Beginner Beauty

Beauty tips and products for teens and young adults

Ages 13-20

Academics, events, athletics and hormones can make teen skin a constant wave of challenges.  What make up to start using and how to apply it can be confusing.

We can help, one mascara and pimple tip at a time.

Dewy Skin Perfection.

We've all come to discover what amazing things a great highlighter can do to the appearance of our faces. If you haven't, check out all the benefits in this post. Now imagine taking your highlight to the next level. The newest trend of "glossing" will leave your skin...

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The No Makeup Look.

Sometimes it can be a little scary leaving the house without any makeup. Whatever the reason, it's nice to have a go-to regimen for a quick, easy, no makeup look that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. The combo is different for everybody. I have found that...

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Best Hair Dryer

I've been in search of a good hair dryer that doesn't cost a fortune for a long time.  I came upon this one on sale at ULTA Beauty.  T Studio Thermaluxe Pro Series Hair Dryer.  The sales consultant at ULTA was raving about it and said she owned it herself.  For 34.99...

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No Chip Nails

We love it here at YBB when all three of us have the same need and there is one solution. O.P.I Infinite Shine Collection.  This polish stays on like a gel manicure without the time, money or nail damage.  It really works.....Up to 2 weeks with no chipping!  Bring on...

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What's that saying....A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.......yes, that's it! Basic Beauty loves Prom season because we get to play with all of our glitter and gloss.  We see so many young pretty girls bubbling with excitement for their big night.  We get to see...

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Summer Spotlight

Basic Beauty has discovered its newest and truest summer favorite.  Sarah McNamara's Miracle Skin Transformer for face and tinted beauty balm for body will make your summer brighter in so many ways. We cannot get over our new discovery! This is an absolute MUST HAVE...

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The Best Face, Lip & Eye Primers.

When it comes to makeup, staying power is key. Priming will not only keep your products in place, but it will also smooth your skin by minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Needless to say, add this step to your makeup routine! Here are a few our tried...

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Changes in Skin with Changes in Seasons

Does your skin always seem to react with the change of seasons?  Mine does. Friends say, "I don't know what is happening. I am so oily all of a sudden!" or "Aaaah I just completelry broke out, and I don't know why!?"  We just don't realize that the change in the...

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Snow Day Activities

Snow days and being stuck inside offer a perfect opportunity for Basic Beauty Activities!  Hard to believe but Spring is actually around the corner and we want our heals, nails, skin, mind and hair to be Sunshine Ready. Here are some simple things you can do today...

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Brush it Off

BRUSH IT OFF We love cleaning our makeup brushes.  There is something therapeutic about it and of course absolutely neccessary for proper hygiene. Failing to clean your brushes on a regular basis causes product buildup and bacteria which can be damaging to your...

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BEST Lip Gloss Ever

Recently, I have been looking for an everyday lip gloss that will stay on almost the whole day, have some shine, and feel smooth and un-sticky. These are a lot of expectations, but after some trial and error, I found the perfect gloss. Introducing...... Full-on Lip...

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Take it All Off

We love all the products out there that tout their "STAYING POWER".  But when you are desperate to crawl into your bed at night you want those products to come off with ease.  Here are a few of our favorites that we think get the job DONE!     Elf Kiss it...

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