Eco-friendly & tween-friendly makeup recommendations? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 07:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
TwinGirlsMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My 11-year-old twin girls are a bit interested in makeup (they wear it only at home) but I hate all the crap that is out there. I hardly wear makeup and I was wondering if there are any companies that specialize in tween/teen skin issues and are also non-toxic, eco-friendly, etc.

 

Any suggestions? Sorry if this has been discussed already but I've been away from the boards for quite a while.

 

Best,

 

Julie


Julie, mom to my beautiful twin girls twins.gif

TwinGirlsMama is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 11-29-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Ragana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 1,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

Burt's Bees tinted lip balm:

http://www.burtsbees.com/natural-products/lips/

 

I use this foundation when I occasionally wear makeup, but at 11 they probably don't want or need it (looks like they have other products, too, though):

http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/product-line/organic-wear.html


Mom "D" to DD1 "Z" (14) and DD2 "I" (11) DH "M"

Ragana is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 12-19-2012, 07:03 AM
 
KittyProblems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I suggest checking out the body shop, (online store if not in your area), they have a lot of Eco-friendly stuff, even if a lot of it is body washes and that. They have a little make up there. I also suggest checking out NaturesKnockout on YouTube, for they have a lot of sites that would be good to look at for me Eco and tween friendly.
KittyProblems is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 12-19-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Ragana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 1,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

KittyProblems - Thanks for reminding me about the Body Shop! I keep forgetting that as an option! I have a thirteen year old who is also interested in light makeup and needs body care stuff - she prefers natural stuff, too.
 


Mom "D" to DD1 "Z" (14) and DD2 "I" (11) DH "M"

Ragana is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 12-28-2012, 04:48 AM
 
KittyProblems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It makes my skin feel a whole lot better, and I find because it's natural, I don't get reactions to it. I mean, I react to a lot of products, but not body shop stuff because of the natural oils and that
KittyProblems is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 12-28-2012, 07:10 PM
 
MrsGregory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The 'burbs of Central Texas.
Posts: 1,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That's Burt's Beestinted lipslick stuff is amazeballs. 

 

I'm a makeup junkie.


lovestory.gif   And on 09/23/2011, we were three;  husband, daughter, and me!

MrsGregory is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 12-28-2012, 08:43 PM
 
blessedwithboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

Not really "teen friendly", but I love Alima Pure.


Bring back the old MDC
blessedwithboys is online now  
#8 of 10 Old 01-07-2013, 01:14 PM
 
jdsf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Even though DP and I disagree with the idea of young teens wearing makeup, we gave in when we realized it was a losing battle. DP remembered how she would sneak makeup to school and put it on in the bathroom, never having learned how to properly apply eyeshadow or foundation and ended up looking like a clown until she got the hang of it. So, we figured we might as well give them the tools they need to look appropriate for their age, and good makeup makes a huge difference. We buy mostly Urban Decay eye makeup for them, which is cruelty free and about as "natural" as any highly pigmented makeup comes. They use Neutrogena powder, which is hypoallergenic and safe for younger girls skin. We bought them a couple of books about makeup geared towards teens, the Seventeen one is really good and discusses skin care as well, which is important at this age - "covering up" as opposed to prevention. Both my DDs 12 and 15 wear eyeliner and mascara to school, the older one wears concealer daily but otherwise no heavy makeup unless there's an event happening. If you have a Sephora, I would talk to someone there, they know a lot about good products for younger teens.

(gender)queer vegetarian artist co-parenting DDs 14 & 11 with DP and TTC  little peanut #3 3rdtri.gif

jdsf is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 01-10-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Doodlebugsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My dd loves Geo Girl cosmetics, which as far as we can tell are only available at Walmart. They're light colors, nothing dramatic. They're great for dd to wear on weekends and such. She's not interested in wearing makeup to school yet. She also likes Burt's Bees lip color and bath/body products. The bath and body are under the name Gud, but produced by Burt's Bees.
 

ETA: They do have some Geo Girl products on amazon!

Doodlebugsmom is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 01-29-2013, 07:27 AM
 
MaryCM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Check out this website/database for cosmetic safety rankings and ingredients to avoid     http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

Since they're reaching that age, check out this website for some info about what kinds of make-up may cause or exacerbate acne. It also has a wealth of general information about acne and advice for what I think is a rational, safe way to help avoid acne or approach treatment of it.  http://www.acne.org 

MaryCM is offline  
Reply

Tags
Pre Teens

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off