Beauty Guru: Dear 16-Year-Old Me

What secrets would you tell your 16-year-old self about beauty in the coming years? Less is more? Wait, don't bleach your hair, or maybe, what were you thinking when you chose that shade of base? After looking over a couple of photos of myself from age 16 till now, I have a couple I'd like to share with her.

Over-Tweezing is Never Pretty: I must have taken a machete to my eyebrows when I was 16. I believe I had one band of hair above each eye. Heaven forbid I missed during a plucking session and took one hair too many. I think that happened once or twice.

Wear Blush: I am a sucker for blush. When used correctly, blush adds a nice finishing touch to your face. You look healthy and happy with just a touch applied to your cheeks.

Enough with the Pressed Powder: When I was looking over some of the pictures from when I was 16, I was like, what is up with the ghost face? Then I remember how much I loved my pressed powder then. I did not want to look shiny. The blue case with my pressed powder was always in my purse. Whenever a hint of shine graced my face, the sponge was wiped across my face eliminating any hint of grease. What I didn't realize was that it was the wrong color.

Refrain from Over Bleaching Your Hair: My hair was nice at 16. I thought it was too brown. Here comes the bleach. A couple of highlights this visit to the hair salon, a couple more the next. After a couple of visits and I was a blonde. I wish I could remind myself of this still. Keep some of the natural color in your hair; there was a reason you were born with that color. It usually goes with your skin tone.

Those Lip Stain Colors You Like = No No: I have never been good at choosing lip colors for my skin tone. One of those lip stains that last for hours is a nightmare for me. I seemed to love them back in the day.

What is some advice you would give your 16-year old-self? Spill it!

Leigh Ann Fisher is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru, Former Kitchen Designer, Mom of Three Girls, Wife of 12, Weather Watcher, Recipe Addict and Lover of All Things Pretty!