Make up tips for your teen daughter and natural beauty for yourself

My daughter will be 13 next month. She will be entering into her teen years which had me starting to think about how I feel about make up.  Isabella started experimenting with mascara earlier this year. I guess I had my head buried in the sand because it hadn't even occurred to me that someone who is as beautiful as she is would even think about wanting to wear make up.  I remembered being younger than her though when I started sneaking my mom's make up from her bathroom.
I thought that instead of sneaking make up from my drawer that we would have an open discussion about it.  But first I had to question her to see why she wanted to start wearing make up in the first place.  At this age, some of it is just to fit in with your peers.  Your friends are doing it, you want to do it too.  And while that's not a great argument for most things, this time, with something as innocuous as make up, I let it fly.  
I've spent a lot of time in my kids schools.  I've seen middle school girls who I can tell sneak into the bathroom before school and put on a mask of make up. I also see high school girls who wear far too much make up and really could use a few tips. I don't want to prohibit my daughter from something that is quite harmless and I want to encourage her to wear make up in the way that it was enhance your natural beauty.
I recently discovered Victoria Jackson cosmetics.  I love that it's called the "no make up" make up.® It is exactly what I look for in a beauty routine, especially a beauty routine that I want to introduce to my daughter.

I am a firm believer that if your make up routine takes longer than five minutes, then you are doing too much.  This is the make up that I wear on a daily basis. I start with a moisturizer that has SPF 15, and I follow that with my favorite Victoria Jackson foundation duo, the Victoria Jackson Here Comes the Sun bronzing powder, and then the Victoria Jackson perfect everyday blush.  I use a neutral eye shadow and a black liquid eye liner followed by Victoria Jackson lush mascara.  That's it!

Here's a little before and after.  This 30 something {o.k. I'm 36 and proud of it!} mom of three wearing no make up on the left and after my make up routine on the right.  

If I only had one piece of make up I could wear for the rest of my life it would be this Victoria Jackson foundation duo.  It's light, sheer and oil free and it's great for blending out those uneven skin tones. The best part is that it doesn't fall into those fine lines and get stuck making those lines even more pronounced.

My daughter was next.  I want to encourage enhancing her natural beauty with make up, not covering it up, so we only used two products-the Victoria Jackson bronzing powder and the lush mascara.

I think she is quite beautiful before with no make up, but a little bronzer on her cheeks and a little touch of mascara helps to give her that inner confidence that goes right along with that outer beauty.

It's time to spring clean your make up.  Pitch that eye shadow you have had for two years, get rid of that broken compact of powder.  I have a beauty bargain for you! Victoria Jackson® is offering an exclusive 25% discount off the entire site using promo codeLOVEVJC.  Valid until 4/4/15.

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of Victoria Jackson® and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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