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Good but cheap foundation (does it exist?!) for daughter?

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Cynthia32 Mon 29-Aug-11 17:22:09

My teenage daughter is just about to go off to university, and realises she won't be able to afford the same foundation (clarins) as she has been using for the past couple of years. I was wondering whether Mumsnet could suggest any good foundations suitable for young skin that cost £10 or less?

pinksky Mon 29-Aug-11 17:34:30

I usually use Mac foundation but had to buy something that wasn't in a glass container to take to Glastonbury - I picked Max Factor smooth effect foundation after it was recommended here and I really like it. It feels good quality given the price (about £8) - you can pick it up in boots. I still apply it with a brush, which I think helps the finish. The max factor xperience foundation is also meant to be good.

GeeinItLaldy Mon 29-Aug-11 17:56:08

Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect is good and under £10.

Muckyhighchair Mon 29-Aug-11 17:58:14

The body shops good too, and if you save up to buy most of your make up at the same time you get buy 2 get 1 free, plus discount and if falls say on your 5th buy you get an extra £5 off and then an extra £5 for your birthday

A bit of a pain waiting and saving up and buying it a job lot but it's good stuff and then all the other discounts on top make it look fairly cheap.

Last week I got fountain, masare, a pot of 4 eye shadows, and a free large tub of boby butter for £18

timidviper Mon 29-Aug-11 17:58:18

I use Nivea tinted moisturiser and have noticed very little difference between that and the Estee Lauder Doublewear Light I used to use.

It has been on half price offer in Asda and other stores recently so only about £2-3.

Bonsoir Mon 29-Aug-11 17:59:08

Why does a teenager want to wear foundation?!

Columbia999 Mon 29-Aug-11 18:00:55

I was thinking that, Bonsoir! And there's nothing wrong with 17 or Rimmel for make up in general, especially if she's young and experimenting.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Mon 29-Aug-11 18:01:11

I am with bonsoir! confused

Cynthia32 Mon 29-Aug-11 18:03:51

Thanks for all the ideas so far smile Will look into all of these ideas. Well, Bonsoir, she's 18, so although a teenager she is an adult. She doesn't wear anything too heavy, just something to give her a matte complexion. I think that's allowed? confused

cyb Mon 29-Aug-11 18:05:25

AL teenagers want to wear foundation

Get with the programme!

mathanxiety Mon 29-Aug-11 18:05:50

I got DD2 a mineral powder foundation from Neutrogena, or maybe it was Almay (she thought her cheeks were a bit blotchy/too red). She loved it and never looked 'made-up'.

I'd love to see you try and STOP a teenager who wants to wear foundation!

I'd second Max Factor.

QuinnFabray Mon 29-Aug-11 18:12:16

I second the Bourjois foundations, they are excellent.

SnapesOnAPlane Mon 29-Aug-11 18:30:10

DD uses Revlon Colorstay and I've been rather impressed when I've borrowed it - would consider it for myself if money was tight.
Never tried a bourjois foundation so can't compare

anothermum92 Mon 29-Aug-11 18:34:54

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sjuperwolef Mon 29-Aug-11 18:37:15

maybelline wonder finish is about 6 pound and ive been using it since i was 17 shock gives a nice powder finish smile

ameliagrey Mon 29-Aug-11 18:41:01

My DD uses Revlon colourstay and is on a budget too.

I also tried a L'oreal one recently and it's not bad.

SchrodingersMew Mon 29-Aug-11 18:41:04

Definitely the Bourjois sleep effect. Best cheap foundation I have used and is really quite light.

I use MAC studio tech normally or Illamasqua but would still happily use this foundation.

seeker Mon 29-Aug-11 18:43:21

[sad about teenagers thinking they need to wear foundation.

MadameCastafiore Mon 29-Aug-11 18:44:55

Can't you get her something to do away with eye bags and something seperate to blend over any small inperfections - I can't believe an 18 year old needs foundation - I am 36 and don't use it other than to cover eye bagsand any occasional spots.

My gran told me it will look awful and will make any spots worse and have never ever covered my whole face in the stuff - is what I will be teaching DD as hate seeing young girls with faces covered in the stuff.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Aug-11 18:45:56

Bourjois is made by the same people as make Chanel so if MNers are recommending one of theirs I would def investigate. (I heart their n varnish)
I was going to suggest No 7 Tinted Moisturiser which isn't too ££ and is often on special offer.

NettoSuperstar Mon 29-Aug-11 18:56:20

Maybelline eraser is really good.

whojimmyflip Mon 29-Aug-11 19:04:30

What on earth is wrong with a teenager wearing foundation?! I wore foundation and if my daughter wants to wear foundation I'll teach her how to wear it so she doesn't look caked.

I would suggest bourgeois or lily lolo minerals.

GillyMac93 Mon 29-Aug-11 20:12:42

I think its less about the fact teenagers wear make up and more about how they wear it .I have insanely red cheeks and when i was in high school and was teased really badly .but i used a bit of light foundation to make it less noticeable .

bucaneve Mon 29-Aug-11 20:13:09

I like that Maybelline dream matt mousse stuff. I don't put it all over my face, just under my eyes and over any blemishes. Lasts ages too.

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