When you think of sixth grade, you think about your first year in middle school. You are out of elementary school and everything is bigger, older and more exciting. This is the time to explore your personality and discover new things. For a young girl it is also the time to experiment with make up. There are three simple beauty tips for girls in middle school that should be implemented before they start to experiment on their own.
First of all, seeing a young girl wearing a lot of make up can be unsettling, especially for parents. Usually these girls are never shown how to put make up on, or they have been forbidden to wear make up so they apply it after they leave the house. Instead of forbidding the use of make up, it is probably better to take the time teach her how to apply make up properly, and assure a look that is age appropriate.
When you are are young there is no real need for heavy foundation. The best product for a young girl is a tinted moisturizer. This gives light coverage that will even out skin tone and hydrate skin. There are even tinted moisturizers that contain an SPF, which protects skin from sun damage. After applying the tinted moisturizer, if there are blemishes that need a little more coverage then teach her to apply a small amount of concealer to the spot. Less is more when applying the concealer. They should be taught not to pile on the concealer, because in the end, the mountain of flaky make up will more noticeable than the original blemish.
The second product that is great for young girls is brown mascara. Wearing black mascara is a little intense, but the brown is soft enough to add just a little bit of color and length to the lashes. It also makes the color of your eyes stand out and you don't need to use a lot to create a more dramatic look. The biggest mistake comes from using a black or very black mascara, and applying too much of the product. If they keep applying the mascara the lashes get heavy and clumpy. Also, if they finish applying the mascara and decide to go back after it has dried and apply more, they get a spider leg effect around the eyes. This provides a more dramatic look, but not in a good way.
The last product that is great for girls is tinted lip gloss. This gives a little color and shine, and makes them feel as if they are older. A couple shades darker than the natural lip color is perfect for this age group. Using a darker lip gloss or lipstick looks unnatural on a young girl, and if applied incorrectly it can look sloppy and messy. Also, using a darker gloss or lipstick is more likely to stain everything it comes in contact with.