make up

(15 Posts)
workshy Tue 28-Aug-12 17:25:22

DD is getting the odd spot and would like to cover them up a bit (not a huge make up wearer myself, hence why I'm asking for help)

I have no problem with this -I wouldn't want to go out with a huge spot in the missle of my face, so why should she mil insists she shouldn't wear make up or shave her legs util she is at least 14 but that's a different story

are we best to go with a liquid concealer and tinted moisturiser?

it literally is just the odd spot and she's 11

coansha Tue 28-Aug-12 18:02:27

Rimmel do an excellent concealer, lipstick style, in 4 shades, won't break the bank, good coverage and easily portable.

coansha Tue 28-Aug-12 18:02:41

My 11 year old has one!

NanaNina Tue 28-Aug-12 19:30:29

Ah I've just posted about my grd dghtrs skin problem and she's 12. Most of them are on her forehead and a fringe would cover them but my dil says that would make the spots worse. She won't let her wear any make-up, and I agree as she certainly wouldn't be allowed to wear it at school. My great niece is 16 and wears make up to cover her spots, but I think she maybe overdoes it a bit, but whatever makes the girl feel ok is the way to go..........

Elizabeth22 Tue 28-Aug-12 19:39:56

I would recommend using something like a Rimmel stick too and apply it in dabs using a small lippy brush. Then dust with powder to set it. Avoid any concealers intended for under eye bags as these will be reflective and draw attention to it.

milkteef Tue 28-Aug-12 19:43:56

Collection 2000 do a bullet concealer that is pretty good for around £2. Comparable to the Rimmel ones for a bit less money. Don't go for a tinted moisturiser as unless it's a high coverage BB cream it won't conceal anything.

I won't let dd wear concealer on hers I just remember the girls at school doing so and always having bad skin. I wasn't allowed to wear any make up and my spots seemed to clear up quicker and I didn't get as many.
Maybe have a look at Dermalogica's teen. Skin range, it might have something better that than one that is just covering it up. Dd uses their face wash and toner and her skin is not as bad as many of her friends. Of course that may just be genetics but in my view slathering greasy concealer on top of an infected pore is not the way to go.

NanaNina Tue 28-Aug-12 19:56:59

Mm I've bought the full range of Dermalogica's products for teenage skin, but unfortunately has not made much difference to my 12 yr old g/dgtrs skin. I've been looking at concealers and there do appear to be some that promote healing of the skin as well as concealing..........my dil wouldn't let her wear it though and I suppose on balance I agree - maybe ok for an older teenager. She certainly wouldn't be allowed to wear it in school.

Try Elizabeth's daughter or Aimee ( sold in big boots and waitrose) also good for teenage/preteen skin. I just think whacking something on a spot doesn't do much for a spot - let it breathe and heal was always my motto.

NanaNina Tue 28-Aug-12 21:43:52

Ah my grd/dgtr doesn't have just the odd spot. She has a lot of spots on the T zone - forehead, few on nose and chin and she's only 12 and starting to get very sensitive about her skin.

madbengal Mon 03-Sep-12 02:13:57

DD gets a couple when she is coming up for her period, but luckily they are nothing atm and go in a couple of days

I dont wear make up myself so will watch this thread as info for later grin

omfgkillmenow Mon 03-Sep-12 02:17:54
mathanxiety Mon 03-Sep-12 03:57:39

Get some 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and apply at night along with a non-comedogenic moisturiser. Use only very mild soap (Dove for instance) or a dot of baby wash for facial cleaning and use Almay concealer (again only a dot) to conceal during the day.

Tell her not to pick or scratch and hope she can resist the temptation. Don't scrub the face with a washcloth or any harsh scrubbers, and blot gently to dry.

Izzy123lo Thu 28-Feb-13 07:15:20

DD2(11) has more makeup than me ! She wears foundation, mascara, lip gloss and eyeliner. I'm not very happy about it but if I stop her, she will just get more off friends :L

ItsRainingOutside Fri 01-Mar-13 14:35:26

Dermalogica products have worked well for my DD (11) although it has taken a month or so to see the effects. She also has a stick foundation from Bobby Brown which looks lovely on her skin but is only used a) when she has a particularly bad breakout and b) at the weekend when she's not at school. Don't really agree with it but her skin can look very angry when she has a breakout and she's very embarrassed by it.

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