Make-up and thirteen year olds

Drew - posted on 11/25/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )

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What age do you think is appropriate to wear makeup full-time, to school and the mall and everything.

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ILove - posted on 04/29/2014

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Anslee (my daughter) wears makeup and she is 11 years old. I let her us natural makeup. She gets to wear this makeup to school. She wears mascara, Baby Lips lipstick (natural colors), and concealer for her dark circles. If you daughter wants to makeup but has never really worn it before, I would let her but let her have a natural look. A suggestion is to go to the store on a weekday (Friday afterschool or on Saturday are the best times) and maybe go to the mall(Macys has great makeup products as there are many to choose from) and buy her (since she is 13) eye shadow, lipstick, concealer, maybe some blush, and mascara. This is the MAXIMUM I would even let a 13 year old go near. Then have her try some makeup on and if she looks great, why not let her go to school and in public wearing makeup. There is no shame wanting to enhance your beautiful features. Make sure to tell her either way that she is beautiful with and without makeup. My 11 year old is very open with me and she told me that the reason she wanted to wear makeup was not to impress the boys or make the other girls jealous, but because it felt "right" and she loved being able to wake up in the morning, go to the bathroom mirror, and put on her makeup. She said she would like to do that so I let her, because what is the harm? It is my daughters face and mascara, lipstick, and a little bit of concealer will NOT harm her beautiful skin and it has not yet (it has been 6 months since she has started to wear her makeup). Anyways, I think that a little natural makeup on an 11 year old is cute and most definitely on a 13 year old. We have to let out children explore the world. They already know more than you think (sex, drugs, etc..) and it's only fair if we let them explore. Of course they have limits and shouldn't be able to go all the way out to sea, but it's nice to see our children growing up. Most places already have taken 11 year olds off of the kids list and put on to the teen list (restaurants and such). I also remember being 11 years old, wanting to wear makeup. My mother let me finally wear makeup at the age of 16. But that was back in the 80's. This is 2014. You may remember 80's makeup was outrageous and colorful, but you can put limits on how outrageous your daughter can have her makeup be. My oldest daughter (14) would be absolutely outraged to have to wait until she was older then 11 to do such a harmless thing as wear makeup. So It would just be much better if you let you daughter wear makeup. Hope this helped you out a bit.

Rylee - posted on 05/12/2014

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I'm thirteen and I wear smokey eyes, know how to contour and highlight, have lots of makeup and my parents let me! On a day to day basis I usually don't wear foundation because it takes a while for me to put it on, but I wear eyeshadow, usually a smokey eye, eyeliner (I make a cat eye), mascara, sometimes I tightline, put a creme colour on my lowerlash line, concealer for my under eye circles, highlight my cheekbones and brow bone, lipstick and brow fill in.
Makeup is about self expression and I do it because it's fun. I personally think that if your child wants to wear makeup for other people, don't let them wear it until they want to wear it for themselves. If you do let your child wear makeup, I suggest introducing them to the beauty community on YouTube, that's how I gained all of the knowledge I have in makeup. Good Luck :)

Jen - posted on 08/29/2016

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Whenever THEY want and if you want to decide I personally think 13 because if you allow them access and teach them PROPERLY then they will hopefully figure out how much is too much for themselves and if you have a teen girl family friend you could maybe ask her to give her a few pointers like oh less is more and the natural look is all the rage and stuff like that! Hope it helped!

Susane - posted on 08/10/2016

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Whenever they want. You need to let your daughter, or even your son, express themselves whenever they feel it is time. You do not control that decision as the mother

Anna Blakely Rose - posted on 06/30/2014

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My three daughters (16, 13, and 11) all wear different amounts of makeup. My eleven year old, Anslie, doesn't really like wearing too much, but she sometimes wears light mascara on special occasions and lip gloss and lip balm. My thirteen year old, Darcie, wears makeup pretty much all the time, but I do not let her wear much to school. She has bad skin, so I let her wear foundation, but no eyeshadow to school yet. My oldest, Mandie, I let her wear whatever she wants. She's sixteen and I feel that she is old enough to make her own decisions. Hope that helped!

~Marie Claire

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/16/2014

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Well, Rylee, I hope that your skin survives the crap you put it through.

Natural beauty is so much easier, and so much more healthy than all of the chemicals you're lathering on, but you're a teenager, so you know SO MUCH MORE than the adults who've gone before you...LMAO

But your advice to make kids wait until they're NOT doing it for someone else, but doing it for themselves is a VERY GOOD bit of advice.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/02/2014

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Karen, may I borrow your "slip slop slap" phrase in reference to sunscreen? That is an awesome way to put it...

Ms Karen - posted on 05/02/2014

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I totally agree...My daughters at the age of 10 were introduced to Moisturizer as they did play a lot of out door sports.
This was from the body shop made from natural ingredients.
At the age of 12 they did get a light colored lip gloss and when going out they were allowed to wear a little eye shadow and mascara.
They were taught the slip slop slap from the sun damage at a very young age against the sun damage.
However in saying this one day I went to pick up my oldest daughter from a friends place and she had a lot of make up on...
Like always I told her she looked beautiful with out make up and with that she said I am growing up mum and with that does come changes.
At the timewe spoke about how our skin changes and the importance of looking after it...
yes She still went over board at times...Choices...
She is

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/02/2014

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At whichever age YOU as the parent deem appropriate.

However, if you teach your child to value her natural beauty, and to not ruin her skin with crap, she'll be leaps and bounds ahead of the game later on...

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