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GodGirl27

GodGirl27

I look 12, but I’m 16. I don’t really know how to fix my hair or do my makeup. All I can do with my hair is pin one side back with some bobby pins. When I try to put makeup on I can tell where the dry spots are and you can really tell that I have it on. I always try to do different things with my hair, but I can’t seem to be able to do anything that looks good. I want to try other makeup brands, but most are expensive and my mom would say something about it. I can’t ask my mom about my hair either because she doesnt do anything with her hair either. Any advice for this! I hate looking like a little kid!

January 26, 2015 at 19:18
polkadotfireant

polkadotfireant

I have sort of the same problem as well. I am very tall for my age, but I have plump baby cheeks that make me crazy. I recently learned to fix this with makeup; I sweep a foundation one shade darker than my skin tone along my cheekbones and blend. Works wonders as it is less hard core as contouring. I also use a slightly dark eyeshadow, like taupe brown, to make myself look less like a baby. Just those simple steps work wonders. As for the dry spots that make it difficult for you to wear makeup, I would suggest using a good quality moisturizer twice a day.
For my hair, I usually do a half-up half-down style with my part still visible. Just gather the top layer of your hair, bring it to the back of your head, and tie.

Hope I helped!

January 27, 2015 at 09:20
polkadotfireant

polkadotfireant

If you’re looking for inexpensive makeup brands, check out Almay and Neutrogena. They are great! 🙂

January 27, 2015 at 14:03
Marcy

Marcy

Yes! I feel your pain! I’m 19 and look about 14. Wearing mascara and red lipstick really helps me look older. Just a couple sweeps with the mascara (it does take a while to get the hang of so stick with it) and some lipstick and I instantly look older. Adult looking clothes (find something that a classy college student would wear) and high heels if you’re short can help a lot, too. With your hair, wearing it down and loose, and parting it to the side helps a lot. To keep it out of your face, use small clips or bobby pins to keep the down look of it. Dying your hair can also make you look older, if that’s something you’d want to try.

January 29, 2015 at 22:47
Nate

Nate

Go minimum on the makeup. Super heavy foundation is often what young people who want to look older wear (this is coming from a former young person lol). Take care of your skin. You should look up easy hairstyles on youtube, and see if you can get any ideas from them. Also, don’t paint your nails super bright obnoxious colors. Lastly, regardless of how you dress, wear your hair, or paint your nails if you have to be mature, like a 16 y old. 🙂
If you already follow all of these instructions then just know that there are tons of super attractive women out there who have your same problem. 😀

February 1, 2015 at 11:09
GodGirl27

GodGirl27

Thanks everyone for this amazing advice!!! This has really helped a lot!!!

February 2, 2015 at 17:28
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love545

I feel you. I am 21 but look like I’m 16. My mom has always said that I will be happy when I’m in my 30’s and people think I’m in my 20’s. 🙂

February 8, 2015 at 20:06
RooBear

RooBear

I’m 17 and I kid you not, at every restaurant I go to I get asked if I need a kids menu. In fact, last Sunday my family and I went out to eat and the waitress looked at me and said “do you need a kids menu? It’s for 12 and under.” People usually feel bad, but I think it’s kind of funny! Anyway, try using moisturizer and make sure to wash your face every morning and night. Maybe your Mom would be more inclined to buy you some makeup if it was bought at different times instead of all at once. I use liquid eyeliner that costs $1 at Target and it’s just as good or better than the more expensive ones I’ve tried! For me, eyeliner is the hardest so I put it on and use a q-tip with water to fix it. It works wonders! Before you buy foundation, I would look up which kind (CC cream, liquid, mousse, powder, etc.) is best for your skin. Also, it takes practice, so don’t get discouraged if it’s not perfection your first try.

February 20, 2015 at 06:15
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