Jess - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )
I saw a photo here on COM of a 7 month old baby girl with a full face a makeup. She had lipstick, blush, mascara, eye liner, eye shadow and it was hard to tell but probably even foundation. Her eyebrows had even been given the once over with the eye pencil ! Her mother was proud as punch. The poor child looked like she escaped off the set of a horror movie ! The poor thing, you could see she was a baby by her size, but she had the face of an adult, it really freaked me out !
I was mortified and it got me thinking, when is too young for make up ? I understand little children wanting to copy mummy, and seeing you putting on your makeup. I have nothing against running the powder brush over their face and sending them on their way feeling pretty like mummy !
But at 7 months ??? I couldn't imagine my daughter staying still long enough to run an eye pencil around her eyes let alone mascara ! To me thats dangerous and irresponsible and just flat out not necassary !
To have a fair debate, I must admit my 7 month old daughter does where lip balm. We all have a cold and she gets rather put out if I put on lip balm and don't share. Im sure she thinks its food, but its all natural and its clear so I do one ring around her mouth and she is happy.. she licks it off within 3 seconds. Am I wrong for doing this, is that make up too ?
So what do you think, when is too young for makeup ?