Updated September 25, 2020 by Max Karpecki

The 10 Best Makeup Kits For Teens

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Learning to apply makeup properly is a rite of passage and can help teens build their confidence and artistic skills. Kits, like these, are a convenient way to provide a variety of cosmetics, along with the tools needed to create either subtle or bold looks. We've provided a wide variety of options, most of which include all the basics, with some featuring more unusual and interesting items. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Maybelline New York NY Minute

2. Shany All In One Harmony

3. Shany Carry All Train Case

Editor's Notes

September 08, 2020:

Over the years, makeup has become more and more in depth with various products as well as multiple techniques on how to apply certain products. Teenagers are not immune to the intriguing world of makeup, which is why makeup kits are a great way for beginners to experiment with a large palette without having to buy various separate eye shadows and blushes. We've included a variety of options that are great for playing with colors or experimenting with new tools such as eyebrow pencils, liquid eyeliner, and makeup putty. Many of these options include compact mirrors though it's best to get a makeup mirror that can sit at your vanity or desk to apply makeup with ease. No kit can be complete without a brush set, which is essential when applying blush, eye shadows, and more.

There are a lot of makeup kits that have a variety of eye shadows but don't provide eyeliner or mascara, which are staple tools needed to create well-finished looks. The Maybelline New York NY Minute is a great option that doesn't offer a multitude of eye shadows, but it contains all of the essential tools to learn how to blend eye shadows, apply eyeliner, all at an affordable price. If you only care about providing your teen with a wide variety of eye shadows, then look no further than the Shany All In One Harmony. It comes with lip glosses, blush, and small applicators. I would recommend this option for younger teens who don't care about having all the appropriate tools and enjoy playing around with many shimmery colors. This option has the PETA Beauty Without Bunnies certification, which is a cruelty-free logo that verifies that the products they review are not using ingredients that are tested on animals. It should be noted that there are other certification programs that are more reliable and require more confirmation on the validity of their cruelty-free products, such as Leaping Bunny or Choose Cruelty Free.

Those who are looking for specific tools that go beyond eye shadows and shimmery lip gloss will appreciate the Bonnie Choice Makeup Set. It includes a brown eyebrow pencil, concealer, mascara, eyeliner, and a few other tools that can help create a polished look. Its concealer and loose powder matches light skin tones well, though it doesn't offer options for darker shades. Teens who are interested in more adventurous looks may enjoy the Mehron Celebre Professional HD. It's a staple kit for live performers that can be used for theatrical makeup as well as for Halloween costumes. It features stage blood, makeup putty, and a bruise pallet so you can create intense looks. It also comes with various staple cosmetics such as blush, eyeliner, and brushes, and has light and dark skin tone options.

Special Honors

Milk Glow + Go Set Those looking to create a natural yet vibrant look should appreciate the Milk Glow + Go Set. It includes primer, a lip and cheek tint stick, a highlighter, and black mascara. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and talc-free. milkmakeup.com

Urban Decay Purple Perversion Set Parents who don't mind into their wallets for their makeup-loving teen should look into the Urban Decay Purple Perversion Set. It comes with a colorful palette, eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow primer. This brand is very popular within the cosmetic community, especially for young folks, so your child should appreciate this simple set. urbandecay.com

Ben Nye Theatrical Creme Kit Ben Nye offers a kit full of tools for theatrical and film makeup and is one of the most popular kits in the theater community. It's available in light and dark skin tones and comes with liquid latex and nose and scar wax. bennye.com

4. Mehron Celebre Professional HD

5. BR Makeup Set

6. Bonnie Choice Makeup Set

7. ETA Cosmetics Runway

8. Cameo Carry All Trunk

9. Sephora Collection Igloo Palace

10. BR Deluxe Palette


Max Karpecki
Last updated on September 25, 2020 by Max Karpecki

Max is a writer from sunny San Diego, where she grew up performing in plays and improv shows. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelors in Theater Arts and continues to specialize in different forms of comedy in Los Angeles. Apart from the liberal arts sector of her life, Max enjoys building and troubleshooting computers. However, she has found a way to mix her passions together by streaming video games online, which has led to her meeting new friends from all around the world. Her expertise ranges from categories such as rock climbing, sewing, pets, skin care, computers, and board games.


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