This is the time to experiment with makeup both in buying and in applying it. The two big issues are how much money should you spend, and how much makeup should you wear?
I wouldn’t recommend wearing makeup to school before high school. Lip gloss or tinted lip balm is fine for junior high school. Have fun finding fun colors and practicing with makeup at home with your friends. Going out in public heavily made up as a teenager is neither pretty nor appropriate. The best teenage beauty is pretty, fresh, and clean, never harsh. You don’t want to look hard or as though you are trying to look older than you are. Red lips and black eyeliner will just end up looking silly.