Is it ok to have y ten year old wear make up ?

Loreann - posted on 01/13/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughters have friends that wear make up should I allow her?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/29/2014

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If you want to allow your 10 year old to paint herself up, go for it.

Personally? Not a fan. Haven't put a shred of makeup on my face in 20 years, other than a bit of mascara. My skin is healthier and happier this way.

If I had a daughter, the rule would be the same as mine was growing up. NO makeup prior to 15, and then only LIGHT lipgloss, mascara and possibly some blush, but probably not.

Teach her that her beauty is NOT in the makeup, it is in HER personally. Her eyes, her smile, her attitude

ILove - posted on 04/29/2014

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YES! Just have her do natural makeup. I let my 11 year old daughter who is in the 6th grade wear mascara and Baby Lips lipstick. She agrees with me that natural looks better. But just to be sure, have her wait until the weekend (Saturday or Friday is best) and have buy her some makeup. Then, have her try different (natural) looks and if it looks great, then let her wear some makeup to school and in public. Just let her know that she is beautiful and gorgeous without and with makeup. Also, don't show her that you had second thoughts or discourage the idea of makeup because it will show her that it most definitely matter what other people think. You wouldn't want her to be self-conscious with makeup AND without makeup.

Dove - posted on 01/13/2014

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It's your call, but I am not a fan of make up. My 12 year old is allowed nail polish and lip gloss (shine and tint, but no actual color). I might allow mascara or something at 13. I just think natural is SO much better.

Ev - posted on 01/13/2014

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At her age, makeup is not necessary. My daughter was not allowed it until she made it to her teen years and then I gave her the choices she could have. In reality, makeup is not necessary for girls. They have enough influence from peers, media, movies, and other places that say you have to wear makeup or certain kinds of clothes to be beautiful. You need to have certain hair color or eye color. You need this or that. Its okay to let her play with it at home but for public use no. She has plenty of years ahead of her to use that stuff. Besides it also helps her skin to develop pimples and yuck.

Chet - posted on 01/13/2014

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In my mind, make-up is just make-up. It's not good or bad, right or wrong.
It really comes down to how your daughter is using it, why she wants to wear it, how she feels about it, and what you would be supporting by allowing her to use it. I'd be fairly unlikely to ban make-up outright. I'd be more inclined to work with your daughter on reasonable boundaries.

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