Beauty hacks for teens- Putting on makeup is fun, and if you enjoy it as much as I do, then you’ll understand how it can feel like too much work sometimes, especially when you don’t have the strength to spend hours in front of a mirror. Or when you’re already running last for an event.
But do you have to spend so much time and effort to look your best? Thankfully, the answer is no, and that’s because there are tonnes of beauty hacks that will help you create a flawless look in just a few minutes.
These beauty hacks are great for teens and non-experts; with these tips and tricks, any girl can make herself pretty in no time at all.
So if you’re in ‘the lazy girl mood’ or simply in a hurry, I’ve put together some beauty hacks to help you speed things up and still look gorgeous plus some fantastic beauty products you should try.
1) Avoid Lipstick Stains On Your Teeth By Using Your Finger To Remove Excess Lipstick
This is one of my favorite beauty hacks for teens.
To avoid getting lipstick stains on your teeth, put your finger in your mouth after applying your lipstick. Then, close your lips around your finger and pull it out. This way, the excess lipstick will get on your finger, and not on your teeth.
Here are some exciting lipstick products you should try;
Color Intense Lipstick: This long-lasting lipstick from Beautycounter comes in a variety of vibrant, statement-making colors. It contains natural peppermint oil, which delivers a subtle refreshing flavor, plus it’s creamy and moisturizes your lips, so they feel soft and smooth, never dry, and uncomfortable.
Sheer Lipstick: This lipstick formula contains jojoba esters and carnauba wax to condition and hydrate lips. It contains no synthetic fragrance—just a sophisticated hint of natural vanilla. It’s silky-smooth and moisturizes your lips, giving them a sheer wash of color and a touch of polished sheen.
2) Use Concealer To Give Lipstick Matte Finisher
To get a matte look on your lips but with only a glossy lipstick, put concealer on your lips before you apply your lipstick. The concealer will provide you a beautiful matte finish. Also, as a bonus, your lipstick will only last longer when you use the concealer first.
Try these concealers and lipstick from Beautycounter;
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen: The Touchup Skin Concealer provides this flawless coverage, it’s formulated with knotgrass extract to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and photoaging—so skin looks firmer, brighter, and instantly evener.
Beautycounter Red Color Intense Lipstick: Perfect for all skin tones, this safe lipstick formula delivers vibrant and intense red color and a satin finish with a touch of fresh peppermint flavor.
Lip Gloss: This moisturizing gloss saturates lips in beautifully sheer color and high-impact shine with just one swipe. Infused with a delectable natural vanilla flavor and featuring a unique teardrop applicator, this formula goes on smoothly with no stickiness.
3) Draw A Slanted Hashtag To Get The Perfect Smokey Eye
This is one of the beauty hacks for teens that everyone will love! If you want to create a gorgeous smokey eye look, try drawing a hashtag on the outer corner of your eyelid with an eyeliner.
All you have to do is to smudge the hashtag with a Smudger Brush, and then draw another hashtag. Keep on drawing and smudging hashtags until your eyes have the perfect smokey look.
And the perfect products for the perfect smokey eyes are;
Creamy Long Last Liner: This creamy and long-lasting pencil eyeliner glides easily onto lids to line and define your eyes. It has jojoba oil and shea butter, which moisturize and nourish skin while ensuring a smooth, flake-free application with every use.
Cruelty-Free Smudger Brush E20: its soft and dense bristle head is just perfect for that smokey eye makeup looks. This brush seamlessly blends and smudges both cream and powder formulas for sultry, dramatic results.
4) Use Eye Contact Solution To Hydrate Your Mascara
If your mascara starts to dry out, it’ll get clumpier and less smooth. To hydrate it and make it smooth and easy to apply, add a few drops of eye contact solution or saline solution to it and mix it with the wand.
But remember that like all beauty products, mascaras, have expiration dates. If your mascara has expired, then it’s time to get a new one. Your mascara drying can be a sign that it’s going bad.
Here are some great mascaras to try;
Volumizing Mascara: This is an advanced mascara formula made with natural fibers and increases volume by 385% to create fuller and dramatic-looking lashes. The Volumizing Mascara comes in black color and easy to remove.
Lengthening Mascara: Made with nourishing botanical ingredients, such as organic bataua oil and carnauba wax, to help condition lashes, add alluring length and definition. It’s smudge-proof, stays on all day, yet can be removed with ease.
Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara: This mascara formula (from 100% Pure) lengthens and separates lashes without clumping, smudging, or flaking. This formula is water-resistant and doesn’t contain coal tar, Teflon, and other toxic petrochemicals.
Maracuja Mascara: This is another volumizing mascara formula, and it’s infused with luscious Maracuja oil from passion fruit to coat each lash without clumping or flaking smoothly. It is 100% Pure and water-resistant. It delivers dramatic color and contains lash-thickening seaweed to enhance volume and promote healthy hair growth.
5) Use White Eyeliner To Make Your Eyes Pop
If you’d like to see your eyes pop and want an easy way to do that, use a white eyeliner to draw light lines just above and below your brow line. Then, smudge the eyeliner with a brush; this will define your brows and give your eyes a beautiful lift.
For that perfect eye look, here are some brilliant eye makeup products from Beautycounter;
Brilliant Brow Gel: This formula groms your brows, making them thicker and fuller. It’s made with plant-conditioning waxes and butter, which are 100% safe.
Color Define Brow Pencil: This pencil defines your brows, making them look thicker, natural, and polished. It has a built-in brush wand for flawless bending and fast brow grooming.
6) For Fuller And Plumper Lips — Add Peppermint Oil To Your Lip Gloss
Looking for a way to easily plump up your lips? If you have thin lips but want them to look fuller and plump lips, a simple trick is by adding little drops of peppermint oil to your favorite lip gloss.
Place a few drops into your lip gloss, and then apply. And there you go, fuller and plumper-looking lips.
And here’s a lip conditioner that’ll give just that;
Lip Conditioner with Peppermint: This Beautycounter lip formula nourishes and protects the lips. It’s formulated with soothing and softening avocado oil, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and jojoba oil. It is infused with peppermint and rosemary oils to it its refreshing scent.
7) Check How Your Makeup Looks Under Different Light — You Can Use Your Phone’s Flashlight.
You may think you have the perfect makeup on, especially if you made up your face in a room with low lighting or overhead lighting, which will cast shadows on your face.
But to make sure your makeup is truly perfect and avoid possible embarrassment, you need to view it under different lightings. A simple way to do this is to use the flashlight of your smartphone, flash this light on your face, and you see exactly what your makeup looks like.
8) Soak Your Fresh-Polished Nails In Cold Water After Painting To Dry Them Faster
Sometimes it seems like nail polish takes forever to dry properly, but what if you don’t have all that time would like a way to dry your freshly-polished nails quickly.
Well, here’s another of my beauty hacks for teens that is useful. Soak your nails in water and watch the fresh polish dry faster. It sounds a bit strange, but you’ll be surprised at how fast your nail polish will dry when you submerge them in cold water. Cold helps the paint set and dry faster.
9) Strategically Spray Your Perform To Make It Last All Day
Most times, you find out in the most unpleasant way that your new perfume — that was advertised to last for all-day — does last as long as you’d like it to. But you can make it last much longer by strategically spraying it on some key areas.
Spray the perfume on your hair, behind your ears, on your wrists, inside your elbows, in your belly button, and behind your knees. Do this, and you’ll be amazed at how much longer it will last.
10) Use Eyeliner To Create A Quick Smokey Eye
Smokey eye look great, right? But how do you get it perfectly with little time and effort? Here’s how, by using an eyeliner instead of eyeshadow, you can do much more easily. Swipe an eyeliner along both the top and bottom of your eyelash line.
This will change your look, and you’ll have beautiful smokey eyes and expect to get lots of admiring looks.
For a smokey eye, check out these great eyeliners;
Color Outline Eye Pencil: this eyeliner pencil comes with a smudge tip, so you can easily create a quick and perfect smokey eye. It’s made with rosemary leaf extract, a natural antioxidant, which gives it a smooth and long-lasting pigment, and sunflower oil, which provides the color with its creamy, emollient feel.
Creamy Long Last Liner: this creamy and long-lasting pencil eyeliner glides easily onto lids to the line and define your eyes. It has jojoba oil and shea butter, which moisturize and nourish skin while ensuring a smooth, flake-free application with every use.
11) Draw Triangles Under Your Eyes With Concealer To Cover Up Puffy Eyes
To easily conceal puffy eyes, instead of applying your concealer in a straight line, draw triangles under your eyes with the concealer. This hack will completely cover puffy eyes and hide dark circles, plus it will lighten your face.
Here are some fantastic concealer you need to try;
Fruit Pigmented Long Last Concealer: Made from only natural and safe ingredients, it’s colored with antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetable pigments, blended into a creamy base of shea butter and rosehip oil. It’s water, sweat, and oil resistant and lasts all day.
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen: the Touchup Skin Concealer provides this flawless coverage, it’s formulated with knotgrass extract to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and photoaging—so skin looks firmer, brighter, and instantly evener.
Ecco Bella Concealer Stick: An all-natural and easy to apply concealer for clean and confident coverage that lasts and gentle on sensitive skin. It’s fragrance- free, gluten-free, and chemicals-free.
12) To Make Your Hair Look Thicker, Dust Eyeshadow On Hair Part
Another of the simple beauty hacks for teens that will make your hair look thicker is to dust eyeshadow that’s the same color as your hair along your part. You can as well dust eyeshadow along your hairline to make it look thicker, especially if you don’t usually part your hair.
13) Create a Perfect Cupid’s Bow By Drawing An ‘X’
This is another of the beauty hacks for teens that’ll transform your look.
To create a beautiful cupid’s bow, draw an ‘X’ on your upper lip with a lip liner, make sure the top ‘V’ of the ‘X’ is in line with your cupid’s bow. This will accentuate it and give a perfect look. You can also use a white eyeliner to make it more prominent.
Here’s an amazing lip liner you should try;
Creamy Long Last Lip Liner: a luscious lip liner made with skin-softening jojoba and pomegranate oils for ultra-smooth application. Its antioxidants packed fruit pigment delivers vibrant, long-lasting color to compliment and define your lips.
14) Use A Spoon To Draw Perfect Winged Eyeliner
Drawing perfect winged eyeliner can be very tricky, this especially so if you want both eyes to look just the same. But it can be done with ease, with a spoon. First, place the handle of the spoon against the corner of your eye and draw a line.
Then, turn the spoon over and place the curved portion of the spoon against your eye. Use the round edge of the spoon to draw the second line, which smoothly connects to the first line. Then, remove the spoon and fill in the outline. And that’s it, beautiful winged eyeliner on both eyes. What could be perfect!
And if you want some fantastic eyeliner pencils, here they are;
Color Outline Eye Pencil: This eyeliner pencil comes with a smudge tip, so you can easily create a quick and perfect smokey eye. It’s made with rosemary leaf extract, a natural antioxidant, which gives it a smooth and long-lasting pigment, and sunflower oil, which provides the color with its creamy, emollient feel.
Precision Liquid Eyeliner: This eyeliner is perfect for creating everything from thin, sharp lines to thick, dramatic wings, plus, its long-wearing formula lasts up to 12 hours.
Long Last Liquid Eyeliner: Made with hydrating aloe, nourishing cocoa butter, and black tea leaves for rich pigments, this formula is free of artificial fragrances and toxic chemicals. This silky smooth liquid eyeliner from 100% Pure defines your eyes with a deep and dramatic color. It’s water-resistant, smudge-proof, and long-lasting for all-day wear.
15) Use a Napkin to make your lipstick last all-day
Nothing ruins your makeup like disappearing lipstick, but there’s a way to prevent this and make your lipstick last much longer. There is a simple trick on how to make your lipstick stay longer. First, apply a layer of lipstick and wait for a little bit for it to set.
Then place a napkin on your lips briefly and remove it; this will remove the excess lipstick. Then, dust some powder on your lips and apply another layer of lipstick. And with this simple trick, your lipstick will last all day.
Here are some long-lasting lipstick;
Fruit Pigmented Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick: A lipstick formula that keeps lips moisturized all day long while providing stunning, durable color. It’s made with a nourishing blend of cocoa butter, shea butter, and vitamin E to moisturize and protect delicate lips from dryness and antioxidant-rich fruit pigments like cherries, blueberries, and peaches.
Color Intense Lipstick: This lipstick comes in a variety of vibrant, statement-making colors. It contains natural peppermint oil, which delivers a subtle refreshing flavor. Also, it is creamy and moisturizes your lips, so they feel soft and smooth, never dry and uncomfortable.
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Lipstick: This anti-aging lipstick formula is concentrated with pomegranate oil to keep lips super soft, moisturized, and youthful. It comes in vibrant colors that last all day and colored from antioxidant and vitamin-packed fruit pigments like plum, raspberry, and grape.
16) Use Vaseline To Remove Makeup
Another of the beauty hacks for teens is using vaseline to remove makeup.
So you just found out your makeup remover is finished and you forget to replace it, but you need to get off all that painting on your face right now, well you can use Vaseline to remove makeup.
To do this, apply a generous amount of vaseline on your skin, massage it, and use a cotton pad or napkin to wipe off the vaseline, and your makeup will come off with it.
Here are some much easier alternatives;
One-step Makeup Remover Wipes: the Beautycounter one-step makeup remover wipes are super soft wipes that trap makeup, dirt, and impurities, then gently whisk it away with no need to rinse. Its naturally-derived micellar formula contains aloe vera, which delivers hydration, while cornflower water soothes delicate skin.
Instant Eye Makeup Remover: this formula is specially made for removing eye makeup. It has a dual-phase, which completely erases long-lasting and water-proof eye makeup.
Nourishing Cream Cleanser: This formula is gentle for very sensitive skin, it soothes and nourishes the skin while cleansing it of all makeup, dirt, and impurities. It’s lightweight, creamy, and can be massaged onto wet or dry skin and used on the delicate eye area, too. It contains witch hazel for an even skin tone, coconut oil, and aloe for deep hydration and radiance.
17) Use Potatoes To Lighten Dark Armpits
To get rid of those dreadful dark pigmentations in your underarms and other sensitive and private parts of your body without chemicals ridden bleaching products, try potatoes!
Grind a raw potato and rub it on your armpit and leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Alternatively, you can use any of these products; they’re safe and will get the job done without any stress on your part.
Underarm whitening cream by Asavea: contains only safe ingredients and formulated to lighten and moisturize dark and sensitive body parts like underarms, groin, knees, etc.
Lightening cream for underarms and sensitive parts by Asavea: made with only natural and safe ingredients, this underarm lightening cream is very effective and gentle on sensitive skin. It also hydrates and repairs damaged skin cells.
So I’ve shared some of my favorite beauty hacks for teens and products with you, and I do hope you found them very helpful.
I’d love to hear what you think of them; which one do you like best or have tried, and what are your favorite beauty hacks? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.