When I was in middle school, I played around with my makeup a lot. I wore rainbow eyeshadow, blue eyeliner, glitter, colored mascara... I just had a lot of fun playing with different looks in the mornings before school. Here, I put together a group of affordable and appropriate (because mine sure wasn't), makeup for middle schoolers.
- Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. I love this foundation and think it would be an amazing option for young girls wanting a little extra coverage. The middle school age group can start getting a bit of acne, hormonal redness, and maybe even skin discoloration. This foundation will help cover some of that while still looking like your natural skin.
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Powder Foundation. This powder foundation works well to set your face makeup, and for touch ups throughout the day. My oily skin in middle school made me feel gross and self conscious. You can keep this in your bag and run to the bathroom for quick touch ups throughout the day. It will also help give you a little extra coverage if you want.
- Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick. One of my biggest mistakes in middle school was not putting the color back into my face. I was so obsessed with covering my acne that I would layer foundation on and not worry about anything else. My whole face would look like one color which was extremely unnatural looking. These blush sticks are a cream product, so they are easy to blend and apply. Just pop a small amount on the apples of your cheeks, blend out with clean fingers, and you have a really beautiful and natural cheek color that lasts all day.
- Maybelline Color Tattoos. If you want to experiment with eyeshadows, these are a great place to start. They are a cream and you can use your fingers to apply them. When they dry, they don't budge or crease, so you don't even need to prime your eyelids or set them. Maybelline has a great color selection ranging from super wearable to fun and bright colors. Just add mascara and you have a nice eye look.
- Essense Crystal Eyeliner. You're young and everything should be for fun. Glitter liner is so cute and I loved wearing it in middle school. I wore blues, greens, purples, and always got compliments on them. If you want something a little more wearable, a gold glitter liner is a great way to incorporate a nice pop of sparkle into your look.
- ELF Moisturizing Lipsticks. Not only are these just $3, but they are an amazing lip product as well. They are both moisturizing and pigmented. Since they are a moisturizing product, they won't look so harsh on the lips. Ravishing Rose is a very wearable dusty pink that you can sheer out or build up.
- Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm. If I was to recommend anything to a young girl wanting to start wearing makeup, it would be to get this product. Tinted lip balms are a great way to change up your look and add a little bit of color into your face without going overboard. The Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Delilah is my favorite. It gives beautiful color to the lips without looking like you're wearing anything.
Middle school is a great time to start experimenting with makeup. As a long time makeup lover, I've been experimenting with makeup since 5th grade, with the help of my mom. In 5th grade I got my first MAC lipgloss, blush, and concealer. Then in 6th grade, I got 3 MAC shadows. Many people would disagree with me and say that was WAY too early, but there aren't any rules that say when you should and shouldn't start wearing makeup. It was, and still is, for fun.
I hope everyone has a great school year! What was your first makeup product?