How Young Is Too Young for For Makeup?

How young is too young to wear makeup?

Sam Fine

 At what age is it appropriate to start wearing foundation and other makeup products? According to beauty expert Sam Fine 14 is the perfect age for young girls to start experimenting with makeup. While he is not a proponent for young teens to have a dark smokey eye or wear heavy foundations and bold lipsticks, there are a few things that he says young girls should do.

Young girls (around age 14) should start:

  • grooming brows
  • proper skin care
  • start the using a light application of a pressed powder
  • lip gloss
  • a little mascara

“If a girl is using deodorant, tampons and wearing a bra, they can begin to groom their brows, wear lip gloss and a thin coat of mascara and powder” -Sam Fine

I do remember growing up that a large number of my friends started wearing makeup between the ages of 13 and 15. Apparently it was a really big deal to them. I personally didn’t start wearing tons of makeup until college. I was a tomboy growing up and makeup just wasn’t my thing, however I was always concerned with having clear skin and wanted clean brows. So I guess according to Sam Fine I was right on track. Despite the fact that I was a late bloomer in the world of makeup, my mother tells me a story of a time when I was 2 years old. She said I accompanied her to a party and I took it upon myself to go through a woman’s purse and I found some red lipstick. At the age of 2, she said I put the lipstick on perfectly without a smudge and without a mirror. My mother said she knew from that point on I was going to be addicted to makeup at some point in my life. It took 20 years…but it happened.

When did you start wearing makeup? How much did you wear?

*peace love & couture*

Couture News! B. Scott Beauty

B. Scott Beauty!

I nearly passed out and lost my ever loving mind when I learned that none other than the uber splendiferously divine and ALWAYS beat down B.Scott will be coming out with his very own beauty line in 2011. How amazing is this? The line will include a “double kisses” lipgloss that I can’t wait to apply the same way he does.

I can’t wait to get my hands on these products. As I get more information I’ll be sure to share it with all of my couture cuties.

So in honor of B.Scott and “Tap Yo Neighbor Tuesday” I’m going to ask you “Do you know who B.Scott is?!?” If you don’t know who B. Scott is then here is a little taste for you honey…. DOUBLE KISSES! *muah muah*

Neiman Marcus 2010 Beauty Award Winners

Neiman Marcus has recently released the winners of its 2010 Beauty Awards. Click here for the complete list.

  • I would agree with the list for Nars sheer blush being the best. Highly pigmented and its all about the application ladies!
  • Gucci Guilty fragrance is also on my list of loves. May need to buy that for my birthday.
  • Although I haven’t tried the Fekkai hair product mentioned I absolutely ADORE Fekkai hair products. Even for ethnic hair I love it. Whether transitioning to natural or maintaining chemically and color treated hair I love it. There is something for everyone and the products smell amazing. (Men love the glossing collection *hint hint*)

Many of the products are not exclusive to NM. They can also be found in Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta and even Target!

Couture Event: Minx and Mingle with D’brows

What: Minx and Mingle

When: Thursday July 29 (4-9 pm)

Where: 5332 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington DC 20011

(Second Floor of Natural Motion Salon)

This Thursday D’brows will be hosting a “Minx and Mingle” event in their studio. Here is your change to indulge in one of the latest beauty trends (minx nail overlays) while receiving other services.

Pre-registration for the event is required so sign up today if you want to attend. Guests that pre-register for the event will receive the Minx and Mingle package which consists of :flare lashes, brow waxing, and a set of Minx nails for $80.

Appointments can be set for as early as 4:30 and the last appointment will be scheduled at 8pm. Please contact the salon coordinator for further inquiries at (202) 232-7677