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Make up for 14 year old dd

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Dancergirl Wed 04-Nov-15 15:10:11

Dd has just started to wear a bit of make up and I thought I'd get her some this year.

I have no idea what brand or what sort of thing to get. She has one mascara and uses a bit of foundation/tinted moisturiser.

Are there any nice sets around that she might like?

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 04-Nov-15 15:12:23

My DD (16) likes Bobbi Brown and Mac. I bought her a really good Bobbi Brown make up book I think when she was about 14. She can do fabulous eye brows now.

She is thoroughly ashamed of me.

MARGUERITE18 Wed 04-Nov-15 16:01:04

bare minerals starter kit!

enderwoman Wed 04-Nov-15 16:44:19

My daughter mainly owns Rimmel. She'll be getting a Superdrug voucher so she can pick up a few bits and bobs. Superdrug do reasonably priced brands like MUA.

Dancergirl Wed 04-Nov-15 16:46:33

Thanks, Bobbi Brown, Bare Minerals and MAC sound expensive! Do teen girls really use these brands?

nannyj Wed 04-Nov-15 16:47:26

I got my 14 year old niece loads of MUA last year from Superdrug. It's really cheap but looks great.

Stylingwax Wed 04-Nov-15 17:17:13

Cosmetics fairy website does super cheap branded stuff, not a massive selection but my 14 year sister was delighted with a huge box of everything from lip gloss to face glitter for about £15. Might be nice to supplement some 'nice' stuff.

ItchyArmpits Wed 04-Nov-15 17:19:35

Urban Decay is the brand I wanted to own when I was a teenager, but couldn't afford. Price-wise, it's a bit more expensive than Rimmel and a lot cheaper than MAC (I dream of MAC... )

glenthebattleostrich Wed 04-Nov-15 17:23:01

E.l.f. is nice and very reasonable. I was shocked at the brands in my nieces make up bag. All v nice and stuff I wish I could afford!

DownstairsMixUp Wed 04-Nov-15 17:26:32

No way would I buy a teenager Mac and Bobbi Brown! Way too dear. I'd go for things like bourjous and Rimmel for a teenager.

Dancergirl Wed 04-Nov-15 17:35:33

That's sort of what I was thinking downstairs. I wore Rimmel and Boots 17 when I was a teenager.

ChristmasZombie Wed 04-Nov-15 18:25:56

Rimmel, Boots 17, and Collection 2000 (does that still exist?) were my brands as a teen.

curriegirl Wed 04-Nov-15 18:28:05

MUA or sleek make up. Both from superdrug.

BeaBoo Wed 04-Nov-15 18:31:44

Superdrug have a new range called Makeup Revolution and it's incredibly good but reasonably priced. I've read lots of people rave on about how good quality it is. They have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment too.

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Wed 04-Nov-15 18:35:50

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bexcee8 Wed 04-Nov-15 18:39:12

My 15 year old DD uses MUA or Collection (used to be collection 2000 in my day!) both from Superdrug and prices are £1 to £7 and often on 3 for 2.
Once she's earning she can get a more premium brand.

Gatekeeper Wed 04-Nov-15 18:41:14

Superdrug has some fantastic sets in at the moment by Mua and Sleek and are 3 for 2

Jw35 Wed 04-Nov-15 18:48:23


Why get cheap make up for a teenager? Their skin is usually spotty so you want a good foundation!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 04-Nov-15 19:30:58

my 13 yo likes benefits make-up and the boots natural collection mascara

Dancergirl Wed 04-Nov-15 19:39:32

jw I really don't believe expensive is necessarily better.

Thanks for the suggestions, I will try Superdrug.

ChristmasZombie Wed 04-Nov-15 19:47:33

Jw I think cheaper make up is better for teenagers because, when you're just starting out with make up, you want to try EVERYTHING! I remember having so many different colours of lipstick, eye shadows, even green mascara at one point! A 14 year old has a long way to go before she figures out what suits her and can invest in dearer cosmetics.

goshhhhhh Wed 04-Nov-15 19:50:06

Lily Lolo is good. Both my daughter and I use it. My dd is 13. I think it is better than bare minerals & cheaper. Eye shadow is llovely and can be used to do eyeliner. Dint rate the lipstick or mascara though. They are more into lip gloss or lip balms - baby lips is 'in' here.
Lily Lolo have great makeup videos on their site.

ppandj Wed 04-Nov-15 19:53:08

I'm really sorry I don't know how to make a link go into one word! I think these benefit sets are lovely- they usually include a mini of different products and if she doesn't use it that much make up it should last a while.


PerspicaciaTick Wed 04-Nov-15 19:54:09

I got my DD a Studio London set from Superdrug last year like this. They do various collections to suit different looks, maybe get her some brushes and some make up remover too.

iwannadancewithsomebody Wed 04-Nov-15 20:00:41

Don't forget Barry M!

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