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Being a teen and starting to play around with redhead makeup is such a fun experience. If you’re a redhead teen, you might feel a little lost on where to start. If your friends are blonde or brunette, you might notice their makeup doesn’t quite fit you or look like you think it should. Here are a few tips for redhead teens getting started with makeup:

Tip #1: Practice good skincare 

Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin. Skincare in your teen years can be tough. You’re dealing with hormonal acne and your skin is ever-changing. Establishing a good redhead skincare routine will help your makeup look that much better. Check out our skincare starter tips for redhead teens to kick things off. 

Once you’ve got your skincare routine down, you’ll be ready to start trying out makeup. It’s important to have a good base to work with, so learn the basics before you start trying unique colors and styles. 

Tip #2: Choose the right foundation

To give your skin an even tone and texture, as well as cover imperfections, use a redhead-approved foundation. Using our foundation recommendations, always use the same color as your skin because it will help everything look smooth and flawless. 

There are a lot of different kinds of foundations you can use. For redhead teens just starting out, we recommend a CC cream, a tinted moisturizer, or a sheer coverage foundation. You want to make sure your foundation matches your skin tone as closely as possible. Getting color matched at a makeup store is the best way to ensure you have a good match. 

Learning how to apply foundation properly is key to having it look natural. You can apply your foundation with a damp makeup sponge or a makeup brush. Be sure to blend all the way to the edges of your face and down your neck for a natural finish. Liquid foundation goes a long way, start with just a little and apply more as needed. 

Tip #3: Start with the basics when it comes to eyeliner  

Eye makeup can be tricky to learn, so it’s best to start with the basics. Opt for neutral tones when you’re starting out and use a light hand when applying eye makeup. Here are a few of the basic products you should use to start out with:

  • Mascara – Opt for brown mascara instead of black. It will look more natural with your red hair.
  • Eyeshadow – Pick a simple eye shadow palette with lots of neutral colors to start. 
  • Eye liner – This is one of the harder products to learn how to use, but tutorials online and lots of practice can help you perfect it. Again, a brown eyeliner will look more natural with your red hair. 

Tip #4: Make the right choices when using blush, bronzer, and highlighter

If you want to accentuate your face and your natural features, you can use things like blush, bronzer, and highlight. Selecting the right color for these products can make or break your look. Opt for shades that are close to your skin tone and apply lightly while you get the feel for them. 

READ: Redhead Makeup Tips – How To Contour and Highlight Your Face

Rock it like a Redhead!