At what age is it appropriate to wear makeup

What Age is it Appropriate to Wear Makeup - Mystery Soved!

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Makeup is an art, a form of self-expression, and a way to enhance your beauty. You can accomplish a ton with the right makeup look at any given age; whether you’re a teenager or in your 50s, choosing the right makeup can do wonders for you!

There’s no actual age that’s right for anyone to start wearing makeup because it all comes down to personal preference, the community you belong to and the acceptance of makeup in your family. So it comes down to when you think it is okay and acceptable for your child to wear makeup. Children generally start wearing makeup between the ages of 8-12.

What makeup is appropriate for pre-teens?

For pre-teens, the first step can be to re-introduce SPF as a base, paired with a tinted lip balm or a lip gloss and you’re pretty much done!

Is it appropriate for teenagers to wear makeup?

As a teenager, your body is experiencing several changes which can pose several problems, the very prominent one being acne and the usual breakouts here and there. Teenage is also when people are most vulnerable to having insecurities, acne, scarring, uneven complexion, bumpy texture can affect the self-esteem of young teens.

What makeup is appropriate for teenagers to wear?

As a teenager, most of us are looking to conceal the pesky breakouts and the scars that they leave behind. Complexion wise, there isn’t much that’ll need to be covered, so investing in an excellent medium to full coverage concealer is more than enough. If you want to go in with a foundation, go sheer! Opt for a satin finish blush on the apples of the cheek to help liven up the cheeks. For brows, keep it natural and feathery. Add a light layer of mascara to the lashes, a subtle highlighter, a sheer tint to the lips, and you’re good to go!

Makeup Appropriate in your 20s?

Is it appropriate for people in their 20s to wear makeup?

Your 20s are a great time to experiment with makeup and try out different looks to figure out what turns out best and create your signature style. Be it a fierce wing, glitter, a no-makeup makeup look, a kohled eye, a smokey eye, or bold lips; you can almost get away with everything!

What is makeup appropriate to wear in your 20s?

When you’re in your 20s, the chances are that you’re all over the place, the all-nighters have you exhausted, and the work requirements have you challenged! If you have started noticing visible dark circles around your eyes, it’s time to invest in a color corrector to correct them and looking well-rested.

Most acne may be gone, but the scars remain, which means you’ll need a medium to full coverage foundation that you can rely on to cover them up. An excellent concealer to brighten the dull areas of the face, a soft and glow-ey blush to the cheeks, a little bit of bronzer to warm up the skin, some liner, a generous coat of mascara paired with your favorite lipstick, and you’re ready to take on the world!

You should also explore the world of eye shadows, neutrals, warm, cool, and even bold colors; the possibilities are endless!

Makeup Appropriate in your 30s?​

Is it appropriate for people in their 30s to wear makeup?

As you cross the 30-year-old mark, chances are you’ve fully embraced your skin and who you are, you know your style, you know what works best for you, but the changes in your skin type and skin texture are new to you!

What makeup is appropriate for people in their 30s?

Your skin drastically changes when you’ve stepped into your 30s, and as pretty as the dewy foundations may seem, this is the time when you should switch to matte finish foundations as they do not accentuate any lines and wrinkles on the face.

The same applies to your concealer; opt for a matte, medium coverage concealer to minimize it from settling in the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

You should also start wearing matte blushes and bronzers to flatter your skin. To add some dimension, opt for a natural-looking highlighter and spot highlight the areas you want to bring forward.

As you get older, your face begins to lose its defined edges, which means you’ll need to invest in a contour kit to sculpt and define your facial structure. The rest is a personal preference, lip color, mascara, liner, do it however you like!

Makeup Appropriate in your 40s?

Is it appropriate for people in their 40s to wear makeup?

When you cross your 40s, your skin has drastically changed, even your skin type has started to become drier than it was in your 20s, and you may find it challenging to apply makeup to your skin.

What makeup is appropriate for people in their 40s?

As you get older, you may notice that applying makeup is becoming increasingly challenging, starting with your skin’s texture, you may find that your skin isn’t as smooth as it used to be. This means applying the base products directly will result in the foundation and concealers settling into your problem areas.

To smooth out your skin, invest in a hydrating and blurring primer that fills and blurs out pores and fine lines to provide a smooth canvas for the base products to go on.

Switch to a soft matte foundation that hydrates while keeping you matte. When applying your foundation, make sure to use it sparingly in thin layers to avoid it from caking.

Switch your highlighting concealer to a darker concealer when it comes to tackling age spots. Applying a lighter concealer can make them look ashy, so going in with a concealer that’s one shade darker than your foundation will cover them entirely.

Ditch your compact powders for setting your makeup and opt for a translucent powder, applying it lightly to set the base.

Keep the brows light and feathery to avoid looking harsh, fill them in lightly with a thin brow pencil in hair-like strokes, and set with a brow gel.

Opt for matte blushes and bronzers; if you have a lot of texture, skip the highlighter entirely, or opt for a formula that looks natural on the skin.

You’d also want to switch to a beauty sponge to blend in your base products rather than brushes.

As you age, your eyelids also tend to get wrinkly and droopy, and when you apply shimmer to it, it only emphasizes the wrinkles. Now is when you should switch to soft, matte eye shadows to define the crease and a matte shade to brighten the lid and the eyes’ inner corner.

Eyeliners on textured eyes are a big no; opt for tight-lining instead. Tightlining is when you line the upper lash line of your eye with a brown or a black pencil to give it an appearance of thicker lashes and a barely-there eyeliner.

Use a coat of mascara, a creamy lipstick on the lips, and you’re good to go!

Makeup Appropriate in your 50s?​

Is it appropriate for women over 50 to wear makeup?

By age 50, unmatched features are the norm, so you’ll need to focus on making a face as symmetrical as you can.

What makeup is appropriate for when you're over 50 years of age?

Your skin turns more pallid as you age, which means that if you’re wearing an exact match, you’ll be looking pasty; this is where you can break the rule of wearing an exact match and switch to a warmer foundation to bring life back to your face.

When it comes to concealing, you’d want to use it sparingly or skip it altogether!

For the brows, keep the defined and filled in, but make sure you don’t extend your brows more than they naturally need to be, try keeping them as straight as possible for a more youthful look.

As you age, your eyes tend to change: deep, hooded or saggy, they rob your lids of space, which means that you’ll need to be cautious of where you’re putting your eye shadows. Instead of using a lighter shade to brighten and a darker shade to contour the eye, opt for a medium brown shadow and apply it all over the eyelid blending it slightly higher than your actual crease. This higher crease gives the illusion, which expands the lashes to crease space, pushes back the hood, and makes your eyes look well balanced and flattering!

Invest in cream blushes and cream bronzers for a more natural and skin like finish that replenishes the dehydrated skin and adds a soft flush of color that is easier to blend than a powder. 

Finish off with a coat of brown or black mascara, tight line the lash line, add your favorite lip color, and you’re ready!


As the head artist of Farishta Beauty I was inspired by many young individuals who were just like me passionate about makeup.
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