Dad trying to help teenage daughter basics of makeup? Please HELP :)

Max - posted on 11/08/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have a 14 year old daughter and I have no idea how to help her learn to do makeup. I know daughters are going to start using makeup and I want to help her do it right. I think I'd like to take her to a store that shows ladies how to do it but I'm not sure which stores do it. I live in Louisville, KY,. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Amber - posted on 11/08/2015

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I wouldnt let my child wear makeup. Women and girls these days think you have to have make up to be beautiful.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/08/2015

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Well, when we were kids, Max, my mother arranged a meeting with a "beauty consultant". AKA Mary Kay...which I don't recommend due to the high level of chemicals in their product, btw, not to mention cost!

Any department store (macy's, maybe or one like that) should have a make up consultant that would be happy to help your daughter learn her colors, and how to artfully apply beautiful accents. Alternatively, a friend's mother, perhaps, could have a "makeover party" with a few girls including your daughter...or you could host one, and get the help of some of the other girls' moms.

Good luck, Dad!

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Cecilia - posted on 09/03/2016

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I'm also a 14-year-old girl. If there's a Sephora near you, try getting help there. They'll give you a skin matching IQ test to get the right shade of foundation, concealer, all that stuff and teach you how to use everything. I'm a self-taught beauty and SFX makeup artist. I figured everything out myself by doing the makeup myself. If she really doesn't look good in the colors she chose, help her choose something else. Look up videos on YouTube.
Best of Luck, Cece

Kath - posted on 01/11/2016

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Get her the bobbi brown makeup manual it has all the ins and outs of makeup, of how to take of your skin to what makeup will suit you. or get her to watch YouTube videos and tutorials!! Hope this helped, Goodluck :)

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2015

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My sister took my elder daughter, for her birthday, to the Clinique consultant at Macy's to learn proper skin care and to get just the basics: A light eye shadow, blush and a lip gloss. From there my duaghter learned from her friends ( I certainly am not am expert) she is 16 and at school they allow the bare minimum. She goes to a very conservative Catholic high school. However, I allow her to jazz it up when she goes out with her friends. We had an unfortunate run of heavy dark eyeliner. I decided to keep my mouth shut and fortunately, she wised up on her own. If you have a mall near you any good department store can help her. I think Clinique, while bit pricey does a nice job with young ladies.

Raye - posted on 11/09/2015

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Makeup should be light and highlight natural beauty, not cover up to falsify beauty. Most major department stores (Macy's, Penney's, Elder Beerman, etc.) have makeup counters that should help show her how to apply the makeup.

I never wore much makeup. I try to take care of my skin and wear sunscreen. I'm now 40 and people tell me all the time I look in my late 20's or early 30's. If she wears makeup, make sure she always cleans her face before bed so the skin can breathe and so it doesn't clog her pores, get all over her sheets and redistributed to her skin from the sheets, etc.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/08/2015

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I do have to point out that I don't wear makeup either, I'm allergic to most, but I see so many beautiful young ladies who definitely need some help!

Michelle - posted on 11/08/2015

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Shawnn had some good tips. I also agree with Amber as I hate wearing makeup.
You Tube can be helpful as well once she knows what colours suit her and also has the correct colour foundation.

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