Do you let your daughter wear makeup?

Melissa - posted on 07/04/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )




My 10 year old daughter now wears tinted lip balm and mascara to parties. She wears lip balm (with no tint) when hanging out with friends and liquid liner at special occasions. I think she looks glamorous without makeup. Would you let your 10 year old daughter wear makeup?


Jodi - posted on 07/04/2015




Nope. My 10 year old may wear a little lip gloss sometimes, but not on a regular basis. She shouldn't be dressing up and preparing herself to show off to boys. This is a classic red flag and I'd be quite concerned if my 10 year old was making these decisions.

Ariel - posted on 07/23/2015




At ten, I see no problem with tinted lipbalm and even the mascara if you're comfortable with it, and it's not every day. For special occasions having a little extra is no problem! At 7 I'll, occasionally, let my girl wear a touch of shimmery bronzer and light eye shadow. It just make a night feel special that she got to do something extra too! What little girl doesn't want to get ready like her mother? I think as long as we're teaching them good skin care, it's not too much or too often, and she knows inner beauty is most important then we're doing good! You know what's best for your daughter.

Sarah - posted on 07/18/2015




I am late to the party but at 10? Absolutely not. I allowed my sister to take my daughter to the Clinique consultant for her 14th birthday gift. She learned about proper skin care and she was allowed to chose a blush, mascara and a neutral lip gloss.

Megan - posted on 07/04/2015




Only for special occasions such as big school events, Halloween and other holidays I feel that at 10 her learning she needs to do those things to get noticed by boys, is sending the wrong message. I don't care about no tint lip balm because its essentially chap stick. On the other had if she was 13-14 embarrassed by skin problems and applied some BB cream to cover the flaws to avoid ridicule that's another story.


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Cecilia - posted on 06/13/2016




Hello! I just turned 14 a couple of weeks ago, so I don't have any children or anything. I wouldn't let my 10-year-old daughter wear makeup. I would buy her skin care treatments so she wouldn't have to use foundation/concealer/BB cream/CC cream. At 11, I would let her wear clear mascara any time so that if she messes up, no one will see. When she does get older (13-15 ish), if she continues to use makeup (CORRECTLY), I recommend Urban Decays' Naked collection (nudes, golds, bronzes, roses, rose golds, ect.), BH cosmetics, Too Face "Better than Sex" mascara, Cover Girl "Manga" mascara and Burt's Bees lip shimmers. MAC isn't that good honestly. Also, keep in mind that the best makeup is expensive. Very very expensive.
Best of Luck, Cece

Hannah - posted on 01/24/2016




Hi and may I just state - I am 11 years old and just saying this because maybe u wanna know what goes through kids brains.... The reason i wear makeup (just a bit, concealer and lip gloss) is just to look nice... I know some girls wear it to impress boys but yh. I am not yet allowed to wear anymore makeup or date till 16 but my mum gives me a facial wash that I use everyday as I am a early bloomer and tend to get spots... I think getting ur daughters a good face wash before u get her makeup is important...
I am allowed to wear maskara once a year at my schl disco.

Estelle Booys - posted on 07/12/2015




I allow nail polish on weekends and some gloss daily. To special occasions a light lipstick and some ligh eyeshadow. She has to clean her make up of before sleep.

Dove - posted on 07/04/2015




At 10? No way, no how... not a chance. Way too young. I think make up is pointless and stupid anyway, but I did start allowing my girls to wear it on occasion at 12. They are 13.5 and I could probably count on two hands the number of times they've worn it. They are, thankfully, NOT into make up.... or showing off for boys. Yes, they like and are attracted to boys, but they are way more focused on being friends and having fun... as it still should be at this age.

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