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Au Natural Makeup

We all want to look our best without looking like we've caked on the makeup! Expertly applied makeup should enhance your best features and make you look fresh and healthy. Believe us when we say teens don't need a lot of makeup to look pretty so don't cover up your natural beauty! Of course there's a time and place for everything and for special occasions it's fun to break out the smoky eye, bright blue eyeshadow or the tomato red lipstick! But for your everyday makeup look there is nothing less attractive than wearing so much makeup that you need to retouch it in the bathroom every hour or have it rub off on your clothes. Eek! You don't want a little bit of rain to make your "face" slide off into a colourific mess! Check out our gallery of "au natural" celebrity makeup looks and our tips on the best products and techniques to get the look!


Face

There's no need to pile on the foundation! If you feel a bit self-conscious about your skin all you need is a bit of concealer and tinted moisturizer. Let your skin breathe and remember, don't be so hard on yourself! Avoid pressed powder and powder foundation as you want your natural skin to glow! Powders tend to sit on top of your skin and don't reflect enough light so it's not ideal for the au natural look!


Cover Girl Smoother SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, $6.99Cover Girl Smoother SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, $6.99
Neutrogena Smoothing Stick Treatment Concealer, $6.99Neutrogena Smoothing Stick Treatment Concealer, $6.99
Maybelline Natural Perfecting Concealer, $7.99Maybelline Natural Perfecting Concealer, $7.99

Cheeks

For blush it's best to go with cream, gel or liquid blush as the texture will blend into your skin and look super natural! Look for natural pink blushes - try and mimic the colour your cheeks are when they really blush! Apply with clean fingers and make three dabs on the apple of your cheek, blend and go! If you are using liquid blush make sure your cheeks are very moisturized and even or it will look patchy. A good tip is to apply a few drops of liquid blush to a cotton ball and dab onto your cheeks and blend quickly!


Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in "Peach Satin", $6.99
BeneFit Cosmetics BeneFit Cosmetics "PosieTint" Lip and Cheek Tint, $28
Almay Smart Shade blush in Almay Smart Shade blush in "Pink/Rose", $8.99
Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony, Rose and Poppy, $9.99Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony, Rose and Poppy, $9.99

Eyes

For eyes all you need is a bit of eyeliner, light mascara and some sparkly beige or cream coloured eyeshadow. Simply draw a thin line as close as possible to your lash line with brown or black eyeliner (use brown eyeliner if you're very fair). Use an eyelash curler to gently curl your lashes and apply one coat of mascara (again in brown or black). Finish off with a light dusting of eyeshadow in a soft cream or beige colour with a bit of shimmer just on your eyelids. This will brighten up your eyes without looking like obvious eyeshadow!


Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil in Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil in "Brown", $3.99
NYX Slim Eye Pencil in NYX Slim Eye Pencil in "Brown", $3.50
L'Oreal Hip Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in L'Oreal Hip Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in "Romantic", $7.99
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit shadows in Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit shadows in "Shimmering Sands", $5.49
Rimmel Glam'Eyes eyeshadow in Rimmel Glam'Eyes eyeshadow in "Spicy Bronze", $3.99
NYX Doll Eye mascara in NYX Doll Eye mascara in "Black", $9.59
Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt mascara, $7.29Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt mascara, $7.29

Lips

All you need is gloss! Any kind of pinkish/reddish/peachy colour will look great as long as it's a sheer gloss. Try to avoid any lipgloss with obvious chunks of glitter in it. When the lipgloss dries on your lips you'll be left with just the glitter! Not so good for the "au natural" look! Many brands are making tinted lipbalms as well - these have the added bonus of both moisturizing your lips and giving you a bit of natural glossy colour. If you just can't part with the idea of lipstick, go for sheer lipsticks that have a glossy finish in shades of pink. The closer you get to the real colour of your lips the better. Rosy glossy lips are the way to go!

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Lip Conditioner in L'Oreal Bare Naturale Lip Conditioner in "Soft Bloom", $7.99
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural lipgloss in Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural lipgloss in "Sweet Pink", $6.99
Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother SPF 20 in Glaze, $5.99Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother SPF 20 in Glaze, $5.99
BeneFit Cosmetics BeneTint Pocket pal blush and lipgloss duo, $20BeneFit Cosmetics BeneTint Pocket pal blush and lipgloss duo, $20
Cover Girl WetSlicks AmazeMint gloss in Cover Girl WetSlicks AmazeMint gloss in "Everything's Raosy", $4.99

It's so easy to look effortlessly pretty!


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OwlSalsa posted in Friends:
YEs I have been bullied. A lot. People who I think are my friends are back stabbers. They suddenly just like turn on me. I've had rumours spread about me and I was so sad. I hated being bullied. But the best thing to do if you are being bullied is to hold your head high and not cry. Because if you show a single tear that is what the bully wants And it will take you as an easy target and will bully you more and more and more and more. And bullies won't stop until you stand up to them.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would also talk to them and tell them how you feel. If they still say they are signing you up for the membership as a 13 year old and it scares you that much I would just tell them to leave you off the membership until you do turn 13.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I think every house has some drama going on in it everyday. In my house my Mom is a divorced mother of 3 kids. My older sister is away at college but when she was here there were yelling matches between my mom and her about staying out too late and getting a speeding ticket. Also with my mom being the only one raising us she has to work full time leaving me to watch my little brother who is 10 after he gets home from school. There also can be some battles that go on there and my mom doesn't want to here it from me or him when she walks through the door after work. I just try to not make it all personal and chalk it up to the stress of everyday life.
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american_brit
"Tati-00" wrote:I would tell your mother no. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would tell your mother No. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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