Many girls dream of joining a beauty pageant for the sheer joy dressing up and putting on make-up, like mommy does. However, make-up for little girls and pre-teens are completely different from that of grown-up women simply because their skin and face dynamics is also very different. While it is tempting to make us of the whole plethora of available products, these make up tips for pageants will help your girl make the best of her features.
Choosing the right product
Most pre-teens have no need for heavy concealers or foundation. Sheer colors are best for evening out the skin tone without making it look mask-like. Water based foundation applied to clean skin should give a nice, smooth “canvass” before colors are applied.
Choosing the right colors
Children and pre-teens look best in light, airy colors tempered by the merest hint of heavier color around the eyes for emphasis. Lip color should never be heavy; glossy pink or lighter shades of red and orange can be used depending on the skin tone, while the blush should be applied lightly high on the cheekbones for long faces and just below the cheekbones for rounder ones. During pageants when the lights are stronger, darker colors can be used but with the same light hand. A sprinkling of finishing powder applied periodically should control unseemly shine.
Choosing the right emphasis
Freshness and innocence is the best features to highlight for young girls. While some mothers may think that their girls have the potential for great beauty, to look more grown-up may not be as appealing as looking their own age. Youth should be the emphasis rather than actual features, which are usually immature in their natural state anyway. Consult with your child if she still feels like herself when she is made up.
Make up tips for pageants online use techniques that are usually not appropriate and too heavy for young girls. The best rule-of-thumb when experimenting with make up is lightness, both in touch and color. Let your child’s youth and vibrancy shine through and do not mask it with artificial agents. She is more likely to appeal to pageant judges and will appreciate her own face if she does not try to ape supermodels.