Great starter beauty products for teenagers for their first makeup bag
I can still remember the items I had in my first makeup bag.
A fair few things I picked up free from magazines including my black eyeliner pencil and red and pink lip-glosses.
Like any true 2000s teen I had my Dream Matte Mousse foundation and a pink and purple eyeshadow and mascara from Boots No17.
I know what you're thinking I must have looked only gorgeous. Hey I'll have you know panda eyes and foundation that didn't match your neck was very in at the time.
If you're a teenager or you have a teenager that is starting to dabble in the world of cosmetics it's not always easy to know what products would suit a starter makeup kit so I've put together a few suggestions on what I think would be some good products for a first makeup bag.
Mineral is a completely natural and vegan product that gives absolutely flawless looking make-up. It soothes and heals the skin while you’re wearing it so it's perfect for young skin as it's not too heavy.
It comes in three complexions fair, medium or tan and includes, 2 x Loose Mineral Foundation, 1 x Mineral Blush, 1 x Rice Powder, 1 x Correct & Perfect Mineral Concealer, 1 x Vanilla Mineral Gloss, 1 x Mineral Highlighter and 1 x Jumbo Buffer Brush so for €55 you get a lot.
If your child has a darker complexion you can't do better than the L'Oreal True Match collection for concealers, powders and foundations that are light weight and won't break the bank.
Wet n Wild’s Very Black Mega Volume Mascara (€3.95) is perfect for teens as it is infused with Vitamin E to illuminate, protect and moisturise lashes.
Their double ended eyebrow pencils (€2.50) are also a great product that any beginner makeup guru should have.
For lips you can't go wrong with e.l.f. Lip Plumping Gloss. For only €6.95 it helps plump the lips with nourishing hydration and turns heads with its e.l.f.ing amazing shine.
It's also available in some beautiful light shades for teens who want a bit of glamour but still keep it young and fresh and natural.
Of course you have to look after your skin too and having a good skin care regime is so important especially when it comes to removing your makeup.
A really popular choice with makeup and skincare bloggers, the Cleanse Off Mitt (€6.50) is a great way of taking off makeup that is gentle on skin. Simply wet with warm water to remove foundation and eyeshadow.
When it comes to taking care of your skin after you've removed your makeup Clear Start has a great range, ideal for young skin.
The Breakout Clearing Booster will clear breakout-causing bacteria in only 15 minutes for rapid skin clearing while the Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask has unique fizzing technology to open pores and help dissolve congestion to facilitate blackhead clearing.
Combined both products work to combat dryness, leaving your skin smooth and refreshed. Breakout Clearing Booster, 30ml, €22.50, Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask 50ml, €22.50.