Why Young Girls Should Choose ‘Organic Skin Care’

In the short time I’ve been in business offering organic skin care products, I’ve always assumed young girls would not be interested in organic products. I tended to believe women who were 20 years old and beyond would be more interested and more willing to purchase these products than those under 20.

Recently I have spoken with lots of lovely young ladies from 16 – 21 years of age who just love the idea of organic skin care and organic makeup products, but just can’t afford it. I totally understand that. I’ve been there, done that!

Young girls would rather spend their money on shoes, clothes and accessories… of course!

My message to these your ladies has been, although youth is on your side (lucky for them!), it is really important that you know the value of your skin on your overall health.

The fact is, there are just way too many toxic ingredients in mainstream skin care and makeup. So many harsh ingredients that mum’s like me are put off purchasing these products for their daughters. So to all the mum’s out there, we need to educate our young ladies on how dangerous these ingredients are… but not just that… these ingredients offer NOTHING to young OR mature skin.

Going organic provides young skin so many more benefits. A young girl’s skin is sensitive and may suffer from acne and oily skin. A good cleanser and daily moisturiser is ultimately all they need at this point in their life. Some might also benefit from a good body scrub and lip balm for dry lips (oh, how I remember those chapped lips in high school).

And as far as makeup goes, if you want to keep things really simple and inexpensive, then a really good foundation and concealer will help cover up any blemishes.

But really, the list goes on, I could get very excited and go off on a tangent with you and say you need a good mascara and a couple of lipstick shades, and what about an eye shadow? Oh, and your hair? You need a good organic conditioner and hair styling product. Plus don’t forget a quality natural body wash! I remember my mum used to make me use those yucky soap bars. Ewww!

Anyway, I’m sure by now the young girls reading this article get my point. Just please promise me you’ll invest in some good quality organic skin care and organic makeup products.

To the Guys Who Diss Girls Wearing Makeup

I was waiting in line for the bus one afternoon and overheard three teenaged guys behind me talking about girls wearing makeup. Basically, one of them boldly announced that as long as a girl had makeup on her face, she was definitely not his “type.” Why hello, I was wearing a full face of makeup that day, complete with a bronze smokey eye and all, and I was 100% sure that was what started the conversation among them youngsters. To add to his stand on preferring girls bare-faced, he reasoned, “If she wears makeup, it means she is insecure about the way she looks.”

Oh by golly. He cannot be more wrong and I don’t even know where to start! Maybe let me begin by saying that yes, makeup does hide flaws and I admit that it is self-consciousness that drives some girls to conceal them all. For some unfortunate ones, makeup can shield recurring and frustrating skin problems from the public eye while they work towards a solution. This is surely comprehensible because – and you will nod to this one – there are people out there who thrive on evil and find pleasure in laughing at the misfortune of others. Makeup just helps to put a stop to all this nonsense so that these girls can get on with their daily lives without being bugged by these people (who are probably the more insecure ones). But not every girl who wears makeup is trying to cover something up! I mean, why does looking prettier with makeup on mean for sure that a girl is insecure about the way she looks without it? You wear clothes too. And shoes. You shave, have a haircut often and you choose the rims of the spectacles that goes best with your face shape. Are you insecure about the way you look naked and without some priming? Pffft. Instead of appreciating someone for putting effort into looking presentable in public, you simply accuse her of being insecure, which is highly possibly very far from the truth. Why are you guys such jerks?

Now let me tell you a little bit about makeup and why we like it. It helps us get what we want in life. Makeup is a very powerful tool for women all around the world and nobody – I repeat, nobody – can deny that. From the subtle way we line our eyes or the arch that we create on our brows, makeup enables us to manipulate how others perceive us. When we look the part, we are better able to convince others to believe in whatever we want them to believe. If you have a bulging pimple that’s bared for all the world to see, nobody is going to listen to what you have to say on national TV! Bigger eyes and radiance signify youth, and therefore a more energetic persona. A pink flush in the cheeks implies good health. Strong brows and lips suggest assertiveness, which translates to getting things done. If you don’t think this helps in careers, I assure you that it does (obviously we have to really work too, but that’s not the point of this article).

Makeup is a form of art. It’s a form of expression. It’s what the media uses to create successful, attention-grabbing advertorials that drive sales. It’s part of the costume for performing artistes, clowns, acrobats, singers and even politicians alike. It’s something that makes use of colour and texture to evoke within an audience emotions that would otherwise prove evasive with mere words. It works on the basis and reason for which red exudes sexiness in its wearer and green means envy; Black for the bad cowboy and white for the good protagonist. In a way, makeup is like fashion. No one would call someone who dresses well insecure. We’d call them stylish!

Makeup is nothing without colour. Lots and lots of colour. We all need some colour in our lives and makeup give us just that. It creates a semi-fantasy amidst our otherwise mundane existence. For the time we have that bright coral lipstick on, we’re the summer-loving girl who can’t wait to spread the energy she’s got. For the time we have glitter sparkling on our nails, we’re the diva in our social circles. It’s kind of role play dream, where we actually get to decide who we’ll be – the princess or the villain, for example. It gives us a sense of adventure and who doesn’t like that? Without makeup, there’d be no evil queen in Alice in Wonderland, no Edward Scissorhands, no Black Swan, no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Arwen.

Makeup is fun. It’s not all bad and only used by people who’ve got something to hide. I use makeup a lot. I write about makeup a lot. This doesn’t mean my whole life is a lie beneath that! I’m just drawn to pretty things and things that make me pretty, that’s all. Do you guys see the cute packaging on makeup products? Do you at all? Le sigh. Makeup is part of my life now. It didn’t use to be but now it is. I walk into Sephora and feel magically de-stressed after spending time there, even if I don’t buy anything. For me, it’s like cosmetics give me this form of happy, calming energy that I can’t find anywhere else. When I see a perfume bottle, I immediately think of the girl prancing in the fields where no one is watching. When I see a Kenzo, I think of being at the top of a Parisian building, looking down on the rest of the world below and feeling the soft caress of the winds above. When I see Laneige, I imagine the purity of crystal clear waters. And when I see makeup, tons and tons of makeup in all forms possible, all laid nicely on a table, I feel in that moment that life is just so… beautiful. I don’t know, maybe meditation does the same thing to you.

Let me end by saying that judging a girl based solely on her appearance to be “not your type” is pure superficiality on your part – the very component that drives any relationship you might have into disaster zone. Whether someone is your “type” or not depends not on whether she uses makeup but on her character traits and other more substantial, meaningful things, such as her ability to hold a conversation, for example. In retrospect, I don’t suppose you are many girls’ “type,” seeing that smart girls really do prefer guys with brains instead of senseless aliens with four eyes. In case you’re wondering, there are girls in this world who have the brains, feel confident about themselves and still like to look pretty. Why, surprise, surprise.

And out.

Top 10 Best YouTube Makeup Tutorials

A lot of women cannot go out without putting on makeup. It is essential for them to look good, and looking good means wearing eye-shadows, mascara, facial foundation, blush, and lip color. While many women have a knack for giving themselves a glow, some do not. Well, putting on makeup can be easy or difficult depending on whom you ask. Today there is no need to search fashion magazines to learn about how to properly apply makeup. Here are, in my opinion, the top 10 best YouTube makeup tutorials available.

1. For people on budget, but still want to look good in the mirror, they can check out xteener’s videos. The YouTube user has simple video tutorials wherein she uses only low-cost, drugstore makeup. Her smoky eyes tutorial has the most clicks of all her how-to videos. Although there are many smoky eye tutorials on YouTube, hers are simple and easy to follow.

2. Speaking of eye makeup, you may be fascinated with dramatic eye makeup tutorials offered by jennissemakeup. She has various how-to guides on the video sharing site. Aside from makeup videos, she also uploaded product reviews, which may also be interesting to some viewers.

3. There are various popular makeup tutorial channels on YouTube. One is MakeupByTiffanyD, where there are a number of simple makeup tutorials as well as stunning eye makeup guides. The instructions are quite easy to grasp, and there are no distracting animations or background music in the videos.

4. Everyone wants a bright looking face. Jacqueline will show you how on her channel brilliantbrnette81. Many makeup tutorial channels on YouTube have videos on putting on eye shadow and this channel is not an exception.

5. Many people who offer makeup tutorials on YouTube are women who just put makeup every day. But there are also professional makeup artists, like makeupgeektv, who know the aesthetics behind makeup application. The good thing about her videos is that they are simple, and she has makeup tips that are subdued and just enhance a natural look. Be warned that she often uses the more expensive cosmetics brand MAC on her tutorial video clips, but you can always use whatever makeup brand you have on hand.

6. Sometimes you have to attend costume or Halloween parties where creative makeup is necessary. MichellePhan has special makeup tutorial videos inspired by movies like Avatar and famous icons such as Barbie. Aside from tutorials, she also has videos wherein she talks about simple at-home beauty treatments and regiments. The girl has a soft, sweet voice, which some viewers dislike.

7. Panacea81 is the go-to girl on YouTube if you want unique makeup style. Due to her online popularity, she came out with her own makeup product line. She also does product reviews and recommends products for all girls out there.

8. When you want sheer creativity, MissChievous’ channel is the place to go. The lady has a lot of creative makeup guides. She tries new things and comes up with many different styles of makeup. Those curious about how Halloween makeup should look must visit her channel.

9. Pursebuzz is another popular makeup guru. Aside from her makeup tutorials, she also provides fashion and hairstyle advice.

10. Elle Fowler has her own channel, called AllThatGlitters21, where you can hear about cosmetics and nail polish. Her how-to videos are generally aimed at college-age girls.

To quickly access these tutorials, simply copy and paste the user’s name on youtube.com.