Back to school…already? Time flies! In the next week or so, parents will be worrying about whether their kids have the correct number of pencils, a 5-subject notebook, and a sturdy book bag. But…your kids will be too focused on their new back to school look. They’ll get a haircut,
make sure they have the first back to school outfit ironed and laid out. Some of our young girls AKA tweens will even attempt their first makeup application and go overboard. But that’s okay:
I think its important to let our girls experiment with makeup. This way is even better because your supervising the whole process. Trust me, no one’s running out of the house with fire engine red lipstick snuck into her backpack. Think of this as one of many(many, many) trust exercises with your tween. She’ll appreciate the suggestion and even show you her final look…..
That’s the whole reason for this post…..I’m going to teach you (the parent) a few different looks that are tween tested and approved for your kids first day back to school….
So here’s what we did, I started out by first using a moisturizer with an spf, which is vital for all skin types young or mature…..I then applied a sheer wash of a pink blush to the eyelid, before you ask, yes, I said blush, it’s ok to use on the eyelid as well as the cheeks. A sheer wash is just the product, in this case the eyelid color in a small amount and instead of tapping it on, you merely swipe it on as if your painting from left to right, you only want the eyelid to have most color, but if you want this color to be darker, you can apply this about 2-3 times.
I then applied one single coat of a clear mascara, which they sell everywhere, but if you want to be savvy, use vaseline, just not too much or your “tween” will look like she’s got a case of conjunctivitis, you can apply this with a q-tip or even your finger tip by having her look upwards and coating her lashes with the mascara or vaseline.
For a pop of sparkle, I used a white eyeliner onto the tear duct, it’s just the portion of the eye where your tears come out first, that’s a good reference point so that she can remember NOT to go inside the eye, keep the color on the outside.
I then gave her a baby pink lipgloss to match her eyes (this was a coincidence, this is not required)
I hope you enjoyed this small lesson on how to teach your girls that less is more, and I hope you found it helpful. Please remember to have lots of fun with this look and experiment with colors. Please enjoy and stay tuned for lots more looks. – Jilian