Mention makeup, and it surely invokes unforgettable memories of the first time you ever played with lipstick as a kid. However, for teenagers, this fascination starts to bloom as you explore the other aspect of this magical beauty realm. Whether it’s covering those inflamed blemishes with concealer or swiping some lip gloss for an extra juicy pout, makeup never ceases to amaze us. As a neophyte when it comes to beauty, navigating through the world of makeup as a teenager can be a whirlwind journey. If you’re a certified beauty aficionado who is in dire need of some guidance, here’s our pick of the best makeup products for teenagers’ skin.

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The Best Makeup Products For Teenagers’ Skin 2023

1. Emina Squeeze Me Up Series 

Emina, a renowned teen beauty brand from Indonesia, is widely known for its Squeeze Me Up Series. Touted as the first ever squeezable makeup in one series, the range boasts pocket-sized products that deliver amazing results. This highly coveted range of products comprises comprehensive products that you need for a full face makeup such as Concealer, Browcara, Mascara, Lip Matte and Lip Glass. The Emina Squeeze Me Up Concealer comes in three variants of shades, namely, light, natural and caramel. Apart from its buildable formula, it boasts a silky texture that seamlessly spreads on the skin to conceal imperfections and blemishes. 

Get your brows on fleek with the Emina Squeeze Me Up Browcara which features smudge-proof and water-resistant formulations that can last throughout the day. Make your pick between its clear, ashy or woody shades. So, what exactly is the secret to fluttery lashes? Simply swipe the Emina Squeeze Me Up Mascara for long-lasting curls that do not smudge. 

The Emina Squeeze Me Up Lip Matte harnesses the power of apricot oil, macadamia oil and vitamin E to deeply nourish the lips. Available in four gorgeous shades, the lip matte has a lightweight texture that envelopes the lips with a veil of velvety finish. While the Emina Squeeze Me Up Lip Glass delivers a high shine looking pout with a glass-like finish. This lip cream based product comes in two types of shades: stargaze and surf ‘N dive which suit every occasion. With its high-quality formulation and efficacy, the Emina Squeeze Me Up Series is one of the best makeup products for teenagers’ skin.

Why we love it:

  • Pocket sized products
  • Affordable prices
  • Easy to use

Price: Emina Squeeze Me Up  Concealer (RM24.50), Emina Squeeze Me Up Browcara (RM24.50), Emina Squeeze Me Up Mascara (RM24.50), Emina Squeeze Me Up  Lip Matte (RM24.50) and Emina Squeeze Me Up Lip Glass (RM24.50) 

Where to buy: Watsons, Shopee and TikTok

2. Beautyblender® Back to Basics Kit

Nothing can truly beat good makeup tools, as they are considered essential to creating a flawless finish. The Beautyblender® Back to Basics Kit features its signature vibrant pink sponges, which you can use to apply makeup base to your skin. The kit also includes Liquid Blendercleanser® to effectively remove makeup residue from the sponges. Simply clean up these makeup sponges routinely with Liquid Blendercleanser®  and they will look brand new in no time. 

Why we love it:

  • Comes with a Liquid Blendercleanser® 
  • The makeup sponges ensure flawless makeup base application
  • Suitable for makeup beginners

Price: RM199.00

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3. Holika Holika Jelly Dough Blusher

Get a youthful glow with the cult-status Holika Holika Jelly Dough Blusher. As the name indicates, it has a jelly-like texture that morphs into powder that adheres close to the skin. Plus, it accentuates your cheeks with a natural flush of colour without any clumpiness. With its highly pigmented colours, it provides a payoff that lasts throughout the day. Simply apply it using a cushion puff in a circular motion across your cheekbones.

Why we love it:

  • Rich and vibrant colours
  • Formula that adheres close to the skin
  • Long-lasting

Price: RM49.90

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4. Y.O.U Beauty Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream

If you’re still looking for the best makeup products for teenagers’ skin, the Y.O.U Beauty Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Cream should be on your list. This mask-proof product features a concoction of coconut oil and Vitamin E to keep the lips hydrated while minimising the appearance of fine lines. It is available in a whopping 18 shades, including chic, elegant, coco and latte. Apart from its lightweight texture, it boasts a non-transfer formula that ensures the product instantly dries upon application. 

Why we love it:

  • Comes in 18 shades
  • Lightweight texture for all day comfort
  • Transfer-proof

Price: RM36.90

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5. bareMinerals  BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20

bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20 offers 35 ranges of extensive shades, from light, medium, dark to deep. Unlike other foundations, it has an airy light formulation that feels lightweight and breathable on the skin. The best part? It delivers a natural matte skin which blurs out any imperfections with an airbrushed finish. It is also non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic, making it an excellent choice for teenagers. 

Why we love it:

  • Full coverage
  • Airbrushed finish
  • Lasts for 24 hours

Price: RM155.00

Where to buy: Zalora 

6. Glossier Boy Brow 

Our personal pick of the best makeup products for teenagers’ skin is Boy Brow from the ever popular brand Glossier. Inspired by traditional hair pomade, it grooms and holds the brows in place in a single swipe with no stiffness.With its creamy wax formula, it conditions and thickens the brows for a full brushed-up look. It is a perfect option to tame your brows without looking too drawn on. 

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Natural looking brows
  • Free from fragrance and alcohol

Price: RM140.00

Where to buy: Zalora 

7. Sephora Collection 12H Colorful Contour Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner 

With thousands of positive reviews, Sephora Collection 12H Colorful Contour Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner has garnered cult-favourite status. It comes in 24 vibrant shades that provide three finishes: matte, glitter, and shimmer. Thanks to its 12-hour longevity, this water-proof eyeliner can last throughout the day without smudging. While its creamy texture enables it to glide effortlessly with maximum control, making it a perfect option for makeup newbies. If you’re feeling bolder, try out its gorgeous shades of blue, green or purple. 

Why we love it:

  • Comes in  24 vibrant shades
  • Waterproof formula
  • Long-wearing

Price: RM49.00

Where to buy: Sephora 

8. Maybelline Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara Black

Touted as one of the best makeup brands for teens, Maybelline is renowned for its revolutionary mascaras. Its Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara Black boasts a formulation that is incomparable to none. This 36-hour waterproof mascara provides next-level curl power that can withstand water, heat, humidity and sweat. The ergonomic curved brush is innovatively designed to curl the lashes from the roots. 

Why we love it:

  • Available in two shades of black and brown
  • Ergonomic curved brush
  • Provides 36-hours curls 

Price: RM31.90

Where to buy: Guardian

9. L’Oréal Paris Makeup La Petite Palette Nudist Makeup Eyes

The L’Oréal Paris Makeup La Petite Palette Nudist Makeup Eyes is a mini eyeshadow palette that can amp up your beauty game. It comes with five shades that complement each other for a variety of nude-inspired looks. The eyeshadows feature a creamy texture that blends easily on the skin. It does not only provide intense colour payoff, but it also ensures a crease-proof look that lasts throughout the day. 

Why we love it:

  • Intense colour payoff
  • Blendable formulation
  • Crease-proof

Price: RM79.90

Where to buy: Watsons 

10. Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer is a hybrid product that is expertly formulated as a built-in eye cream. Its prosperity blend of skin-loving ingredients includes hyaluronic acid, prickly pear, squalane, mango butter, shea butter and meadowsweet. Created with Cushion tape™ technology, it minimises the appearance of fine lines while ensuring a long-lasting crease-free look that does not budge. With just one application, it provides full coverage without causing any dryness. 

Why we love it:

  • Provides 24-hour moisturisation
  • Buildable
  • Multipurpose

Price: RM139.00

Where to buy: Sephora 

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