Teen Blog Series, Week Two

9/01/2014 06:31:00 pm

It is week two of the Teen Blog Series, and the topic this week is Best Foundation and Brow Routine For Teens. And this is what I have to say!

Foundation 

It is only recently that I have actually started wearing foundation, and by recently I mean last week. Before, I have always worn tinted moisturiser. I have found that this is a light cover, and very natural looking. However last week I thought I'd try a better (but still very light) cover, just to give myself a base to my makeup. And so for this post, I thought I'd recommend both products that I have used.

I have always thought that a base should be very light, and natural looking. A huge pet hate of mine, and I presume all others, is the foundation line. Of course it can be difficult to find the exact match for your cover but make sure you blend! And I find the best way to avoid the line under the jaw is by pulling the "double chin" look, and blending down my neck. Honestly, it sounds ridiculous but works a treat.





Tinted moisturiser was something my mum actually introduced to my about 3 years ago. Previously I had only worn concealer and I was at the stage when most other girls in my year were branching out with makeup and wearing a little bit more to school. And because I've never really had much problems with my skin, I didn't need the full coverage that foundation offers, leading me to tinted moisturiser. It adds a little colour and hides some blemishes, without coating my skin. At this point I was also very worried that foundation would clog my pores and cause break outs (which I now know is not a problem). I have two tinted moisturisers that I used regularly. Boot's No7 gives a good coverage, however even the lightest colour is too dark for me, so I use this one over the summer months when I have a little more colour to my skin. Regularly, I use Clinique's tinted moisturiser. I couldn't recommend this enough, it stays throughout the day and feels very light on my skin. And they come in lighter shades too for those who are pale like myself, and I find that shade 1 matches my skin tone very well. I found that tinted moisturiser was very natural looking, and so perfect for my school where heavy make up was not allowed. And despite the fact I've got foundation now, I don't doubt that I'll be continuing to wear my tinted moisturiser when my skin doesn't need to much coverage. It is a bit more expensive than other tinted moisturiser, but over the last year I have only gone through 2 of the smaller bottles, and that is with generous usage, so it is definitely worth the extra pennies.




Now, though, I am starting to wear Clinique's foundation. It sits well, and provides a very light but adequate coverage. I see the difference between tinted moisturiser and foundation, and I do prefer the base that foundation gives. It also hasn't caused any break outs, something I was a little paranoid about, and I find it really good at covering those pesky dark circles under my eyes.  I have gone for a fairly expensive one, because I was worried about how my skin (which is very sensitive) would react to a high street one. But a little goes a long way and I can tell that this will last a good few months.

Eyebrows

I'll admit it now. I'm not all that into the strong brow look, I'm much more into a natural curve, not too thick and certainly not over plucked. However I think we all fall victim to over plucking at some point, which is why I find it best to usually just get my mum to pluck mine. Sad I know! But I find it best to let her follow the natural curve of my brow and at least she can see when they are matching. I do sometimes get mine waxed, but I have found this can be expensive and time consuming with the rate eyebrows grow so I just stick to plucking.



On my eye brows I have started using Makeup Revolution's Focus and Fix Eyebrow Kit, which  actually wrote a post about and you can check it out here if you fancy. I think eyebrows are supposed to match with your skin tone and hair colour. Since I am pale and blonde, I use a fairly light brown and tend to steer clear of the dark browns. I do love how a more defined eyebrow changes a face, so I think it's important to use product, whether it pencil (which I won't be able to advise on whatsoever) or powder.

And that is what I have to say about Foundation and Eyebrows!
Check out last week's #Teenblogseries here.

Be sure to share your tips and tricks in the comments, or if you use the same products as me!
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Love,
Emily
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