Preteen Makeup Guide

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A daytime look for the preteens


This look is a super light look I did quickly for Alexis at a national pageant. I love exploring different types of make up to show you have lots of options in the beauty realm.

In the Beginning

You can see in our before picture, Aleia starts out fresh faced with her hair down. I did a quick ponytail to pull her hair out of her face, so her facial structure would be the focus. I always like to begin the face with the eyebrows, so I used a spooly to gently brush the brows up and out.

I love the ELF brow defining brush because it has the perfect angle. I also highly recommend Morphe’s dual sided spooly brush. Always start with a color that is one step down from the person’s actual brow color. Then as you move through the brow, go back and add a shade which is the right equivalent to the brow color to add definition.


Priming the skin is very important, so my go to for this look was Maybelline’s Baby Skin. It is a very inexpensive product which achieves great results. I also added in a light Rosehip oil by The Ordinary. This is also a very inexpensive purchase and that line is fabulous for serums to get your skin in great shape. Even though Alexis is young, I still always think about the fitness of the skin as I am doing make-up.

Building a Foundation

Once she was primed, I added a light layer of foundation and then a light layer of powder. Here I applied it with a Real Techniques brush. Alexis has a smaller face, so I wanted to make sure I thought more from a detail standpoint when I chose my brush size. Using a smaller brush on the face allowed me more control and better coverage as I moved to blend the product into the skin.

I wanted to keep her contour light, thus we went back and added a very light layer of concealer underneath the eye and down the middle of the nose with a beauty blender. This was a lightly damp Real Technique’s blender as I wanted to use the least amount of product, but get the most coverage possible. This look is not for stage, so keeping it very daytime was important.

Golden Eyes

Next step, creating the eye area using Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette. The base of the eye is the color Tempera mixed with a light white. I used a mixture of Burnt Orange with the color Glistening for her crease. I always love a golden tone for a younger competitor or Queen’s day look. If you do not have an eyeshadow palette, you could also use bronzer.


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