How to: Makeup for a School Girl Costume

Updated February 21, 2017

The schoolgirl costume can be sexy or innocent. To avoid crossing boundaries of impropriety, the innocent schoolgirl look would be most appropriate for any age that is dressing up for an occasion. With the innocent look, there is no question of intent. To make the innocent, fresh-scrubbed face of a schoolgirl, minimal make-up is applied, since young girls are usually forbidden to wear make-up.

Start with a clean face. Cleanse and moisturise your face to prepare your skin for the foundation.

Apply concealer under your eyes and on any problem areas. Dot it on, then blend in with a damp make-up sponge.

Apply a light, sheer foundation with a damp make-up sponge or your fingers. Dot it around your face, then blend in with the sponge or fingers. Blend well at the jawline to avoid a line of demarcation.

Apply pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Lightly dip a blush brush into powder blush and gently blow the top of the brush to remove excess. Smile, and gently drag the brush across the apples of your cheeks.

Apply thin brown eyeliner to the upper and lower lids. Apply white eyeshadow on the eyelids, extending up to your eyebrows. Apply several coats of a lengthening mascara and when it dries, curl your eye lashes.

If you remove hair from your eyebrows, use a eyebrow pencil close to your eyebrow colour and add a little more colour, extending slightly above and below your eyebrows to fill in what you remove.

Use a pink lip pencil to line the outside of the lip line in the middle of the top and bottom lips. Draw the line inside the lip line at the edges. This creates a fuller mouth in the middle, giving a pouty look. Fill in with pink lipstick and lip gloss.


Accentuate the lips and cheeks, since young girls have rosy cheeks and often pout.

Things You'll Need

  • Facial cleanser
  • Make-up sponge
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Blush brush
  • Eyeliner
  • White eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Pink lip pencil
  • Pink lipstick
  • Pink lip gloss
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Donna Tinus has been a writer since 2005. She has a background in medical terminology and has written articles for various websites on topics such as family, finance, medicine, health, pets, gardening, beauty and relationships. Tinus holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College.