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Best 15 beauty brands for teens
Shop fun, affordable makeup for beginners.
The day has finally come: your teen wants to wear makeup for the first time. Before panicking, know that there are plenty of beauty brands out there that are affordable, age-appropriate and perfect for a variety of skin types. We broke down some of the best options.
Our top picks
Pom pom pamper gift set
Glossy lip gloss kit
2 in 1 Mask + Scrub Exfoliating Capsules
Riley Rose, Forever 21’s makeup line, is wallet-friendly and packed with products teens will love.
You’ll find everything from rose gold pressed glitter to eyeshadows featuring shimmery metallics and soft neutral colors. There are also plenty of liquid lipsticks, which are the perfect beginner tools for makeup newbies.”
Not super excited about your teen wearing makeup? Snag this brand.
Glossier offers subtle beauty options, like sheer lid tints, color-free lip gloss and soft dewy highlighters. There are also plenty of gentle cleansers and breathable foundations.
- No free shipping
- Free returns
- No financing options
Target Beauty: Score makeup for your teen on a budget.
You’ll find makeup palettes for under $20, each featuring soft nude colors that are perfect for beginners. Shop a plethora of nail polish kits — complete with plenty of teen-approved sparkle! — and pretty, glimmery lip balms.
Affordable products with a fun twist.
Your teen will go nuts over Ulta’s cute, colorful beauty packages, like the Pom Pom Pamper Gift Set, which features vanilla frosting body lotion, red velvet body lotion and a shimmery holographic bag. You’ll also discover affordable brands like E.L.F Cosmetics and Urban Decay, along with more high-end brands like Nars and Estée Lauder.