At what age did you start wearing makeup?

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I'm 14 going to start high school in a couple of weeks and I want to wear makeup. All I'm going to wear is eyeliner, lip gloss/stick, mascara, and maybe BB Cream (the lipsticks and lip glosses will be nude colors). I'm wondering if that's to little or to much since I'm a beginner at this. I don't want to look like a clown, but I do want to look more presentable.
That sounds great! I started the same time you did. My suggestion is to frat try one thing, and then slowly use multiple products. Have fun!
Maybe like sophomore/freshman year of high school. I only wore eyeliner,lipgloss/lipstick, and mascara. Maybe a little bit of eye shadow every blue moon. Lol and 5years later that's still all I wear.
I tried foundation around junior year and hated it, so i don't wear that or concealer.
I was around 11. Early, I suppose, but my mom always wore makeup which I think influenced me. By 12 I was full on with everything I could get my hands on. I lived for boys, romance, makeup, the whole 9 yards.

Your plan sounds just fine - not clownish at all.

ETA that was some 57 years ago. Pretty scandalous
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Last edited by curlypearl; 07-09-2013 at 12:32 PM.
I was around 11. Early, I suppose, but my mom always wore makeup which I think influenced me. By 12 I was full on with everything I could get my hands on. I lived for boys, romance, makeup, the whole 9 yards.

Your plan sounds just fine - not clownish at all.

ETA that was some 57 years ago. Pretty scandalous
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+1 to the plan.

I started playing with makeup, just for dress up fun, when I was 4. I didn't wear it out. ETA: Yes I did. Stage makeup for dance starting at 7. I have comical pic's. I had the bright 80's stripe blush down! When I was 10-12 (somewhere in there) my mom sold Mary Kay, and I was her assistant. I always set up the sample trays, and help her instruct makeup application. I was pretty good at it by that time. I think I only wore it for fun, on the weekends if we went to the mall, etc. until I started high school. My freshman year I would wear it to school, here and there. I always went through makeup phases. I really didn't start wearing makeup often/almost every day until I was in my 30's.
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Good luck! In 9th grade I wore mascara, lipstick (pink, red, etc.) and bb cream(concealer when i had pimples and a translucent powder on my t-zone because it got oily during the day). I did eyeliner on occasion, only because I saw many girls wear it very often or daily and when they weren't wearing it , it looked weird or they looked bad (because people are so use to it).



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Maybe like sophomore/freshman year of high school. I only wore eyeliner,lipgloss/lipstick, and mascara. Maybe a little bit of eye shadow every blue moon. Lol and 5years later that's still all I wear.
I tried foundation around junior year and hated it, so i don't wear that or concealer.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Eyeshadow scares me. I don't understand how girls are able to do it. I think if I were to wear eyeshadow it would be when I'm 23.

I don't see the point with foundation, aren't BB cream and foundation the same thing.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 07-10-2013 at 06:41 AM.
^ Hehehe.

BB and CC creams are not the same as foundation. They may be closer to light coverage foundation, but they are really tinted moisturizers. If I am remembering correctly: CC is better for people with dry skin, and it also helps blur any imperfections, like mild redness or uneven skin tone. BB works better for people with combination skin, and it does not have the same blurring as the CC. Honestly, I would opt for a good tinted moisturizer, but I have no idea who makes the best of those now. Clinique had a great one, and that is what I wore, as opposed to full foundation, for many years. It blended well, and was nice and light. They now just have a CC cream that is a pain to work with. You have to let it sit on your face for a while, and then finish blending. It doesn't work in well. Physicians Formula has a drug store tinted moisturizer that works well, but it smells (strongly) of mens shaving cream. Yuck

A light coverage mineral powder foundation may also be a good option.

No need to be scared of eye shadow. You can start out with lightly tinted creams, all over the lid. There are tons of make up tutorials on YouTube for makeup application. Just watch and practice.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

^^i agree with this and as far as eye shadow goes, i don't do it fancy, i usually only wear it when I don't have eyeliner on my top lid.
For anyone interested in the difference with BB, CC & up and coming DD creams, here you go.

http://fashionista.com/2013/04/the-d...c-dd-creams/6/

A tutorial I watched talked about which ones were better for what skin types, and honestly they said it wasn't worth it. It's just a fad, though many like to use them as primer under foundation. You also have to read ip on which ones are really dewy/shiny and might need to be paired with powder.

I've only used the one CC but tried & true tinted moisturizer worked better.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I'm 22 now and 19% of the time (when I'm home or when I'm lazy) I just wear a moisturising cream which isn't really makeup but more a protection for my dry skin and nothing else.
80% of the time I use a moisturising cream and black eyeliner (whenever I go outside and am not being lazy) since I wear glasses and black eyeliner below my eyes (I only do it below and not above) makes my eyes look bigger.

The other 1% of the time (special occasions, parties) I wear the moisturising cream, black eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss or red lipstick, blush and eyeshadow (I'm really good at doing eyeshadow, but I think it is too much to do it every day).

I started using make-up 3 years ago (so when I was 19).

I'm probably someone who does really minimal make-up, according to USA standards. I live in Belgium (Europe) and I think most people here don't use a lot of make-up daily.

What I would advise you: don't use too much things ... you will ruin your skin and that will make your skin show signs of ageing much earlier. You don't want to look like you're 50 years old when you're only 40, right?
I would especially not use too much foundation or tinted things on the entire space of your face. Those things can clog your skinpores and can make your skin look older, with earlier wrinkles then when you didn't do that earlier on.

So: in short:

To avoid:
- foundation (you can see that as the devil...): it reaally is ok if you do that a couple of times a year (like once a month or so), but please don't do that every day
- BB cream or other tinted creams ==> if it is tinted, it has the possibility to clog your pores which will make your skin getting older, and on the short term putting a lot of make-up on your skin can dry out your skin or can cause acne (which everyone tries to avoid and which is quite common at 14, right?)
- blush: again: tinted and on a large amount of your face.
-lipstick: lip gloss is better for your skin and more age appropiate (lipstick isn't that good for your lips and wrinkled lips are quite ugly )
==> all these things to avoid are things you should avoid on a daily basis. If you want to do them for special occasions or so, you can definitely do that, no worries


What you should definitely do:
- invest in a good moisturising daycream (it doesn't have to be expensive, just "good")
- possibly invest in a good moisturising nightcream as well (although at your age daycream by itself should be enough)
- invest in a good product to remove make-up, preferably something almondoilbased (unless you have really oily skin, then you should probably not go for oils)

What make-up you could really try without ruining your skin and without looking clownish:
- eyeliner: I'm a huuuge fan of eyeliner, it only covers a small part of your skin so it won't hurt your skin and it makes such a huuuge difference
- mascara: I personally don't really like that because it doesn't make a lot of a difference for me, but for some people this is perfect.
- lip gloss: juicy baby!
- eyeshadow: don't be afraid of eyeshadow. I love it on special occasions. If you are afraid you are going to get too dramatic eyes and that it will be too much you should do it the way I do it: I work with three to four different tones of the same colour to get a subtle and elegant effect: the lightest one (let's say peach colour) above your moving eyelid, the second lightest one (let's say light orange) in the innercorner of your eyelid and the darkest colour (let's say middle brown) on the outside 3/4 of your moving eyelid. Then sometimes I add white right under my eyebrow to make my eyes look brighter. I then let the colours flow over into each other by going over them with the brush again.
Result: subtle golden (in the case of peachy yellow, orange and brow) elegant eyeshadow...
This sounds difficult, but it isn't (if you want more info about the way I do my eyeshadow or if it isn't clear, just PM me).

Anyway: I would advise you not to use too much make-up on a daily basis (only 2 things at a time or so) because otherwise, what will you do to look special on special occasions? What is the fun part of special occasions if your make-up looks almost the same compared to normal days?
You will stand there "I put an extra effort on my make-up today" and other people will almost not notice the difference.

I would definitely recommend you (on a daily basis) to only put an effort on either your eyes or your lips at one time.
Putting make-up on both your eyes and your lips will be too much and people won't know where to look.
If you have lovely eyes I would put on eyeliner and mascara to make them stand out more. If you have lovely lips and teeth (or just want to be kissable ) I would put on lipgloss. If you like them both, you can do one thing one day, another thing the next day.

Really important: always remove your make-up (and even day cream) at the end of the day in order to not ruin your skin.

Remember: less is more! (and you can do more on special occasions and make people look at you with a "wow"-impression)

Sorry for this a bit too thorough answer, and thank you for reading (I'm a bit obsessed about make-up and followed a couple of make-up classes)
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Lol! How come mascara and eyeliner don't scare you?, you have a better chance of poking your eye with that then eyeshadow
Maybe like sophomore/freshman year of high school. I only wore eyeliner,lipgloss/lipstick, and mascara. Maybe a little bit of eye shadow every blue moon. Lol and 5years later that's still all I wear.
I tried foundation around junior year and hated it, so i don't wear that or concealer.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Eyeshadow scares me. I don't understand how girls are able to do it. I think if I were to wear eyeshadow it would be when I'm 23.

I don't see the point with foundation, aren't BB cream and foundation the same thing.
Originally Posted by BeautyisMiree


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Lol! How come mascara and eyeliner don't scare you?, you have a better chance of poking your eye with that then eyeshadow
Maybe like sophomore/freshman year of high school. I only wore eyeliner,lipgloss/lipstick, and mascara. Maybe a little bit of eye shadow every blue moon. Lol and 5years later that's still all I wear.
I tried foundation around junior year and hated it, so i don't wear that or concealer.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Eyeshadow scares me. I don't understand how girls are able to do it. I think if I were to wear eyeshadow it would be when I'm 23.

I don't see the point with foundation, aren't BB cream and foundation the same thing.
Originally Posted by BeautyisMiree


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Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
It's just the whole color schemes. I hate when girls just wear one solid color of eyeshadow and nothing to blend the color out with.
Lol! How come mascara and eyeliner don't scare you?, you have a better chance of poking your eye with that then eyeshadow

Eyeshadow scares me. I don't understand how girls are able to do it. I think if I were to wear eyeshadow it would be when I'm 23.

I don't see the point with foundation, aren't BB cream and foundation the same thing.
Originally Posted by BeautyisMiree


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Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
It's just the whole color schemes. I hate when girls just wear one solid color of eyeshadow and nothing to blend the color out with.
Originally Posted by BeautyisMiree
That is why creams are easy to start out with, and they make a ton of them now. You can start out with a lavender or ... put it all over your lid (that's your moveable lid) and blend it up with a finger or Q-tip to soften the edges. You can dab the color on stronger at the outer corners, to add more depth. There are many tricks to using just one color.

I in no way would have been worries about defining my crease at 14, plus you need some good crease and blending brushes, and experience. Different colors will open your eyes or potentially make them look closed or smaller. The shape of your eye determines where you want to start working in the crease, or if you want to open or close the corners, etc...

That is where the practice comes in.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I started wearing makeup when I was almost 15, and boy did I suck at applying it! I would wear dark brown eyeshadow, which looked terrible against my brown eyes, along with way too much mascara and black eyeliner. I also wore heavy foundation that was at least 3 shades too dark, and I didn't even bother to try and blend it down my neck! Definitely start small, just use a few products that are natural looking! Brown mascara and brown eyeliner (just a thin line, try not to make it too thick) should be fine, if you want to wear eyeshadow make sure it's not too dark or too bright, and if you choose to wear foundation, definitely make sure it matches your skin tone and looks good in any lighting! For lips, go with clear or tinted (but close to your natural lip shade) lip balm or lip gloss to start with.
One last piece of advice: never think of makeup as a tool to cover your flaws, think of it as a tool to enhance your already beautiful face!
Lol! How come mascara and eyeliner don't scare you?, you have a better chance of poking your eye with that then eyeshadow




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Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
It's just the whole color schemes. I hate when girls just wear one solid color of eyeshadow and nothing to blend the color out with.
Originally Posted by BeautyisMiree
That is why creams are easy to start out with, and they make a ton of them now. You can start out with a lavender or ... put it all over your lid (that's your moveable lid) and blend it up with a finger or Q-tip to soften the edges. You can dab the color on stronger at the outer corners, to add more depth. There are many tricks to using just one color.

I in no way would have been worries about defining my crease at 14, plus you need some good crease and blending brushes, and experience. Different colors will open your eyes or potentially make them look closed or smaller. The shape of your eye determines where you want to start working in the crease, or if you want to open or close the corners, etc...

That is where the practice comes in.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
It's do much to learn that I honestly don't know how us girls do it.
I'm 18 learned how to apply makeup at 13 but only wear it for special occasions like weddings
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