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Really pale tinted moisteriser or very light foundation for dd

(31 Posts)
Mrsrobertduvall Sun 28-Jul-13 09:22:56

Dd is like a milk bottle, and even palest shades are too orange. She has been using my Laura Mercier tinted foundation shock in the lightest shade, but still has a visible line.
She wants really light coverage ...doesn't wear it every day, but for going out.

(she's nearly 17 btw in case anyone gets offended about a 12 year old wearing makeup!)

Belindaearl2 Sun 28-Jul-13 09:26:10

Boots bb creme in Fair?

Belindaearl2 Sun 28-Jul-13 09:26:56

<Boots no.7>

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 28-Jul-13 09:26:59

M&S autograph tinted moisturiser in the lightest shade - I've switched to this from porcelain LM

WorkingtoohardMama Sun 28-Jul-13 09:29:14

I've got very pale skin and I find body shops vitamin e tinted moisturiser really good, and I also use l'oreals bb cream.

TeddyPickleStick Sun 28-Jul-13 09:31:46

My 14 year old use Benefit ' You Rebel ' in the newer lightest shade and that's very good.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 28-Jul-13 09:33:29

Sounds good.

Belindaearl2 Sun 28-Jul-13 09:35:10

She shouldn't be into premium beauty like LM until she's paying her taxes
<queue offence>

missbopeep Sun 28-Jul-13 09:38:23

Sounds like my DD and me though DD is a tiny bit whiter.

You might have to branch out a bit and look at light foundation not just tinted M.

Bobbi Brown Porcelain in the Skin Foundation- very light and I use this.
Do not use her BB cream as even the extra fair is quite tinted for my skin.

DD likes Dainty Doll foundations in the palest shade.

Nars have a very pale foundation- the palest shade.

Boots No 7 palest shade- NO!!! I was sold this on the basis of their new gadget and it's too dark for me and too pink/grey.

Cliniqu CC in the palest shade might work-DD uses it but my skin is more yellow toned and it's a bit pinky.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 28-Jul-13 09:40:00

My thoughts exactly Belinda.
A bit like borrowing my Wolford tights grin

HavingAnOffDAy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:41:26

I have a barely used tube of Clinique cc cream in 'very light' that's too pale for me, or anyone I know, to use.

I can send it on to you if you like? PM me your address & I'll get it off to you tomorrow.

I 'won' it on here as a trial thingy Clinique were doing & it seems a shame for it not to be used as its so expensive.

TeddyPickleStick Sun 28-Jul-13 09:42:19

Unfortunately I've spawned a real chip off the old block. I have an addiction to high end make up and my DD has been brought up to love all the stuff that I do.

I'd actually far rather her wear a few carefully chosen pricey products and apply it well and look nice as opposed to her plastering herself in Boots 17 glitter balls grin

Florin Sun 28-Jul-13 09:45:45

Bare minerals is fab and lots of different shades. Nice and light on your skin and much easier to avoid lines with it.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 28-Jul-13 09:47:27

Havinganoffday...have pmed

what a lovely offer.

HavingAnOffDAy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:49:22

No worries & no probs re postage.

I've had some good news this week & am trying to pay it forward smile

Looster Sun 28-Jul-13 09:53:39

I'd recommend MAC - loads of shades (inc pale - I'm v pale) and tones, yellow through to pink based skin tones

sugarandspite Sun 28-Jul-13 10:01:47

It's not cheap £30 ish but Origins vitazing is ah-may-zing.

It's a bit weird in that it doesn't come in different shades and the cream is white but when you put it on, it turns into the right colour for your skin (plus just a little extra colour to make you look alive!).

It's basically a tinted moisturiser but makes you look v luminous and glowy, has an SPF and lots of good for skin vitamins etc.

Big boots stores / department stores normally have an origins counter where she could have a try with it. I LOVE it.

Nb - it doesn't give much coverage for dodgy skin though so a decent concealer with it is useful.

chipsahoy Sun 28-Jul-13 12:55:35

I am so pale and despite being 30 have teenage skin, I use Lily Lolo foundation which is mineral, so you can just use a light covering, or build coverage if you want more. It's also great for teen skin. It's about £12.50 a pot, but they have testers to determine colour much cheaper. I wear porcelain. My pot lasts me 2 months and i wear it every day, so could imagine it would last ages for your DD

spanishring Sun 28-Jul-13 20:17:24

FOr young skin and light coverage I would recommend Lilly Lolo mineral foundations - it comes in really pale shades too. You can use it really lightly and it gives enough coverage but not so I looks visable.

FieryChipotle Sun 28-Jul-13 20:20:58

I am super pale and I use the Benefit Flawless Oxygen Wow in Ivory. It's good for young skin as its breathable. If you take her to one of the counters they will do her make up so she can 'try before she buys' to check the shades available.

Helspopje Sun 28-Jul-13 20:21:13

shu uemura tinted moisturiser. loads and loads of v pale options (presumably for the japanese market but helps milk-bottle pale scots too)

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 28-Jul-13 20:23:31

I was going to say Lily Lolo too. I use their second lightest foundation, and I'm really pasty grin.

BitchyRestingFace Sun 28-Jul-13 20:37:32

Lily Lolo Porcelain - I had a sample and it's too light for me, and I usually use the lightest shades of make-up. It's lovely to wear too, ideal for young skin.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 28-Jul-13 20:41:35

Bobbi Brown Skin foundation
It's light coverage, more like a tinted moisturiser really. porcelain is the lightest shade.

Allthingspretty Sun 28-Jul-13 20:46:23

Estee Lauder invisible fluid is what I use.

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