9 year old wearing makeup???

Jenn - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 49 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 and keeps asking when she can start wearing makeup. I didn't start wearing makeup until I was in the 8th grade. How young is too young?

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Jen - posted on 02/01/2012

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I let my daughter wear a little bit of makeup (eyeshadow, blush, etc) in 4th grade, but no mascara or eyeliner until 6th grade, and no foundation until 8th grade.

Delaney - posted on 06/15/2013

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We are NOT stupid because we dont want our children walking around like they work the streets! Makeup on a 9 year old is wrong!

Danielle Monroe - posted on 12/26/2013

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I my self am a 10 year old. My mom gives me the makeup she does not need. I think i have a beautiful and natural look, so i don't wear it very often. I only wear it when I feel its a good day to wears something to give me a sparkle. My mom doesn't mind, she doesn't want me wearing too much makeup though. Lip gloss, little mascara, and a natural glaze of eye shadow, no blush. But I'm soon to be 11, I'm pretty sure its the same thing though.

Gloria - posted on 12/10/2013

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Sisters I believe that my daughter can wear makeup all she wants except eyeliner eyeshadow blush foundation

I'm okay with mascara lipgloss

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Hello.. - posted on 08/08/2014

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As long as you help her care for her skin, and is wearing it for the right reasons, it's not that harmful.

Lina - posted on 07/29/2014

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i let my daughter wear makeup in 7th grade when she was turning 13. I just let her wear powder, mascara, and lipgloss. Then, in 8th grade around when she was turning 14 i started letting her wear bb cream, very little blush, eyeshadow that was like similar to skin tone, mascara, and colored lipgloss. However, it all looked really natural, but 9 is so young to wear makeup so i think you should tell her no but if she really wants to wear makeup let her wear neutral lipstick or lipgloss.

Jenna - posted on 07/06/2014

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i am kind of in the same situation as my 8 year old has started to ask if she can wear make up and i am considering letting her wear very basic make up around the house ( eg ) clear and coloured lip gloss and maybe some very subtle eyeshadow but only around the house and if she misbehaves the make up gets taken of her ( like it did with the other girls ) make up is a privilege not a right . she wont be allowed to wear make up outside the house till she is older.
i personality think no child under the age of 14 should be wearing make up out of the house because they are still young, i know 14 is still young but if it is simple make up and not packed on i do not see a problem with it .

Portia - posted on 07/04/2014

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Girls should be aloud to wear makeup at any age! If it makes them feel confident, then let it be! All makeup is, is face paint! Babies wear face paint! So whats the difference! Tell your daughter that she can wear makeup! Let your girl feel good about herself! Dont take makeup so seriously! Its not a bad thing for chirldren! I started wearing makeup at 4 years..ITS ONLY FACE PAINT!

John Duffy - posted on 09/08/2013

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No, not 9 years old, 13 years old because I want a girl to act like a normal young lady! P.S. I have no daughters!

Asiyah - posted on 08/21/2013

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My 9 yr old is not allowed to wear makeup at all, I myself didn't start wearing it till I was 19 as natural beauty is better and makeup ruins the skin over time. So I think it's not good advice to be telling your child its ok to wear lippy or what not as it will make them think its ok as mommy does it, NO TO MAKEUP ON YOUNG GIRLS!

Asiyah - posted on 08/21/2013

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Hi5! I see it as bad parenting and finally one who agrees that makeup on young children only effects their self confidence

Kat - posted on 08/15/2013

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My daughter is in 4th grade age 9 and shes only allowed to wear a little bit of blush and lip baum

Kerry - posted on 08/12/2013

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My daughter Stacey, also wanted to wear makeup at like the age of 7 but I did not allow her at all! She started it wear a little bit of blush only at the age of 11 and a half years, and when she was 13-14 she started wearing eyeliner and mascara and shadow, but I say don't :) she's too young

Chet - posted on 07/16/2013

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Our nine year old daughter is not interested in make-up. However, I know plenty of nine and ten year old girls who are. I think it's fine for girls that age to have play make up they can put on for fun at home, and I don't see the problem with a bit of lip gloss outside the house.

Botorr - posted on 02/04/2013

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well personally i think she should wear abit of make up beacuse shes growing and dont let her wear the real ones like mary kay or designer go to the like little girl make check on argos, poundland and other stores even toys r us

Diane - posted on 01/28/2013

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Lip gloss is fine for that age but having a child wearing make up before age 14 is just stupid and asking for trouble.Do you want other to judge you has a mom. Why ask for trouble I would put your foot down on that one and tell her HELL NO. I have a 9 yr old girl myself and she ask me the same thing and I said Youn girl dont need make up and BH about he over and over and cry out WHYYYYYYYYYY ? I told " Ok how about this one, Because I said no and I am your mother and I make the rules" Then I gave her that look. She stop once I put my foot down. Kids are young only once. Dont take their child hood away from them because she wants make up. I was 18 when I was wearing make up once in awhile. I am 44 now and I dont wear that much I look better with out that crape on my skin. I only use a little black eye liner and lip gloss.

Lady - posted on 01/08/2013

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0-10 OR 11 is tooo young! try to convince her to wait a year or 2. and surprise her on 1 of her birthdays!

Lady - posted on 01/06/2013

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Well,my child is allowed to. I think your oppinion would work best! Questions to ask yourself:
Is she going to take care of it? How much should i allow her to put on? How much would come out of my money? And others of course! Make her list the pros and cons of this and if you allow her to wear it to school, dont let her get out of control and put to many dark colors on! But now you need to sit down and make a list also! Hope it helped!!

Patricia - posted on 01/06/2013

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I think around the house is fine at this age, but nothing more than lipgloss outside the home. That is just my personal opinion.

Pebbles P - posted on 11/05/2012

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my daughter is 19 and she was wearing makeup in till she was 18 and it was because of her dad so yeah!!!!

Josselyn - posted on 10/08/2012

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I think that is a little too young. My 13 year old started wearing makeup around the age of 11. But she only would wear eyeliner because she wanted to bring out her eyes more. Now she is 13 and she wears eyeliner, mascara, and a little eye shadow.

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get her a makeup kit with lipstick/gloss, eye shadow, blush, etc. tell her that she can put on as much as she wants ONLY at home with her family. that would make her pretty happy and feel more free. but like i said, only let her put it on at home.

Sandy - posted on 12/03/2011

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My oldest daughter who is now 12, wanted to wear lipstick in 5th grade when she was 10. I just bought her some lip gloss because they come in pretty colors but don't make little girls look too made up. Two years later, she's still wearing the lip gloss and has only started to wear a little eyeshadow. I just keep telling her how pretty she is without makeup!

Jocelyn - posted on 11/13/2011

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My daughter is 13 and still doesn't wear makeup. I have told her that those are things that come with maturity not age. Age is a number. At this point my 13 year old doesn't seem much interested in makeup but I have allowed her to wear lip gloss, yet it is something that can be taken away. Her friends wear mascara and some wear lots of eye make up and I just think they look too old for their age, why try to grow up too fast, it all comes fast enough. And who is it really for?

Now my next daughter, who is 5 right now, may be a different story. She is all girl already and wants to wear it even now! It will still be based on age. But each is different They have the same rules but may get to wear it at different ages based on maturity!?

Lisa - posted on 06/09/2010

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I totally agree with your first replier, Angela Ball. My 11 year doesn't wear makeup out of the house. She knows that she'll have to wait for jr. high. She's way to young to be look'n older than she needs to be. She can wear it for the rest of her life once I feel she is old enough to not abuse it.
My 20 year old still only wears a light foundation, mascara and lip gloss (totally all her great choices). She looks naturally beautiful, I tell her. And a little goes a long way. Plus it keeps her acne mostly at bay to not wear blush and heavy foundation/cover-ups.

Della - posted on 06/09/2010

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My mom said 16, lip gloss, clear polish, color on toes, as far as I could go at 9. she will sneak around and look silly but I'd stick to my guns. Too many of us grow up too fast

Cathy - posted on 06/08/2010

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I couldn't start until my Freshman year. That is my rule with my girls too. My 12 year old keeps asking as well, but I am sticking to my rule on this one.

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We are a very conservative christian family in dress and make up. I did not let my daughters even wear mascara until they were 16. We home educate so they do not try and keep up with others so it was easy for us :)

Laura - posted on 06/07/2010

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my daughter is allowed to wear nail polish. if she has a concert or recital i will put an appropriate amount of makeup for the setting. sometimes she wears it around here. i try to emphasize her inner beauty and her hygiene and dress as ways to adorn herself.

Chennel - posted on 06/05/2010

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9 is to young.i have a 10yr old and that is all she wants to do.i talk to her and let her know that don't make you a lady by wearing make-up,and try to stay a lil girl as long as you can.cause when you are a lady.you will see it's not all fun and games.

Theresa - posted on 06/05/2010

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I would say that playing with make up in the house is OK at her age, but as far as wearing out in public I think about 12 is the youngest I'd let a girl start. You decide an age, then tell her that to celebrate when she turns that age the two of you will go get makeovers. That way she has something to look forward to and she can learn the right way to apply her make up along with the colors that best suit her. Good luck.

Cheryl - posted on 06/04/2010

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9yrs old, is to young, they are going to grow up fast anough why rush it. Anyway I tell my daughter she beatiful just the way she is.

Joyce - posted on 06/04/2010

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I have an 11 year old that tried to do the same thing when she was 9 I sat down with her and told her that her skin would turn old and ugly sooner if she started to use makeup that she would get wrinkels befor she was 20 I have an older sister that started wearing makeup when she was really young and has had alot of problems with breakouts ever since she has since found that some of the makeup has caused her face to be to sensitive to alot of makeup so I would just be hontest with her and tell her that her face is way to pretty to cover it up with all that fake makeup.Well I hope this does help a little.

Joyce - posted on 06/04/2010

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I have a 10 year old daughter that knows that she is not allowed to wear makeup at school(unless there is a play) Xandi has accepted that and realizes that girls that wear makeup are trying to grow up way to fast.. She does have times with her friends that they play around and dress each other up and they show me and than off to wash it off. She knows that she will be allowed to wear makeup when she can afford to buy it herself..

Tracey - posted on 06/04/2010

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Can you compromise and let her wear it on special occasions? Does she want to wear it or just know if she is allowed to wear it? I found with my teenager that knowing she can do something is more important than actually doing it.

Selina - posted on 06/04/2010

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my daughter is 10 and puts nail varnish on her toes and sometimes uses lip gloss. When she goes to a party she likes to put on some eye shadow but only very girlie colours like pink or purple.... but I wouldn't allow her to wear make up as a normal everyday thing or to school...
I only wear lipstick and nail varnish on my toes my self... :-)

Cheryl - posted on 06/04/2010

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At that young age I think a small amount of lip gloss (clear) and nail polish is fine, but everything else should be left until she is at least 13!

Susie - posted on 06/03/2010

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it is better to ask what is best to expose her growing and sensitive skin to. There are masses of horrendous chemicals in conventional make up and cosmetic products, many which can cause dermatitis and acne and to make things worse, ingredients that allow the toxic chemicals to penetrate her skin and enter her bllod stream. There are options if she wants to experiment with make up at home though. Here are some helpful sites with lots of information and advice and tips:
http://www.natracare.com/p115/en-GB/Your... and also Teens Turning Green, which have great support advice and alternatives that will not damage her beautiful, childhood skin.

Monica - posted on 06/03/2010

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When girls start to wear make up at such a young age it actually can "age" their skin. The constant applying and removing can be very harsh on the face. I have had eczema and I have psoriasis that comes back once in awhile (genetic). There are so many things that can irritate this. The Bonnie Bell lipstick and smelly sprays are just fine for that age jus not the make up. My daughter loves nail polish and that is ok with me to. She will have plenty of time later to wear make up. I also teach my daughter about make up and how it is made and what is in it. Most of us dont really want to know but if it is something being applied to the face why not know what you are putting on it. Just a thought :)

Jenn - posted on 06/02/2010

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I let her wear nail polish and lip gloss and she has a ton of lotions and little smelly good sprays but she still always ask "so how old do I have to be to wear makeup?" I don't allow her to wear "play makeup" She has eczema and her skin is soooo sensitive.

Monica - posted on 06/02/2010

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I have a stepdaughter that is 10 and we saw pictures that she took with her mom wearing all kinds of make up. We do not agree that this age is appropriate to wear any form of make up as it only makes them lok much older and there is no need to rush time. I would'nt allow my daughter to wear any make up until she was in high school and still I would teach her that natural beauty is way better. Peer pressure to be just like your friends is becoming increasingly more noticable in elementary schools nowadays. I highly reccommend to have your daughter wait, she will be much happier if she does.

Aliska - posted on 06/02/2010

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Save makeup as something to be looked forward to when she becomes a teen. I think 9 yos are way too young for makeup. Maybe you could compromise on clear, flavoured lip gloss, kids love that stuff and nail polish and stickers etc on the weekend / school holidays or even things like hand creams, bubble bath and suitable perfumes made for young girls. She had plenty of time to be an adult and very little time to be a kid!

Angela - posted on 06/02/2010

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Im right there with ya I have a 10 yr old and I told her no. Now she has "play" makeup that she uses at home and lipgloss but she only gets to wear it around the house, she tells me all the time she has friends at school that wear it and I tell her that they are not my child and that ended that conversation I dont think 4th graders should wear that I knew friends that wore it in middle school but my mom didnt let me wear it till 8th or 9th grade but for me to answer your question my 10 yr old is too young to wear makeup out of the house hope that helps

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