How old were your daughters when they started wearing makeup?
Starting to wear makeup is an exciting moment for all young girls. How old were you daughters when they began wearing makeup?
Our family sat down and had the conversation about make-up and here’s what we did. We explained that make-up has steps and responsibilities. We started with face wash and explained that they had to wash and take care of their faces for six weeks without hassling them to do it. Then they were allowed to use clear lip-gloss after showing responsible behavior with that we moved up to colored lip-gloss. Now my oldest is working on a pale blush. Every child is different and forbidding it only makes them use their friends make up when away from you. Open communication is the key to trust on both sides of parents and children. Children feel like your letting them grow even by letting them wear simple lip-glosses or body fragrances.
I believe that the age is irrelevant since everyone matures at a different pace. My mom instisted 15 and I was hiding it at school from the age of 12. If they are taught how to properly apply "the natural look" it will carry with them into adulthood and the trashy look will be eliminated forever.............we can only hope:~)
My daughter still thinks, "why do people wear makeup? God made them beautiful without it" So Im hoping she keeps that attitude for a long time! If not, she will be allowed to use it moderately at 16.
I happen to be a licensed hair stylist and makeup artist so am lucky enough to have my daughter's trust when giving advice on makeup. At 13 I allowed her to use mascara and lipgloss only, and at 14 I gave her a professional makeup lesson and purchased a starter kit by Bare Minerals. I remember myself sneaking makeup use in junior high and figured I might as well teach her how to use it correctly rather than have her be sneaky and looking awful without my knowledge.
I think it is an individual thing. My daughter is a Burn Survivor and has scarring on her face. While I know she is beautiful, not everyone sees the underlying beauty, but the scars on the surface.
My daughter is 16/.5 yrs old now and wears makeup most days. She started out small, with the lip glosses and a powder to help protect those scars... I am thinking she was in 5th (at the end of) or (the beginning of) 6th grade. (no flames please).
My daughter is responsible with her make-up and if it't too heavy, I ask her to go re do it so she looks nicer and people don't think she is trying to be something other that who she is.
I liked the poster who suggested to start in stages... this is one thing I also did.
My daughter started wearing makeup at 12.Not a lot. I taught her how and explained it is used to enhance ones looks not cover them up. She has never worn it heavy or trashy looking.
Definitely high school but even then the ability to handle it maturely is a deciding factor as well.
My daughter is 13 and is in eighth grade. I am more excited for her to wear makeup than she us. She is allowed to wear a light tinted moisturizer, blush, and eyes (which is shadow and mascara). I apply it for her and it has no hidden meanings in our house, just a way to put some effort into looking nice.
We have 4 girls and started them with mascara and pale lip gloss when they started 8th grade. At mid-term we allowed neutral eyeshadows and blush. We also played with makeup at home to find out what was most flattering for each girl. One they were older in high school, we allowed scant eye liner (no raccoon eyes allowed!) So far we haven't had to fight too much about about them wearing too much makeup, because we've always tried to teach them to how to use and wear it, and focused on taking care of their skin first and foremost. You just can't beat glowing clear skin!
I allowed my kids to wear makeup at a very early age id say 5 maby? only because iv never seen the big deal about it. Theres so many other things to worry about. Face paint and make up wash off.
My daughter started at about 13 and is now 15. It is hit or miss as to whether or not she uses it on a daily basis, depending on time constraints before school. I did start her on a facial product routine this year so that she can keep clean and healthy looking skin. I believe that healthy skin is the most important thing especially when I see so many of her friends with horrible teen acne.
We didn't have to worry as school forbid makeup until the 7th grade. My daughter is a very fair redhead and now that she's in 7th grade we let her wear a little mascara and lipgloss. It's amazing what that little bit does for her. No one ever notices her beautiful porcelein skin but now that her eyes show up, the rest of her face glows!
Able to play with it in the house as small children, but couldn't wear outside the house. At ten clear lip gloss outside the house and 12 tinted lip gloss with mascera, as well proper skin care nd by 16 make up. My oldest girl had same rules and now at 22 all her friends want ther to do their make up and my 10 year is excited about tinted lip gloss.
We don't let our daughters wear makeup until they are 12 years old. So some of our daughters with early birthdays were in their last year of elementary school(6th grade) and one was just about to enter 7th grade. They sometimes went to birthday parties younger than that where makeovers were being done, but they weren't allowed to wear makeup on a daily basis until they were 12. At our house the 12th birthday is a big deal. My friend sells Mary Kay so she does a facial with them to teach them how to take care of their skin and apply makeup properly and I buy them their first makeup. My girls are growing up fast enough and they are so cute when they were little. They didn't need to wear makeup before then. Only a couple complained that their friends were already wearing makeup. It wasn't too big a deal though since they knew there was a specific date when they would be allowed to start wearing it. My husband has taken away makeup from my girls for a time for misbehavior and that was torture for them.
My daughter was 11yrs. old she was allowed to wear lip gloss. 12yrs. old I added neutral eye shadows and clear mascara. Although she seldom wears any make-up. I found once I allowed it she wasn't so interested in it anymore.
It's funny because I just had a discussion with a friend of mine about this. Our daughters are 11. Her daughter is one month to the day older than mine. They started 6th grade this year. My daughter is very responsible, sweet, and smart little girl. She has made the "A" honor roll from kindergarten through 5th grade. She helps out in the house and is a great big sister. My friend told me that her daughter makes good grades and is a good girl and so she's letting her daughter wear makeup this year. I do not agree. My own opinion is that these kids are being made to grow up so quickly with the way society is. TV, shows these little girls with a face full of makeup, high heels, short shorts, and an abrasive attitude as being normal. It's very distubing to me. I am not saying makeup is the cause of this, lol...I'm just saying that it is another tool that has these children looking older than what they are. Kids are promiscuous earlier and earlier. Pregnant, living off the system. Grandmothers and GREAT-grandmothers are raising yet another generation of kids. I have these little girls coming to my house with their cell phones connected to them and texting at all hours of the night. Quite honestly it makes me quite sick. I am so afraid to raise my children in this day and age! I am only 34 and even from the time I was a young child times have changed so much. Apparantly this is a sensitive topic to me! lol I guess when you are actually going through it and it is quite fresh it has a little more meaning! ;) My daughter right now has light colored lip glosses and that's about all. I think she is much too young to wear everything else. We have talked about it before and as I said she is very respectful and I trust that she would not defy me because she knows that once trust is broken, it is extremely hard to get it back. I don't worry about her sneaking to school and doing it because she does have a healthy fear of her parents that I think so many kids no longer have. I don't know that I have a specific age when she will progress to something else. I think when the time is right it will happen then. She's not missing anything, she's content and happy with herself and knows that she doesn't need anything on her face to make herself feel "good" or "pretty." She's a beautiful person on the inside and it radiates through her. I pray that she continues on the road that she's on and that the rest of her childhood is as good as the beginning has been! God bless all of you that have to make these decisions! lol Children, especially girls can prove to be quite.....challenging at times! lol
my 15 year old was about 13/14 when she started wearing a little makeup, my 12 year old isn't really wearing makeup yet she sometimes has a little eyeshadow & lip-gloss
i dont have any daughters but i started wearing make up at 13
Our daughter just started High school this week she's 14 i bought her her 1st tube of mascara, that's all she wants to wear right now.. So i think high school is the appropriate time.
I started wearing natural makeup when I was twelve and so did my daughter Willow. I think it's fine to wear clear lipgloss at any age 8 or up but I think makeup should be worn when at least the age of 12. Just make sure that you buy your daughter very natural makeup. I brought my daughter for a makeup lesson at Mac and the lady gave her suggestions and put on some makeup on her that would compliment her. Willow is in grade six and she was telling me some of her friends were starting to wear makeup so I let her. I think you should decide if she is ready by seeing if her friends do so she is not the odd one out. Just kept it natural, they don't need to look like pageant girls.
We allow our Daughter who is almost 11 to wear some light eye shadow, but only around the house. She was experimenting with my makeup so figured why not let her atleast have that so she can practice. She also is allowed to wear clear lipgloss, but that is it.
She is not big on makeup anyways. She does love a little color on her eyes so I figure no harm.
we let our daughters start when they were 12 but only with simple items. Now at 13 and almost 14 they wear a more natural style but the one is more goth so she does a tasteful darker play on her makeup. They know they have to get approval each morning and if I dont like it they have to change it. Each child is different though I believe it all depends on maturity level.
My ddaughter was in gymnastics and acrobatics so she wore makkeup around 9 years old but only for competitions. She then wore makeup from about 8th grade.
To start off, I never wore much makeup myself and do not like to wear it now, at age 50+. Fortunately I have decent looking skin. Although I don't enjoy wearing makeup, I believe part of that is because I was never taught how to wear it properly. Because of this, when my daughter was 5 yrs old, I gave her a nice vanity intending to add matching furniture for her bedroom. In this vanity I supplied "real" makeup and encouraged her to learn how to apply it so it looked natural. NO, she was NOT allowed to wear it to school at that age. It wasn't until middle school that I allowed her to wear it to school... however, if she did wear it (because I am not naive), she applied it so that I was not able to detect it easily. The one product I did not really approve of was eye liner. When she started wanting to use it, I would not let her out of the house if it made her look like a raccoon. Now at age 31, my daughter has become very adept at applying her makeup and takes good care of her skin.
My oldest daughter started wearing a little makeup when she was in the 8th grade and my youngest daughter didn't really want to wear make up at that age she is now 24 and chooses not to wear make up unless it's a special occassion....
I wasn't allowed to wear make up in public until 6 th grade. I was able to play with it as a little girl though. I'm now 20 and only wear make up when I feel like it. When I do it I try to do it like in this picture
I only wear very little make up for special events like a wedding do not sure when this will come up for my girls ages 8 and 9.
I allowed my daughter (now 22) to start wearing moderate makeup at 12, as long as it was applied correctly & I was given the final say on the look. She never gave me any problems about it, and was pretty moderate with her look until she was 17 or so and then it was never really over-the-top. My mom started letting me wear makeup at 12 as well, and it worked for me.. no reason to fix what wasn't broken :)
My daughter is 18, and she was about 15-16 when she took an interest in wearing makeup. She doesn't wear it every day, and when she does wear it, she gives herself the natural look instead of painting herself like a hooker. She has never worn mascara and doesn't ever intend to.
Like mother, like daughter... ;)
My daughter was 14-years-old when she started wearing make-up and I enrolled her in a make-up basics class offered by Clinique before she started. She was only allowed to wear foundation, eye shadow and lip gloss to start and she gradually graduated to other more complicated amenities, like blush and mascara, when she was 16. All of her make-up was subject to approval by me and if I thought it was too much or two outrageous, she washed it off. My daughter developed an allergy to make-up and no longer wears it, but she doesn't miss it either.
I hav a daughter,who is in her teens.My daughter actually started applying even Kajal only frm the past 3-4 months.Now,she has begun to give little more time to her face make-up accessories. doesn't put it on,when @home.Only,uses her make -up kit,while attending for a function.She has begun concentrating on the branded products as well.
My daughter turned 15 in February and has only just recently been allowed to wear a small amount of make-up. She has been allowed for special occasions only, prior to this, like year 6 farewell, weddings and Oscars Nights at church where people know her age and don't mistake her for being older than her years.
My daughter never was one to wear make-up. But I never was a big make-up wearer. She dabbled with eye shadow and lip stick when she was in high school but she's 24 and still doesn't wear it. Of course, I've always told her that she's beautiful without make up. She has actually brought that up to me when I've been going out and if she was visiting, "why you wearing make up, you always told me that you don't need make up. Your pretty without it". Man I hate it when my words come back to get me...lol
I have three daughters. The oldest probably starting wearing a little eyeshadow and mascara around 15. The other two never wore anything but mascara unless it was for a very special occasion, like a prom! They are now 37, 35, 33 and still the same!
Our daughter was 14 when she started wearing makeup base and powder. At about 15 or 16, she added mascara. She was fortunate to have an olive complexion and dark eyes, or she might have started wearing a little more make up at an earlier age. I think 13 to 16 is a good age for make up base, mascara, and powder, and maybe a little blush. Girls really don't need make up before 13 and especially not eye shadow--except for a special occasion.
I think a clean washed face is best left clean and washed without makeup most every day. Some makeup to enhance at special times like Prom etc are fine and very light makeup now and then is acceptable. My daughters were not big makeup wearers and I rarely wear any. Skin is healthier without it and if people do not like you without makeup then they don't really like you anyway. No need to impress.
I never wore it myself so my daughter learned to accept herself as she was (without the makeup).
In fact the first time my fiance stayed the night, I had an early morning meeting the following morning. As we are sitting waiting on the meeting to begin, he made the comment that I "had not applied any makeup." I told him that "I don't wear any and never have." He was impressed that I was comfortable enough to not wear any in public.
I have wore it in the past but only for special occasions. I tossed the base and eyeshadow after it sat in my cabinet for 5 years plus! That is how often I applied it, not very often!
the 5 year old was wearing Barbie make-up from 2 yrs old now is over do's it i stop her but my 16 year old soon 17 wears alittle whenever she hang out with friends.........(she even wear face powder to school each day) Now i have to be telling her "you dont have to wear make up at all" i think i introduce them to make -up to early ( & believe it or not i barely wears make-up at all)
The rule in our house is 14. Our girls aren't very interested in it. Tomboys. They are nearly 15 and nearly 13. The 14 yr. old hardly ever wears any and when she does it is very subtle. The 13 year old never tries to wear any.