It probably seems like yesterday when your baby was making mud pies in the garden and your biggest worry was their fresh, clean clothes getting ruined. Now, they’recoming to you with questions about primers, highlighters and the latest eyeshadow palette release from their favourite TikToker. While some makeup trends can be too heavy and inappropriate for your pre-teen, there’s many products perfect for unleashing their creativity and self-expression! So how can you navigate their introduction to the world of make up in the right way?
Gentle pops of colour andlight shimmers can be a great way to add some playfulness to your child’s new beauty routine. Pastel eye shadows and hydrating lip glosses highlight their natural beauty without using overpowering products. However, this is alsogreat opportunity to introduce them to nourishing skincare, encouraging them to build good habits andlook after their skin right from the start.Here’s our top product recommendations for your pre-teen's starter kit.
Loaded with 19 pink and nude hues, Revolution Pro’s Iconic Regeneration Palette features a mix of creamy matte and shimmery finish eye shadows which are perfect for beginners to create a natural looking glam.
Keep it fun and playful with the NYX Professional Butter Gloss in a variety of shades. Not only does it give a pop of subtle colour, but the buttery texture leaves lips feeling soft, hydrated and glossy!
The benefit Fan Fest Mascara is perfect to achieve a natural lengthened look to lashes. It separates and defines to create a false lash effect, without excessive build up making it look clumpy.
Experimenting with makeup can easily cause skin to feel irritated and dried out, not to mention typically prone to blemish breakouts when reaching that pre-teen age. The CeraVe Blemish Control Cleanser is enriched with three essential ceramides, niacinamide and 2% salicylic acid to help buff away dead skin cells.
This vegan hydrating primer is enriched with micro algae and vitamins C and B3 to nourish the skin as well as prep it for makeup. It beautifully melts and blends to help establish a barrier between your teen’s sensitive skin and products applied on top.
When foundations feel a little too heavy for your child’s look, a CC cream is a great option. Fortified with SPF50, this multi-beneficial product encourages a flawless finish while harnessing the hydration properties of hyaluronic acid to help protect the skin against dryness.
A good artist doesn’t blame his tools, but it doesn’t hurt to have a great set! The Real Technique Insta Artist Brush Set is the perfect starter kit for your teen to unleash their creativity. This 9-piece set includes brushes that cover all products, from liquids to powders and glosses to gel liners.