Luckily my 10 year-old daughter doesn't see her face as an open canvass (yet) but I was watching the reality show The Principal on A&E and this girl was sent to the office for wearing too much make-up. I mean this middle school kid had more make-up than Amy Winehouse!
Would you advice your girls for or against make-up and how?
I did advise my daughter against. When I was in high school I could care less about make-up and got many compliments for it. My daughter did keep begging to be allowed to wear make-up, so at 16 we allowed her to wear a little bit of soft colored eye-shadow. Once she turned 18 the choice became hers. She never regretted our decision and also got a lot of compliments from her friends for it.15088
I am actually into natural beauty, so my daughter hardly ever sees me putting on makeup. But if my daughter wants to wear makeup it will be When I feel she is socially/emotionally and mentally developed. And we'll start her off with lip glosses. I would be more against her wearing makeup and I am an example for her, so I don't wear much only for special occassions.15087
i have told my daughter she cant wear makeup till she is 15 and that she is already beautiful and dosent need it. in the long run if you wear it while your young when you get older it will have made your face more wrinkly and you will have blimish every where on your face . hope this is helpful.15086
I started wearing make-up in 6th grade and have worn it every day since, but you need to really teach your daughter how to put it on. The most important thing is to get it to look natural. As weird as it sounds, the point of wearing make-up is to look like you aren't wearing any make-up at all. The new mineral make-up is really good if you need a foundation, then just get the right colors.15084
I don't have a daughter but if I did I and she started asking if she could wear make up in elementary school I think it would be a great time to discuss what is prompting her desire to wear it. Is it because everyone else does, is she just curious, is it because of images in magazines or TV? Would she just like to see how it looks on her? I don't think a knee jerk "no" is going to stop her (in junior high we used to put on makeup in the bathroom or in home ec and then remove it before we went home! The over done eye liner seems comical now in retrospect.....) so I would have a talk about these things and then if you feel comfortable introduce it in small increments. She may decide that a little goes a long way.15083
I have a 12 year old daugther and she is not interested on make-up yet, her best friend wears mascara( done by her Mom) and rose color lipgloss she looks pretty too, they have no conflict or pressure to change each other, when the time comes my daugther will do it too (if she wants to do it), I think 12 years and up is O.K. for light make-up only not to be confused with heavy make-up( the foundation will clog up the skin pores ) otherwise they will look ridiculous, although my Mother told me no make -up until the age of 15, but that was 4 dacades ago.15081
I allow my daughter to wear light makeup. She is 13 yrs old and she does pretty good. I wear makeup myself. She only likes to wear a little eye shadow and lipgloss which is fine by me. I teach her how to apply it.15080
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