and my favorite high-end mascara is Benefit’s They’re Real.

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2. Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream – Rather than go directly into a full coverage foundation, I think that a BB cream or tinted moisturizer would be perfect for beginners. Both are much more natural and light than foundation (BB cream is lighter than tinted moisturizer), but still give a bit of coverage to the skin. I used to use Physician’s Formula’s tinted moisturizer, which is drugstore, and Laura Mercier makes great skin products for high end.

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3. Powder – I think that it is important to set all liquid product you put on your face so that it appears natural and matte. If you’re a beginner, I would personally recommend a translucent powder so that it appears more natural. Revlon, Maybelline, and Rimmel are all great drugstore picks and Laura Mercier’s translucent powder is an amazing high-end product.

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4. Blush – Lastly, I think a pretty pink blush would be a perfect way to finish off the look. It adds a certain glow/finishing touch to any face! There are so many blushes to choose from, but my favorite would have to be Coralista by Benefit.

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Obviously if you want to wear eye shadow and liner and bronzer, then that is your choice. Personally, however, I think it’s good to start light and then build it up as you get more comfortable. Hope this helped!

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  1. You give great advice! I think my cousins (ages 14&15) will definitely take these tips into consideration. I’m only 12 but I will be turning 13 soon and I can’t wait to Start experimenting with makeup (although I do use mascara and light coloured eyeshadow).

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