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JenW36 Thu 13-Apr-17 20:38:01

Hi, I would like to get my DD make up lessons, (I - myself missed the make up boat when younger!! So not the best role model - I don't wear it day to day even now!!), so to avoid the repeat of orange face she came downstairs with last weekend - has anyone got any recommendations or advice??

StealingYourWiFi Thu 13-Apr-17 20:39:09

MAC. It's £50 but you get the products to that value back.

catlover1987 Thu 13-Apr-17 20:40:00

Mac counters do make up lessons. http://m.maccosmetics.com/makeup-services.
Wish my mum had done this for me. I'm still useless!

RoseAndRose Thu 13-Apr-17 20:41:04

Some suggestions here

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/2889248-Teen-make-up-lessons-in-London

HarperValleyHypocrite Thu 13-Apr-17 20:44:44

I'd take her to have a lesson with a good local makeup artist. Someone independent who isn't attached to a particular brand as they will give more honest and impartial advise about the right products for her skin and the look she wants to achieve. Most good makeup artists will provide a service like this and will usually spend a couple of hours really going through techniques and giving advice. Of course then you have to buy the products separately to the price of the lesson but I do think it's a better service generally speaking!

JenW36 Sat 15-Apr-17 21:53:10

Thanks for the suggestions!

claraschu Sun 16-Apr-17 08:25:47

Hope she has fun!

Would you consider also mentioning that she is perfect and beautiful without makeup, and that no one needs to wear it? Lots of people seem to feel that their natural faces are not good enough, but I think this is a sad message for girls. Boys and men don't get told this!

That way, she can have a great time experimenting, but can also feel fine with no makeup on...

Dailymaildailyfail Sun 16-Apr-17 08:32:01

Bobbi Brown do free ones at their counter.
Personally if it was my teen DD I'd take her to Bobbi Brown over Mac as they tend to be a bit more natural and advocate the younger, fresher makeup. Mac can tend to be a bit heavy and full-on IMO!

PaperdollCartoon Sun 16-Apr-17 08:35:17

There's also a lot of fab YouTubers who do videos about make up - Ingrid Nielsen, the Anna Edit, Jess Beautician all look lovely

sheepskinshrug Sun 16-Apr-17 09:05:37

Took my teen around the make up counters to get a good cover up for a skin flaw, I was horrified by how they all applied make up - thick and obvious, you couldn't see the blemish but the make up you could see looked even worse! Estee Lauder, Bobby Brown and Clinique were bloody awful, the best was Benefit but I suspect this came down to the person rather than brand.

Blossom789 Mon 17-Apr-17 17:37:22

A local salon would be good, they often advertise bridal or prom makeup but I'm sure if you explain you want an introducing to makeup they would do this. Make up counters will just push not just their products but also needing lots of products.

BarneyRumbleton Mon 17-Apr-17 17:40:30

We had a couple of girls from our local beauty college visiting school at the end of year 10 to give us a makeup lesson. It was probably the best lesson of my school life. Definitely the one I use every day.
I agree about a salon. And you sound like a lovely mum.

nicenewone1 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:14:10

Take her to Boots for a skin tone match and make up lesson. Best thing I did for my dd. I must have spent years looking horrendous!

Keehar256 Mon 17-Apr-17 23:09:28

My DD 13 is fab at makeup because she's spent many an hour studying YouTube videos of various vloggers. I wish she was as dedicated to school work 😮

sheepskinshrug Tue 18-Apr-17 08:51:44

For dd it's all about the flicky eye, natural eye base, mascara - dewy skin. She practices a lot! Problem with make up is that it's so personal - I've had the natural look done on me but it was not my version of natural look - it was caked on in natural shades! I try to encourage my dd to wear as little make up as possible - her skin still looks pretty good and will always look better than foundation...even when properly matched foundation is very difficult to get right.

36plusandtrying Tue 18-Apr-17 09:03:43

Mac ! I had my first make up lesson there as a teen and still love their product 20 years on - yes it can be pricey but I feel over time their products do last a long time, so cost per use is good. Go to counters and look at the team and their personal style and then book the one she likes herself. Also after the make up lesson she can watch many you tube tutorials to learn more. Cannot recommend both highly enough - good luck !!

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