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Old 07-08-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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My 15 year old is upstairs pouting because I refused to let her spend $50 on an eye shadow palette at Ulta that consisted of 12 shades. I'm thinking $20 bux tops for this one and that's if it's really high end stuff. I'm not one to wear much make up so I'm out of the loop but seriously? $50 for this Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked 2 Palette Ulta.com - Cosmetics, Fragrance, Salon and Beauty Gifts

My question is, what high priced make ups are worth it and which aren't. I cannot see spending $50 on an eye shadow palette given that you're supposed to replace your eye make up every 6 months.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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Actually, $50 is quite reasonable for 12 shades and Urban Decay is an excellent and popular brand. If you don't think that she will wear all 12 shades, most drug stores do have some higher end cosmetics. Walmart is carrying Flower by Drew Barrymore and not only is it a very nice brand that is inexpensive, but it is made in America. It is really perfect for a young teen.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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IMO (and it is just that) a 15 yr. old doesn't need/shouldn't wear much makeup period!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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Actually, $50 is quite reasonable for 12 shades and Urban Decay is an excellent and popular brand. If you don't think that she will wear all 12 shades, most drug stores do have some higher end cosmetics. Walmart is carrying Flower by Drew Barrymore and not only is it a very nice brand that is inexpensive, but it is made in America. It is really perfect for a young teen.
Thank you. I like to buy made in America where possible.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I do really like Urban Decay's products because they are highly pigmented and last forever (i.e. I bought a similar 12 shade palate 4 years or so ago and it's still going strong despite being in frequent rotation!). The naked shades are great for all ages because they're all neutral colors. That said, totally unnecessary for a 15 year old.

Pixie is a brand that Target carries that is high quality but not so expensive and is also age appropriate.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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My question is, what high priced make ups are worth it and which aren't. I cannot see spending $50 on an eye shadow palette given that you're supposed to replace your eye make up every 6 months.
For dry pressed powders, the 6-month rule doesn't apply. As long as the palette is kept dry, it will be fine until it's used up.

Why not make a deal with your daughter? You each pay for half. If she really wants it, she'll save up / earn money until she can match your dollar input. She'll also consider waiting for a sale. Or buying a less expensive palette.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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That's too expensive for a 15 year old. She can get perfectly good makeup at the drugstore for a fraction of the price.

When she's making her own money or if she wants to use some gift money (Xmas, birthday, etc.) she can drop that kind of money on makeup.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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This is not unreasonable, have her buy it herself. She does have a job?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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For dry pressed powders, the 6-month rule doesn't apply. As long as the palette is kept dry, it will be fine until it's used up.

Why not make a deal with your daughter? You each pay for half. If she really wants it, she'll save up / earn money until she can match your dollar input. She'll also consider waiting for a sale. Or buying a less expensive palette.

When my kids wanted something I felt was more expensive I told them what I was willing to pay for then allowed them to put that amount toward what they wanted (making up the difference themselves) or purchase something more reasonably priced. It worked well. Kids tend to think about it a bit more when they have a personal stake.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:41 AM
 
Location: The Triangle
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You might also consider getting a brand like Stilla that has the individual eyeshadow/cheek color pans and empty refillable compacts. You can buy the refillable 8 pan compact at Beautycrunch for 10.00 and then the individual pans for 3.00. I bet it would be fun for her to pick out her colors and build her own custom compact. I have three of them I have customized myself with 24 shadows/cheek colors and I love them.

beautycrunch - Stila

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