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Make up for 12 year old

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mummc2 Mon 24-Oct-16 08:12:40

So as the title states I need help for my daughter who's bday is next month and has asked for make up!!

I'm useless with make up have always been a Tom boy growing up lots of football etc and my mum wasn't really around much to show me make up when I got interested. I usually just use foundation blush and mascara as I can get eczema quite easy when wearing it everyday.

So she is a really girly girl (although very sporty too!) and is getting more into make up and is looking to me for what to get and asking for her bday but what do I get????

What does she need at this age and what brands are good but not expensive?? Does she need primer/contour/concealer???
She is quite light skinned medium brown hair with a few freckles across her nose and cheeks. No dry skin but can sometimes get spots - she has no routine for skin care at all at the minute!


Blueberry234 Mon 24-Oct-16 08:19:27

I bought my niece a Benefit Dandelion Wishes kit, she has a nice complexion and has just started a skincare routine so her Mum didn't want foundation etc. The kit was a nice balance she loved it

CointreauVersial Mon 24-Oct-16 08:37:16

At that age, she doesn't need much. I'd stay away from foundation, primer, contouring etc - plenty of time for that when she's 15. <glares at DD1's bulging make-up bag>

Suggest mascara, lipgloss or neutral/nude lipstick, maybe a little eyeshadow (neutral browns). Concealer if she's getting the odd spot. Good (cheap!) brands for teens are No.17, Barry M, Rimmel, or pretty much anything in Superdrug. If she's a bit brand-aware, then something like Benefit or Mac will go down well (although it's much more expensive).

mummc2 Mon 24-Oct-16 08:48:43

She got a benefit set last year for xmas and thought they were good as give you instructions too and I think they are good value, she doesn't need full size and you get a good few things in them. She has lovely skin and wanted to keep her away from foundation as she doesn't need it luckily

MrsChrisPratt Mon 24-Oct-16 08:53:03

What about booking her a make up lesson? Some of the big brands allow you to pay for the make up lesson for say £25 but then have that much off your bill if you buy products. Choose wisely though or go along and brief the make up artist as some can be quite heavy handed.

mummc2 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:04:00

Yea thanks MrsChrisPratt good idea I might learn something too!!! Btw love the name x

AndNowItsSeven Mon 24-Oct-16 10:09:31

concealor and lip gloss are all a 12 year " need" maybe an eye showdown for special occasions. 14/15 are soon enough for proper make up, she is very much a child still.

SavoyCabbage Mon 24-Oct-16 11:25:08

I got my dd the Bobbi Brown teen make up book when she was twelve. It's great as it's about less is more but it tells them how to do things properly.

I'd rather she gets into it now when I still have a say in what she wears and when I can advise her with minimal eye rolling from her.

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