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Bobbi's 10 basic rules of teen beauty 1. Rules do apply.
Knowing what's appropriate with makeup really matters. There's a time and a place for a smudged black eye and it's not in your Monday-morning American history class. Save the drama for the school play or going out. Wait until high school to experiment with anything more than gloss, mascara, blush and concealer. Whether you are thirteen or nineteen, just keep makeup simple and natural for school and everyday hanging with your friends. 2. Finger paint.
It's not cool or modern to be too perfect with makeup. (Lip brushes were created for the over-thirty crowd!) Dabbing on a lip stain with your finger is the way to go. Be loose. Spread it on. Have fun with it. Don't be too glued to the mirror. Express yourself! What's the worst thing that could happen? You'll have to blend a color to tone it down or, if you're really unhappy, wash it off and start over. 3. Skip foundation.
You don't need all-over foundation. And don't be concerned with highly technical serious makeup techniques, like contouring or shadowing. What you really can use: cream or stick foundation for the perfect zit cover-up. Then, just cover up what really bugs you and let your skin show through everywhere else. 4. Sheer genius.
The perfect teen colors are sheer ones that you can see through. I like to use pale shades that look like natural washes of color on the face. Look for natural or soft pastel tones, nothing dark or bright. (P.S. These colors tend to be pretty mistake-proof, too.) 5. It's fine to shine.
I love shimmer shadows and lip gloss for teens -- nothing looks more beautiful. The exception: Super shiny faces, which look good in fashionmagazines but not on the face in the mirror. Don't try this one at home. 6. Dewey is awesome.
Think cream, not powder. When buying blush or shadow, look for a creamy formula -- it looks more natural and goes on more easily. 7. It's only nail polish... Bright orange? Army green? Metallic blue? Why not? It's inexpensive, easy to change, and fun to look at. The one color to skip (forever)? Black -- it's plain ugly. 8. Shop around and mix it up.
Your local dime store's $1 bin is perfect for glitter and glam but you may want to invest a little more money in your skincare products and concealer. 9. Avoid a makeup war.
As long as you are still a minor, your parents rule and still make the rules and you should try to be respectful of their wishes. But if they are saying, "absolutely no makeup ever," it would be normal for you to want to sneak wearing a little makeup. If you choose to go against the rules, just be smart enough to go for something natural like brown mascara or lip pink gloss. Slipping out of the house in green glitter shadow was never easy for me! 10. Never say never.
Keep an open mind about new ways to wear makeup. Maybe you're not a red lip kind of girl...but what about sheer gloss in just the right red? That might be just gorgeous.
Following on the heels of her blockbuster, "Bobbi Brown Beauty, " comes a hip, fresh, no-nonsense makeup guide specifically for teenagers. Covering all races, skin types, and lifestyles, the beauty editor of the NBC "Today Show" talks directly to her audience through inspirational pictures and real teen problems and questions. 120 full-color photos throughout. Young Adult.
Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty
Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty is the ultimate beauty guide for young women. It takes the mystery out of all those confusing rituals so that you can figure out how to feel happier and more relaxed about your looks. You'll look your prettiest!
Your teen years are the most emotionally charged of your life. Your body's developing at a rapid pace, your skin changes from day to day, and your hormones are raging (in case you didn't notice). Everything in your life is in total flux. Bobbi's mission is to help boost your self-esteem and confidence. By listening to Bobbi's straightforward and useful beauty principles, you'll gain a sense of control over your body, your looks, and your life. Bobbi's hip, no-nonsense, and timeless advice covers such real teen problems and issues as:
Zits! - Being Overweight - Braces - Beauty School 101 Eight Simple Steps to a Pretty, Natural Makeup Look - Preteen Basics - Prom Beauty - Global Beauty - Mother-Daughter Beauty - Rock 'n' Roll Babes: Hip Beauty Style - Go for It: Experimental Beauty
Written with sensitivity to help you navigate the difficult self-image issues that you face, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty empowers you to discover and celebrate your own unique, natural beauty. This fresh and honest makeup guide is your ultimate source for advice, tips, and lessons for achieving beauty inside and out.
About the Author
Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned makeup artist and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Her products are sold in more than 400 stores and twenty countries worldwide. In addition to creating cover looks for magazines and making up models for fashion shows, Bobbi is the exclusive beauty editor of NBCs Today Show and a frequent guest on the E! and Style channels. She is the coauthor of Bobbi Brown Beauty and Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons.
Table of Contents
Foreword: on being Brooke -- A letter from Bobbi -- Bobbi Speak: once a teen... on teens -- The pretty makeunder -- Bobbi's 10 basic rules of teen beauty -- Skin care -- The perfect makeup kit -- I hate my... -- Zits! -- Everything eyes -- Blush basics -- Lips -- Beauty school 101 -- cliff notes beauty teenage master class -- You and your body -- Prom beauty -- Preteen basics -- Go for it: experimental makeup -- Sweet 16 beauty bash -- Braces -- African American teen beauty -- Latin American teen beauty -- Asian American teen beauty -- Global beauty -- Teen yearbook -- Teen beauty today -- So..you want to be a model? -- Smelling good/smelling bad -- Hair...an owner's guide -- Backstage with Bobbi --The athletic look -- Mother-daughter beauty -- Rock 'n' roll babes: hip bearuty style -- Bobbi endspeak.