My sweet Lily is starting high school this year and mentioned a few weeks ago that she might be interested in starting to wear a little bit of makeup. It’s official, my baby is growing up *cue the tears*. Though naturally this does induce ALL THE EMOTIONS, I was really excited to be able to work with her and help her learn the right ways to wear makeup. You know – spare her from the thick eyeliner, intense eyeshadow, and other terrible makeup choices we all made when we were her age!

Amidst all the back-to-school preparation, we set out on a perfect girls day trip to Nordstrom where Lily and I sat down with a Bobbi Brown makeup consultant who taught her all the ways to keep makeup application natural and light.

For those of you wondering why I went this route instead of taking her to Target or drug store. Well for one, I wanted her to learn proper application and to get advice from a makeup professional on the proper application. I also wanted her to try a few of the trusted products I have used myself over the years even if that meant spending a few extra bucks.

You guys should’ve seen her…she was BEAMING from ear to ear in that chair. She felt so pretty and so confident. Exactly what she should be feeling like as she enters into this new chapter at high school.

We decided to stick with the basics: foundation, mascara, lipstick, and a light matte eye pallet. I did throw in a bronzer/highlighter pallet because that’s what girls her age are all about right now. But her day to day will be a light and simple makeup routine. I’m choking back happy tears when I say…Lily is all set and ready to walk those high school hallways feeling fresh, confident, and B-E-A-utiful.

One Happy Mama


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August 17, 2018



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Lynn Lam

You are the best!

That is exactly what I did for my girls when they started high school. Bobbi Brown does a great job. They have a lot of the same products!

My daughter is using very little make up too. What kind of skin care products would you recommend for 15 year old?

Love this idea and think is is a great way to introduce them…can’t wait to do this with my daughter in 10 years

This is so smart. My mom has really sensitive skin so when I wanted to wear makeup, she wanted me to avoid the problems she had in in her youth with bad reactions to either cheaper products or products that just weren’t right for her skin. She took me to the Clinique counter so I would start out on the right foot and I am so thankful to this day that she did that! Good job mama!

Super smart!!! I met you lovely ladies while you were at the counter. I was with my little girl and she was admiring your daughter while she was having her makeup applied. We will be doing the same in 4 more years. Love that tote.

My mom did this exact thing with me years ago when I was going into high school. Will never forget r!

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