if shes twelve years old I would think that maybe she should start off with some drugstore brand mascara, covergirl is good, and then as she gets more comfortable with it perhaps some blush and neutral eyeshadow, lipstick is a little harsh and eyeliner can also come across as harsh.
Hey, I have a 12 year old sis. Try concealer, and maybe clear mascara. Also lip-gloss! Me and my sis are addicted. Just don't go overboard! She's still young, I'm in 9th grade and still am just starting to wear nude eyeshadows and black eye liner.
I encourage my younger children to wear as little makeup as possible, but the brands they get excited about at age 9-13, are Rimmel, Revlon, L'oreal, and Maybelline. Sadly when they hit 14, they start wanting premium brands ...
I think she doesnt even need foundation or concealer. But thats depending on her acne. Starting with light eyeshadows are good but maybe give her just a couple of fun colors to play around with. Lipgloss is always fun, try one with a moisturizer. Dont forget youll need to buy makeup remover and facewash
Lip balm. None. Nothing is appropriate at 12. Skin care is the best place to start. And I say that as a mom. Later.
At that age, makeup isn't flattering. You already glow naturally. Those of us who are older envy that fresh faced beauty. Embrace it!
When I first started out I just wore a little bit of eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and some sort of lip product. It was very natural!
Here's what I recommend:
- Urban Decay Naked Palette (any one)
- Stila eyeliner
- Wander Beauty Unlashed mascara
- Any lippie really....maybe bare minerals or tarte?
Brands that appeal to the younger crowd:
- Bare Minerals
- Urban Decay
I would recommend a neutral eyeshadow and maybe a light blush. Stay away from very matte formulas. Also, you can try a pencil liner, but don't go too dark or bold. I hope this helps!
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Some concealor for blemishes and a loose, translucent powder. Definitely no foundation! At that age, she's probably just beginning to get breakouts, yet she likely has that nice, fresh look that young skin has; it's generally just not necessary for a younger girl and could cause more breakouts. Sheer glosses, maybe some light stains for lips. If she really wants to start trying out shadows, I would go for nude colors or maybe a sheer white, silver or gold. Mascara seems like just an extra step for a 12 year old, but if she really wants to try it out, I would stick to something not harsh. Either a brown, if she's a brunette or black-brown if she's a blond or redhead, but I wouldn't suggest straight black, that's a bit harsh for such a young face.
I definitely agree with some others. DO NOT go overboard with trying to get amazing products. I would only go to places like CVS or Walgreens. As far as appropriate makeup, a concealer, foundation, mascara, light shades of lip gloss, and pink to nude eyeshadows are good when used appropriately. (Covergirl is my personal favorite and inexpensive too!)