One of the hardest parts of growing up is being a teenager. We go through so much change during this time. We experience puberty, change in our way of thinking and so on. There are so many things we wish we knew back then. Now, teenagers can easily access information that we never got to have before. Such as applying makeup the right way, fixing our hair, precautions to take when going out to party or simply taking care of your skin.

As much as we want to take back time we can’t. The best that we can do is to share with you some of the most useful and important teen beauty tips we could find.

Contouring and Highlighting

Can you imagine how cool your graduation photo or just your school ID picture would look if you knew how to contour and highlight back then? Contouring and highlighting has been a well-kept secret in the beauty industry for a few decades. It has only become mainstream due to the surge of online video tutorials and social media. To all the lovely teenagers out there, study and learn about contouring. No, you don’t have to leave your room looking like a reality TV star. A little bit of simple highlights can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and make your nose appear smaller or longer. Use bronzer to contour your natural features. Use it lightly on your jaw line, hairline, nose line and below your cheekbone. You can also use blush to add definition to your face without making you look to dolled up. Remember though, the point of contouring and the highlight is to enhance your features and downplay your worst ones. It’s not about looking like someone else.

A Little Bit of Hairstyling Goes a Long Way

Remember the days when your mom or your sister braid your hair or put it in a ponytail just before school? Ever wondered why they did that? Well, having clean and nice looking hair is an indication of cleanliness and being organized. You look more put together if you have nice hair. Now, as a teenager; time is of the essence. You don’t really have much time styling your hair in the morning and no one can do your hair for you. Don’t worry though. There are so many ways to style your hair without spending too much time on it. You can curl your hair with no heat techniques overnight or create simple waves with curling rods. If you do manage to get the time to style your hair style your hair with volume and curl by curling it with a large barrel curling iron and brushing it out.

Curling Your Lashes

One of the easiest ways to make your eyes pop and look brighter is by curling your lashes. Teenagers tend to overlook this stage of applying eye makeup, but it is one of the fastest and easiest ways to add drama to your look. Before applying mascara, heat your curler with a hair dryer. Curl your lashes and angle your hand 45 degrees and drag it upward. Apply your mascara as usual.

Picking the Right Foundation for You

Some teenagers are lucky enough that they don’t need to wear foundation. A simple BB cream is enough to cover some impurities on the face. Though, for some teenagers blemishes and acne can cause a lot of self-confidence problems. It’s important to go and buy your foundation to place that is reputable and allow you to test their product. Ask them about the right shade, type and consistency perfect for you. If you do have really clear skin, avoid wearing any foundation. Make the most of having clear skin and worry about foundation down the road.

Pick One Accent Pieces

Ever notice how some girls with heavy eye makeup, lip makeup and heavy blush on look a tad bit clownish? Well, because it kind of does. Having more than one or two accent pieces in your face will make you look too done up and fake. Either pick your eyes, mouth or cheek to play up. Though, if you pick two accent pieces, make sure that they relate to each other. For example, if you plan to apply darker blushes, use a nude lip with dark eye makeup.

Do you love these tips? There are other more tips that we can discuss in the following articles. Share with us some tips you wish you knew when you were a teenager.

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