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Teen Makeup Gifts the best makeup gifts for teenage girls

Teen Makeup Gifts: A Beginner Beauty Kit

Teen makeup gifts are a great direction to go if you have a tween or teen interested in makeup. A beginner beauty kit not only makes a great birthday or Christmas gift for teens, it is also a good way to establish good makeup choices and practices. I’ve put together some of the best makeup products for teenage girls. A gift basket filled with teen makeup gifts is a great gift idea most every tween or teen would love.

What makeup should I buy for beginners?

A good mix of sensible teen makeup essentials along with some super fun makeup “bling” is a great start to our beginner beauty kit.

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First: A fun container for makeup storage

This clear makeup container is simple and lovely and will help teens organize their makeup if they have a desk or counter available. 


This rotating makeup holder is also cute and has great ratings! 

Teenage makeup lovers will love all of the color options and the convenience of this makeup caddy

This zippered makeup travel case would also be a great beginner teen makeup kit


Next: Teen Makeup Kit Essential Tools

A teen makeup kit is such a good way to supply your teen with good products and knowledge so they can apply makeup well from day one. 

Even though there are millions of YouTube makeup tutorials, this Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual would be a great starting point of sensible makeup basics for tweens or teens who are just dipping their toes into the world of beauty products. 


This is a set of two makeup sponges that come with a holder (one for you, one for your daughter?) πŸ˜‰


A set of makeup brushes: It might be tempting to buy lots and lots of makeup brushes for teen makeup gifts (because you can get huge sets for pretty cheap), but for teens or tweens just starting with makeup, I would recommend a simple brush set like this so they don’t get overwhelmed. 


Another great product for a teen makeup kit is a quality makeup mirror. This is battery powered so it can be moved to any place a teen is doing her makeup.

Last: The Best Teen Makeup Products



A good moisturizer is an important building block for successful makeup application. Tweens or teens don’t need primer quite yet because their skin doesn’ t have fine lines. This Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer is good for teens who have oilier skin prone to acne breakouts.

BB Cream

BB Cream is a lighter alternative to foundation. I would say MOST tweens and teens don’t need either BB Cream or foundation, but if they are prone to breakouts or have uneven skin color BB Cream would be a good choice for a beginner beauty kit.


This Covergirl BB Cream is affordable and comes in 3 different shades. Since it is such light coverage and blends well, matching an exact shade isn’t as important as it would be for choosing a foundation.


Nyx concealer consistently makes lists for the best budget concealer. This one comes in 24 different shades (choose one lighter than your teen’s skin tone). 

This Maybelline concealer is another great option to add to a beginner beauty kit and comes in a ton of shades.


Maybelline Colossal Mascara is a great entry-level mascara, inexpensive and it works great. 

Another Maybelline product, Full N’ Soft mascara is more subtle and probably easier to apply for younger tweens and teens. 


A subtle blush is a fun way for a tween or teen to add some color (especially if they aren’t wearing foundation). This Fit Me! Blush is such a pretty color (there are other shade options). 

Another fun beauty product for teens is cream blush. It might take a few tries to get it perfected, but your teen will love this cream blush. 


A neutral eyeshadow palette is a fun way to introduce eye makeup to a tween or teen just starting out with makeup. 

Creme Eye Shadow is another great introductory eye shadow for teens. It goes on easy and looks beautiful. 

Lip Gloss

This is a variety pack of tinted lip balms. This will give your teen the feel of lipstick without it being so matte or dark. 


You could also add go with clear lip gloss in the beginner beauty kit.

Setting Spray

A setting spray will make your teen feel like they are just like the people in the YouTube Makeup Tutorials. This dewy finish setting spray will keep your teen’s makeup perfect all day. 

Beginner Makeup Kit Extras

These Erase Your Face makeup removing cloths are eco-friendly, reusable and only require water!  They are microfiber and have such amazing reviews. This would be perfect for a new tween or teen starting makeup. 

I would also add in some face wash for after the makeup is off. This two-pack of morning and evening face wash would be a fun addition to this Teen Makeup Kit. 

These adjustable terry cloth spa headbands would be perfect for putting on and taking off makeup.  (And again an extra one for mom). πŸ˜‰ 

I hope this helps you put together a teen makeup kit that your teen or tween will love! Don’t forget to check out my sister teen beauty post with 20 of the Coolest Hair Care Products for a Teen Girl Gift Basket. 

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Happy Gifting!

Teen Makeup Gifts Ideas

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