Make up, Make up, Make up

Brenda - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )




So lately daughter has been wanted to buy make up every time we go to the store, I hate it cause I don't even wear make up, only on very special occasions or when I have had a horrible night of sleep and I have to go work..but she seems to be gettin very into, she is only 4, and I am terrified she might just become one of those make up freaks! cause now she tells me she doesnt look pretty with out make up... I need help!


Monica - posted on 04/20/2012




get stuff for her that will make her happy but not change the way she looks. like nail polish,press on nails, clip on hair extentions, ribbons, flowers!


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Jeorge - posted on 04/26/2012




I put a little colored lipgloss and sparkle eyeshadow on my daughter when she wants to put on make up with mama. She is three and has her own make up kit that gets put up high and if she is good she gets to play with it. I paint her nails and make a big deal out of doing her hair. I don't wear makeup in general so I think of it as a fun dress up thing myself.
Don't worry about it just have some fun with your daughter and let her give you a make over

Deann - posted on 02/11/2012




I have an only child who happens to be a girl,.so all these phases are new to me. But i have found if you restrict to much it makes things only worse.I said she would have to be 9 to get her ears peirced and let her do it at age 7 abouts. Now that she is 10 1/2 I let her wear it very tastefully. She got this 100 color set form her gymnsatics buddy(thanks) and she wears oh just a tinnnny bit to school and other places. Her dad is like "what" and I said she is very respectful with how she wears it and she knowes if i see it all over her eyes,it is gone,so she is very mature for her age(thank god) and is really good about not over doing it.

Trisha - posted on 01/23/2012




She will probably be fine. I would just buy some princess chapstick and nail polish and get rid of everything else slowly. She'll forget about it hopefully. Good luck!

Amythyst - posted on 01/14/2012




My daughter will be 3 and has been obsessed with make up for most of her short life ( i wear it for work and date night) It started with her getting into mine and by her 2nd birthday i gave up and bought her her own play make up. Now she gets it for special occasions(christmas, birthday, etc.) Now she has her own make up and mommy's is off limits. If she uses it all up tough beans for her. I wont buy it all the time. She loves giving herself, her older sister, friends and me all makeovers. The only rule is she cannot leave the house with it on. The same rule applies to my 12 year old step daughter when she is with us.

Erin - posted on 09/25/2011




All little girls want to wear make up like mommy. I did when i was a little girl at the age of 11. my mom just bought me a play make up set and I didn't know the difference, why don't you try that? im sure if she's young enough she won't know the difference, and It doesn't stay on long probably an 1hr at the most.

Katherine - posted on 01/31/2011




no harm in playing dress up with makeup. I do that with my girls. They do not leave the house with it I do not buy brand make up just make up for thier age in the toy area. I do not buy it everytime we go tot the strore. i wait til there supply is gone or when i feel like getting it. they will not die with out it.

Iysha - posted on 01/29/2011




My 18 month old has her own make up set. lol... her own little blowdryer, flat iron, nail polish, lipstick, eye shadow, and makeup brushes...she's a regular ol' girly girl. She sees me blow drying my hair, straightening it, there are 3 grown women in our home so she is definitely going to be interested in the things we do. I have no problem with my daughter wanting to wear makeup...of course it's all pretend and her lipstick is chap stick, and I'm going to continue to let her play with makup that is age appropriate. She likes to put her makeup on me too.....I think it's kind of cute. =]

I am one of those people that dont go anywhere without my make up on and I definitely got that from my mom....I always have to have face makeup, blush and at the very least some mascara and lipgloss. I do the eyeliner and shadow for when I go out and a little eyeliner when I am just going to school.

Maxine - posted on 12/20/2010




That's sad, but really you have no control over it, not unless you shelter her and live in a mountain. She is going to go to school and be exposed to it, watch tv and see it in magazines. I never wore make up until i was a teen and i am one of those "i always need make up on" people. I wish i didn't feel that way, but i do. I think the best you can do is tell her how beautiful she is without make up, always remind her of it.

Brenda - posted on 12/14/2010




gosh well I am glad it is normal! lol because it is really freaking me out, I guess I am just new with Thanx girls for the support!

Jennifer - posted on 12/13/2010




Same with my daughter. She knows the rules is never out in public so she will check with me before playing makeover. She's been makeup crazed since she was 4 ish and she is 9 now. We dont have an age that she can wear it in public. I told her that when I think she is mature enough to handle it correctly we will address it. No worries Mama! She'll out grow it. But do reinforce that she is most beautiful without it.

Nikol - posted on 12/13/2010




my girls are now 12 and 13 but when they were younger they did obsess over make up too and I let them play in it all they wanted as long as we weren't going anywhere that is. Now the 13 yo is allowed to wear it and most of the time she doesn't. My twelve year old still plays in it and is getting pretty good at appying it tastefully and knows what is considered too much so I think by the time she can wear it out in public she will be just like her sister. I hope. Good luck and I hope your little one gets her fill of it before the time comes too LOL.

Katherine - posted on 12/12/2010




My daughter just turned 5 and says the same thing. They see us with it on and think they need to wear it.
I wouldn't be too concerned.

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