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Q: I am 13 and confused about what makeup to use. I have a pale complexion and naturally rosy cheeks. When I use anything, I only use honey beige eye shadow, pale foundation, and clear lip gloss. Do you have any suggestions for me?

A: If you are only 13, I would suggest using only a couple products. I would recommend a blush, or in your case with naturally rosy cheeks, an all-over stick with a bit of shimmer. Cover Girl makes some great options, as does Revlon, Maybelline and L'Oreal. Stick with a pink or peachy color that is lighter in tone. These are great to use on eyes, cheeks and lips. I would then top off your look with a bit of lipgloss which all brands are making these days. Using only one great shimmer shadow works best on young girls and still looks hip and trendy. If you are looking at evening out your skin a bit (which I believe you don't need to do yet), start with a tinted moisturizer. Most lines are now making these products, including the drugstore lines, and they are making them in a range of shades that include very fair colors. Revlon makes one called Even Out Makeup and Nivea, Oil of Olay and Cover Girl make them as well. Another option would be just starting with a sheer powder to even out your skin.

You definitely don't want to overdo it at such a young age. Keep it light, shimmery and glossy. Check out the drugstore lines, as you can get a great look and experiment at low cost. Good luck!


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