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Best Foundation for Teen Skin?

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Sanesometimes1 Tue 20-Sep-11 16:34:38

I wonder if any of you can recommend a foundation for my dd, she is 14.5 and has I think typical teen skin ( she thinks she has major skin problems !), it's a bit lumpy under the skin mainly on the forehead, no actual erupting spots but it can be a bit on the red side, she's been using a mousse type foundation which we now think is just too oily and possibly clogging her pores and making the lumps worse ?
so, any of you with teen dds have any good tips/suggestions for us to try ?

WhyItsMeAgain Tue 20-Sep-11 19:17:42

Mousse type foundations are designed for oily skin, they 'suck out' the oils iyswim!
Perhaps you could go in to your mearest boots or department store and ask for a free skin consultation? If she knows what skin type she is she can then buy the best foundation and skincare regime for her needs.

cardibach Tue 20-Sep-11 22:26:44

I don't want to come across as old fashioned, but I think I may be so that's how I come across...I think the best foundation for teen skin is no foundation at all. The skin will be better for it and I don't like young teenagers fully made up.

Sanesometimes1 Tue 20-Sep-11 22:29:14

many thanks for your replies - I also posted in style and beauty, will give mineral powder a go and see how that goes.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 21-Sep-11 09:43:01

On the one hand I agree with Cardi, on the other I remember the despair of being a complete spotty muldoon at school and caking myself with the wholly ridiculous cover the blemish,
What about tinted moisturiser, or isn't that covering enough?

ativa Wed 21-Sep-11 12:26:52

Tinted moisturiser and a really good concealer.

stripeysocks11 Wed 21-Sep-11 19:15:33

Clinique Redness Soloution smile It's expensive but so very good

bravamama Sun 25-Sep-11 16:18:06

i think mineral foundation loose powder is best as it lets the skin breathe,doesnt clog pores therefore no spots or blackheads.

TangerineQueen Sun 25-Sep-11 20:58:18

Witch's concealer stick is good, blends in to skin tone and has some mild zapping agents in, then you can go for a lighter foundation on top rather than a really cakey one.

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