The Best Beginner Beauty Tools and Products for Teens and Tweens

by Hilary Braaksma

The Best Beginner Beauty Tools and Products for Teens and Tweens
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The tween and teen years are a time of change for girls and for their parents. It’s a time to explore new tastes, new products and more detailed beauty routines that can range from simple skincare to styling hair with hot tools. If you’re looking for hair, skin and makeup products to help make the transition a little easier for the young girl in your life, check out these awesome beginner beauty tools.

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Eva NYC Chameleon Temporary Color Spray


If you’re not quite ready to let your teen or tween color their hair—or they’re not ready to commit to a crazy color—this temporary hair color spray from Eva NYC is a great choice. The Chameleon Color Spray comes in vibrant pink or purple and comes out in one wash.

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PB Teen Style It Hair Dryer


This white and navy polka dot hair dryer from PB Teen is the perfect tool to add to any beginner’s beauty arsenal. This compact blow dryer is lightweight and easy to handle, dries hair quickly and has a convenient ring for hanging up.

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Eva NYC Lavender Crystal Mini Healthy Heat Thermal Straightening Brush


Getting a handle on styling your own hair as a teen can be tough, but this mini thermal straightening brush from Eva NYC makes good hair days easy. This brush has a ceramic base that strengthens hair as it smooths, de-frizzes and gently straightens. It even comes with a cute carrying case!

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Tweezerman Pro Curl Rose Gold Eyelash Curler


Eyelash curlers are one of those classic beauty tools that are such a staple they almost fly under the radar. But don’t leave this gem out of your young beauty queen’s beginner makeup bag! This high-quality eyelash curler makes it easy to add lift and volume to lashes, creating a bright-eyed look that requires zero makeup.

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You read that right—it’s a caboodle. The classic makeup carrier is back in a big way, and your teen or tween will love this trendy case. The inside has multiple storage sections with tons of space and a mirror to help them get ready on the go. Choose from marble print, solid color and pastel colorblocked cases.

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Glossier Makeup Set


If your teen or tween has yet to dabble in makeup, this super-subtle but stylish Glossier three-product makeup set is perfect for beginners. Glossier makes high-quality makeup with skincare-focused ingredients that are easy to use. This set includes conditioning Lash Slick mascara, easy-to-apply Cloud Paint blush and natural-looking Boy Brow eyebrow pomade.

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Drybar Tiny Tress Press Detailing Iron


Wielding a hot flat iron for the first time can be a little unnerving, but this miniature Drybar Detailing Iron makes it easier. This small, lightweight flat iron is perfect for beginners and girls who are always on the go—the compact design is easy to toss in a gym bag for use after early-morning practices.

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Cat Ear Headbands


Skincare routines for girls usually start in their tween or teen years, and can include a lot of products for managing different skin types. Help them keep their hair safe and dry while they wash, tone, moisturize and mask with these cute cat-ear elastic headbands. These plush headbands are comfortable to wear, keep their hair out of their face and are machine washable.

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DIY Nail Art Set


Does your middle or high school girl have a sudden love of DIY manicures? Help her nail every detail with this awesome DIY nail art set, which includes dotting pens, striping tape, rhinestones and more. Maybe you can even convince her to do your nails!

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Foreo LUNA Play Plus Sonic Face Cleanser


Help teens and tweens take their face washing to the next level with this awesome deep-cleansing beauty tool. The Foreo LUNA removes up to 99% of dirt, makeup, dead skin and more—definitely a step up from your regular old wash cloth. This soft silicone skincare tool features pulsating action for a deeper clean and uses AAA batteries.