Basic Makeup Essentials for Teens

Wearing cosmetics for the first time as a teenager can be overwhelming and fun at the same time. If you are beginner, or have an adolescent that is, having a personal beauty bag filled with the basic makeup essentials for teens is helpful to keep your routine simple and less complicated. From lipstick, eyeshadow, blush, and mascara, having the right makeup essentials to start out with for an everyday look is important.

Basic Makeup for Teens that are essential


The best way to start out as a teen with cosmetics is to just get a basic makeup essentials kit. I am going to show the beauty basics and what you exactly need to get started with product suggestions and a checklist. One of the most important things to think about when building your personal beauty bag is to have quality cosmetics in your everyday makeup routine. With that said, below are some tips for a complete makeup essentials list for teenagers.

Makeup Essential Checklist for Teens


  • 1 Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer
  • 1 Concealer
  • 1 Blush/bronzer/highlighter set
  • 1 Eyeshadow Palette (neautral)
  • 1 Eyeliner (brown or black)
  • 1 Lipstick or Gloss (nude)
  • 1 Mascara (black)
  • 1 Makeup Brush Set (Brushes needed: eyeliner, blender, flat, foundation, blush)
  • 1 Makeup Bag

Makeup Essentials Product Suggestions for Teenagers

Having the right cosmetics to start out with is very important. You don’t want ingredients that are bad for your skin; high qaulity is always best. Here are a few basic makeup suggestions to consider as you are building your first personal beauty bag filled with lipstick, foundation, and more.

Basic Makeup Essentials for teens for every day use

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer Suggestions:

  1. Urban Decay Weightless Foundation
  2. Honest Beauty Tinted Moisturizer

Concealer Suggestions

  1. NYX High Definition Wand Concealer
  2. Urban Decay Skin Weightess Concealer

Blush/Bronzer/Highlighter Palette Suggestions

  1. Urban Decay Naked Flushed
  2. Maybelline Face Studio Master

Eyeshadow Palette Suggestions

  1. Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
  2. Maybelline the Blushed Nudes

Eyeliner Suggestions

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 (brown or black)
  2. Revlon Colorstay (brown or black)

Nude Lipstick or Gloss

  1. Too Faced Naked Dolly Lipstick
  2. NYX Lip Lingerie in Satin Ribbon


  1. It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
  2. Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Makeup Brush Set

  1. IT Cosmetics Full Size Travel Brush Set
  2. E.L.F Cosmetics Silver Brush Set

Makeup Bag

  1. Tartan & Twine Double Zip Case
  2. Instinct Train Case


I can’t wait for you to get all of your basic essentials and start using them! Below are some other beauty resources that might help you along in getting started with makeup.

Teens basic makeup essentials for every day use


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Resources You Might Like

  1. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
  2. Morphe 7 Piece Rose Gold Brush Set
  3. Portable Travel Makeup Bag


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