Being a 6th grade girl is not that easy. You want to look pretty and feel confident, but you worry about whether you’re doing it right. If you’re still a 6th grader but also your own personal makeup artist, then read on. If you’re the mom of a 6th grader who wants to encourage her budding beauty hobby, or her mom wanting to give her daughter the gift of self-confidence, it doesn’t matter! This post can help both of these audiences (yes, I used audience as a noun).
Makeup for 6th graders is an important part of your look, even if you’re a boy.
You can use the tips below to apply your makeup in a way that will make you feel confident and beautiful.
- Start with the skin. If you have sensitive skin or acne, use a moisturizer before applying foundation. If you don’t want to wear foundation, try tinted moisturizer instead.
- Next, add color! For lips, choose a lip pencil in a shade that complements your natural lip tone and fill in with a matching lipstick or gloss over top. For cheeks, apply blush sparingly to just the apples of your cheeks—don’t overdo it!
- Finally, add some eyeshadow! For daytime looks, choose neutral shades like browns and taupe; for nighttime looks, try bolder colors like blue and purple (but remember: less is more).
Makeup for 6th graders
Sixth grade is a big year. It might be your last year of elementary school or it could be your first year of middle school. Now that you are getting older, you might be interested in makeup. Wearing makeup is fun and can enhance your features. Talk to your parents about makeup to make sure you are allowed to wear it. Start by only wearing a minimal amount of makeup to school. On certain occasions, like dates or parties, you can do your makeup in a special way.
Applying Makeup for School
Wear minimal makeup. You don’t need to wear very much makeup. Keep your makeup simple and light so you don’t overwhelm your face. Makeup is a fun way to enhance your features, but it is not meant to change your appearance. Only wear a little bit of makeup and keep the colors you wear to school natural.
Apply powder, BB cream and concealer. Find a BB cream that matches your skin color and take a small amount of it, then blend it in with a beauty blender or your hands. Then put small dots of concealer on blemishes and dark circles. Choose a loose powder color that matches your skin tone. Use a large brush or a puff that comes with the powder. Put powder onto the brush or puff and apply it to your face. Start by putting the powder on your nose and cheeks then work your way out.
You might not even need to use powder and BB cream, if you have minimal blemishes, you might just be able to use concealer.
Apply mascara. You can use a clear mascara or black or brown mascara. Remove the wand from the bottle and scrape off excess makeup onto the side. Sweep the mascara onto your eyelashes from the root of the lashes to the ends. You can do one or two coats of mascara on your top lashes. Only use a little bit of mascara on your bottom lashes.
Use a simple lip gloss. You can start by applying a clear lip gloss or you can apply a colored lip gloss. Stick to simple colors like shades of pink. Apply the lip gloss on your lips to make them appear shinier and brighter.
Applying Makeup for a Date
Be yourself. Wearing makeup can impress your date, but don’t change who you are. If you are going on a date, wear as much makeup that you feel is true to yourself. If you never wear makeup and feel uncomfortable in it, then don’t show up to the date with a ton of makeup on. If you will feel more confident with a little bit of makeup on, then wear makeup for your date.
Apply tinted moisturizer, concealer and powder. You will want your skin to glow on your date. You can apply a tinted moisturizer like a BB cream for your date or you can apply a powder. Use a large brush or a puff to apply powder to your face. Use a small amount of concealer for blemishes and dark circles. Remember to use face makeup that matches your skin tone and to wash it off at night.
Try natural eyeshadow. If you want a little extra makeup, apply a natural colored eyeshadow. Use a color such as a beige or brown to enhance your eyes. You can use just one color or you can use a couple of shades of the same color. Apply the eyeshadow to your eyelids with an eyeshadow brush.
Put on a few extra coats of mascara. Use a natural colored mascara such as black or dark brown and apply it to your eyelashes. Do two or three coats of mascara to really make your eyes pop for the date.
Consider getting a waterproof mascara if the date is outside and you are going to be sweating.
Consider trying blush. You can put a small amount of blush on your cheeks with a blush brush. Look in the mirror and smile. Apply blush only to the “apples” of your cheeks. These are the areas of your cheeks that pop out when you smile. Apply a small amount of blush in a circular motion.
Try a lip tint or stain. Use a lip tint or stain for your date in a bright or neutral color. Lip tint won’t come off when you eat so you won’t have any embarrassing lip stick marks on your face part way through the date.
Applying Makeup for a Party
Apply foundation. There are many types of foundation. You can just apply a powder foundation or you can apply something with more coverage such as a liquid foundation or a moisturizing BB cream. Apply a bit of concealer for blemishes and dark circles. Maybe add powder to set it. Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone and that you wash it off at the end of the night. Sleeping in foundation can give you acne.
Apply eyeshadow. You can use natural eyeshadow colors such as beiges and browns or colorful eyeshadow. Less is more when it comes to eyeshadow so be careful not to put on too much. You can use just one color or mix two or three shades of a color. Use a makeup brush to apply eyeshadow, not your finger.
If you use a color, consider trying it with a natural shade. Put a beige on your entire eyelid then only put the colored eyeshadow on your eye line only.
Try glitter eyeshadow for something extra fun.
Try eyeliner. If you want, you can try to apply eyeliner. Eyeliner can be difficult to apply, but it can be fun to wear for a party. You can purchase traditional black eyeliner or colored eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner and gel eyeliner are the boldest types, but they are the most difficult to apply. Use a pencil eyeliner if you are just starting out using eyeliner.
Apply eyeliner where your eyelashes meet your eyelids. Be very careful and try to make the eyeliner smooth and consistent across your eye line.
Use mascara. When you are finished applying any eyeshadow and eyeliner you want to use, apply mascara. Sweep the mascara on your eyelashes from the roots to the ends. You can use black or brown mascara or you can mix it up for the special occasion and use a colored mascara.
To make your eyes look bigger, curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler before you apply mascara.
Make your lips offset your eyes. Apply a colored lip gloss or lip stick to your lips that offsets your eye makeup. If you used really colorful eye makeup, wear lip gloss that is a light color that matches your lips. If you used natural colored eye makeup, you can wear a lip color that is a bright color like bright pink or red.