Summer time has just flown by and its hard to say out loud but let's face it, there comes a time when the kids need to go back to school. Time to kick it into gear, things are about to get extra busy!
Back-to-school for some means trying out new fall beauty trends and ideas, this is true especially in women young and old-er! My oldest is only going on eleven so although she doesn't wear full-on everyday makeup, she still toys with it from time to time and hair, that's always a thing. Trying new styles, new looks and what works for her. Plus - mama could always use some new tips and tricks for her own makeup bag!
Introduce beauty with confidence and check out the following beauty tips from COVERGIRL makeup artist Veronica Chu and Pantene Consulting Stylist, Justin German using some of their (and my) favourite products from COVERGIRL, Pantene, Olay and Venus!
1 - Every great beauty look begins with a great regimen:
Following a daily hair regimen is the basis of great looking hair. One of the staples of this is a shampoo and conditioner like the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture renewal shampoo and conditioner - I love this collection because it's designed to repair hair, control moisture levels and prevent damage for a soft, smooth moisturized feel. It makes a fantastic option for girls experimenting with new styles and putting hair through its paces so it looks healthy and strong. - Justin German
Similarly, great makeup starts with great skin. For young women in their teens and early 20's, their bodies are still growing and factors like stress and hormonal changes can cause skin to act out. I always recommend following a cleansing routine in the morning and at night, followed by a good moisturizer. One of my favourite cleansers is the Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus face scrub - the oil free formula won't clog pores and cleanses without over-drying. For a moisturizer, apply the Olay Total Effects Featherweight moisturizer - I like this one because it's super light weight and includes SPF for added protection. - Veronica Chu2 - Less is more:
Playing with hair products and different styles is really fun and it's a great way to learn. But using too much product can leave hair feeling crunchy, frizzy, flat or oily. Start off with lighter products like detanglers or Pantene Pro V Stylers all-in-one styling balm to avoid this - the light multitasking formula tames frizz and flyaways by protecting from damage. As an added benefit, other styling products can be layered on top so it's a great one to experiment with. - Justin German
When girls start asking to use makeup, think of it as a gradual transition with a very soft and natural feel. Mascara is a great way to start experimenting - I suggest younger girls go with a single coat of brown mascara to give a more natural look. My favourite for beginners is COVERGIRL Lashblast volume with its wide, straight barrel that makes it really easy to handle. Once comfortable with LashBlast volume, then branch out and try others from the COVERGIRL family like Bloom, Clump Crusher or Fusion and try out different pigments! - Veronica Chu
3 - Fresh and effortless is in:
Underdone, dropped out waves are everywhere and they're so easy to create, especially if girls wash their hair at night. Simply apply a leave in conditioner to the hair while it's still damp, then braid the hair. In the morning, break down the braid and spray the roots with Pantene Root Reboot Dry Shampoo, adding volume and texture. Not only is this look on trend, but it's a great time saver too! - Justin German
Dewy skin is a staple for the upcoming season. What makes this look particularly good for younger girls is that its so natural for them. It's all about the fresh, youthful glow they already have! To help bring out this natural glow and even out skin tone, apply a small amount of Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC cream. I love the extremely light weight, oil free formula because it allows for even colour while minimizing the look of pores. - Veronica Chu
Body care is also important as young girls become young women. For those who are starting to think about shaving or have already started, the new Venus Swirl razor is designed to shave those hard-to-reach places that other razors might miss. For a fresh clean that lasts all day try Olay Fresh Outlast body washes with 3X more mild cleansers than before.
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- Pantene Pro-V Stylers All-in-one Styling Balm ($8.99)
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